2014 will become a starting point for the partnership between MGIMO School of Government and International Affairs and the University of Hong Kong.
A memorandum of understanding and exchange agreement, signed by the universities’ leadership, will allow the parties to mutually benefit from cooperation in such areas as academic research, joint projects, cultural exchange. In particular, B.A. student exchange for English-taught programs will be initiated, and double degree programs, joint research projects and publications will be considered. It is expected that first students of the English-taught B.A. programs will have an opportunity to travel to Moscow or Hong Kong in 2014/2015 academic year.
Professor John Spinks, Senior Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor at The University of Hong Kong and Chair of the Internationalization Subcommittee of the Heads of Universities Committee of Hong Kong, remarked that he was pleased to be able to partner with MGIMO which has such a well-established reputation amongst the diplomatic corps, and felt that students from his University would benefit enormously from their studies in MGIMO and Moscow.
Dr. Yan Vaslavskiy, Director of the MGIMO School of Government and International Affairs, claimed that partnership with The University of Hong Kong, one of the leading and most respected universities of the world, will bring unquestionable benefit to the MGIMO University as a whole and to the MGIMO English-taught B.A. program in particular.
About MGIMO University
MGIMO University, founded in 1944, is Russia’s best known and most prestigious humanities institution. It is the oldest school in Russia for preparing students for careers in international relations and diplomacy. MGIMO’s diverse student body of 6,000 is drawn from the top ranks of Russian students and from partner universities around the world. In the world rankings, MGIMO holds top positions among Russian universities and universities of the region. The Guinness Book of World Records acknowledges MGIMO as teaching more foreign languages (53) than any other university.
About the University of Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong, founded in 1911, is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It has a 27,000 student body, at undergraduate and graduate levels, and has partnership arrangements with the world’s most respected universities. The university occupies leading positions in the global and regional rankings.