19 September 2016

Governing Bodies

MGIMO is led by Professor Anatoly Torkunov, who became Rector in 1992, after serving as Dean and Vice-Rector for External Relations, Dean of the School of International Relations, First Vice-Rector and Head of the Department of Oriental Studies. In 1971–72 and 1983–86, Anatoly Torkunov served at Soviet Embassies in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America. He has the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

MGIMO Supervisory Board

MGIMO Board of Trustees


Victor Kirillov
vice-rector for academic affairs

Artem Malgin
vice-rector for general affairs and corporate relations

Andrei Baykov
vice-rector for masters and international programmes

Evgeny Kozhokin
vice-rector for scientific affairs

Natalia Kuzmina
vice-rector for economic matters

Vladimir Morozov
vice-rector for human resources

Sergey Shitkov
vice-rector for legal and administrative issues

Igor Loginov
vice-rector for social development

«MGIMO is a dynamic university, characterized by a strong international identity, spirit of innovation and global goals. Over its 70-year history, it went from a ‘‘diplomatic school‘‘ to a worldwide recognized university that is able to meet the most ambitious educational and research challenges. Its renomme is supported by high positions in university and think tanks rankings. Even the Guinness Book of World Records acknowledged MGIMO for the most languages taught – 53 actual languages.

Every academic year sees more than 6,000 students with nearly 1,000 of them coming from abroad to study in MGIMO. The range of academic disciplines is constantly expanding as new departments and programs are launched each year.

With the experience we have gained, we are always developing – successfully enhancing our cooperation with leading universities around the world. Our alumni community comprises more than 45,000 graduates with brilliant careers in both public and private sectors.»

Anatoly Torkunov
Rector of MGIMO University
Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
MGIMO Graduate 1972