His Excellency The Consul General of The Russian Federation recognizing EDURUSSIA as the official promoters of Russian Government Universities




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  Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
  The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia. It is the only university in the world every year uniting students from 140 countries. The University has a multiprofile structure of faculties and majors, typical for classical universities of the world. More than 77 thousand graduates of the University work in 170 countries, among them more than 5500 holders of PhD and Doctorate degrees. Specialists are prepared in 62 majors and lines of study. More than 29 thousand graduate and postgraduate students from 140 countries are currently studying at the university. They represent more than 450 nations and nationalities of the world. The University is a renowned research center. It has a team of 4,500 employees, among them 2,826 highly qualified teachers. The University intellectual fund comprises more than 870 author’s invention certificates and 150 patents of the Russian Federation in practically all fields of University scientific research. Many foreign and Russian political and public figures and outstanding scholars and scientists became PFUR professors. Among them are presidents of Namibia, Angola, Sri Lanka and South African Republic, Gabon and Nigeria; prime-ministers Bangladesh, Kazakhstan; UN Chief Executive Officer on Education, Culture and Science; Director of CEPES. After 50 years of existence, the University is known world-wide as a major academic and research center, many years in top-five Russian universities.
  I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy
  I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University is the oldest leading medical university in Russia that has become a cradle of most medical schools and scientific societies of Russia. Today the academy is a major center for training, certification and upgrading the medical personnel and pharmacists. Academic studies are closely integrated with fundamental and applied research, providing highly qualified medical care to the population and promoting the advances of medical science and pharmaceutics.
It has 20 buildings for studies, classrooms and lecture halls, a clinical center with 17 diverse clinics for 3000 patients, the research center, the main library, publishing section, a video-photo department, the laboratories, the botanical garden and several students' hostels. About 9000 students from Russia and foreign countries study annually at the Academy. They are trained in:
    • General Medicine (Russian and English medium)
    • Pharmacy (Russian and French medium)
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Stomatology (Dentistry)
    • Nursing
    • Faculty for research and teaching staff training.
The academy maintains collaborative ties with various international organizations. Among them are the International Association of the University Programs for Health Management, the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and General Practitioners, the American International Alliance on Health Problems, the European Association of Management in Health Care, the World Academy of Medical Education.
  Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy
  Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy is a major center for training medical practitioners in one of the largest regions of the European part of Russia. The medical faculty was opened in 1920 as a faculty of Nizhny Novgorod University. In May, 1930 it became an independent Medical Institute and in June 1994 it got a status of the State Medical Academy. In 1992 the Faculty of Overseas Admissions was opened in NNSMA. Since 1998/99 academic year the Academy has started training international students in the English Medium. More than 600 international students from 38 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America (Sri-Lanka, Malaysia, Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya, Syria and others) are being trained in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. The total number of students is 2500.
    1. FACULTY OF GENERAL MEDICINE: - is the biggest one. About half of all the students of the Academy specialize in Surgery, Therapy, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Neurology etc. The training course lasts for 6 years.
    2. PEDIATRIC FACULTY: physicians are taught here to treat children. The Regional Pediatric Hospital and the Institute for Pediatric Research have been selected as teaching hospitals. Duration of the course is 6 years.
    3. FACULTY OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE: specialists are trained here to implement the main prophylactic principles of public health to prevent diseases. Graduates from the Faculty are qualified as Hygienists and Epidemiologists. Duration of the course is 6 years.
    4. FACULTY OF DENTISTRY: specialists in Dentistry are trained here. After the basic course graduate students ought to have special primary internship training in the following branches: Dental Therapy, Dental Surgery, Dental Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry. Duration of training is 5 years.
    5. PHARMACY FACULTY: prepares pharmacists. Duration of the course is 5 years.

Postgraduate courses are also provided for both Russian and international students. Among the courses are Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiology, General Surgery, Traumatology and Orthopedics, Cardiovascular Surgery, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Surgery, Obstetric and Gynaecology, Epidemiology, Hygiene, Microbiology and Orthodontics.
  Tambov State University
  Tambov State University was founded in 1843 as the Alexandrinsky Institution. In its history of more than 167 years of existence, many changes have been introduced and in 1994 by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation it gained the status of Tambov State G.R. Derzhavin University. The city of Tambov founded in 1636 is the centre of the Tambov area situated in the central part of Russia, close to Moscow, the capital city of Russia. University students make up more than 10% of the total of the city population. This fact illustrates the attractiveness of the city to young people who wish to get a high quality tertiary education in a modern, rapidly growing and a developing city.
