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The MGIMO and University of Geneva commence a Double Degree Masters Program

November 7, 2012

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) on the basis of Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences have signed an Agreement on Double Degree Master’s program in International relations. The new program, commencing in 2013–2014 academic year is intended for students interested in pursuing a second graduate or professional degree in conjunction with their studies in international relations.

The joint program enables the students to pursue simultaneously the international Master’s program «Governance and Global Affairs» (M.A.) offered by MGIMO and the program «International Organizations Master of Business Administration» (MBA) offered by UNIGE (, thus claiming degrees from both universities.

«Double Degree programs represent the emergence of a new and deeper partnership model, providing partner-universities with better understanding of each other’s academic standards and curricula. Double Degrees at postgraduate level aim to broaden educational offerings and strengthen research collaboration between universities that encourage advanced internationalization and raise international prestige of both partners.

The Double Degree program in International Relations with the University of Geneva became a result of meticulous work of both sides, opening new opportunities for both Russian and Swiss students wishing to get an international educational and practical experience. That’s the result of successful cooperation of two dignified partners, two „Premier League players“ that are top destinations for international students and scholars.»

Andrey A. BAYKOV, Director of Master’s Programs Office, MGIMO (U).

The University of Geneva is included into top_100 universities of the world being simultaneously a leader in scientific research, such as social sciences and economics. The University of Geneva has been listed as one of the top 12 research universities in Europe and is a member of the League of European Research-intensive Universities. It focuses on permanent broadening its fields of study and launching new initiatives.

The joint Double Degree program provides rigorous training in political science and policy analysis and equips masters with necessary skills in management at the same time. It gives degree candidates unique opportunities for successful careers as they are able to assume leadership positions in an increasingly complex of both public service environment and business after graduating.

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