Long-term Partnership Between IBEC and MGIMO University

International Bank for Economic Co-operation and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation concluded an agreement on partnership and cooperation. The document was signed by Denis Ivanov, Chairman of the IBEC Board, and Vladimir Morozov, MGIMO Vice-Rector for Human Resources.

For many decades, MGIMO has maintained the status of the leading Russian Research and Educational Center in the field of international economic relations. Graduates of the University have always constituted a significant part of the IBEC executives and leading personnel. This is true for today. That is why the agreement, which is aimed at developing research and profession-oriented activities, formalizes long-existing relations between the Bank and the University.

The agreement provides for the development and execution of University-based events and programs aimed at greater professional fulfillment of students and graduates, including seminars and workshops in special subject areas, consultations on course papers, graduate qualification works and master's theses. IBEC will also offer internship and practical training programs to MGIMO students and graduates.

The execution of the agreement will allow MGIMO students, who specialize in finance and economics, to get access to the best business practices of the Bank and to feel the specifics of the profession during the period of studies. IBEC, in its turn, will get a reliable source of qualified talent.

After the signing ceremony the meeting participants visited Refinitiv (ex.Thomson Reuters) Laboratory which had been opened on 19 June. Oleg Pichkov, Chair of the International Economic Relations Faculty, commented on the outlook for integration of Eikon terminals into the educational process, from data collection and analysis to trade floor simulations. The terminals will be actively used for courses in magistrate and bi-bacalavre curriculum jointly with Reading University.