Education and Science // Events

01 december 2016

Viktor Sadovnichy Rector of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vice President of the RAS, RAS Full Member

«Moscow State University launches first-ever branch-out in Europe»


07 — 09 november 2016

RIAC at World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg


On November 7–9, 2016, annual World Forum for Democracy took place in the Council of Europe, Strasbourg. Europe has lately survived a number of challenges like migration crisis, terrorist attacks, and economic slowdown. These challenges has made Europeans think about the future of democracy. What will future bring to Europe? How will the idea of democracy be modified? What has to be done in order to build a society based on stability, freedom, and social inclusion? These were the key issues of the 2016 forum agenda, the main topic being «Democracy and equality — does education matter?»

06 september 2016

RIAC establishing cooperation with Danish university


On September 6, 2016, the Russian International Affairs Council received students from the Odense University. The event was opened by RIAC Program Manager Ekaterina Chimiris who briefed the guests on the Council's education programs and openings for foreign visiting students. Then Program Manager Anna Kuznetsova dwelled on the A+Standard project and MGIMO professor Anton Gumensky shared his views on the situation in Denmark and Russia.

28 june 2016

Vladimir Filippov Rector of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, RIAC member.

«Foreign Students May Face Compulsory Russian Language Tests»

26 may 2016

Why Red-Light Interdisciplinary Mobility?

Ivan Timofeev PhD in Political Science, Director of Programs at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Head of "Contemporary State" program at Valdai Discussion Club.


Recent reports of linking scholarly dissertation defenses to basic education have caused quite a stir. But with the first emotional wave ebbing, we might as well analyze the matter quietly and objectively. First of all, a rigid disciplinary linkage between the post-graduate degree and the diploma-prescribed profession seems counterproductive.

18 may 2016

RIAC program “Global Science 2.0” for the scientific community


On May 18, 2016 RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev held a session “Preparation of scientific articles for SCOPUS and WEB of Science collected articles; Global Education program experience within the framework of the International Conference “Deaf-Blind People in the Modern World: Breaking the Boundaries of the Possible.” In his speech he focused on the peculiarities of publishing the results of Russian scientists’ research in foreign peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as outlined the underlying potential problems that may be encountered in this process.

23 may 2016

The Kazakh Experience in Improving Human Capital

Yaroslav Lissovolik Chief Economist at the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB), RIAC Expert


Given an acute shortage of specialists and managers that businessmen often report as the main problem with Russia’s economy, developing a system for improving human capital is one of the key priorities to date. Special attention should be paid to both improving the education system, and integrating graduates into the economic system and the labor market. Bolashak International Scholarship Program, implemented in Kazakhstan since 1993, offers an excellent example of successful state support for training students abroad.

28 — 29 april 2016

RIAC at Digital BRICS Conclave 2016 in India


On April 28-29, 2016 New Delhi hosted a BRICS international conference on cybersecurity and combating cyber threats. RIAC Program Coordinator Anna Kuznetsova represented the Russian side at the session. She spoke about the initiatives of the Russian Federation at the international level and at the level of state policy.

26 — 27 april 2016

Global Education as a Tool for Creating an Inclusive Society


On April 27, a breakout session hosted by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) entitled “Fostering Inclusiveness and Integration through Global Education” was held as part of the 7th UN Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan. The session was moderated by RIAC Programme Manager Ekaterina Chimiris and saw participants discuss various approaches to education and present specific educational practices designed to help overcome the difficulties that can arise when cultures clash.

08 april 2016

Professor Hall Gardner and a Group of Students of the American University of Paris Visit RIAC


On April 8, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council held a meeting with a group of students of the American University of Paris, headed by Professor Hall Gardner.

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