MGIMO University and Shenzhen MSU-BIT Sign Cooperation Agreement

MGIMO University and Shenzhen MSU-BIT Sign Cooperation Agreement

15 November 2022

On November 15th, MGIMO University and Shenzhen MSU-BIT, a Chinese-Russian university, signed an Agreement on cooperation in science and education.

On MGIMO University’s side, the document was signed by the Rector Anatoly Torkunov while MSU-BIT was represented by the Rector Li Hezhang. The heads of the universities are confident that the cooperation will promote professional growth and development of students, making them more interested in research.

The Agreement aims at enhancing research, educational and cultural ties between the two universities. The students and faculty will work on joint research projects in economy, law, international relations and political science, hold joint conferences as well as research and practical workshops. By using their experience and best practices, the universities will enrich and improve their educational and research practices as well as identify additional landmarks for further development.

“The cooperation with Shenzhen MSU-BIT will allow us to substantially increase the variety of professional training and adopt new creative and innovative practices. I am convinced that our universities will find ways for effective and fruitful cooperation. We intend to primarily focus on establishing joint MA programs,” noted Anatoly Torkunov.

Academic and culture student exchanges represent an important area of cooperation. The students will have an opportunity to gain a unique research experience thanks to mutual visits and internships. The Shenzhen MSU-BIT and MGIMO faculty will be able to share their knowledge with the universities’ students, hold joint research projects and publish their results. The cooperation between the two universities implies the development of joint educational programs and the establishment of research centers and laboratories.

Shenzhen MSU-BIT was created in 2014 on the initiative of the Russian and Chinese leadership, with Beijing Institute of Technology, the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government and Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) being its co-founders.