Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation is the leading Russian educational, research and information-analytical center, giving higher education (second) in the field of international relations and world economy. Dates back to 1934 - the establishment of the Institute for the training of diplomatic and consular staff, which was transformed into the Higher Diplomatic School (1939), and then (1974) - to the Academy.
The Diplomatic Academy (DA) of the Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs dates as far back as 1934 when an Institute for diplomatic and consular personnel was set up at the Peoples Commissariat of Foreign Affairs that was later, in 1939, transformed into a Higher Diplomatic School (HDS). In 1974 in accordance with a resolution of the government HDS was transformed into the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the USSR.
Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland, and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation have collaborated to establish a Joint Programme in 2004. This Joint Programme aims to enhance the knowledge of undergraduates, pursuing the Bachelor of Global Economics at the Diplomatic Academy, in hospitality and tourism subjects.
In order to achieve this ambitious aim, Cesar Ritz Colleges Switzerland teaches specific hospitality and tourism courses to the students in Moscow in Spring of each year and the students then continue their learning experience in Switzerland in Summer. To date, there are more than 50 students enrolled in this Joint Programme.