The MIT-Russia Program is committed to building bridges between research and industry leaders in Russia and the U.S.

The MIT-Russia Program, launched in 2011, is one of the newest additions to MISTI. The Program provides MIT graduate and undergraduate students with an opportunity to see how research is done abroad and  test their skills in a foreign environment. 

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, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, 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.


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