22 December 2015

MGIMO Presents Exhibition for the 200th Anniversary of the Lazarev Institute

On December 22nd, an exhibition, originally unveiled in Yerevan during the III International Forum of MGIMO graduates was formally inaugurated at the University’s Tyulin Library. The display is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the Lazarev Institute of Oriental Language.

MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov kicked off the event by extending a warm greeting to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian and to all the guests. In his introductory remarks, the Rector flagged up the significant contribution of the Lazarev Institute to the development of the Moscow school of oriental studies, which lives on today at MGIMO University. He also noted that to this day the Russian and Armenian scholarly schools still continue to work closely together.

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22 December 2015

Open Day for MGIMO’s Dual and International Master Programs

December 18th, MGIMO held an Open Day to present the University’s International and Dual Master’s Degree programs to prospective students.

In 2016, MGIMO will be running two international master's programs, implemented entirely in English: "Governance and Global Affairs” and "Politics and Economics in Eurasia". MGIMO is also launching a call for candidates willing to enroll in one of the 21 joint master's programs carried out in conjunction with top-ranking European, American, and Asian universities. MGIMO boasts among its partners: Sciences Po Paris(France), the University of Geneva (Switzerland), HEC Paris (France), the University of St Andrews (UK), the University of Reading (UK), the University of Bocconi (Italy), the Free University of Berlin (Germany), Monterey Institute of International Relations (USA), University of International Business and Economics (China), etc.

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21 December 2015

MGIMO Hosts VIII Conference of Japanologists Association

December 18th, the VIII Annual Conference of the Association of Japanologists entitled "Russian-Japanese relations and their development prospects" took place at MGIMO. Top experts from both countries talked over the current state of affairs between Russia and Japan, their points of contention and prospects for the future.

The conference was attended by representatives of MGIMO, of the Institute of Oriental Studies and the Institute for Far Eastern Studies – both at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and also by the plethora of other prestigious institutions, e.g. the Russian State Humanitarian University, Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, the Higher School of Economics, the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies, etc.

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14 December 2015

MGIMO Hosts Roundtable on 125 years of Russo-Mexican Diplomatic Relations

December 11th, an expert roundtable discussion was held at MGIMO, at the initiative of the Ibero-American Center, to mark the 125th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Mexico. The event was attended by experts of Latin-American countries from MGIMO and the Institute of Latin America of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian and Mexican diplomats, professors, and students.

The meeting was opened by MGIMO Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Public Affairs Andrei Silantiev. High-ranking diplomats, such as the Ambassador of Mexico to Russia, Ruben Beltran, the former Soviet Ambassador to Mexico (1980-1990) Rostislav Sergeev, and the Mexican Ambassador Hector Cardenas offered their remarks in the course of the discussion, reviewing the current state of relations between Russia and Mexico in such spheres as politics, the economy, education and culture. 

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14 December 2015

International Cuisine Day at MGIMO

December 10th, some 34 student associations of MGIMO's Council of Fraternities presented their national dishes. Guests were offered the unique opportunity to get to know and taste the culinary traditions of different peoples.

Ossetian pies, Tartar Chakchak, Greek olives and Belarusian potato pancakes leave no one indifferent ... and these are only a few of the tasty things on display at MGIMO! Plus the food was only a part of the event. The local associations tried to bring to their stands a real "slice" of their culture: Tables were brightly decorated with traditional designs, ornaments and decorations, and many of the local associations representatives were dressed in outstanding national costumes.

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