German Studies Russia is a joint study program at Freie Universität Berlin and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
Program directors and initiators are Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers and Prof. Alexei D. Voskressenski. Dominik Sonnleitner is CSR’s Project Coordinator in Berlin. He is supported by the tutors Peter Schönherr and Nikita Gerasimov in Moscow. Additional support is provided by the student assistant Denis Boriskin in Berlin.
Freie Universität (FU) Berlin was successful in the second round of funding from the federal and state Initiative for Excellence. The applications for the future strategy and three clusters of excellence as well as three graduate schools of Freie Universität Berlin have been approved. Freie Universität is now one of the nine “universities of excellence” in the Federal Republic of Germany. FU Berlin is one of the leading universities in Germany and distinguishes itself through its modern and international character. In university rankings Freie Universität places among the best universities.
MGIMO is Russia's most prestigious educational institution for young people with international interests. For international students, MGIMO is that and more: a modern, welcoming, and intellectually stimulating place to study in Russia’s greatest city.
MGIMO’s diverse student body of 6,000 is drawn from the top ranks of Russian students and from partner universities around the world. MGIMO offers a broad range of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels — from international law, political science, and economics, to journalism, business management, and energy policy. International undergraduates can pursue intellectually challenging and exciting coursework alongside their Russian peers. Students seeking a Master degree can apply for one of MGIMO’s groundbreaking double-degree programs, offered in partnership with international institutions, or seek a place in one of more than thirty MA programs taught in Russian.