Facts and figures

MGIMO is renowned as one of the leading Russian universities for international, political, legal and economic studies. MGIMO today is a full-fledge university offering both graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as PhD, MBA, EMBA courses and pre-university tutorial. The range of academic disciplines constantly expands as new departments and programs are launched every year.

The University structure comprises two campuses, ten schools and three institutes. Over its 75-year history, MGIMO has evolved from a purely “diplomatic school” to a university that breeds innovative leaders with a global perspective. MGIMO is known by its teamwork, analytical thinking, critical reasoning and strategic planning.

  • Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Master’s and PhD), as well as continuing education programs (MBA, EMBA) in over 30 areas of study.
  • First top Russian university offering a full-fledged B.A. program in International Affairs for foreign students, taught entirely in English.
  • Guinness Record for 53 living languages concurrently taught full-time in every term.
  • 355 of the QS Top University ranking (2018) – one of 4 Russia’s Universities enlisted and the only one to be granted 5QS stars for quality management practices, internationalization, employability, and 4 QS stars for teaching.
  • 4th best research center of Central and Eastern Europe (UN commissioned Pennsylvania University Survey). 
  • Full APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) Member School.
  • More than 200 cooperation agreements with foreign partners from 65 countries.
  • 78 courses in English, German and French offered at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.
  • Among MGIMO graduates – 2 Presidents, 10 Foreign Ministers, 8 Prime Ministers, 880 Ambassadors of Russia and foreign countries.
  • 30 Dual Degree Programs.
  • International AMBA accreditation

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Every year MGIMO is attended by a number of prominent foreign politicians, public experts, diplomats and scholars, working in the field of international relations and foreign policy. They give lectures and take part in international conferences.

Russian Minister of Education and Science Olga Vasilieva, Minister of Energy Alexander Novak on the 1st Russia — ASEAN University Forum

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addresses MGIMO freshmen

President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy

UN Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon

President of Azerbaijan,
MGIMO graduate Ilham Aliyev

Google Vice President,
one of “the fathers of the Internet”
Vinton Cerf

American economist
and Nobel laureate Dale Mortensen