Moscow Institute of Open Education

General Information 

Moscow Institute of Open Education ( MIOO; formerly the Moscow Institute for Advanced Training of Educators, MIPKRO) is the leading higher educational institution in Moscow in the field of advanced training and retraining of secondary education workers. The Moscow City Institute for the Improvement of Teachers (MGIUU) was established on February 25, 1938, by the decision of the Presidium of the Moscow Council to develop the education system in Moscow. 

Initially, the institute had 11 departments: historical, Russian language and literature, geographical, physical and mathematical, chemical and biological, foreign language, elementary school teachers, extracurricular work with children, pioneer leaders, orphanage teachers, and preschool. In 1991, it was transformed into the Moscow Institute for Advanced Studies of Educators (MIPKRO), and in 2001 it was transformed into the Moscow Institute of Open Education (MIOO). 

Currently, the main activities of MIOO are Advanced training of employees of the education system in Moscow in the form of short-term advanced training courses; Retraining in pedagogical specialties in the form of a second higher education; Interaction with regional scientific and methodological centers. MIOO also organizes scientific and practical conferences, seminars, and round tables on education issues and conducts urban subject Olympiads for schoolchildren. Since 2002, together with the International Language Center, and Language Link, Olympiads in foreign languages ​​have been held among students in grades 9-11.

Study Programs 


  • Technology
  • Advanced Training of Educators
  • Advanced Training for Teachers of Educational Institutions

Accommodation and Housing 

The university provides a dormitory for foreign students or students from other cities. The administration of the university provides all facilities such as central heating, free Wi-Fi, hot and cold running water, permanent access to the gym, library, reading rooms, and all equipment students need for studying and living. University provides free access to the University Library, reading rooms, studying rooms, and all necessary for studying process equipment and materials. 

All rooms are shared between 2-4 students and are fully supplied with all needed furniture and technologies. Every room has a permanent Wi-Fi connection, a system of central heating, air conditioning, and a permanent electricity supply. The rooms are equipped with beds, desks, chairs, and wall shelves for each student. Wardrobes and shoe racks located in the hallway are shared by the students living in the unit as well as a refrigerator. Blankets, pillows, and bed sheets are also provided to students.