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A.Torkunov Invited by Duma to Ponder European Crisis      A.Torkunov Invited by Duma to Ponder European Crisis
November 25, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov took an active part in an international round table debate on the "Ways of overcoming the crisis of confidence in Europe".
MGIMO Kicks Off «CIS Week»     MGIMO Kicks Off «CIS Week»
November 24 saw the grand opening of "CIS Week" – an annual international event looking at the accomplishments of former Soviet Union republics and integration issues.
Russia’s Senate Speaker Conveys Thanks to MGIMO Staff and Leadership    Russia’s Senate Speaker Conveys Thanks to MGIMO Staff and Leadership
V.Matvienko, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, has issued an official commendation to the staff of the University and bestowed its Rector, A.Torkunov, with an honorary token of merit.
MGIMO Freshmen Have Highest School Leaving Scores in Russia    MGIMO Freshmen Have Highest School Leaving Scores in Russia
MGIMO has topped the list of universities with the highest average score of its newly matriculated students in the All Russian Unified State Examination (USE), a survey finds.
MGIMO Inaugurates Stravinsky Monument in Montreux, Switzerland   MGIMO Inaugurates Stravinsky Monument in Montreux, Switzerland
October 25, a monument to I.Stravinsky, a great Russian composer whose life was closely associated with Switzerland, was inaugurated and presented as a gift by MGIMO University to the town of Montreux. This event took place during the opening ceremony of a reunion of MGIMO alumni assembled to celebrate the 70th anniversary of their alma mater.
New Masters Between MGIMO and Monterey Institute of International Studies   New Masters Between MGIMO and Monterey Institute of International Studies
As the 70th Anniversary events do not let up their pace, October 25, on the sidelines of the MGIMO Alumni reunion, a tripartite memorandum of understanding with a view of establishing a Master's degree was signed between MGIMO, the PIR Centre (Moscow) and the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club   Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club
Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s XI session. The meeting’s theme is The World Order: New Rules or a Game without Rules.
MGIMO Receives Friendship Order from Vietnam     MGIMO Receives Friendship Order from Vietnam
October 14, the Minister of Justice of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Ha Hung Cuong paid a visit to MGIMO to decorate the university with his country’s Order of Friendship as well as to grant to MGIMO Rector and the University’s Faculty members honorary awards.
MGIMO Celebrates its 70th Anniversary     MGIMO Celebrates its 70th Anniversary
October 2014, as MGIMO kicked off its 70th anniversary celebrations, the University was flourishing with exciting events - from the inauguration by S.Lavrov of a statue of A.Gorchakov to the gala-concert honored by the welcome address by V.Putin. All along, congratulatory letters and wires were pouring in from the highest ranks of Russia and their foreign counterparts.
QS World University Ranking – MGIMO in Top 5 Russian Universities     QS World University Ranking – MGIMO in Top 5 Russian Universities
September 16th, QS, a leading international rating agency, published the latest ranking of the world’s best universities. For yet another year, MGIMO figures in the top 400, along with Lomonosov Moscow State University, St Petersburg State University and Bauman Technological University.
Sergey Lavrov Meets MGIMO Students on Knowledge Day    Sergey Lavrov Meets MGIMO Students on Knowledge Day
On September 1st, MGIMO has traditionally hosted Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He hailed the first year students and tackled some burning international issues.
The Rector of the Kyrgyzstan Diplomatic Academy comes to MGIMO   The Rector of the Kyrgyzstan Diplomatic Academy comes to MGIMO
The rector of the Diplomatic academy of the Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nurlan Aitmurzaev, visited MGIMO on April 7 to meet with his MGIMO counterpart, Anatoly Torkunov, and discuss cooperation in training foreign affairs specialists.
MGIMO Eduard Nalbandyan awarded Honorary MGIMO Doctorate    MGIMO Eduard Nalbandyan awarded Honorary MGIMO Doctorate
Eduard Nalbandyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, was awarded an honorary MGIMO doctorate at a ceremony on April 2.