The infrastructure of the city and universities allows the students to combine successfully their studies with leisure providing all facilities for sports and entertaining activities. Students' festivals and contests are regularly held; the students have got access to museums, exhibitions, sport centers and a University television. The University has its own football, volleyball and basketball teams playing in different competitions at all levels. Tambov State University is one of the best higher education establishments in Russia. It contributes remarkably to the country's development and prepares qualified specialists in more than 100 specializations in the fields of medicine, economics, nanotechnologies, IT, industry, culture and arts. The University comprises of 15 academic departments: 3 Academies, 11 Institutions and 1 Faculty. Around 15000 students from different countries of the world are currently studying in the University. 90% of the University staff have got academic degrees and ranks.
Implementation of the Russian Federal Innovation educational program has resulted into the foundation of new innovative scientific centers, equipped with modern high-tech materials and equipment. This allows the students to carry out scientific and research activities. Professors and students take part in annual summer schools, exchange programs, traineeships, international congresses, seminars and conferences. The Medical Faculty of the Tambov State University deserves particular attention. Learning is based on new educational technologies and the best achievements of the national and world medicine. Multimedia methods, thematic films, the latest demonstration equipment, posters, stands, unique natural anatomic training models and the latest materials are widely used during the learning process. Students are offered a chance to learn human anatomic peculiarities on cadaveric material. Clinical bases for the practical training are situated in the clinics of the University and in the different clinics and hospitals of the city.
The clinics are equipped by modern medical equipment and along with the departments have systems for computer control of the learning processFrom the 2nd year the students can watch and be present at operations conjointly with professors and the practicing surgeons. Modern equipment of the classes and labs along with the high qualification of the professors guarantee the highest level of education and professionalism of the graduates. All these allow the listing of the Tambov State University among the best medical institutions of Russia.
Guided by the University professors, the students take part in scientific researches held by the Departments and in various Scientific and Research Centers of the University. The University carries out a successful international co-operation policy. More than 100 educational and scientific establishments from Germany, Italy, the USA, China and other countries of Europe, Asia and America are among those who partner with the University. All the international students admitted to the University are provided with accommodation in a students' hostel for the entire period of their study. In the hostels there are shops and cafeterias with affordable prices. Each floor of the hostel has a kitchen for cooking according to the personal preferences and national peculiarities. High standards of education, a wide range of specializations meeting the demands of today's labor market, practical skills, implementation of modern technologies, employment of new equipment along with friendly atmosphere and comfortable conditions – these are the advantages of choosing Tambov State University for your higher education.
  Astrakhan State Medical Academy
  Astrakhan is situated in the south of the European part of Russia. This is the very place where Europe meets Asia, and the cultures of the two nations intertwine closely. In this region the representatives of various religions live in harmony: Christians, Moslems, Buddhists, Jews and others. One may experience here the unity of the multi-national Russian people in full measure.
Astrakhan is famous for its rich history, mysterious virginal nature, fresh air and boundless water areas. It is the spot where the waters of Volga meet the warm waters of the Caspian Sea. Astrakhan is also famous for its hospitality. It is an astonishing part of Russia that reflects all the greatness of our vast country. In comparison with the other parts of Russia, it is in Astrakhan that we find the largest part of sunny days per year. It is in this very place, so warm and hospitable, that Astrakhan State Medical Academy is situated.
Astrakhan State Medical Academy was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest medical educational institutions in Russia. In November 2008 it celebrated its 90th anniversary. During its long existence more than 30000 doctors have graduated from the Academy; they work in all parts of the world for the welfare of the people. Since the day of its foundation the Academy uses the European system of medical education that combines strong theoretical grounding in different spheres of knowledge with practical courses held in the best medical institutions of Astrakhan. At the present moment Astrakhan State Medical Academy consists of 11 faculties, at 70 chairs of which about 4000 students, clinical residency and post-graduate students study.
The training of highly skilled specialists is fulfilled by experienced professors and scientists. Amongst them there are around 100 doctors of sciences, professors, docents and candidates of sciences. The membership of professors is formed of honored scientists of Russia, honored scientists of the Higher School of Russia, notable scientists of health protection, honored doctors of Russia, laureates of the Russian government prize in the sphere of science and engineering, honored scientists of health protections and sport of Russia.
