20 September 2016
On June 3, 2016 the Odintsovo Branch of MGIMO University was established and officially opened further to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Directive # 23877 of December 24, 2015, and in accordance with the MGIMO 2014-2020 Strategic Development Plan.
The Odintsovo Branch inherited the campus of the former Odintsovo Humanities University with its outstanding teaching block, sports facilities, quality hotel and a nice regular park. The teaching block space exceeds 16 000 m2 and includes spacious multimedia and language laboratory classrooms, management decision situation cabinets, IT-laboratories and computer classrooms, computerized library, conference hall, quality hotel for 117 guests and a unique 18 000 m2 sport and fitness complex (FTC). The Branch is organized into five schools (faculties): management, economics, law, philology and preuniversity training.
The faculty and staff number exceeds 300 professionals. Educational programs at Odintsovo cover a large spectrum of levels general secondary education, secondary professional education, graduate and post-graduate, and even vocational education including MBA, Executive MBA, occupational retraining programs, professional proficiency programs, international Summer schools, etc.
The academic structure consists of six bachelor’s and eight master's professional degrees, comprising 21 individual programs in law, economics, business informatics, management, state and municipal management, language studies and psychology. The Odintsovo Branch provides four secondary vocational education programs “Law and Social Welfare Organization”, “Economics and Accounting”, “Banking”, and “Applied Information Technology”.
Besides, the Branch is home to the MGIMO Gorchakovsky Lyceum, which delves into social humanitarian and philological fields.
The Odintsovo Branch is located in the prestigious Moscow suburban area “Rublevka”, located at a 25 kilometer distance from the Red Square of Moscow, the new campus is noted for healthy country-side environment and an efficient transportation system bringing you to downtown Moscow in no more than 45 minutes.