Department of Risk Management and Insurance

Insurance is an essential element of a risk management system and increasing volatility of national and global economies makes it even more vital for the successful economic development. In order to create professionals in this field in September 1993, the department of insurance was established at the faculty of the International Economic Relations of MGIMO University. At its origins were insurance professionals: profs. M.Shiminova and C.Tourbina, head of the department prof. R.Yuldashev. Basing on the gained experience, the department made a qualitative leap in the professional level of its team, the number of hours of educational programs, quality and content of specialized studies, and the practical training of the students. Since 2010, after the thematic expansion of the disciplines taught, the it has been renamed into the department of risk management and insurance.

Now these famous names are presented among professors team: N.Adamchuk, V.Osipov, C.Tourbina, L.Tsvetkova. Since September 2019 department is headed by Igor Yurgens, President of Russian Insurance Association and science consultant of magister education in MGIMO.

Educational and methodical base of training of bachelors and postgraduates is constantly improving and update. A number of programs and courses on insurance and risk management have been developed. Focus of professional and scientific competences is determined by the needs of international and Russian insurance companies, financial institutions, audit organizations and entrepreneurs of a wide profile. The main emphasis of education is building up the knowledge and skills in using modern methods of risk management for the widest possible range of economical agents.

Educational and training activity of the department develops in a close contact with the leading Russian and international insurance companies, insurance brokers, audit companies, and other major employers for the graduates. Such long-term cooperation allows to invite highly qualified specialists with different profiles of knowledge for extension of practical skills of students and undergraduates. Passing on this basis of pre-graduate practice allows graduates to get an interesting high-paying job and make a brilliant professional career.

Research work of the department significantly expands the boundaries of main disciplines, strengthening their scientific base. The department annually holds a highly appreciated in scientific circles specialized international conference; professors, graduate students and postgraduates are regular participants of Russian and international conferences organized by the professionals and scientific community. During these years department have been graduated 4 Doctors of Economy, more than 40 Phds, more than 100 master's theses have been successfully passed, which all together made a significant contribution to Russian insurance science.

Last update — December 2019

Head of the department

Department of Risk Management and Insurance

Igor Yurgens


+7 495 225-40-82 (inner 15-80)
Room: 4160