MGIMO and Wuhan University to Create Joint Research Center on International Law

MGIMO and Wuhan University to Create Joint Research Center on International Law

17 October 2018

October 17th, MGIMO received a delegation from Wuhan University (PRC) led by the Chair of the University Council Han Jin. During the meeting, the sides signed a Memorandum on the creation of a Russian-Chinese Research Center on International Law.

The visiting delegation included representatives of Wuhan University and of its China Institute of Boundary and Ocean Studies, a joint project realized with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On the Russian side, MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs, Andrey Baykov, the Head of the Department of International Law Alexander Vilegzhanin, the Head of the Department of European Law Mark Entin and other faculty members attended the meeting.

Andrey Baykov spoke about the history of MGIMO’s cooperation with Chinese universities, describing the joint research programs, which have been implemented to this day. Alexander Vilegzhanin gave the guests an overview of how international law is taught at the University and noted that MGIMO and Wuhan University have all the prerequisites to successfully create a joint research center. Mark Entin considered other areas in which MGIMO and Wuhan University could expand their collaboration.

The Chinese guests expressed their enthusiasm at deepening cooperation with MGIMO. Upon completion of the meeting, the parties signed a Memorandum on the establishment of a «Russian-Chinese Joint Research Center on International Law».

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