MOSCOW, March 20 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia needs specialists in the fuel and energy sector, Director of the MGIMO International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Prof. Valery Salygin said on the day of open doors here on Tuesday.
“One of the tasks facing Russia is energy cooperation. For this purpose we need unique specialists,” he noted. “Today our country and major companies in the fuel and energy sector need them,” the director of the institute added. “Our graduates are needed in major companies, the Energy Ministry, the Foreign Ministry and international organizations,” he noted.
The institute is developing “active cooperation with foreign partners,” Salygin said. Five international institutes of energy cooperation were set up on the premises of the institute in cooperation with prestigious educational centres in Germany, Italy, France, Norway and Iceland, several international magistrate programs were launched, major oil and gas corporations were involved in their implementation. “We hope that school graduates will choose our institute for higher education,” Salygin said.
The International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy was founded within the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO) upon the decision of the MGIMO scientific board under the agreement with the International Academy of the fuel and energy complex. The institute educates about 800 students and undergraduates from 40 Russian regions and 20 foreign countries. On November 11, 2011 the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy celebrated its 10th anniversary.