Students from all over Russia and abroad choose to attend MGIMO-Odintsovo for various reasons. MGIMO Departments offer unique programs at Odintsovo Campus. Here MGIMO best traditions are combined with new approaches and innovative initiatives. The Campus is a safe, international and student-friendly site with a special academic atmosphere. Members of the outstanding Staff of the Campus expose the students to the most modern trends of world-class education. Our Professors and Tutors help students build their individual career strategies and make life-long university friendships.

Studying at MGIMO’s Odintsovo’s campus within the Department of Linguistics has been both challenging and rewarding. My Russian has improved dramatically thanks to the enthusiasm, hard work and patience of the local professors. I also learned about what it means to live in Russia, in an immersive and culturally rich environment. To all those who assisted me in my experience, I thank you. - Nicolas Marshall (Ottawa, Canada. January 2019)  (News)




The Campus is situated to the West of Moscow, near Rublevka area, 35 min drive from the Center of Moscow in the ecologically friendly environment with a developed infrastructure. The outstanding most modern facilities of the Campus include an innovative Sports Complex and the Hotel.

Department of Linguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication is a MGIMO School founded at Odintsovo-Campus to teach future Linguists: Experts on Cultural Studies, Communicators/Negotiators, Translators/Interpreters, Professional and Media Discourse Analysts, Researchers and Language Educators. The Department incorporates traditions of fundamental education and research in Linguistics with innovative telecommunicative technologies in its programs. In the Fall 2018 The Department launched a new Bachelor’s Degree Program on Russian Studies and Cross-Cultural Communication (in English). 


Founding date: December 24, 2015
Campus facts:
More than 35 Bachelor's, Master's and other programs,
More than 1500 students
16 000 square feet of study areas, more than 25 000 square feet of interior space
3* Campus Hotel

  • a Sports Complex with 12 gyms and a 25-meter swimming pool,
  • a modern Library with a collection of more than 2.5 mln. volumes and an access to a range of on-line resources, databases and search tools
  • a cafeteria and 2 cafes

95% of undergraduates have already received preliminary job offers.