In 2016 the faculty of political sciences of the Moscow State University and Endowment Fund “ISTOKI” launched the joint educational programme on political science – the programme PolitIQ.

Endowment deposit allows to maintain long-term systematic work in the borders of a program and to achieve best results.

“PolitIQ” is an abbreviation made of three key words: polit, improve, quality.

The goal of the programme is to increase the prestige of political education at MSU

The mission of the programme is to disseminate objective knowledge about Russia and the Russian science in the foreign scientific community; to help foreign students and professors to obtain qualitative information about the Russian school of political sciences and the tendencies of its development; to secure mutual understanding and interaction between representatives of Russian and foreign political science.

The main directions of the programme:

 Scientific and Research field:

  • development of scientific and expert reports;
  • preparation of scientific articles for publication in Russian and foreign academic journals;
  • inviting a “celebrity professor”  – a world famous lecturer on political sciences;
  • development and publishing of learning materials.

 Development of the educational programme:

Scholarship programme – summer schools:

  • trainings for students of MSU in Summer Schools of the leading foreign universities. The first competitive selection of the students was held in 2016. Successful students were offered to choose among six universities. These are the following universities: the London School of Economics (LSE), Great Britain; the Institution of Political Research (Sciences Po), France; Oxford, Great Britain; the Beijing University (China), the Hong Kong University (China),  the International Association of Political Science jointly with the National University of Singapore (Singapore). summerschools.politiq.ru
  • programmes of students’ exchange. In 2016-2017 programmes for invitation of foreign students to summer schools of MSU and other leading universities will be developed.

The programme is funded by Endowment Fund “ISTOKI”. www.politiq.ru