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 in Russia.

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 obtain qualitative information about the Russian school of political sciences and the tendencies of its development; to secure mutual understanding and interaction between representatives of Russian and foreign political science.

The comprehensive educational programme for the promotion of Russian political sciences led by MSU’s Political Science Faculty and MGIMO`s School of Governance and Politics. MA program in Post-Soviet Public Policy was initiated in 2016 by Doctor of Political Science Vladimir Yakunin.

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Expert reviews
Andrey Shutov
Andrey Shutov
Декан факультета политологии МГУ им. М. В. Ломоносова

The launch of this new educational programme is part our work towards enhancing the prestige of the Russian education system in the field of political sciences and the further development of a Russian school of political sciences. Our goal is to develop a solid research base that will offer younger generations the knowledge to respond to the many challenges of modern development at global and national levels.

Vladimir Yakunin
Vladimir Yakunin
Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund ISTOKI, Doctor of Political Science

Our joint programme with Moscow State University will offer Russian and international students high-quality education in political science at a global level, and will support the development of a new generation of political experts who will be in a position to professionally and objectively evaluate international political processes taking into consideration different cultures and national traditions

Michael Sandel at Lomonosov MSU!

Michael Sandel at Lomonosov MSU!

World-famous Harvard political philosophy professor Michael Sandel is to visit Moscow on the 13th of April! Register here

Vladimir Yakunin's Cambridge speech

Vladimir Yakunin’s Cambridge speech

We publish the full transcript of Vladimir Yakunin's Cambridge speech and interview.

Vladimir Yakunin welcomes cultural dignitaries in Berlin

Vladimir Yakunin welcomes cultural dignitaries in Berlin

Vladimir Yakunin: "Every day through culture, the world discovers common values. Of course fundamental disagreements remain, but in culture at least we can be united. And at this time, when there is so much that divides us, it is more important than ever to remind ourselves of what can bring us together"

Main Programmes
Summer schools abroad

Summer schools abroad

PolitIQ Summer Schools program gives MSU students grants to take top summer courses at the best world universities - leaders of education in the field of political sciences.


Masters Programme PolitIQ

Masters Programme

The new MSU Master in Public Policy on Post-Soviet Space is a two-year degree designed to prepare future professionals in all dimensions of public affairs for a great diversity of careers worldwide. The Program starts in 2018.


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