Students visited the plenary session of State Duma as part of the course “Theory and Practice of Public Administration”. Two study tours to the Lower House of the Federal Assembly of Russia were organized for the “Population and Development” master’s students. Consolidating received knowledge and an understanding of the applied competences of a public servant in Russia were the main objectives of these educational tours.
The SDG forum held in MGIMO University from the 20th to 22nd of March 2019. Our student Olutomiwa Binuyo participated as a delegate in the gender equality committee and presented the shared parental leave and other labor market reforms in Rwanda.
Sally Sonia Simmons, a second-year student of the master’s programme “Population and Development”, participated in the 10th Demographic Conference of "Young Demographers", which took place in Charles University, Prague, Check Republic, February 6-8, 2019.
The conference dubbed "WHAT DOES IT COST TO SAVE FOOD" was organized by The Liaison Office with the Russian Federation (LOR) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in collaboration with Messe Düsseldorf on the 29th of January 2019 in Moscow. In this conference, our student, Yaw Owusu Ansah, worked as a volunteer for FAO as part of his internship duties with this international organization.
Recently, the paper of our first-year student of the master’s programme Population and Development Zhang Ruocheng 张若城 was selected to the Scientific Seminar of the Association of Chinese Postgraduates and Scientists in Russia 2018. The event was organized by the Department of Education, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to Russia.
From September 24 to October 5, 2018, two of our students, Sally Sonia Simmons and Vitalie Stirba, received invitations to attend the International Autumn School devoted to “Demographic methods in public health research”.
It was held in Pushkin, suburb of St. Petersburg, Russia. Students share their experience.
On October 3rd and 4th Zorica Skakun, a gender coordinator for Oxfam GB in Yemen who provides support and leadership to ensure women's rights, presented two workshops on various aspects of violence against women for students of the programme "Population and Development".
On July 3rd, the Head of State held a meeting with students from the Diaspora who are currently practicing at the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Moldova and stressed that students who left the country should be motivated to return to their homeland. Eight people were selected for summer practice this year - all of them represent the best educational institutions of the European Union countries and the Russian Federation. Our 1st year student from Moldova, Vitalie Stirba, have an oportunity to be one from them.
On May 24th students of the programme "Population and Development" met Dr. Melita Vujnovic, World Health Organization Representative in Russia, who gave a talk on the agency’s perspectives and ambitious plans for the nearest future. She kindly answered all the questions, encouraged to get familiar with WHO latest reports, and recommend to apply for internships.