In 2009 and 2010 for its prominent progress and high quality of training of specialists in the sphere of medicine Astrakhan State Medical Academy was awarded with a prestigious Certificate “European Quality”, with a golden medal “100 best Russian State Universities” (of 3600 Russian universitiesAt the moment students from all the continents of the world study there. International scientific knowledge interchange is widely practiced – scientists of the Academy go abroad and participate in international congresses, conferences and symposiums taking place in Russia. For 5 years at the annual Moscow International Exhibition of innovations and investments professors and scientists of the Academy have been awarded with golden and silver medals for new developments in the sphere of science and life. For the period of studies all the students are provided with places for living in comfortable students' hostels situated not far from educational buildings.
Near the hostels there are sport clubs, cafes, a university library – everything to make leisure and studies interesting and varied. Warm climate full of sun, proximity of the Caspian Sea, friendly student atmosphere, contemporary educational programs, good educational practice – these are the aspects that attract in Astrakhan State Medical University young people from all over the world.
  St. Petersburg I.P.Pavlov State Medical Academy
  The Saint Petersburg State Medical University named after I.P. Pavlov was established in 1897 in St. Petersburg, Russia, as the first Russian medical college for women. After its 110 years of history, it has become one of the leading medical colleges in Russia and the world.
The great scientist, the first Nobel laureate in the field of medicine, Russian Academician I.P. Pavlov is an example of complete dedication to his profession and ideal for those who have decided to devote themselves to the medical field. In the whole world the basics of the human anatomy began from the academic Pavlov's theory. Therefore, it was natural for the state medical University in Saint-Petersburg to be named after him.
Saint-Petersburg State I.P. Pavlov Medical University is the pride of Saint-Petersburg along with its drawbridges, the most beautiful embankments and unique monuments of architecture, culture and art. Saint-Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, which also plays the leading role in political and economic life of Russia, Europe and the world. This is the second biggest city in Russia with a population of 5 million people; it is also the cultural capital of Russia, European centre of science and education.
High quality of medical specialist training is provided by more than 1000 teachers and scientists forming the staff of the University. There are more than 600 doctors and PhD holders, 25 current members of Russian Academy of Medical Science and honoured academic figures among them. Research is made in 12 main directions with the aim to solve actual problems of public health and medical science, with the use of the most modern medical technologies. At present the University comprises of 6 Faculties, 65 Departments, 56 scientific laboratories, 4 research institutes, 10 scientific and research, scientific-methodological, and academic practical centres. The University is constantly elaborating new academic programs to develop and implement new methodical in accordance with the modern medical technologies and achievements. Significant attention is paid to up-to-date innovation methods of diagnostics and treatment of patients, acquirement of modern equipment and tools, knowledge of recent medical achievements. The systems of computer control are implemented in the process of education, technical methods of training are involved and issue-related video films are used in the University. The education is focused on the acquiring of professional skills during practical classes and externships. Clinical bases of the University are located in its clinics and in 43 more big hospitals and polyclinics of Saint-Petersburg. All University departments and computer centre are integrated in the Internet network. The University graduates get their practical training in big medical clinics of Saint-Petersburg with up-to-date equipment and complete access to patients. Saint-Petersburg State Medical University has been constantly developing international relations for integration into the global medical community; the University takes active part and hosts international conferences and seminars. 46 associates of foreign academies and scientific communities are University staff members. International students from different countries of the globe have studied here since 1946. For more than 60 years the University had trained about 5 000 medical specialists of about 120 countries of the world. International graduates who decided to enter the Saint-Petersburg State Medical University have achieved great success because the University trains the best medical practitioners and dentists in Russia and in the whole world.
  Nizhny Novgorod State University
  Nizhny Novgorod is referred to as the third “capital” of Russia, after Moscow and St. Petersburg. The city's perfect location promotes its economic and social growth. Nizhny Novgorod is the third largest city of Russia populated by approximately two million people. Founded in 1221, Nizhny Novgorod has retained many of its unique historic, architectural and cultural monuments. The city is on the UNESCO list of the top 100 cities worldwide that are most valuable in terms of culture. Nizhny Novgorod State University will become an ideal starting point for a scientific career, beautiful beginning of forward-looking professional growth.
About 30 000 people from 50 countries of the world are studying at Nizhny Novgorod State University. Students can choose any of the 46 specialities ranging from Information Systems and Technology to Psychology, from Philology to International Relations. The University comprises 20 faculties and more than 100 departments, 6 research institutes, and laboratories. Training is provided by a highly qualified teaching staff, over 70 % of them having a Ph.D. or Doctor of Science degrees.
