Moscow Summer Academy on Economic Growth and Governance of Natural Resources (MSA)

Periodicity: 2009, 2011, 2015, to be continued.

Dates: July-August.


The Academy invites a new generation of scientists – undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postgraduate researchers from around the world – to study contemporary concepts of the management of natural resources and economic growth and to engage in discussions of methodological and applied challenges in this field.

MSA provides an intensive and exciting educational program that includes lectures by world-leading researchers on systems analysis and mathematical modeling of critical transformations with global impact, accompanied by interactive seminars at which the School’s participants acquire experience in exploring and working on these topics.

Students and PhD candidates successfully participating in MSA will earn credits applicable within the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and receive a course certificate on completion of the course. Participants have the option to obtain up to 4 ECTS credits by completing additional work at their home institution. There will be no final exam, but participants are expected to actively participate in all lectures and group work. The ECTS accreditation is granted through a partnership with the SENSE Research School, which is officially accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

In 2015, there was the third MSA on economic growth at Lomonosov Moscow State University. The first two schools took place in 2009 and 2011, and each attracted about 50 students from all over the world.