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The Government of Penza region signed an Agreement of Cooperation with MGIMO
The Government of Penza region signed an Agreement of Cooperation with MGIMO
Society 14.06.2019
The signing of the document by Ivan Belozertsev and the rector of MGIMO of MFA of Russia Anatoliy Torkunov took place on Friday, June 7th, 2019.

“In recent years the quality of education has acquired special importance, - noted the Head of the region. – To fulfil the RF President’s objective regarding the technological breakthrough we require high-qualified personnel”.

“Penza region, as well as other regions of Russia, this year is to solve the question of adopting a regional standard of staffing for industrial growth. In the outcome this initiative should result in a system that identifies demands for human resources, on the basis of which there will be formed a target order for specialist training, including in MGIMO’s competences”, he added.

“We are taking a pleasure in signing this agreement, Penza region is one of the priority partners for us. In a number of spheres MGIMO finds itself an absolute pioneer, and we are working closely with enterprises of the military production complex through master’s degree programs and MBA. Including, to regional orders”, emphasized Anatoliy Torkunov. 

The agreement concluded by the Government of Penza region with Moscow State Institute (University) of International relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia provides for the formation of the regional staff potential by target training of high-qualified specialists for various sectors of economy, establishment of an innovation infrastructure, support of Penza’s educational and research organizations, implementation of joint educational and innovative projects, creation of a system of talented children identification and support, popularization of the knowledge contest movement among high school students, as well as improvement of teachers’ qualification and interaction in the field of job placement of students.

MGIMO is one of the leading Russian universities training specialists in 18 majors, including international relations, foreign regional studies, economics, journalism, political sciences, sociology, management, commerce, ecology and nature management. As for the law program MGIMO enters the so-called “top 3” of Russian universities. In 2010 the university was put into the Guinness Book of Records as the university teaching the greatest number of foreign languages (53 foreign languages). The University is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Relations.