ROSOBORONEXPORT-MGIMO joint educational projects
06.06.2024 Press release
On the sidelines of the XXVII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, ROSOBORONEXPORT JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), a leading Russian and world-class higher educational institution run by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, signed a cooperation agreement.

The document was signed by ROSOBORONEXPORT Director General Alexander Mikheev and MGIMO University Rector Anatoly Torkunov.

The agreement provides for the development of joint educational projects in the field of research, information and analysis, software/hardware, international, science-and-technology and linguistic areas, as well as the implementation and improvement of apprenticeship, internship, advanced training and retraining programs.

ROSOBORONEXPORT JSC and MGIMO have long established business partnership relations. Cooperation is also actively underway through a specialized department established by Rostec State Corporation in 2008, which trains masters in the specialty "Management in Military-Technical Cooperation and High Technologies."

"Since the 1980s, MGIMO graduates came to the field of military-technical cooperation and worked effectively in regional and marketing departments,"- said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of ROSOBORONEXPORT. "Over two hundred professional international experts have worked at ROSOBORONEXPORT for 25 years. Today, more than 80 specialists among the company's employees have MGIMO diplomas. They are distinguished by confident command of foreign languages, strong analytical skills, the ability to work independently with a wide variety of information, as well as high responsibility and dedication."

In today's challenging international environment, the development of a competitive domestic industry and capacity-building for developing advanced military and dual-use products require new-generation specialists, whose intellectual and education level would make it possible to strengthen existing foreign economic ties in the sphere of military-technical cooperation and establish new ones.

"Employees engaged in the military-technical cooperation system are required to be able to analyze and predict trends in the global arms and technology market, conduct a systematic competitive analysis of multidisciplinary high-tech corporations, and analyze the international environment of effective cooperation," -said Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of the University. "Exactly such professionals we will raise at our University for ROSOBORONEXPORT."