27 July 2017

Scientific Societies

MGIMO is the founding member of the Russian International Studies Association and actively contributes to the Russian Political Science Association, the United Nations Association of Russia, a number of Russian foundations and non-governmental organizations, as well as to leading global think tanks.

MGIMO is member of leading international organizations, including:

  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
  • Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)
  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • World International Studies Committee
  • European Association of Universities
  • International Federation of Latin America and Carribean Studies (FIEALC)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education

The Institute of International Studies, with its eleven research centers, accumulates the scientific and intellectual output of the University, and conducts extensive research and expert analysis across all major areas of world politics and international relations.

Institute of International Studies Research Centers:

  • Center for Global Issues
  • Center of Post-Soviet Studies
  • ASEAN Center
  • BRICS Studies Centre
  • Euro-Atlantic Security Center
  • Center for Studies of Caucasus and Regional Security Issues
  • Middle East Research Center
  • Regional Political Studies Center
  • East Asia and SCO Studies Center
  • Civilizations Partnership Center
  • North-European and Baltic Studies Center
  • Analytical Center

Institute for International Studies (IIS) was established at MGIMO University in May 2009 with the basic mission of further expanding research and analytical capability of the University in the field of international relations and shaping more systemic, coordinated and innovative model for this activity, upgrading the MGIMO status as not only a reputable academic institution, but also as a recognized center creating a top-class research.

ASEAN Centre in MGIMO was officially opened on June 15, 2010, at the new building of the University. The Centre was formed in accordance with the Memorandum signed in July 2009 by ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuvan and Prof. Anatoly Torkunov, the Rector of MGIMO. According to this document, the Centre’s mission is to spread information about the ASEAN-Russia dialogue partnership, to facilitate development of economic linkages, cultural, scientific and educational exchanges as well as people-to-people contacts between Russia and the ASEAN member countries, to carry out and support research on problems of ASEAN and its individual members. Dr. Victor Sumsky, a specialist in current history of Southeast Asian countries and international relations in the region, has been appointed to the position of the Centre’s Director. Previously Dr. Sumsky who is a graduate of MGIMO worked for the Soviet Foreign Ministry and the institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences.