About the Program

PolitIQ is an abbreviation made of three key words: polit, improve, quality. The goal of the program is to increase the prestige of political science education at MSU. The mission of the program is to disseminate objective knowledge about Russia and the Russian science in the foreign scientific community; to help foreign students and professors to […]

Vladimir Yakunin

Vladimir Yakunin is a Russian public figure, businessman and former president of Russian Railways (June 2005 — August 2015). After stepping down as head of Russian Railways he has continued to be engaged in public work as a founder and president of World Public Forum «Dialogue of Civilizations». In October 2015 he started work on creating an international think tank focused on the search for solutions to help de-escalate tensions across the world. DOC Research […]

Dr Yakunin attends McKinsey Global Infrastructure Initiative Summit

29 May 2017, Singapore –  Chairman of the Dialogue of Civilizations (DOC) Research Institute Supervisory Board and founder of the infrastructure consultancy firm Bridgens, Dr Vladimir Yakunin attended the fourth Global Infrastructure Initiative Summit, organised by McKinsey & Company. During the summit, Dr Yakunin participated in the round-table ‘Operate: Creating the Transportation Authority of the Future’. On […]


PolitIQ Programme will be presented at the All-Russian Convention of Political Experts

From November 11 to November 13 2016 the II Convention of the All-Russian Public Organization “Russian Society of Political Experts” on “Russian Politics: the agenda in the changing world” will be held in Kazan.  Over 350 leading Russian and foreign scientists and experts from over 30 countries will take part. The Convention will be a […]


The lecture hall named after Eugeny Primakov was presented at MSU

On 29th October 2016, just before the Convention of the Russian Society of Political Experts the opening ceremony was held at Lomonosov MSU to present the lecture hall named after Academician Eugeny Primakov – Honorary President of the Russian Society of Political Experts, Professor Emeritus of MSU – following a number of events held to […]


Experts called the RF for more active collaboration with China

On November 22 the round-table talk on “The eastern vector of the Russian state politics: challenges and opportunities” was held at Lomonosov MSU.  During the talks, for the first time, they presented a report on “Chinese global project for Eurasia: setting the task”. The report was prepared by experts of the Centre of Studies of […]


II Convention of the Russian Society of Political Experts finalized its work

From 11 November to 13 November 2016 the II Convention of the Russian Society of Political Experts was held in Kazan. The main topic of the event was “Russian politics: the agenda in the changing world”. Well-known scientists from Russia and over 30 countries took part in the Convention. The plenary session which started the […]


Geopolitical interests of China to be discussed at MSU

The expert and analytical report on “Chinese global project  for Eurasia” will be presented for the first time during a round-table talk. The report has been prepared under academic supervision of Head of Department of State Politics at MSU, PhD of Political Science, Vladimir Yakunin. Leading Russian and foreign experts were involved in preparation of […]


PolitIQ programme for young scientists

Young scientists and teachers of the faculty took part at the round table talks where they told about scientific and educational projects focused on professional growth of political experts of the Moscow University and about other scientific and learning centres. As part of the round-table discussion a presentation of “Russian political science” scientific journal was […]


Vladimir Yakunin became a visiting professor of Peking University

Head of the Department of State Policy at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, co-founder of the “Dialogue of Civilizations” Research Institute, Doctor of Political Sciences, Vladimir Yakunin, has become a visiting professor of Peking University.


More Russian Universities are included into THE World University Rankings

The Ministry of Education and Science informed that Russia extended its presence in the World University Rankings 2016-2017 (WUR) of “Times Higher Education” British magazine (THE) – from 13 universities in 2015 up to 24 universities this year. This year 980 universities were included in the rankings: this is 180 universities more in comparison to […]


The results of the summer schools of political sciences were reviewed at MSU

The students of the faculty studied at the summer schools of famous universities such as the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the National University of Singapore and the Institute of Political Studies “Sciences Po” (Paris). The universities proved themselves as the leaders in the field of teaching social sciences and over the […]


Vladimir Yakunin met Chairman of the Council of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich

The participants of the meeting indicated the traditionally positive development of the Belorussian-Russian scientific cooperation. During the talks Mikhail Myasnikovich thanked Vladimir Yakunin for his active work in the field of science and education, international relations, charity, development of spirituality and strengthening the friendship between nations. Having discussed the current conditions of world politics, modern […]


About the projects of aligned development: searching for the response to the world crisis

The world systemic crisis generates risks when the system of world politics and global economy have become unstable; old institutions are being destroyed and new institutions are being created. Just ten years ago the predictions of “Dialogue of Civilizations” World Public Forum about systemic crisis of the current model of globalization were ignored by western […]


Interview with Intigam Mamedov (NUS Summer School)

Intigam Mamedov is a post-graduate student, member of the Board of Young Scientists of the faculty of political studies at the Moscow State University, a participant of PolitIQ programme which was launched in 2016.