MGIMO Welcomes Free University of Berlin Vice-Rector

MGIMO Welcomes Free University of Berlin Vice-Rector

23 September 2019

September 23rd, the Vice-Rector of the Free University of Berlin, Professor Verena Blechinger-Talcott, came to MGIMO.

The German delegation was greeted by MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs, Andrey Baykov and the Dean of the School of International Economic Relations, Oleg Pichkov. The Deputy Dean of the School of International Economic Relations, Yana Saltykova, the Deputy Head of the Department for Master’s Training Maria Apanovich, the Associate Professor of the Department of Applied International Analysis Igor Istomin, and the Permanent Representative of the Free University of Berlin in Moscow T. Shtudeman also attended the meeting.

The sides discussed issues of cooperation between the universities. MGIMO has been running for many years now the German Studies Russia program, which has for goal to increase bachelor students’ understanding of Germany and bilateral relations in different spheres. From this year on, the program will operate at the School of International Economic Relations and concentrate more specifically on economic relations between Russia and the EU. Until September 25th, representatives of the Free University of Berlin at MGIMO will enrol students for the one-year program, and the best graduates at the end of this period will be awarded scholarships to study at the Free University of Berlin for one semester.

Additionally, MGIMO has been realizing a dual MA program in cooperation with a consortium of German universities (Free University of Berlin, University of Potsdam, Humboldt University) for over fifteen years.

In 2018, as scientific cooperation was expanding between MGIMO and the Free University of Berlin, our University received the famous experts in international relations, Thomas Riesse and Tanja Börzel. They also invited Andrey Baykov in 2019 to join the international steering committee of the Pan-European Research Consortium for the «Contestation of Liberal Scripts», on the platform of the Free University of Berlin.

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