4 September 2018

MGIMO and VTB Become Strategic Partners

September 3rd, the President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank, also a member of MGIMO’s Board of Trustees Andrey Kostin and MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov signed an agreement to establish a strategic partnership between the two institutions. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended the signing of the document.

The agreement provides a framework for developing cooperation in many different areas and makes VTB Bank a key partner of MGIMO’s School of International Economic Relations. MGIMO will provide training and skills upgrading programs for the bank’s employees, and students of the University will have the opportunity to undergo internships and placements in VTB Bank’s different departments. The partners also agreed to perform joint research and organize expert seminars.

Andrey Kostin noted that cooperation with key research centers and universities is currently a priority for VTB Bank, which intends to establish scholarships for the most promising MGIMO students and to offer financial support for the University to carry out different activities.

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