MIT and Sklokovo Forge Alliance

Posted by: Alison Damast on February 3, 2009

MIT Sloan School of Management and Russia’s Skolkovo business school signed a partnership agreement today that will launch the start of a series of joint programs between the two schools. Skolkovo, a new Russian business school backed by some of the country’s leading businessmen, plans to offer a full-time MBA program for the first time this fall. The agreement between the Moscow-based B-school and MIT will allow Skolkovo MBA students to attend classes and receive training in Cambridge, while Sloan faculty will travel to the school to deliver lectures, the schools said.

This is the second high-profile partnership MIT has announced recently. Just last year, the school worked out an agreement with HEC in Paris that includes an exchange program between the two schools and joint research by faculty.

Below is a picture of the signing, which took place in Moscow this morning:

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