Delegation from MGIMO University Arrived in Tanzania

Delegation from MGIMO University Arrived in Tanzania

24 February 2023

On February 23rd–24th, the delegation from MGIMO University led by the Vice-Rector for Students’ Development and International Affairs Stanislav Surovtsev continued its tour of Africa, arriving for talks in Tanzania.

The delegation was received by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the United Republic of Tanzania Andrei Avetisyan, who expressed his readiness to provide full support for the proposed initiatives and MGIMO educational products.

The visit included a series of events at the Russian House in Tanzania. MGIMO representatives met with the team of the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Dar es Salaam, headed by Maria Pateeva to discuss plans to expand MGIMO University’s presence in the Republic.

Later, a meeting with interested Tanzanian youth was organized, which was attended by the students from the Center for Foreign Relations, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology and the Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy. At the event, the Vice-Rector Stanislav Surovtsev, the Deputy Vice-Rector and Advisor at the Rector’s Office Ekaterina Shuvalova, and the Executive Secretary of the “Russia – Africa: What’s Next?” Forum’s Program Committee Igor Tkachenko told those present about the University and its programs available to foreign students, as well as shared information about youth cooperation between Russia and Africa. Their statements were followed by a major Q&A session. As a result of the meeting, about 15 Tanzanians have already joined the team of the “Russia – Africa: What’s Next?” Forum.

On February 24th, talks were held at the University of Dar es Salaam with its head Professor William-Andey Anangisye and the team responsible for the university’s international relations. At the meeting, Stanislav Surovtsev discussed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two organizations and invited the Professor to visit MGIMO University.

The trip of our University’s delegation to Africa was the first in many years, prompting a new stage in the development of academic and youth cooperation between the University and representatives of the continent, including in the context of preparation for the upcoming Russia – Africa Summit.

The trip was organized within the framework of the “Priority 2030” strategic academic leadership program and supported by the MGIMO Endowment.