20 November 2014

Russia’s Senate Speaker Conveys Thanks to MGIMO Staff and Leadership

V.Matvienko, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, has issued an official commendation to the staff of the University and bestowed its Rector, A.Torkunov, with an honorary token of merit.

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of MGIMO, V.Matvienko extended official gratitude to the staff of the University for their remarkable contribution to the enhancement of international and inter-parliamentary relations and for the training of highly qualified specialists in the field of international relations.

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19 November 2014

Russian-Norwegian Rosneft MBA Program Launches Fifth Intake

November 17th, the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy of MGIMO University (MIEP MGIMO) solemnly inaugurated the fifth intake of their joint Russian-Norwegian MBA program "International Business in the oil and gas industry" tailored for managers of Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil company. The program was developed in conjunction with the University of Nordland, Norway and has been running since 2005. It has thus far trained some 90 senior Rosneft representatives.

The event was attended by Prof. V.Salygin, MIEP Director, E.Skjetne, Project Manager at "Statoil" in Russia, T.Solovyh, Head of Human Resources division at Rosneft, Dr S.Vasilev, MIEP Associate Director, as well as 35 MBA students, amongst whom CEOs, deputy CEOs and managers of major projects in Rosneft subsidiaries.

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15 November 2014

Russian and Korean Scholars Mull Over Situation in Northeast Asia

November 13th, MGIMO played host to a high-level bilateral conference "Russian-Korean relations and the impact of the Ukraine crisis on Northeast Asia”. The event was organized in conjunction with the Institute of International Relations and National Security (IFANS) of the Korean State Diplomatic Academy. This framework has become a regular feature of the Russia-South Korea expert interaction since 2010 alternating Moscow and Seoul as their major venues.

Opening the conference, Prof. A.Panov, Chair of the MGIMO Department of Diplomacy and former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (1992-1993), stressed in his welcome remarks that the bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Korea and Russia is undergoing profound changes and that the parties would benefit enormously from enhancing their dialogue. He also referred to the establishment of a Russian-Korean society, presided over by MGIMO Rector Prof. A.Torkunov.

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14 November 2014

MGIMO Alumnus Elected Member of the International Court in the Hague

K.Gevorgyan, a Russian diplomat and MGIMO graduate, has been elected to a nine-year term of office as a member of the International Court in The Hague (2015-2023).

Upon graduation in 1975 from MGIMO’s International Law School, K. Gevorgyan embarked on a career within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working as Head of Division in the International Legal Department and serving at the USSR/Russian Embassy in France.

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12 November 2014

MGIMO Opens Its Doors to Major Firms on International Career Day

November 6, MGIMO held its 17th International Career Day having contrived to bring in representatives of major Russian and foreign companies, as well as federal government agencies, and students from Moscow based universities.

In his brief introductory remarks, Dr V.Morozov, Vice-Rector for Human Resources, highlighted the general partners of the 2014 event - Unilever, a leader in FMCG sector, and Sibur, the petrochemical holding. U.Akalin Unilever’s Director for staff development, returning the praise, told the audience there are plans to develop joint MGIMO-Unilever educational programs and offer unique internships for the university’s top students.  She also noted that MGIMO and her company have been for some time enjoying fruitful and varied cooperation and that MGIMO students are always welcome reinforcement to Unilever’s team.

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