1 September 2017

Start of New Academic Year on Odintsovo Campus

September 1st, festivities unfolded on MGIMO’s Odintsovo Campus to mark the beginning of the new academic year.

The day started with a warm welcome from the Director of the A.M.Gorchakov Lyceum, Roman Kotov, to the new pupils and their parents. The Director of the Odintsovo Campus, Sergey Vasiliev also extended his best wishes to the audience and emphasized the importance of learning foreign languages, history, culture and subjects which broaden a person’s horizons.

After the meeting, first-year BA students underwent language tests, which will enable the professors to sort them out into groups of different levels. Students were also shown around campus and told about the daily routine, timetables, specificities of the educational process, the organization of examinations and were introduced to faculty members.

During a solemn ceremony, MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for General Affairs Artem Malgin and the campus Director Sergey Vasiliev spoke to the gathering and an orchestra played some entertaining music. This year, the Odintsovo campus can boast representatives of around 20 countries in the first year alone.

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