By a variety of contractual relations, the University is closely linked to some of the best universities and research centers abroad, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), University of Essen (Germany), London Metropolitan University (Great Britain), University of Calabria (Italy) and others. Student exchange programs, common international conferences, seminars, applied master classes and lectures held by foreign professors provide the students with opportunities to follow the world's latest trends in the area of studies, as well as to establish academic relationships and friendly terms with people from all over the world, which is extremely valuable today, when globalization is boosting onThe University is represented in the Executive Board of the Deans European Academic Network and also has got membership in the European University Association.Two of the University's successful international projects are worth special mentioning. The Russian-Italian University trains specialists in Economics, Finance, Information Science and Mechanics. On successful completion of the course, a graduate receives two certificates at once: the Russian degree and the certified Italian degree of higher education. Taking a course in Law or Economics at the Russian-French University guarantees regular trips to France for studies at French universities, as well as two Russian university degrees, either in Law and Interpreting, or in Economics and Interpreting.
The campus is situated in the very heart of Nizhny Novgorod. There are University blocks, comfortable student hostels, cafes, a sports complex, a stadium, a hotel and a health center. Botanical garden, a library with a collection of over a million books, a publishing house, a printing plant and several research centers belong to the University, too. All these are meant to encourage students to test themselves in their speciality: to get practical skills, to become confident in their knowledge, and to extend their own interests. Teachers work in cooperation with their brightest students to develop new technologies by order of such companies as Intel, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Thelma (Motorola), etc. The best students are offered jobs in Representative offices of these and other companies in Russia and abroad.
  Tomsk State Polytechnic University
  Tomsk Polytechnic University was founded in 1896 as Tomsk Technological Institute of Emperor Nicholas II. The first technical higher educational institution in Russia on the large territory to the east of Moscow was led by Professor Efim L. Zubashev who laid the foundation for the development of the best traditions of TPU as a large Siberian centre for education and research In 1934, the three institutes in Tomsk reunited to form a new institute that would be named the Tomsk Polytechnic Institute. The university has more than 22,000 current students and has graduated more than 100,000 technical specialists.
Academic departments -

    • Electrical Engineering Institute
    • Applied Physics & Engineering Faculty
    • Institute of Geology and Oil and Gas Engineering
    • The Institute for International Education
    • Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Faculty
    • Computer science Faculty
    • The Institute of Languages and Communication
    • The Cybernetic Centre
    • Institute of Engineering Entrepreneurship
    • Institute of Distance Learning
    • Interindustry Institute for Continuing Education of Specialists
    • The Institute of Engineering Pedagogics
    • Economics & Management Faculty
    • Electrophysics & Electronic Equipment Faculty
    • Humanities Faculty
    • Mechanical Engineering Faculty
    • Natural Science & Mathematics
    • Thermal Power Engineering Faculty
    • Military Department

The university has a number of relationships with schools all over the world. It has set up several centers in cooperation with schools abroad such as Ohio State University,Michigan State University, Goethe-Institut and Louis Pasteur University. It is a member of the Top Industrial Managers for Europe network. The various centers include:
    • The Russian-American Centre
    • The Russian-German Centre
    • The Russian-French Centre
    • The Asian and Pacific Centre
    • The Central Asia Centre for Engineering Education (CACEE)
    • International Scientific Relations Department

In 2009 Tomsk Polytechnic University was among the winners of the 1st round of the competition for the award of the status of national research university (NRU) organised by the RF Ministry of Education and Science. 1.8 bln. rubles were allocated by the RF Ministry of Education and Science for the implementation of university development programme until 2018.
  Gubkin State University of Petroleum, Oil & Gas
  Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Russia’s principal higher educational institution of petroleum engineering celebrated its 80th anniversary in April 2010. Established on the base of the Faculty of Petroleum at theMoscow Mining Academy, Gubkin University follows the best traditions of the national higher education system. During the last eighty years, the University has developed a wide research capacity, which has led to the development of many new methods of exploration, production, transportation, refining and processing of hydrocarbons.
Gubkin had trained over 70 000 diploma engineers, candidates and doctors of science, many of whom are presently top executives of oil and gas companies. The University is proud of its alumni who are working in the petroleum majors of Russia. Over time the Moscow Institute of ON became the principal school of the industry. It has developed efficient educational methods and forms and formulated new R&D trends covering the whole spectrum of industry issues.
The University scholars have taken part in the exploration of the Arctic off-shore fields, the Siberian tundra and taiga, the deserts of the Middle Asia. They have also designed new equipment and know-how for waste-free and environmentally clean refining and processing of hydrocarbons.
Gubkin R&D efforts, which presently involve 27 programs, are deeply rooted in the leading research schools that were established during the years of the Univer¬sity’s development. Today Gubkin’s total enrolment accounts for 7,000 students with a faculty of 200 professors, doctors of science and about 600 assistant professors and candidates of science. Over 300 Gubkin researches have been awarded state and governmental prizes ofRussia.
