The MIT-Russia Program, launched in 2011, is one of the newest additions to MISTI. The Program gives MIT graduate and undergraduate students the chance to contribute to rapidly developing world of Russian science, innovation and entrepreneurship. Participating students who are not already fluent in Russian are required to take the language and culture classes prior to their internships. We are proud to have launched the Russian language instruction at MIT after a 16-year hiatus.
Currently, the Program partners with over 15 host organizations in Russia including General Electric, Kasperksy Lab, Siemens, Sberbank Technologies, National Nuclear Research University MEPhI, Yandex and others.
Additionally, through the MIT-Russia Seed Funds, we encourage research and scientific collaboration between MIT professors and their counterparts in Russia.
By connecting best talent of MIT with Russian companies, universities and research institutes, the Program provides an opportunity for scientific and cultural exchange between two countries.