Vision & Internationalization Strategy

The mission of the Institute for Social Sciences is to provide high-quality practical orientated degree and non-degree programs for Russian and international students in collaboration with Partner Universities from all over the world.

ISS project was conceived to transfer the experience accumulated by the “western” universities to Russia after a period of isolation and elimination of a part of Russia’s academic elite. The question was how to do it without simply outright copying the western universities in the differing conditions of Russia.

One of the most important focuses of teachers and employees is turning the ISS into a model for education development – a “firing range” for testing innovations that could be used in higher education throughout Russia.

Our main aim is to bring together the best-specialized programs and practices from the well-known Universities into one. Offer the unique educational programs with the same degree as partner University and lower living expenses and tuitions which will allow students to focus on their studies.

International Partnerships
View our key international partnerships on a world map and find out about the scope and ambition of our internationalization activities.

Partnerships are developed not only where we share a mission, values, goals, and ambition, but also as a way to collaborate on teaching and research projects that address the needs and challenges of a global society.

List of Partner Universities >>

Exchanges & Study Abroad

ISS of RANEPA welcomes competent students from our partner universities of all over the world as an exchange student, for one term or one year. With so many courses offered, you will be able to design a study program that meets your interests and needs. You can further your major or minor discipline, or explore a totally different one. Check our page for Exchange opportunities for partner Universities >>

For those not enrolled in one of our partner universities, ISS offers one term or one year program with a charge per each course. Special Summer Programs with Russian Language courses coupled with field trips are offered too. Check your options here >>

Students from institutions outside Russia may enroll into our Visiting Student Researcher Program to come to ISS for a short-term or long-term period of time in order to fulfill research or internship requirements of their home universities. Through this program, the students can gain experience in an international research environment with top-notch professors and research staff. 

Information about our Research centers is available here >>

Office of International Relations
Tel.: +7499 270-29-84
Office Working Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10.00AM-6:00PM

Partner Universities

National University of General San Martin

Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University

Carleton University

University Finis Terrae

Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Shandong University
Chinese Communication University
Beijing International Studies University
Beijing Union University

Sciences Po
Bath Spa University
Kingston University

City University of Hong Kong

National University of Public Service

University of Bocconi
University of Parma

Riga International School of Economics and 
Business Administration (RISEBA)

University of Macau
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM)

Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce
Pedagogical University of Krakow

School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University

University of Alcala
University of Navarra
Escuela Internacional de Comunicación
Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull

Leiden University

University of Pittsburgh
University of Michigan 

Membership In Associations


The American Society of Public Administration (ASPA)
the association organizes and sponsors conferences, as well as the provision of professional services to those who study Public Policy and Public Administration. More than 10 000 professionals are members of the Association.

The International Political Studies Association (IPSA)
an international non-profit scientific organization under the auspices of UNESCO, whose goal is to promote the development of political sciences. It consists of 3,600 individual members, 110 associate members and 52 national and regional associations. IPSA is a member of the International Council of Social Sciences and has a consultative status with UNESCO.

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
a leading international scientific society that promotes knowledge of Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia and Eastern Europe, both in a regional and global context. The Institute for Social Sciences of the RANEPA is the only full member of the association on the territory of the Russian Federation.Text here....

The International Institute for Administrative Sciences in Brussels (IIAS)
an international organization that improves public policy and management by promoting best practices in public administration theory and practice.

Our students travel a lot. Each term they enjoy in-built internships and exchange sessions in the biggest universities of Europe, Asia, and both Americas. We help our students get other chances to go global – we inform and consult them on choosing and applying for various conferences and internships all around the world. So our students, studying international programs can have supplementary free abroad experience paid by the Institute. Of course, the applicants are passing contest to join. Which is no bad, as well.