School of International Relations

The School of International Relations is the oldest one at MGIMO. It was founded in 1943 as a School of International Relations at the Moscow State University, with the outstanding professor I.Udaltsov its first dean. In 1944 the School became a separate Institute of International Relations. After integration with the Institute of Oriental Studies in 1954, the Western and the Eastern divisions were formed, and their students focused on the corresponding global regions.

In 1994 the School introduced a Bachelor program. Today it teaches 52 foreign languages, including rare European and Oriental languages. Among the faculty members there are many famous professors and unique experts, including Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Honored Scientists of the Russian Federation, historians, country study experts, economists and linguists. Thanks to grants from the Potanin Foundation, the best students have an opportunity to practice at Russian embassies and consulates overseas.

School alumni constitute the core of the young graduates accepted every year into the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Graduates also choose to work at government bodies, ministries and departments, and international organizations. Russian and international school alumni hold senior diplomatic positions around the world.

Dean
Professor
Yuri Bulatov,
PhD

BA PROGRAMS

  • International Relations
  • Area Studies (Western and Eastern divisions)

SPECIALIZATION

  • Diplomacy and Politics

MAIN DEPARTMENTS

  • Department of Diplomacy
  • Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Russia
  • Department of European and American Studies
  • Department of European Integration
  • Department of Oriental Studies
  • Department of World Economy
  • Department of World and Russian History
  • Department of English Language
  • Department of German Language
  • Department of Scandinavian, Finnish, Dutch and Greek Languages
  • Department of Central and South-East European Languages
  • Department of Middle East Languages
  • Department of Indo-Iranian and African Languages
  • Department of Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian and Thai Languages
  • Department of Japanese, Korean, Indonesian and Mongolian Languages