MGIMO Rector Welcomes Ambassador of Australia

MGIMO Rector Welcomes Ambassador of Australia

23 December 2019

December 23rd, the Ambassador of Australia to Russia Graham Meehan came to MGIMO. The guest had a meeting with the Rector A.Torkunov and they spoke about the active partnership programs between MGIMO and Australian universities and the different ways to deepen cooperation.

The meeting was also attended on MGIMO’s side by the Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs, Dean of the School of International Relations A.Baykov and the Deputy Dean, Associate Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies and Leading Expert of the ASEAN Center E.Koldunova.

The sides exchanged views on the current state of the partnership in research and education between MGIMO and Australian universities. The sides recalled that in 2017 a memorandum of understanding was signed by MGIMO and the Australian National University, on the basis of which a program of open lectures of Australian and Russian professors at MGIMO and ANU was implemented. This October, a delegation from ANU came to MGIMO to participate in a scientific seminar on recent changes in the political situation in the Asia-Pacific.

The parties also considered the opportunities to further expand cooperation and to implement student exchange programs and joint educational programs. Currently, four students from Australia are students at MGIMO.

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