19 December 2016

MGIMO Mourns Ambassador Andrey Karlov

December 19th, Ambassador Andrei Karlov, an MGIMO graduate of the School of International Economic Relations (1976) was assassinated in Ankara.

The terrorist attack occurred during the opening of the art exhibit «Russia through Turks eyes» in the Contemporary Arts Center of the Turkish capital.

MGIMO’s leadership and Faculty convey their deepest condolences to Andrei Karlov’s family, friends, colleagues and to the personnel of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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16 December 2016

MGIMO Signs Cooperation Agreement with Matej Bel University

December 16th, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov welcomed a delegation from the Slovak university Matej Bel, led by its Rector Vladimir Hiadlovsky. The parties reviewed issues related to their collaboration in education and research and signed a cooperation agreement.

The visiting delegation also comprised the Coordinator of the Research and Innovation Centre Kamila Borsekova, the Head of the Rector’s Office Andrea Dankova, the Dean of the Faculty of Economics Peter Kristofik, the Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations Branislav Kovacik, the Head of the Department of Political Science Jan Koper, other faculty members and Slovakian diplomats. Also attending the meeting on MGIMO’s side were its Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs Andrey Baykov, the Director of the European Studies Institute Tatiana Shashihina and faculty members.

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16 December 2016

MGIMO Hosts CSTO Conference on Security

December 15th, the Collective Security Treaty organization (CSTO) Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzha organized at MGIMO University an international conference on counteracting terrorism and extremism.

Greeting the guests, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov emphasized the importance of holding analytical meetings at a high level. CSTO Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzha also delivered a welcome speech.

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15 December 2016

Anatoly Torkunov Receives Ambassador of Bahrain Ahmed Abdulrahman Al Saati

December 14th, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov met with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Russian Federation Ahmed Abdulrahman Al Saati.

On the Russian side, the interview was attended by the University’s Vice-Rector for Graduate and International programs Andrey Baykov and the Head of the International Office Egor Andreev. The Bahraini delegation also included the Ambassador’s Advisor on Economic Affairs, Abdullah Waleed Lateef.

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15 December 2016

Sciences-Po and MGIMO Hold Joint Conference in Paris

December 12th, an international scientific conference on «French and Russian diplomacy in times of crisis» unfolded at the CERI research center of Sciences-Po (Paris Institute of Political Science). The event was the fruit of the two universities cooperation.

Experts from the two research centers have made it a tradition, over the last twenty years, to hold annual meetings in which they exchange views on contemporary International Relations questions. Alongside their scientific cooperation, the two universities have been operating since 1994 a joint Master’s program.

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