MGIMO was established in 1944 to train diplomatic personnel. Over the past three quarters of a century, MGIMO has firmly established itself among the world’s leading centers for training international specialists. In addition to the traditional areas of academic and research activities, the university is actively developing new programs related to public and corporate governance, information and financial technologies.
MGIMO is expanding its international relations, actively interacts with the world’s leading universities, as well as with numerous associations of foreign graduates. The opening of branches undoubtedly testifies to the high authority of the university, its achievements in educational and academic fields. The university began to accept foreign citizens for training since 1946, when the first Mongolian students came to study. Since then, more than 4,800 foreigners have graduated from the University, many of whom have become well-known statesmen and politicians, diplomats, scientists, businessmen and journalists. Today, more than a thousand foreign students from 82 countries study at MGIMO.
MGIMO possesses a large-scale sports infrastructure that provides ample opportunities for practicing sports. Thanks to special equipment and a variety of areas for physical activities, each student can fully realize his potential.
Multifunctional Sports and Recreation Center of MGIMO is located on the territory of the University and includes the following sports facilities:
The universal sports hall
This spacious hall is designed for the competitions in various sports, it has markings for mini-football, basketball, volleyball, tennis and badminton. The hall is also equipped with a tribune for spectators, a modern scoreboard and a special synthetic surface.
Comfortable tennis court with PU-Sport multi-layer coating and a balcony for spectators.
The gym with professional simulators
The gym is designed for bodybuilding and fitness for athletes of all levels. It is equipped with an updated line of cardio equipment, Swedish professional equipment, equipment for multifunctional training, special flooring, tinted mirrors, a system of purge ventilation and air conditioning.
Martial arts hall
The martial arts hall is equipped with soft, safe wall-mounted roll-mats, punching bags, facilities for doing wrestling and impact sport.
This gym is ideal for aerobics and sport dance classes. It’s equipped with mirrors, sport mats, gymnastic sticks and fit balls.
The swimming pool with 6 lanes (25 m each) is a perfect area for swimming and water aerobics. It has the German integrated water treatment system with ozonation. Also, the pool is fitted with a balcony accommodating 50 people.
The gym is equipped with various exercise machines, mirrors and air conditioning system.
Outdoor sports facilities
Football field. When covered with artificial grass, it is an ideal territory to play football, and spacious bleachers are designed for supporters. Moreover, the field is fitted with synthetic running tracks and volleyball and basketball courts.
In addition to that, on the MGIMO area you can do sport on the workout site and tennis courts with special coverage.
Besides, to improve one’s health there is a sauna for six people and a solarium.
The Cultural Center was established in 1996 on the basis of the MGIMO Conference hall and since then unites students, staff and guests of the University. Today, the Cultural Center is a modern multimedia platform for events of any format at the highest level, including international conferences, forums and presentations, as well as speeches presented by political and public figures.
The Cultural Center provides students with the opportunity to discover their creative potential and show their talents. There are 9 creative studious on the basis of the MGIMO Cultural Center opened for everyone:
Ballroom dance club
Ballroom dance club
PROXENOS choir (MGIMO chorus)
A new modern and the largest dormitory in Russia is located on Vernadsky Avenue within walking distance from MGIMO.
Students are accommodated in spacious and comfortable rooms for 2-3 people. Rooms have a bathroom, sleeping places, a dining room, a work area. All rooms are equipped with the necessary furniture for a comfortable stay.
The dormitory project includes a large coworking space, a modern gym with the necessary equipment for various sports, a pharmacy, a laundry. The building will house a grocery store, modern vending machines and coffee corners.
A comprehensive custom online platform (application) will also be launched in the dormitory to solve all the pressing issues of residents.