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Dean Mikhail Troitskiy

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you on behalf of The MGIMO School of Government and International Affairs. The School was established in 2013 to manage Russia’s first undergraduate program with full instruction in the English language. Winston Churchill once referred to Russia as a «riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma». At our School, we look to at least unwrap the enigma, so that our international students can solve it for themselves during their course of study with help from our top-notch faculty. Over the six years since its inauguration, the School has been expanding and beefing up its international profile. It is now unique in Russia and beyond for its multidisciplinary curriculum, unparalleled training in foreign languages, student diversity, and top-notch faculty with advanced internationally recognized degrees and extensive experience of teaching and publishing in English. At our School you will get a 360-degree perspective on world politics combined with a deep and professional understanding of Russia, its politics and policies. You will be trained to proficiency in two foreign languages aside from English, learn to analyze modern great power relations and international migration, climate change and global economic crises, while making full use of the exciting business and personal growth opportunities that Russia has to offer.


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News

MGIMO-Princeton University simulation game 31 October 2019
SGIA students take part in the MGIMO-Princeton University simulation game modeling a crisis in and around Afghanistan. Twenty Princeton students and faculty visit Moscow for the game and discussions at MGIMO as well as a visit to the Russian MFA and sightseeing.
75th anniversary of MGIMO 23 October 2019
We happily celebrated the 75th anniversary of MGIMO at Bolshoi Theater on October 23rd. Watch the Raymonda ballet to relive our experience!
Our freshman class is here 28 August 2019
Our freshman class is here: 55 students who begin on September 2 in SGIA's three Bachelor programs receive a warm welcome from two university vice rectors and the SGIA dean
SGIA Founding Dean Yan Vaslavskiy has been awarded certificates of appreciation by Russian Prime Minister Medvedev and Duma Chairman Volodin 29 July 2019
SGIA Founding Dean Yan Vaslavskiy, currently the head of the research arm of Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has been awarded certificates of appreciation by Russian Prime Minister Medvedev and Duma Chairman Volodin

Alumni Speak

Christian Wollny

Christian Wollny | Germany / USA
Class of 2018

I would argue that what I learned outside of the lecture hall was more important than what I learned inside. MGIMO and SGIA have a lot to offer to the interested and engaged students who look beyond just passing time in the classroom. SGIA gives you the opportunity to meet some interesting and/or famous people and travel around the world, experiencing firsthand what it means to be a diplomat. Come my third year, I had no real idea what I wanted to do after graduation.

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Jin Sun Park

Jin Sun Park | South Korea
Class of 2018

MGIMO provided me with a strong background in international affairs. It also allowed me to meet with inspiring Russian and international experts, interact with students from various countries, and understand Russia and its position on key international issues and trends.

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Boian Venev

Boian Venev | Bulgaria
Class of 2018

MGIMO did meet my expectations. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of international students. The course of study was very diverse and engaging. In addition, I got the chance to live in Moscow and travel a lot around Russia.

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Felix Porret

Felix Porret | France
Class of 2018

The SGIA course completely met my expectations, I found it quite deep and comprehensive. The main advantage of this type of course is its multi-disciplinary nature that allows you to choose a follow-on Master’s program from a wide variety of options based on your knowledge of International Relations. The fact that you are studying with students from different countries and with varied backgrounds is also a plus: it helps you to understand and see things from a different angle and to build and maintain a very interesting international network.

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Mariana Corea

Mariana Corea | Nicaragua
Class of 2017

They advertised what was truly available. Student support was certainly great, they arranged various seminars, workshops and so on. The university is really up for supporting the students, ultimately it is down to each individual to reach their goals but all the tools were there. Meaning that if a student truly wants to achieve something, they have such an opportunity to do so, thanks to the resources that are available in the university. The dean’s office was very supportive and also impartial in advising us if we had any academic issue. I felt that the students were always the priority.

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Vitalija Kuprenaite

Vitalija Kuprenaite | Sweden
Class of 2018

I absolutely loved it. It was a good four years. It was rich in new knowledge and left me with unforgettable memories of student life and dorm life. The SGIA curriculum covered a lot of diverse subject matter. As for me, it sparked my attraction towards criminal law.

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