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05.10.2022

«I have never had any role models. Journalism is a craft; it is the knowledge of the subject you are going to write about. You have to have some background. Journalism is also about the ability to reach people. When I was still an officer, I was fortunate enough to visit military enterprises with my father and there I got to know their general directors. When I went to the military academy, we were taught naval tactics, we studied ship weapons systems, but it was all about iron. It was immaterial. But when I started communicating with constructors, that iron suddenly came alive to me. Once I approached the officer on the ship, I straightaway began telling the combat commander what kind of missile was in service on the ship, what it was capable of, and what it consisted of. It opened a lot of doors because even the officers were not always aware of the whole range of problems and characteristics which are inherent to this or that technical item. On balance, we ended up with an interesting conversation, which revealed a host of interesting details», — Dmitry Litovkin, a military journalist, editor-in-chief of the Independent Military Review ("Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye").


04.10.2022

PIR Center continues a section "PIR Test". This project in the form of a game carries equally educational, research and analytical meaning. Users are given the opportunity to take the test - to answer one of the designated questions. Our today's PIR Test is about the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction.

04.10.2022

65 years ago, on October 4, 1957, the first artificial satellite, Sputnik-1, was launched into Earth's orbit under the code name PS-1. This event has a great influence. The launch of the first satellite marked the beginning of space exploration.

04.10.2022

The authoritative publishing house Palgrave Macmillan (part of the Springer publishing group) releases the 2nd edition of the monograph Russian–American Nuclear Nonproliferation Dialogue: Lessons Learned and Road Ahead. The book was prepared by a team of 13 young and experienced researchers, edited by PIR Center Founder and Director Vladimir Orlov and PIR Center Research Fellow Sergey Semenov. It is also supplied with prefaces from William Potter, director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), and Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of MGIMO of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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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