About Education & Training Program

Issues related to nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament and global security occupy key positions on the international agenda as a whole. That is why it is so important to grow up a new generation of experts who will take over from prominent state and public figures in the field of nonproliferation, disarmament and global security, and continue the work of protecting and ensuring peace and security. Education will help them in this and allow to take a fresh look at such a complex, sensitive and controversial issue

Karnaukhova, Elena A.
Deputy Director – Education and Training Program Director

The Education and Training Program of PIR Center is designed to provide high-quality training of qualified specialists, the development of innovative educational methods, as well as the accumulation of knowledge and its transfer from professionals to young experts in the field of nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, and global security.

Since the beginning of its active educational activity, PIR Center has trained more than 1,000 beginners and practitioners from Russian regional universities, government agencies, research institutes in Russia and other CIS countries.

Docendo discĭmus.

Learning while teaching

The training of highly qualified personnel among young specialists in the field of international security will always be one of the key conditions for successfully countering the challenges and threats to global security. The use of the potential of non-profit foreign policy-oriented organizations, promoting cooperation between the public and private sectors, non-governmental research institutes and international organizations will raise the bar for educational activities in the field of nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, global security, as well as bring new elements and innovative educational methods.

All this will help attract creative talented youth to research and project activities, which will enrich the practice of nonproliferation, disarmament and global security with modern approaches, views and initiatives to ensure conditions for peaceful development.

Presentation of the PIR Center Education and Training Program


Head of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation

Over the past quarter of a century, PIR Center has gained well-deserved authority in domestic and foreign academic and public circles. Thanks to the high professionalism of the staff, the expert and educational activities of the Center are becoming more effective every year, making a significant contribution to the training of the modern generation of Russian international specialists. ​

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Your recommendations are in demand in our daily, practical work. The scientific and educational activities of the PIR Center contribute to the formation and professional growth of the young generation of specialists. Graduates of the International School on Global Security find worthy application of the acquired knowledge and skills. We will continue to support your initiatives and undertakings. We at Smolenskaya Square appreciate constructive cooperation with PIR Center

Министр обороны Российской Федерации

PIR Center occupies a solid niche among NGOs conducting scientific, educational and consulting work on global security issues. For many years you have been providing high-quality analytical materials on nuclear non-proliferation and countering new threats and challenges. Hundreds of politicians, diplomats, military personnel and public figures from the CIS countries have completed training courses, internships and trainings in the format of the annual International School

Izumi Nakamitsu
 United Nations Under-Secretary-General of Disarmament Affairs

I am sure that PIR Center School has provided a unique opportunity for you, 25 young and outstanding professionals, politicians, diplomats, military and civil servants, journalists, scientists, teachers and students, to gain experience, improve professional skills and contribute to a safer world through the acquisition of new knowledge. My office values ​​the experience of working with PIR Center as an independent Russian think tank that is firmly committed to the comprehensive study of security issues in the Commonwealth of Independent States and beyond

Education and Training Program of PIR Center in numbers

More than 1000

More than 700
participants of the International School on Global Security, trainings and internships

More than 30
countries covered by PIR Center educational activities

Of target audience: diplomats, civil servants, military men, experts, teachers, students, businessmen, journalists