MGIMO diplomatic memoirs boosted by «Cyprus diplomacy: personal experience»    MGIMO diplomatic memoirs boosted by «Cyprus diplomacy: personal experience»
Sotos Zackheos, special advisor to the President of the Republic of Cyprus on Russia, and former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, gave MGIMO a copy of his book on Cypriot diplomacy titled «Cyprus diplomacy: personal experience» in a ceremony attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus Yannis Kasulidis, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, Gennadiy Gatilov, and MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov, on March 28.
MGIMO ceremony launches «Short History of Cuba»   MGIMO ceremony launches «Short History of Cuba»
On March 27 MGIMO hosted the launch of the book «Short history of Cuba: from Columbus to the XXI century» in a ceremony involving MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov and Cuba’s ambassador to Russia, Emilio Losada, and other noted guests.
Bust of Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr unveiled at MGIMO   Bust of Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr unveiled at MGIMO
A bust of noted Iraqi philosopher-theologian Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr was unveiled in a ceremony at MGIMO on February 28, attended by the ambassador of Iraq in Russia, Ismail Shafiq Mukhsi, heads and representatives of other diplomatic missions, teachers and students, and MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov.
MGIMO posts strong 2014 QS subject ratings performance    MGIMO posts strong 2014 QS subject ratings performance
MGIMO has gained 8 nominations in the 2014 Higher Education subject rating by the QS rating agency, published on February 25.
Vuk Jeremić visits MGIMO   Vuk Jeremić visits MGIMO
Former Serbian Foreign Affairs Minister and former chairman of the United Nations General Assembly, Vuk Jeremić, was welcomed to MGIMO on February 25 by Rector, Anatoly Torkunov.
MGIMO Rector addresses London Globalization Symposium   MGIMO Rector addresses London Globalization Symposium
On February 21 MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov, took part in an international symposium addressing «Traditional Values during the Globalization Era» in London.
MGIMO hosts photo exhibition «Chavez was here»  MGIMO hosts photo exhibition «Chavez was here»
MGIMO opened a photographic exhibition focussing on the life of former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez on February 20, as part of a month long commemoration of his passing, on March 5, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.
MGIMO hosts book launch by noted Russian diplomat, Evgeny Ostrovenko  MGIMO hosts book launch by noted Russian diplomat, Evgeny Ostrovenko
MGIMO hosted the launch of new books by noted Russian diplomat, Evgeny Ostrovenko, on February 12, which was attended by MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov, leading MGIMO international relations experts, and senior officials from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
MGIMO welcomes the Olympic Games     MGIMO welcomes the Olympic Games
The XXII Winter Olympic games in Sochi opened on February 7, attended by heads of state, dignitaries and eminent persons from around the world, and with MGIMO represented at Fisht stadium by Rector, Anatoly Torkunov.
MGIMO Ranked in Top 10 Best University Affiliated Think Tanks     MGIMO Ranked in Top 10 Best University Affiliated Think Tanks
The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia has ranked 10th in the world’s ‘Best University Affiliated Think Tanks’ category in the prestigious ‘2013 Global Go-To Think Tank Report’ conducted by the University of Pennsylvania. The MGIMO rating in this category climbed from 24 in the 2012 index, making it the only Russian research center to rate in the top ten.
«Kimono Transformation: Art of Itchiku Kubota» opens at Manege    «Kimono Transformation: Art of Itchiku Kubota» opens at Manege
The international exhibition «Kimono Transformation: Art of Itchiku Kubota» featuring the works of legendary Japanese textile artist Itchiku Kubota, was officially opened at the Manege in Moscow on January 14.
MGIMO to host Global University Summit 2014    MGIMO to host Global University Summit 2014
MGIMO is greatly honoured to be hosting the Global University Summit on April 24–25, as part of Russia’s Presidency of the G8 in 2014, ahead of the Sochi G8 Heads of State meeting in June. The Global University Summit 2014 will see MGIMO bringing together representatives of the preeminent universities and education leaders of the G8 nations.
FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Addresses MGIMO at Chess Club Opening    FIDE President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Addresses MGIMO at Chess Club Opening
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, MGIMO graduate and President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), opened the MGIMO Chess Club, and took part in a big day of chess events at MGIMO on December 23.
MGIMO participates at the VI World Policy Conference    MGIMO participates at the VI World Policy Conference
MGIMO was represented at the World Policy Conference in Monaco from December 12-15 by Rector, Anatoly Torkunov, as more than 300 leading global businesspeople, political figures and experts convened with the French Institute of International Relations, under the patronage of the Prince of Monaco, Albert II.
MGIMO hosts meeting of the Center for Patriotic Education   MGIMO hosts meeting of the Center for Patriotic Education
On December 20 MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov, hosted a working meeting of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Center for Patriotic Education.
MGIMO visited by Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Delegation   MGIMO visited by Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Delegation
On December 18 MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov, received a delegation from the Republic of Sakha(Yakutia) headed by vice-president of the republic, D. Glushko at a meeting which discussed cooperation on education questions and the Republic of Sakha "Future Diplomat" competition.
Dr Hans Winkler, Director of Vienna Diplomatic Academy visits MGIMO   Dr Hans Winkler, Director of Vienna Diplomatic Academy visits MGIMO
Dr Hans Winkler, director of the Vienna Diplomatic Academy visited MGIMO on December 3, with Stefan Weidinger from the Embassy of Austria in Russia, and agreed on a new master student exchange from 2015 during talks.
MGIMO School of Political Science celebrates 15 years   MGIMO School of Political Science celebrates 15 years
An international conference titled «Russia and global dynamics: discourses of political science and applied analysis» saw MGIMO celebrate the 15th anniversary of the School of Political Science on December 3.
MGIMO hosts 3rd Russian-American Business Incubation Forum   MGIMO hosts 3rd Russian-American Business Incubation Forum
On November 18-19 MGIMO hosted the 3rd Russian-American Business Incubation Forum, in conjunction with the Fund of Innovations and Business Innovation (FIBI) and the US National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) as part of World Business Week.
Federation Council Chairman, Valentina Matviyenko, opens Eurasian integration discussion at MGIMO   Federation Council Chairman, Valentina Matviyenko, opens Eurasian integration discussion at MGIMO
The Chairman of Russia’s Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko opened an Integration club discussion on «Community History as a Factor in the Creation of a Eurasian Union» at MGIMO.
MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov visits Kaliningrad for Russia – Poland Historical Commission   MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov visits Kaliningrad for Russia – Poland Historical Commission
On November 16 MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov, jointly chaired a meeting of the Russia-Poland Historical Commission with former Foreign Affairs Minister of Poland Adam Rotfeld in Kaliningrad.
2nd International parliamentary forum «Constitution. Democracy. Parliamentarism»   2nd International parliamentary forum «Constitution. Democracy. Parliamentarism»
Moscow hosted the 2nd International parliamentary forum «Constitution. Democracy. Parliamentarism» on November 14, with researchers, experts, and executive officials from more than 30 nations, discussing democratic development, constitutional rights, and parliaments in Russia and around the world, being joined by MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov.
MGIMO bestows Honorary Doctorate on Professor Louise Richardson   MGIMO bestows Honorary Doctorate on Professor Louise Richardson
The Principal and Vice Chancellor of Scotland’s University of St Andrews, Professor Louise Richardson, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by MGIMO at a ceremony in Moscow on November 11, where she also addressed MGIMO students and academics on contemporary terrorism.
Anatoly Torkunov meets with Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga   Anatoly Torkunov meets with Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga
On October 31 MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov, met in Tokyo with Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga.
