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State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom" and China Nuclear Industry Coproration signed a Memorandum on the construction of the phase II of Tianwan nuclear power plant and a demonstrative fast breeder reactor of commercial purposes
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N.S. Khrushchev makes the statement to withdraw all "offensive weapons" from Cuba.
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28.10.2021

On October 21, PIR Center held a workshop within the framework of the Midweek Brainstorming sessions series “Prospects for the development of the PRC's nuclear forces in the context of the specifics of ideological approaches and understanding of strategic stability” The research project prepared by Vladimir Nezhdanov, a postgraduate student of Tyumen State University, in free association with the PIR Center, was presented for discussion.

25.10.2021

On November 15, PIR Center will hold the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates. This year they will bring together students and young specialists in the field of global security from Russia and foreign countries, from domestic and foreign universities and international organizations. There will be students and young specialists from MGIMO University, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA), MEPhI, Ural Federal University (UrFU), PIR Center and members of the CTBTO Youth Group among the participants of the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates. The applications of each of the teams were registered, and the debaters themselves were pre-selected by universities and organizations they represent. As a special feature of the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates, each team of debaters will have its own mentor from the nonproliferation, disarmament and global security experts.

22.10.2021

On October 14 and 15, a wide range of materials was presented at the book fair within the framework of the 13th Russian International Studies Association (RISA) Convention at the stand of PIR Center: Security Index occasional papers, "White Papers" on nonproliferation, books by leading Russian experts in the field of arms control, Iran nuclear issues, cybersecurity and international security. The guests could get acquainted with them, as well as ask questions about the activities of PIR Center and its information products, such as e-journal Yaderny Kontrol, email newsletter PIR Press News, series of analytical reports Security Index, etc.

Application Checklist


Admissions

The MIIS / MGIMO Dual Degree is open to applicants of all nationalities, including those with little or no professional experience.

 

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in any field. Applicants may apply in the same year they obtain their degree.

● Excellent academic records from previous studies, including a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited undergraduate institution.

● Proficiency in English is required. Preferred minimum scores: IELTS 6.5 TOEFL 79 (IBT) or equivalent.

● Proficiency in Russian is welcome but not required.

 

Application Checklist

Applicants must submit the following documents* to the Middlebury Institute:

● Application form and application fee

● Transcripts from previous undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate degrees

● Statement of purpose

● Résumé or curriculum vitae

● Letters of recommendation (one required, two preferred)

● Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (for nonnative English speakers)

● GREs are not required but are highly recommended

* All documents have to be submitted in English

 

How to Apply

Applicants who wish to commence their studies in the fall should complete the following steps. To apply:

1) Visit MIIS new online application form.

2) register on the MGIMO apllication page (till July 1)

 

Tuition Fee and Scholarship Opportunities

Tuition fee is 50 000 US dollars for 2 years.

MIIS offers scholarships, which in practice reduce the cost of tuition up to 50%. They are available for students of any citizenship.

To participate in the scholarship contest, you need to:

1. Apply to the program (full package of documents) by visiting the MIIS website, register on the website master.mgimo.ru, and submit documents to the MGIMO Enrollment Commission (until July 1).
NOTE: during the scholarship competition, applications will be considered only for those candidates who have submitted a full set of documents specified in the requirements of the MIIS and MGIMO.

2. Demonstrate your interest in nuclear nonproliferation, peaceful nuclear energy, and global security issues, as well as experience in research, information other work in this area. For this reason, please, send to PIR Center at [email protected] the following:

  • The proposed topic of the master’s thesis and its brief justification (no more than 0,5 — 1 page in English); 
  • Materials that confirm interest and experience in the topic of the master’s degree, even if it is only academic (in Russian or English); 

Such materials may include:

— a list of publications on the topic in any language with valid links or sample publications;

— a list of conferences, seminars, courses on the subject of Dual Degree Master’s Program in Nonproliferation Studies where you managed to deliver a speech, preferably with valid links to the pages of these events on the Internet;

— scientific and study works, including essays, term papers, dissertations or dissertation chapters, theses of speeches, etc. (in any language);

— any other materials that can confirm your interest in the main topic of the program.

If there are no publications and/or study papers on the main issues of the master’s program, the candidate can prepare and submit an essay on the topic «Key challenges to the NPT review process in XXI century» (in English).

Documents for the scholarship contest should be submitted to PIR Center at [email protected] until July 1, 2021 (if the preparation of any documents is in the process, you must inform the organizing committee of the scholarship contest). The results of the contest and decisions on the granting of scholarship are planned to be announced by July 10, 2021. The contest committee reserves the right to invite the candidate for an online interview.

 

You can send your questions about admission to the Dual Degree Master’s Program in Nonproliferation Studies, scholarship contest and the nuances of the educational process to Assistant to Director on Special Projects & Education and Training Program Coordinator Elena Karnaukhova by e-mail [email protected].

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