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The New Semester Begins At German Studies Russia

The new semester at GSR will start with an introduction to the German political system. Image:  Ralf Schulze

The new semester at GSR will start with an introduction to the German political system. Image: Ralf Schulze

It’s back to business at the Center for Global Politics, with an exciting new semester of German Studies Russia set to begin.


News from Aug 31, 2015

Once again the last days of the holiday period are drawing to a close, and with it a long period of relaxation comes to an end. With September it’s back to school and back to business at the Center for Global Politics.

But don’t despair: The start of a new semester at MGIMO University means as well the start of an exciting new year of German Studies Russia!

In the coming year, we are looking forward to hosting 27 new students from a number of faculties who are all looking to find out even more about Germany. Already armed with a profound knowledge of German, all of these new students are enthusiastic to discover more about the country. So let’s take a look at what’s in store for them in the coming weeks…

The semester begins on Tuesday, September 1, with the first tutorial session the day after on the 2nd. Within this tutorial, the new students will receive an introduction into the program, its requirements and what they can expect. Furthermore, these students will learn all about the online-learning platform Blackboard in order to prepare them for their first class, “Political science and Germany’s political system”, scheduled for September 7.

Beginning this course will be an introduction into the political system of Germany, which will last until the 11th of September. Included in this period will be an examination of the scientific methods used by German political institutions, as well as debates on the internal mechanisms and structures of the EU.

Following on from this, the next not-to-be-missed event will be a lecture from program coordinator Dominik Sonnleitner. This lecture will seek to give the Russian audience a deeper insight into ongoing debates, issues and developments in Germany. As such, the topic for the German language lecture will be “Migration and refugees in Germany and Europe – developments and reactions”. The lecture itself will be held on Tuesday, September 8.