RANEPA - The Russian Presindetial Academy of National Economy and Public Policy


RANEPA is a leading university in Russia in the areas of public policy, public administration, and business administration.


The Academy of National Economy (ANE) served as the foundation and the main driving force of the new Presidential Academy. It traces its history to 1977 and over time became the leader of management training in economics, business and law. The Russian Academy of Public Administration (RAPA) and the 12 academies of civil service provided 80% of the training for the highest political leadership and civil servants of Russia.

The newly formed Russian Presidential Academy is the largest of socioeconomic and humanities universities in Russia and Europe, rightly occupying the top tier of the national university ranking.

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) was established in September 2010 by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation through merging the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation, the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, and 12 other regional civil service academies.

Our principles in education

  • life-long learning
  • individual approach
  • internationalization
  • new educational technologies
  • competency-based education
  • development of centers of excellence

35000 full-time studens | 207000 total number of University students

RANEPA’s Moscow campus includes 21 schools and departments. The total number of university students engaged in various forms of training, including regional campuses, equals more than 207 thousand, including more than 35 thousand full-time students.

Education for public sector

Generations of Russian civil servants have received their training at RANEPA through first university degree, graduate and short-term programs. Over the years RANEPA has developed many unique programs to train civil servants for the federal and regional authorities in Russia. RANEPA was one of the initiators of introducing МРА (Master of Public Administration) programs in Russia to meet the needs of the public sector in talented and creative personnel.

80% of current regional governors are RANEPA graduates | 60% of federal government officials are RANEPA graduates

A large portion Russia’s state officials is trained at the russian presidential academy

Tailor-made executive program for Tatarstan

For the regional government of Tatarstan RANEPA has developed a special flagship Executive Master of Public Administration Program. A series of interactive and tailor-made trainings delivered in 2010 – 2011 helped to strengthen the skill-base and give new perspectives on policy challenges for the entire team of core government executives of the Republic.

Education for private sector

RANEPA dominates in the field of training of toplevel managers for Russian enterprises. The Academy pioneered in the Russian MBA program market and was the first in Russia to receive international accreditation of its MBA program. RANEPA introduced the first DBA program in Russia and is at the forefront of implementing Executive MBA programs in the country.

Most of the MBA and ЕМВА programs are viewed as best practices in quality in the Russian market of business education. RANEPA’s business education programs are accredited by the international and national accreditation agencies, such as AACSB International, EFMD and Association of MBAs.

Over 40% of russian MBA graduates received their degrees from RANEPA

RANEPA has earned a strong reputation in business education founded on cutting-edge research and market-driven industry practice. The quality of teaching at our MBA programs ensures high completion rates and relevance which has resulted in high levels of student satisfaction and employability.

Ranepa’s strategy is to develop substantial international components in the academic programs to ensure their enrichment, quality, and competitiveness in the international education market.

On the scale and quality of international outreach RANEPA occupies a leading position in Russia. RANEPA participates in a number of international strategic partnerships to provide for students’ and faculties’ international mobility, modern opportunities of international education, training and research. Within the framework of international cooperation the Academy is implementing a number of joint degree and non-degree programs and projects at all levels of university and post-graduate education.

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Master of Global Public Policy

Campus Full time 2 years Russia

The MGPP is a two-year master’s degree that meets international standards and has been carefully benchmarked to the top graduate-level public policy programs around the world. [+]

The new initiative for Russia and the world Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) is launching a new Master of Global Public Policy (MGPP) degree program in September 2014. The program is designed to prepare its graduates as future leaders and professionals to interact between business and state, to be experts in state and transnational corporation management that are able to integrate businesses, industries, and whole regions in the global international cooperation. This program is the first of a two-year full-time master's program in Russia, which is taught in English only. The highest quality of education The program will be taught by professors from top universities, such as Oxford, Harvard, Sorbonne, Georgetown, London School of Economics, as well as major experts of global politics from Russia, Europe, North America, Asia and universities-partners from the BRICS countries. The Program Director is Professor Robin J. Lewis, a former Deputy Dean of the Faculty of International Relations and Public Policy of the Columbia University (USA). Practice-oriented program The program consists of three elements: a core curriculum, two concentrations and a final project. At the end of the second semester students choose one of the following concentrations: "Russia and the World" or "Global Development and Emerging Economies". In the third semester, students will choose a final project, either a research-based Thesis or a practice-based Capstone Project. Students are provided with 1. Campus accomodation, 2. Scholarships, 3. Joint training with students from the USA, China, India, UAE and Russia. 4. Possibility of internships and practical experience in one of the largest multinational companies in Russia and abroad, 5. After graduation - the Diploma of the leading Russian University recognized abroad. How to apply? 1. Sign up to MGPP program here: http://www.ranepa.ru/eng/academics/english-language-programs/welcome-to-mgpp/sign-up-for-the-mgpp-program.html 2. Complete the application form at: http://www.ranepa.ru/eng/academics/english-language-programs/welcome-to-mgpp/application-form-mgpp.html up to July 31, 2014 3. Conclude an agreement with RANEPA and pay tuition fee. 4. For further information, please, contact Yulia Mironova, program administrator, mgpp@rane.ru [-]