23 April 2015

MGIMO Expands Cooperation with Aristotle University

April 22nd, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov welcomed a delegation from Aristotle University (Thessaloniki, Greece), led by its Rector Pericles Mitkas and involving Ioannis Kazazis, Director of the Center of Greek and Dimitrios Fotiadis, Professor of Russian Linguistics.

The delegation started off by noting how fruitful the cooperation between MGIMO and Aristotle University has been since 2003. Indeed, the Centre of Greek at the University of Thessaloniki has enabled MGIMO students to continue their Greek language training during the summer.

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20 April 2015

MGIMO Hosts Lecture On Poland’s Foreign Policy

April 17th, the Ambassador of Poland to Russia, Katarzyna Pełczyński-Nałęcz gave a talk at MGIMO on the current priorities of Polish foreign policy.

Katarzyna Pełczyński-Nałęcz started off by reviewing the foreign policy of her country over the past 25 years; recalling the main milestones with Poland joining NATO in 1999, and the European Union in 2004. She noted that Poland has almost erased the line between foreign and domestic policy, largely because 60-70% of laws adopted by the Polish Parliament are a consequence of decisions made in Brussels.

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20 April 2015

MGIMO Plays Venue to XVI Model United Nations

April 20th, the XVI Moscow International Model United Nations (MIMUN-2015) was launched at MGIMO. The event was attended by 650 delegates from 28 countries.

In his welcome remarks, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov, noted that the Moscow International Model United Nations is one of the largest in the world, and that this year more than a thousand applications were filed to participate. The MIMUN-2015 secretariat selected the 650 most deserving participants from 28 countries.

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20 April 2015

MGIMO Team makes it to Jessup Quarterfinals

The prestigious Jessup competition for law students from around the world was held this year for the 56th time, with the final round taking place in Washington this April. This year, MGIMO’s team performed better than it had over the last five years.

In 2015, 600 teams from over 80 countries participated in the Jessup and 127 of them went on to the international stage. MGIMO’s team, represented by Nicholai Grizunov, Olga Zinchenko, Nicholai Ryashin, Ksenia Koroteeva and Irina Kotanova and coached by MGIMO professors, came third in the Russian qualifying round.

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17 April 2015

MGIMO Houses «Business Spring» Forum

April 16th-17th, MGIMO hosted a business event where the heads of leading companies in Russia and representatives of the Russian business elite met and shared their experience with students of the University.

The first part of the event went on in several thematic sections focusing respectively on: "The real sector: a time of opportunity?", "Finance: private ownership VS government regulation", “the new rules of the market” in the consumer sector. The second day was devoted to presentations by prominent members of the business community sharing their experience and entrepreneurs explaining what made the success of their start-ups.

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