01 September 2015

Sergei Lavrov Speaks to MGIMO Freshmen on Knowledge Day

September 1st, MGIMO hosted, as is a yearly custom, Sergei Lavrov. The Russian Foreign Minister gave a candid and open-hearted talk to the newly matriculated students, welcoming them to one of the world's best universities.

The solemn ceremony was opened by MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov, who praised the Freshmen for succeeding in the very competitive entrance exams and congratulated them on the onset of the new academic year.

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10 August 2015

Anatoly Torkunov Awarded Alexander Nevsky Order

By the recent Presidential Decree (№369 from 16.07.2015), MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov has been bestowed the Order of Alexander Nevsky for his “significant contribution to the implementation of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation, his achievements in academic and educational activities, for the training of highly qualified specialists and for many years of conscientious and dedicated work”.

The award comes as the public recognition of Anatoly Torkunov’s exceptional work in the field of enhancing MGIMO’s international profile and of his team’s commitment to training top-rate professionals in international affairs.

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07 August 2015

MGIMO’s Competitive 2015 Intake for Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes

Following extremely competitive entrance examinations, MGIMO has enrolled this year some 1160 students for its Bachelor’s programmes and some 950 students for Master’s programmes. An average of 33 students applied for each Bachelor’s place and of 10 applicants for each Master’s place. At Master’s level the number of applicants rose by 20% compared to last year.

The newcomers of the 2015 intake are in the majority residents of Moscow and the Moscow region (55%), with a further 45% coming from over 80 federal entities of Russia. Some 35 different nationalities living in Russia are represented in this year’s intake. A novelty of these admissions has been attributing extra score points to Bachelor’s applicants for their personal achievements: Gold medals from high school or a University distinction, first prizes in Russian and European academic championships and for sports competitions.

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01 August 2015

Solemn Ceremony Marks Conclusion of MGIMO’s International «Summer School 2015»

July 31st, MGIMO’s international English-language "Summer School 2015" Students, Faculty and Staff Members celebrated the completion of yet another annual endeavour. This year saw an unparalleled surge of interest in the program: a record of over 40 students attended the school, from a dozen of different countries.

The graduates were awarded certificates by Egor Andreev, MGIMO’s Head of International Office. Deputy Director of the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy (MIEP MGIMO) Sergei Vasilev made a whole-hearted speech, wishing the participants of the Summer School success in their future careers. In turn, the Students Stolarikova Katarina (Slovakia) and Stefan Vefler (Switzerland) extended their heart-felt thanks to MGIMO professors and personally to Sergei Vasilev for their highly stimulating workshops and lectures.

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10 July 2015

MGIMO Marks Completion of Summer School’s First Module

July 10th saw the conclusion of the first module of MGIMO’s International English-language academic program "Summer School - 2015", devoted to the study of Russia's foreign policy and diplomacy.

Participants of the first module were presented with academic credits in accordance with international standards and certificates awarded by the Head of the International Office, Egor Andreev. MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Public Affairs Andrey Silantiev congratulated the students upon the completion of their course. The ceremony took place in a festive and friendly atmosphere, with graduates actively sharing their impressions of their stay at MGIMO.

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