20 September 2016
MGIMO encourages its students to participate in a rich and varied social and cultural life.
Student Union – a voluntary organization which brings students together and helps to guide them on their way through MGIMO. The Student Union plans and organizes a range of social and artistic events, and contributes to professional development through a variety of information initiatives, in addition to providing an effective cooperation mechanism between students and the University administration.
Council of International Fraternities – unites international students from 26 nations who have clubs or associations within the council. It seeks to promote national cultural awareness, and the politics, science and business of different countries within MGIMO, strengthening friendship and cooperation between Russian and international students. They organize more than a hundred events during the academic year – including cultural events, meetings with prominent people, and debates on current political issues and international events.
MGIMO International United Nations Model – is held at MGIMO each year, involving more than 700 students from Russian and international universities. They imitate the work of the General Assembly, Security Council, and most important UN Committees. The working language of the UN Model is English. Many senior UN officials, including Secretaries General, have made opening remarks for the MGIMO International UN Model.
Student Science Society (NSO ) – conducts research activities and practical workshops. Its participants have the opportunity to gain practical experience and carry out their own research projects. The NSO is organized in the form of interest clubs: Business Club, Debate Club, Germanic Studies Club, French Club, etc.
Russian Association of Public Relations Students – was established in 2003 at the initiative of MGIMO students. Its objectives include improving vocational training for Association members, and the development of relations between the Association and the leading PR practitioners and international PR organizations. Every April the Association holds Moscow PR week at MGIMO, which attracts more than a thousand students from all over Russia. Top Russian managers and heads of PR companies deliver seminars during the Week.