About the Faculty of Global Studies


Faculty of global studies

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Dean: Ilya V.Ilin, professor, Doctor of Political Science.

Dean’s Office tel.: +7 (495)9394323,

Fax: +7(495)9394501

E-mail: info@fgp.msu.ru

Web-site: www.fgp.msu.ru

Adress: 1-51, Leninskiye Gory, 1st Humanitarian building, 119991, Moscow, Russia,


Head of International depatment: vice-dean Alexandr Rozanov

E-mail: rozanov@fgp.msu.ru

  Faculty of Global Studies was founded in 2005.  The faculty specializes in preparing highly qualified specialists in the field of international relations and various aspects of Global Studies — an interdisciplinary scientific knowledge on globalization and global issues that integrate approaches and methods of humanities and natural sciences. The educational programme is implemented in accordance with the educational standard of Lomonosov Moscow State University in «International Relations».

Qualifications — Bachelor and Master of International Relations


The Faculty of Global Studies was established

at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2005

The university was the first one in Russia to bring to life the idea of educating a new generation of specialists, who would not only have a deep understanding of international relations and global studies, various global socionatural processes and systems, but also speak several foreign languages and apply methods of mathematical modeling to global processes. Keeping in mind the importance of a clear understanding of the world  structure, system, dynamics and ever-increasing interdependence of its different parts, the Faculty of Global Studies focuses on studying the key processes in the fields of politics, economics, philosophy, sociology, geography, environmental science and other spheres that contribute to the formation of the global dynamics.   Today, the Faculty of Global Studies has two departments (“Global Economics and Management”, “Geopolitics and Diplomacy”) and four chairs (Chair of Globalistics, Chairs of Geopolitics, UNESCO Chair on Global Problems and Emerging Social and Ethical Challenges for Large Cities and their Population, Chair of Global Social Processes).


The Academic program at the Faculty of Global Studies is based on State Educational Standards of Higher Professional Education for the specialty “International Relations”. Its educational goal is to prepare well-rounded students, who are closely familiar with international political and economic relations and are able to carry out complex monitoring and generate ways for effective management in the global environment. Our programmes are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required by employers and at the same time to provide academic and social environment which is almost unrivalled in its quality and diversity. Major courses are taught by leading professors from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University, (MGIMO), Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Academy of Sciences, officials from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Presidential Executive Office, as well as guest lecturers from universities worldwide.


The Faculty of Global Studies offers students a choice of two specializations, each programme being associated with one of the departments of the Faculty. Department “Geopolitics and Diplomacy” (Specialization “International Security”) The programme is aimed at educating graduates in the field of general international relations and world politics issues, as well as giving them necessary skills and knowledge for dealing with global political processes and practical aspects of international security. Department “Global Economy and Management” (Specialization “International Economic Integration and International Organizations”) The programme integrates global theoretical outlook on international issues and professional insight into processes of global economics and economical politics in different countries and world regions. Graduates have solid mathematical background and are able to create and apply multifactor models for the analysis and interpretation of complex economic issues of the globalizing world.


Students are offered to gain work experience and develop practical skills and competencies that are required when applying for a job at the Presidential Executive Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economic Development and other federal institutions, as well as research departments of the Russian Academy of Sciences, branches of transnational corporations and international organizations in Russia, etc.

Programme outcomes

Upon completion, graduates are equipped to:

  • understand broad architecture of global processes in natural environment and in the society, mechanisms of interdependence of planetary medium, global economics and politics;
  • assess how globalization affects social and natural environments and how globalization and global economic and political contexts correlate;
  • identify prospects and challenges of globalization and their impact on Russia;
  • analyze international situations and forecast changes in the global balance of power and develop various scenarios of its future transformations and evolution;
  • develop strategy and tactics of Russian foreign policy on major international issues;
  • apply basic principles of international conflict management and explore the global security environment in the modern world, as well as develop and implement mechanisms to maintain international peace and security;
  • speak at least two foreign languages fluently;
  • implement practices and procedures of diplomatic protocol and etiquette, of best practices in international business environment;
  • teach at university level, create new courses and improve curriculum by introducing innovative teaching methods.

Job Opportunities

Our graduates with a degree in International Relations are qualified for a wide range of jobs in academic bodies, public service, private sector corporations and businesses, IGOs and NGOs, which require analytical abilities, teamwork and leadership skills.

International Activities

International academic cooperation of Moscow State University is based upon inter-university agreements and memoranda, as well as upon special protocols and working programmes. Of about 450 total agreements, one third is of central university level, and the others — of the faculty and institute level. Faculty of Global Studies has established a number of international academic cooperation agreements to enhance the mobility of students and lecturers. Currently, our faculty is proud to have strong contacts with research-and-education centres of such countries as Australia, Belarus, China, Germany, Egypt, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, the USA, Switzerland, Ukraine, etc. We have signed inter-faculty agreements with the departments of relevant majors in J.W. Goethe University (Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany), Hong Kong University, La Sapienza University (Rome, Italy), Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (Chengdu, China), Tsing Hua University (Beijing, China), etc. To improve language skills and to provide students with an experience in international communication, our faculty regularly organizes various international student conferences and academic exchange programmes with universities in China, Italy, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, the USA, etc. Annually, our faculty hosts large-scale international scientific and research-and-practice forums and conferences. In 2009 and 2011 faculty organized the 1st and the 2nd International Scientific Congresses “Globalistics”. They both have allowed more than 500 scholars from 35 countries to discuss the most significant aspects of global studies. In June 2012 our faculty was honored to host and co-organize the 5th Annual International Global Studies Conference “Eurasia and Globalization. Complexity and Global Studies” that was attended by more than 300 participants from 60 countries. The 3rd International Scientific Congress will be held in October 2013 and will be dedicated to the 150th anniversary of a great Russian scientist Vladimir Vernadsky. Our Faculty has initiated the International Association of Researchers in Global Studies — a scientific association open to scientists from all over the world who are interested in global studies (www.globalistics.org) The project “Who is Who and What is What in Globalistics”, set up by the Faculty of Global Studies, is aimed at creating the most comprehensive database on scientists and scholars; organizations, institutions, centres and universities; periodicals; conferences, congresses, forums worldwide, all focused on global issues. Our Faculty is the member of the Global Studies Consortium, a group of graduate programmes in global studies seeking to collaborate in teaching and research. The sixth meeting of the Consortium will be held in June 2013 in Moscow. __________

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