MGIMO and Asia Pacific University Signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

MGIMO and Asia Pacific University Signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

8 August 2023

On August 8, a memorandum of cooperation between MGIMO University and Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia, was signed in an online format.

At the ceremony, MGIMO University was represented by Andrey Baykov, Vice-Rector for Science and Research, and Olga Khotyasheva, Director of the Institute of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, while APU was represented by Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Ho Chin Kuan and Manager of International Relations Adrian Chan.

The memorandum gave the students doing their Master’s degree in Industrial Marketing of Goods and Services an opportunity to spend their second year studying Global Marketing in Kuala Lumpur.

Andrey Baykov stressed that this agreement laid the foundation for the cooperation between the universities both in joint double degree programs and in other strategically important MGIMO development areas, including the ASEAN Centre, which is developing economic and humanitarian ties between Russia and the countries of Southeast Asia that are ASEAN Member States.

Thus, the agreement between MGIMO University and APU marks the beginning of large-scale cooperation between the largest universities of Russia and Malaysia both in terms of education and academic, technical and cultural exchanges.

Earlier in May, representatives of the MGIMO Institute of Marketing and Entrepreneurship visited a number of major universities in Malaysia in order to establish long-term partnerships through the Master’s program “Industrial Marketing of Goods and Services” and the Business Incubator, a center for start-up entrepreneurship.

Asia Pacific University (APU) was founded in 1993 and currently offers training in a wide range of areas, including business, information technology, engineering, design, etc. APU is the only university in Malaysia that has received a QS 5 Star+ rating and at the same time is in the QS World Ranking 2024 and in 2.2% of the best universities in the world.

MGIMO IME and APU have a lot in common: industry practices are an important part of the training, many subjects are taught in modules, graduation papers are practical projects, and educational programs are well compatible in terms of content and volume.

The possibility of completing the second year of study abroad has been one of the important advantages of the “Industrial Marketing of Goods and Services” program since its very foundation. For eight years, dozens of IMGS graduates have become holders of a double diploma from MGIMO University and leading foreign universities, including Henley Business School (Great Britain), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), ESC Rennes School of Business (France), Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management (Switzerland).

In the near future, memoranda of cooperation are to be signed with a number of foreign universities in Malaysia and Turkey.

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