Russia, Moscow

BRICS and Sustainable Development

when 29 June 2020 - 11 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee USD 800

In the recent decade there has been much talk about the role, place and perspectives of the BRICS countries in geo-economics and geo-politics. The fact, however, is that most of optimistic expectations regarding this group of countries did not come true, at least, so far. On the other hand, both the abbreviation BRICS as well as the institutional framework of this entity remained fairly stable. The latter even produced some inclinations for further development. The focus of the course is to analyze this in many ways paradoxical situation. This analysis proceeds from the fact that the abbreviation itself was coined on the basis of pure economic (perhaps, even econometric) reasons, which may seem rather superficial in the context of geopolitics and international (as well as domestic) political economy. Indeed, when it comes to BRICS, we are talking about five absolutely different countries with regard to their economic, financial, social and political systems.

Course leader

Alina V. Shcherbakova

Course aim

The main learning objective of the course is to give students a practical idea of the origins, current state of affairs and most probable future developments of the BRICS in the World economy and politics, as well as to illustrate the most important features of the dynamics of bilateral relations between the BRICS countries.

Fee info

USD 800: Tuition f
USD 50: Registration fee


If you are a student of our Partner University we are happy to offer you a 20% discount.