MGIMO at APSIA Annual Meeting in Toronto

MGIMO at APSIA Annual Meeting in Toronto

11 January 2019

January 10th-11th, the 2019 meeting of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) was held in Toronto. MGIMO was represented at the event by the Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs, Andrey Baykov.

APSIA is a non-profit scientific and educational forum, which brings together top-notch universities specializing in International Relations and Diplomacy. APSIA started its activities in the 1970’s in the United States and grew to include 28 universities from a number of different countries. The association aims at improving the methods of teaching International Relations and training diplomats. MGIMO joined the Association in 1998 as an affiliate member and in 2000 became a full member.

This year’s meeting was dedicated to the discussion of several main topics: innovation, attracting students, the growing involvement of corporations in the educational process, the management of dual diplomas and the importance of diversity.

APSIA is also a privileged platform for developing cooperation in education. Andrey Baykov attended meetings with partners of the University and discussed the implementation of new joint projects with representatives of Sciences Po (France), the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), Syracuse University (USA), the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (USA), Seoul National University (South Korea).

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