FGS - Faculty Of Global Studies


Established in 2005

Address: 119991, Moscow, GSP-1, Leninskie Gory 1, Building 13A (https://www.msu.ru/en/address/#fgp)


+7 (495) 939-43-23

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+7 (495) 939 45 06

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E-mail: info@fgp.msu.ru

Website: www.fgp.msu.ru

Read more about the prominent personalities of the Faculty of Global Processes (FGP) of Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov.

Dean – Doctor of Political Sciences, Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor and Head of the Chair of Globalistics I.V. Ilyin

Faculty Supervisor – Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Chair of Geopolitics I.I. Abylgaziev.

Vice-dean: for Education – Senior Lecturer S. Bilyuga
for scientific work – Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Associate Professor R.R. Gabdullin,
for administrative work – Candidate of Political Sciences, Associate Professor, O.A. Alekseenko
for Education and Methodology - Candidate of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor I.A. Aleshkovsky

Scientific Secretary of the Faculty: Candidate of Economic Sciences, E.A.Mosakova[D3] 

Heads of departments: educational – G.V. Bielskih, Graduate DivisionY.E. Ariskina, scientific – Ph.D. A.S. Rozanov, editing and publishing – Ph.D. T.L. Shestova.


The main goal of the Faculty of Global Studies is to prepare highly qualified professionals in the sphere of international relations and global studies, combining broad theoretical knowledge and interdisciplinary education, capable of carrying out comprehensive monitoring and to develop approaches for the effective management of global and inter-regional processes.

Graduates of the faculty are experts in various aspects of globalistics – interdisciplinary science of global processes and systems, combining different approaches and methods of natural sciences.

The Faculty of Global Studies conducts bachelor’s and master’s degrees in international political and economic relations, global and regional studies in International Relations.

 Studying time: Bachelor’s – four years, Master’s – two years. Qualification of graduates - Bachelor, and Master of International Relations.

Studying at the Faculty is based on the traditions of classical university education and international experience of training in global and regional political, economic, and socio-natural studies.

Training of specialists in the sphere of global processes has been conducted at MSU since 2005. In 2007, according to the decision of the Academic Council of MSU, the Faculty of Global Studies received the status of an independent structural unit.

The training is provided in four courses – Geopolitics and Diplomacy, Global Economics and Management, International humanitarian cooperation, Global Energy and International Business.

 The Department of Global Studies and Geopolitics was formed by MSU’s Academic Council in 2008. In 2009, MSU’s Regulations on the Faculty of Global Studies were approved. In 2010 the Scientific Council of the Faculty began its work; in 2010, according to the agreement between MSU and UNESCO the UNESCO Chair for the Study of Global Issues was established (in 2012 according to the Academic Council of MSU,  the department was included in the structure of the faculty). In 2012, according to the decision of the Academic Council of the Faculty of the the Department of Global Social Processes and Work with Youth was established.

 The faculty includes the Research Centre, the Centre for Innovative Educational Technologies, and the Educational Laboratory of Mathematical Modeling of Global Processes. The faculty is managed through the Council and the Academic Council.

The Board determines the main directions of development of the faculty. It includes prominent Russian academics, including RAS academicians A.A. Akayev, A.D. Ursul and A.N. Chumakov.

There are also public units at the faculty: a trade union committee, student council, and a student committee for hostel accommodation.

The International Association for Global Studies (Vice-President – Secretary General – Professor I. Ilyin) was formed.

A system of pre-university training has also been developed; in 2010 the School of Young Specialists in International Affairs was founded, in conjunction with the MGIMO National Olympiad in Global Studies and International Relations.

The Faculty of Global Studies controls the branch of MSU in Dushanbe (Tajikistan).

Classes at the faculty are given by leading professors and teachers from MSU University, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russian Foreign Trade Academy, Russian Directory Publishers 347 Academy of Sciences, as well as employees of public authorities, Russian and international corporations, and diplomats and consular services of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Representing about fifty regions of Russia and seven countries of the world, 550 students study at the Faculty of Global Studies. Special educational standards have been developed at the faculty, and many courses on the curriculum are unique. International cooperation and exchange are practiced at the faculty.

Students have the opportunity to take part in international academic exchange programs and to undertake overseas training that lasts from one week to one year in leading universities in the UK, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, China, USA, Turkey, France, Switzerland, and Japan. Graduates successfully work in various ministries, departments, special services, other government agencies, and domestic companies in international business. Many of them take postgraduate courses at FGS and other faculties of MSU, as well as in the leading Russian and foreign universities and research institutes of RAS.

The importance of studying global issues and processes was recognized by the fact that the RAS department Global Issues and International Relations was created in 2010. The faculty holds a regular international scientific congress called Globalistics, which is one of the world’s leading venues for the discussion of the results of global research. The first congress was held in May 2009 under the theme “Ways out of the global crisis and model of new world order,” the second in 2011 under the motto “Towards a strategic stability and the problem of global governance.”

More than 500 scientists from thirty countries took part. They were welcomed by the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, MSU head, Vice-President of RAS V.A. Sadovnichiy, Chief Scientific Secretary Academician V.V. Kostyuk, representatives of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, UNESCO Moscow Office, and prominent scientists. Foreign Minister S.V. Lavrov, Academician E.M. Primakov, one of the most respected Western experts on the Study of Globalization, English professor Ronald Robertson, author of several works on global issues S.P. Kapitsa, and famous biologist, historian, and sociologist Peter Turchin also welcomed the participants and organizers. The program of the 2011 congress, Global Studies 2011, had twelve sections and two round table discussions.

The faculty participates in the publication of the scientific journals The Age of Globalization and Journal of Globalization Studies, and in 2011 established the journal Bulletin of Moscow University. Series XXVII. Geopolitics and Global Studies, and the first two issues have been published.

In June 2012, together with the Department of Global Studies Consortium (including more than thirty universities from the USA, China, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia) the faculty held an International Conference on Global Research at MSU: there were more than 150 foreign participants, including the most prominent figures in global studies.

The faculty has numerous treaties on international cooperation.

Cooperation with universities in China is successfully developing. A joint Centre for Global Studies in the Asia-Pacific Region has been established, while the faculty is involved in the work of the Institute of Strategic Cooperation between China and Russia at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), and also has a cooperation agreement with the newly formed Centre for Studies of the Modern World at the CPC Central Committee.

Faculty teaching staff consist of internal and external personnel. Studies and publishing are widespread: the faculty has produced more than 100 scientific papers, textbooks, and teaching aids.

The methodological foundations of globalistics are to be found in the works of the leading professors of the faculty, who investigate various aspects of global processes and global systems.


Many experts in the field of global studies work at the faculty.