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ITG: Economics


The International Thematic Group on Economics is aimed at providing the international community with new educational programs which will be relevant to the current economic and political situation in the BRICS countries and all over the world. The ITG objectives are:

  1. to establish sustainable links between the ITG member universities;
  2. to create frameworks for student and faculty mobility;
  3. to develop joint Master’s and PhD programs on Economics.

Member universities

  1. National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
  2. RUDN University Moscow, Russia
  3. Moscow State Institute Of International Relations (MGIMO University), Moscow, Russia
  4. National University Of Science and Technology MISiS, Moscow, Russia
  5. Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  6. Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia
  7. State University Of Campinas (UNICAMP) , Campinas, Brazil
  8. Federal University Of Rio De Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  9. Federal University Of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  10. University Of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  11. Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  12. Henan University, Henan, China


  • Alina Shcherbakova
    Associate Professor, Head of the Iberoamerican Sector, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
    tel: +7 926 525 9911
  • Ekaterina Degtereva
    Associate Professor, RUDN University, Moscow, Russia
    tel: +7 903 599 5877