MOSCOW, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The Faculty of Political Science at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in partnership with the Endowment Fund ISTOKI announce the launch of a new educational programme for political science students at Moscow State University.
"The launch of this new educational programme is part our comprehensive work towards enhancing the prestige of the Russian education system in the field of political sciences and the further development of a Russian school of political sciences" says Andrey Shutov, Dean of the Political Sciences Faculty at Lomonosov State Moscow University. "Our current goal is to develop a solid research base that will offer younger generations the knowledge they will need to respond to the many and varied challenges of modern development at global and national levels."
The programme includes internships for Moscow State University students at leading foreign educational and research centres as well as student exchange programmes. In 2016, those students who have been accepted onto the exchange programme can choose between the following six universities: the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE, UK); The Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po, France); Oxford University (UK); Peking University (China); Hong Kong University (HKU Summer Institute, Hong Kong, China); and the International Association of Political Science together with the National University of Singapore (Singapore).
In the longer term, summer schools will also be held for foreign students at Russian Universities under this programme.
"Our joint programme with Moscow State University will offer Russian and international students high-quality education in political science at a global level, and will support the development of a new generation of political experts who will be in a position to professionally and objectively evaluate international political processes taking into consideration different cultures and national traditions" said the founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund ISTOKI, Doctor of Political Science Vladimir Yakunin.
In addition to the activities outlined above, the comprehensive educational programme for the promotion of Russian political sciences in 2016 led by MSU's Political Sciences Faculty and the Endowment Fund ISTOKI will invite respected international speakers and will also launch an MA programme in English.
Further details of the programme can be found here:
- The MSU Faculty of Political Science website: http://www.polit.msu.ru
- The Endowment Fund ISTOKI website: http://www.istoki-foundation.org
The Endowment Fund ISTOKI was registered on 5 March 2013 in accordance with Federal Law dated 30 December 2006 No.275-FZ "On the order of formation and use of endowment of non-commercial organisations". The founder of the Fund is Vladimir I. Yakunin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called and the Centre of National Glory. The return on investment from donations raised is used for the development of socially significant programmes under the auspices of the Foundation of St. Andrew the First-Called and the Centre of National Glory, which help focus public attention on matters related to Russia's spiritual and moral revival, respect for Russian history and culture, education and upbringing of young people. In volume terms the Endowment Fund is one of the largest in Russia.
SOURCE Endowment Fund ISTOKI