Third meeting of Russian-Japanese History Commission  Third meeting of Russian-Japanese History Commission
The third meeting of the Russian-Japanese History Commission has taken place in Awaji, near Kobe, in Japan, with MGIMO rector Anatoly Torkunov leading a delegation which included the head of MGIMO’s department of oriental studies, D. Streltsov, professor of diplomacy, A.Panov and professor of international journalism, S.Chugrov.
MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov becomes honourable citizen of Seoul  MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov becomes honourable citizen of Seoul
On October 28 MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov, was made an «Honourable citizen of Seoul» by Seoul Mayor, Park Won Soon, at a presentation ceremony at the Sejong cultural centre in Seoul, South Korea.
MGIMO signs cooperation agreement with Orthodox Church on postgraduate and doctoral studies   MGIMO signs cooperation agreement with Orthodox Church on postgraduate and doctoral studies
On October 23 MGIMO signed a cooperation agreement covering postgraduate and doctoral studies with the Moscow Patriarchate.
MGIMO celebrates the Day of the University   MGIMO celebrates the Day of the University
October 14 saw more than one thousand graduates, from a range of schools as well as generations, gather in the conference hall to celebrate the Day of MGIMO and the 70th anniversary of the School of International Relations. The evening was full of surprises, with guests enjoying live jazz, and was shaped by the numerous recollections and kind words of those who have graced the halls of MGIMO as students or lecturers.
MGIMO creates joint chairs with corporate Russia  MGIMO creates joint chairs with corporate Russia
On October 14, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, JSC Russian Railways, Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company and Kommersant Publishing signed cooperation agreements with MGIMO, which will see the creation of new chairs. The signings took place as part of the celebrations for MGIMO day and the 70th anniversary of the School of International Relations.
MGIMO School of International Relations holds 70th anniversary meeting MGIMO School of International Relations holds 70th anniversary meeting
MGIMO rector, Anatoly Torkunov, and deputy Russian foreign affairs minister G. Gatilov took part in a ceremonial 70th anniversary meeting of the MGIMO School of International Relations on October 11, 2013.
MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov, participates in Olympic relay MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov, participates in Olympic relay
MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov, joined a range of other Russian sporting, cultural, education and journalism luminaries in carrying the Olympic flame through the streets of Moscow, as part of the Olympic relay in the lead-up to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Monaco’s Albert II receives MGIMO honorary doctorate Monaco’s Albert II receives MGIMO honorary doctorate
His Serene Highness, The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Albert II, received an Honorary Doctorate from MGIMO on October 5, 2013. Following the award ceremony His Serene Highness met with MGIMO management and addressed MGIMO students and teachers with his doctorate lecture.
MGIMO concludes cooperation agreement with Moscow City Court MGIMO concludes cooperation agreement with Moscow City Court
MGIMO signed a cooperation agreement with Moscow City Court on September 26 which will see about 30 MGIMO students annually undertake fact-finding work projects with the Moscow City Court.
Transneft signs strategic partnership agreement with MGIMO Transneft signs strategic partnership agreement with MGIMO
On September 26 JSC Transneft signed a strategic partnership agreement with MGIMO and the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy (MIEP). The agreement was signed by the MGIMO rector Anatoly Torkunov, MIEP director, Professor Valery Salygin, and the president of JSC Transneft, Nikolay Tokarev.
MGIMO Rector attends University of St Andrews 600th anniversary celebrations     MGIMO Rector attends University of St Andrews 600th anniversary celebrations
MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov, and Professor Valery Salygin, Director of the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy have taken part in the 600th anniversary celebrations of the University of St Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university and one of the five leading UK universities.
Sergey Lavrov address opens new MGIMO academic year    Sergey Lavrov address opens new MGIMO academic year
An address by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, on September 2 has opened the new academic year at MGIMO.
MGIMO rector, Anatoly Torkunov, becomes a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences    MGIMO rector, Anatoly Torkunov, becomes a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences
The most recent meeting of the General Assembly of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Poland has elected MGIMO rector, Anatoly Torkunov, as a foreign member of the esteemed scientific, academic and research organisation.
