25 September 2016

MGIMO Freshmen Welcome Day

September 24th, MGIMO Welcome Day, an event dedicated to greeting freshmen, unfolded in the University’s sports arena. The festival was attended by more than a thousand people.

MGIMO Welcome Day was kicked off by the Institute’s Rector Anatoly Torkunov, who greeted all participants of the event and congratulated the freshmen with their admission to the University. The Rector wished the newly matriculated students good luck and success in this challenging but extremely interesting period of their lives.

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22 September 2016

MGIMO Hosts Forum of Russian and Indian Research Centers

September 22nd, the Forum of Russian and Indian research centers started at MGIMO. The opening ceremony of the two-day conference was attended by the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, the Ambassador of India Pankaj Saran, the Director General of the Indian Council of World Affairs Shri Nalin Surie and the Advisor to the President of Russia Sergey Glazyev.

The conference was opened by MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov, who stressed that India is one of Russia’s most important partners. The Rector underlined the effectiveness of the cooperation between the two countries in many spheres, from military-political to humanitarian, in tackling global challenges and dealing with regional problems. Anatoly Torkunov also expressed confidence that the current Forum would reinforce Russian-Indian relations in a great number of different fields.

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22 September 2016

Hungarian Ambassador Janos Balla Speaks at MGIMO

September 22nd, the Ambassador of the Hungarian Republic to the Russian Federation and 1982 MGIMO graduate, Janos Balla, held a lecture at the University.

The Ambassador's speech was dedicated to the current position of Hungary in Europe, to its role in the European Union and to the contemporary challenges it faces. Comparing past and present, Janos Balla noted that for nearly 450 years, Hungary was plagued by problems and destruction, and that joining the EU and NATO marked a break with the country's difficult history.

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20 September 2016

MGIMO Participates in European Association for International Education Event

September 13th–16th, Liverpool hosted the 28th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the European Association for International Education (EAIE).

At the opening ceremony of the conference, EAIE President Laura Howard and the Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson welcomed the guests and spoke of the importance of creating a globalized educational space, of the need to provide educational services to the underprivileged and migrant population, to liberalize and strengthen civil society and to avoid further social differentiation and radicalization.

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18 September 2016

Patriarch Kirill and Moscow Region Governor Meet at MGIMO-Odintsovo

September 18th, a polling station was opened at MGIMO's Odintsovo campus for the State Duma and the Moscow City Duma elections.

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill met with the Governor of the Moscow region, also a member of MGIMO's Board of Trustees, Andrey Vorobyov and Sergei Vasiliev, Head of MGIMO's Odintsovo campus, while performing their civic duty. Andrey Vorobyov and Sergei Vasiliev presented to Patriarch Kirill MGIMO's new campus and its educational priorities. They also touched upon plans for further development of the campus, and discussed the MGIMO Gorchakov Lyceum in Odintsovo.

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