Delegation from the International Islamic University of Malaysia Visits MGIMO

Delegation from the International Islamic University of Malaysia Visits MGIMO

11 October 2023

In October, a representative delegation from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) headed by the University Rector Dr. Dzulkifli bin Abdul Razak visited MGIMO. On October 11, Malaysian delegation met with MGIMO Rector Academician Anatoly Torkunov.

During the Rectors’ meeting parties exchanged their opinions on the current trends international relations development, IR studies and their transformation, new approaches to the organization of the educational process, the role of values and cultural differences in the international cooperation.

Malaysian delegation included Dr. Dzulkifli bin Abdul Razak, Rector of the IIUM, Dr. Ahmad Faris Ismail, Deputy Rector for Academic and Internationalisation, Dr. Rusni binti Hassan, Dean of the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Dr. Adnan bin Yusoff,  Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilization of the National Energy University, Dr. Muhammad Faris bin Abdullah, Associate Professor of the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Dr. Abdul Razak bin Sapian, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design. MGIMO was represented by Academician Anatoly Torkunov, MGIMO Rector, Dr. Andrey Baykov, Vice-RectorforScienceandResearch, Dr. Stanislav Surovtsev, Vice-Rector for Students’ Development and International Affairs, and Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova, Director of the ASEAN Centre.

Following the meeting MGIMO and IIUM signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. Both parties agreed to develop students and lecturers exchange as well as joint research projects.

Within the framework of the IIUM delegation visit Dr. Dzulkifli bin Abdul Razak delivered an open lecture to MGIMO students and staff. Dr. Dzulkifli bin Abdul Razak spoke about the importance of contemporary education transformation in order to make the world’s development truly sustainable. The representatives of Malaysian delegation also participated in the 5th Meeting of the Network of ASEAN-Russia Think Tanks (NARTT).

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