MGIMO hosts Meeting of the Russia-Korea Society   MGIMO hosts Meeting of the Russia-Korea Society
A meeting of the Russia-Korea Society at MGIMO on July 4 saw representatives call for the Russian science, culture and business community to connect with Korea.
MGIMO International Masters Graduates Receive Diplomas  MGIMO International Masters Graduates Receive Diplomas
MGIMO International Masters Graduates from the English–language «Politics and Economics in Eurasia» double diploma with Sciences Po, Paris, France, have received diplomas in a ceremony at MGIMO on June 21.
Second meeting of the Russian-Japanese Historical Relations Commission MGIMO hosts International conference on «Russian-Ukrainian relations: realities and prospects»
MGIMO hosted the international conference «Russian-Ukrainian relations: realities and prospects» on June 25, which saw representatives of the State Duma of Russia, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and other institutions of the two nations discuss issues affecting the bilateral relationship.
Second meeting of the Russian-Japanese Historical Relations Commission Second meeting of the Russian-Japanese Historical Relations Commission
The second meeting of the Russian-Japanese Historical Relations Commission took place at MGIMO on June 21. The meeting looked at more than 20 reports on problem issues in Russian-Japanese relations between the 18th and 20th centuries, with more than 30 leading Russian and Japanese academics taking part.
Marine Le Pen addresses MGIMO students Marine Le Pen addresses MGIMO students
Member of the European Parliament, and Leader of the French National Front party, Marine Le Pen Le Pen, has addressed MGIMO students on June 20.
Russian Minister for Open Government, Mikhail Abyzov, meets MGIMO students Russian Minister for Open Government, Mikhail Abyzov, meets MGIMO students
Russian Minister for Open Government, Mikhail Abyzov, has taken part in an MGIMO graduation ceremony and met with MGIMO students on June 19.
«Democracy in the Russian Mirror» launched at MGIMO «Democracy in the Russian Mirror» launched at MGIMO
«Democracy in the Russian Mirror» was launched on June 19 at MGIMO. The book which features a range of noted authors, was edited by Andranik Migranyan from the New York based «Democracy and Cooperation Institute» and American political scientist Adam Pshevorsky.
A Delegation from the Republic of Korea National Diplomatic Academy visits MGIMO A Delegation from the Republic of Korea National Diplomatic Academy visits MGIMO
A delegation from the Republic of Korea, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Diplomatic Academy visited MGIMO on June 3.
Dale Mortensen addresses MGIMO Economics Students Dale Mortensen addresses MGIMO Economics Students
2010 Nobel Laureate, Professor Dale Mortensen, addressed students at MGIMO on May 27.
MGIMO hosts Russia – India Strategic Partnership Conference MGIMO hosts Russia – India Strategic Partnership Conference
A new 5-year cooperation agreement between MGIMO and the Indian Council of World Affairs was signed as part of the Russia-India «New Contours of the Russian-Indian Special and Exclusive Strategic Partnership» conference on May 21.
MGIMO experts participate at the First Russian-Swiss innovation forum MGIMO experts participate at the First Russian-Swiss innovation forum
The First Russian-Swiss innovative forum took place in Lausanne on May 17. Initiated by Dr. Frederik Paulsen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Honorary Consul for the Russian Federation in Lausanne, the forum was organised by the Russian State Duma Committee on Industry, and the endowment fund of MGIMO.
2009 Annual Ifri Energy Conference 2009 Annual Ifri Energy Conference
On February 5-6, 2009 in Brussels the European Governance and Geopolitics of Energy Program held its annual conference "Investing in Europe’s Energy Future". The organizer of the conference was an old MGIMO-University partner, the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri).
Rector of MGIMO-University spoke at the World Policy Conference in Evian Rector of MGIMO-University spoke at the World Policy Conference in Evian
The World Policy Conference has taken place on October 5-8, 2008. President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev presented at the Conference new Russian initiatives on ensuring the European security and countering the world economic crisis.