On July 7, 2020 MPGU took part in V Forum of Russian and Iranian Universities Rectors which was held online this time due to the Coronavirus pandemic. More than 50 Russian and Iranian rectors, vice-rectors and professors discussed cooperation between the two countries in the sphere of education and offered suggestions on the topic of future collaborations. Russian Minister of science and higher education V. Falkov, Iranian Deputy Minister of Science Hossein Salar-Amoli, MGU Rector V. Sadovnichy etc participated in the Forum as well. MPGU was represented by the first Vice-Rector V. Dronov and heads of the International Relation Office.
Main areas of discussions on the Forum were: international strategical cooperation, strenghtening educational relationships within associations, academic mobility and language programs. The Forum terminated with a resolution on joint programs in online education, exchange of experience, organization of cultural weeks, development of Persian and Russian language teaching programs and creation of Youth Russo-Iranian intercollegiate association etc.