Skolkovo and MGIMO will cooperate


Skolkovo and MGIMO will cooperate

Источник: Marchmont Capital Partners

The Skolkovo Fund and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) will cooperate in the sector of corporate management, international law and business administration, as well as in the projects to set up small innovation firms, news agency RIA Novosti reports.

Under the agreement, MGIMO will also cooperate with the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technologies (SIST), set up this year under cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The agreement was signed in the presence of a large number of MGIMO students. Victor Vekselberg, the president of the Skolkovo Fund, addressing the students, said that it was up to them to help building communication between Skolkovo and international community.

«Who and when will work on Russia’s integration into the international community? It will be up to people with international culture, and I am sure that they are present in this room," he told the students.

Answering a question of one of the students on how Mr. Vekselberg reacts to criticism of the Skolkovo project, he replied that, according to the international experience, such large projects are normally supported by states.

The Skolkovo innovations center is to become the largest testing landfill of the new economic policy in Russia. The specially allocated territory outside the Moscow city is to provide special conditions for R&D in the sectors of energy and energy efficient technologies, nuclear, space, biomedical and computer technologies.

The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) is the diplomatic school of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Russia. Founded. MGIMO is one of Russia’s best and most prestigious universities, providing training in 20 educational programs. MGIMO has 6,000 students, including 1,000 internationals, and specializes in international relations, economics, political science and international business. The University has been officially included into the Guinness Book of Records as the university teaching the largest number of state foreign languages (52 foreign languages).

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