Modern organisation of higher education requires intensive international collaboration, the integration into the global educational and research space. Development of international contacts and international educational and scientific projects is among the key priorities of IGUMO.
Collaboration of IGUMO with its international partners is carried out in different directions using different organisational forms including student and lecturer exchanges, participation in international conferences, workshops, and roundtables, and fulfilment of joint integrated education programmes.
At the moment, IGUMO has 7 agreements on different types and forms of collaboration with international partners:
The First Slavic Gymnasium (Prague, the Czech Republic), 2015, Direct cooperation agreement;
The University of Hradec Králové (Hradec Králové, the Czech Republic), 2015, Cooperation agreement;
Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre at the Embassy of India (Moscow, the Russian Federation), 2017, Joint endeavor agreement;
School Supérieure De Design (Troyes, the French Republic), 2019, Agreement of intent;
The Bauhaus School of Design (Dessau, the Federal Republic of Germany), 2019, Agreement of intent;
Vilnius University of Applied Sciences (Vilnius, the Republic of Lithuania), 2019, Agreement of intent;
Berlin School of Design and Communication (Berlin, the Federal Republic of Germany), 2019, Agreement of intent.
INTERACTION WITH EMBASSIES
IGUMO carries out its international affairs by means of interaction with embassies of other countries in Moscow as well. The collaboration with the embassies is aimed at strengthening friendly relations between countries and bringing up socio-cultural and communicative competencies in students. It includes:
creative meetings at the Embassy of the Czech Republic (annually since 2015);
creative meetings at the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre at the Embassy of India (2018);
creative meetings at the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda (2017).
PEACE 50 GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Peace 50 global community was established on the initiative of IGUMO jointly with Barbara Dietrich, Editor-in-Chief of Diplomatic World in 2019. The community is designed to establish and strengthen horizontal communication among countries by means of joint projects dedicated to culture and art.
IGUMO currently has 6 international students in higher education programmes, 4 of whom are intramural students (1.7% of the total number of students).
ACADEMIC MOBILITYThe content of the educational programmes provided by IGUMO presupposes the students’ choice of foreign languages to study for potential academic mobility. The Institute hosts complementary educational courses and a variety of extracurricular events to raise the students’ language proficiency and help them overcome linguistic and psychological barriers.