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This year the MGIMO Arctic Student Research Club is celebrating its 5th anniversary. During this time, the club has become a real expert community, whose members are actively engaged in research and public activities, carry out scientific publications on Arctic topics, deliver thematic reports at international conferences, become laureates of all-Russian scientific competitions, participate in major public projects - for example, in UN youth programs.
Read more about this in our anniversary report.

MGIMO Arctic Club Anniversary Report English


MGIMO Arctic Student Research Club  was established in 2015 at the International Energy Policy and Diplomacy Institute (MIEP) of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation. The establishment of the Arctic Club was initiated by the participants of the First Moscow Youth Model Arctic Council at MGIMO-University (April 7-8, 2015).

This initiative was recorded in the Declaration adopted by the participants and was approved by the Rector of MGIMO-University, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Anatoly Torkunov and Director of the International Energy Policy and Diplomacy Institute (MIEP MGIMO), Valery Salygin.

The most important and major events organized by the Arctic Club were: Moscow International Youth Model Arctic Council (MAC-2016, MAC-2017 and MAC-2018), International Student Week Arctic MGIMO (ISAW-2018, ISAW-2019) and the International Model of the Barents Council / Euro-Arctic Council (IMBEAC- 2017). These conferences were held with the support of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs and MGIMO Development Fund. In 2016 and 2018 representatives of the club took part in the International Model Arctic Council at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, and International Model Arctic Council MAC Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland, organized under the auspices of the Arctic Council.

The MGIMO Arctic Student Research Club is a student, self-governing, non-profit association operating in accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Civil Code of the Russian Federation of November 30, 1994, Federal Law No.51, Federal Law of May 19, 1995 No. 82 “On Public Associations”, other laws of the Russian Federation, the Charter of MGIMO-University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and other legal documents. 



Moscow Youth International Model Arctic Council is an international youth conference which is held by each year since 2016 and organised by MGIMO Arctic Student Research Club with the financial support of MGIMO Endowment Fund.

In December 2019, the project "Moscow Youth International Model Arctic Council" was included in the collection of best practices of the UN Global Initiative Network for finding solutions in the field of sustainable development (Sustainable Development Solutions Network, SDSN) as part of the Handbook "Getting started with the SDGs in universities".

In October 2020, the MGIMO Arctic Club became one of the Federal partners of the "Russia-Arctic Council" International Youth Cooperation Project Office. The founders of the Project office are the Russian Federal Agency for Youth Affairs “Rosmolodezh” and the Department of Youth Policy and Tourism of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District of the Russian Federation. The purpose of the Project office is to support the systematic interaction of youth and youth organizations of the Russian Federation with youth and youth organizations of the other Arctic Council countries. MGIMO website news here

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