A specific feature of Russia’s higher technical school is its close links with industry. Following the best of the national traditions the University works in close contact with the enterprises of the oil and gas industry.
We train specialists for the research institutions and companies, and the latter in turn offer their facilities and staff for the students to do practical projects and work on their term and graduate theses. The University co-operates with all oil and gas majors and refineries of Russia.
The heads of the companies have established the Council of Trustees and the Fund for Petroleum Engineering Education Development, which give the students a wonderful opportunity to visit different far-off parts of the country such as the Island of Sakhalin and Kamchatka, the Barents Sea, Siberia and the Volga Region.
  Ryazan State I.P. Pavlov Medical University
  Ryazan State Medical University is one of the largest profile institutions of higher education in the Central Federal district of Russia, a lot of highly qualified specialists have been prepared for native system of public health over a period of more than fifty years.
The University has a modernized management structure, well-equipped material and technical basis; it applies modern technology of educational and scientific activity and clinical practice.
Nowadays the University realizes instruction of specialists in 10 programs of higher education, most popular of them are “General medicine”, “Pharmacy”, “Dentistry”; trains for intership-30 different specialties, residency- 57 specialties, post-graduate course – 38 specialties; doctorate – 4 specialties, provides retraining and advanced training courses.
Scientific and professional potential of the University is considerable. Among the professors there are 23 academicians, 7 honored scientific workers of Russian Federation, 10 honored doctors of Russian Federation, an honored inventor, 24 main specialists of the city and Ryazan region, majority of the teachers are the members of the regional doctors associations.
Scientific authority of the University won the international recognition. University professors are the members of European expanded society, international pulmonary organizations GOLD, GINA, ICC, European respiratory society. A group of scientists under the direction of Professor Abrosimov N.V. takes part in a realization of the World health organization project «GARD» (Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases).
Quantitatively enlarging its possibilities, the University carries about quality of offered services as well. In 2009 the University has successfully passed a certification on the Quality Management System (QMS), introduced on the basis of the national standard GOST Р 52614.2-2006 and the international standard ISO series 9001:2000, which has demonstrated the Russian and international community of its compliance with all international standards of quality.
The University is listed in the section “The Elite of Russian Health” of the Russian National Register “Hundred best institutions of the health care system” is a laureate of the award “Profession-Life” in the nomination “Medical school of the year” and the international award “European Quality”.
Innovative methods and means of teaching are widely used in the educational process, are being actively implemented the latest technology of educational activity: point-rating system of assessing students' knowledge, online testing, actively initiated by the academic mobility of students and teachers.
In difficult economic circumstances university pays great attention to the development of socio-cultural sphere: the provision of material assistance to needy students and staff, enhance their health, creating a comfortable social conditions of work and rest.
Currently, Ryazan State Medical University is a well-established modern system of training of qualified medical staff, open to cooperation in all areas of its activities.
  Saratov State Medical University
  Saratov State Medical University is one of the oldest universities in Russia. It was founded in 1909. At that time Saratov State Medical University was organized as the only faculty of the University which was the 10th in Russia.
The founder and the first Rector was Professor Vassily Razumovsky, an outstanding surgeon. He is considered to be the founder of a neurosurgery school in Russia.
In 1909, 93 students were admitted to the University. Only men were allowed to study. The education was paid. Several Departments in the basic sciences were opened. They were Physiology, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, General Surgery.
Then, in 1911 a new group of Departments started to function — Pathological Anatomy, Operative Surgery and Topographic Anatomy, Histology, General Hygiene, Forensic Medicine. In 1930 reorganization in the field of education in Russia was carried out and many independent Institutes were organized.
The Medical Faculty of Saratov University became an independent Medical Institute. Three faculties were organized — Medical, Sanitary-Prophylactic (but it soon stopped its existence) and Care of Mother and Child (which was soon renamed as a Faculty of Pediatrics).
By 1935 the Institute had about l600 students. In 1939 one more faculty was founded — the Faculty of Training Military Physicians — specialists for Army service. But during the World War II it stopped functioning and resumed its work only in late fifties.
After the World War II many new Departments were opened — mainly for the Faculty of Pediatrics — Propedeutics of Pediatric Diseases, Internal Diseases and Surgery for pediatricians. In 1961 one more faculty started its work. It was the Faculty of Postdipioma continuing education. It was meant for refresher training of specialists, as well as for interns, residents and postgraduates. Once in 3—5 years specialists should take the refresher courses.
The population of Saratov is about 1 mln. people, it lacked qualified dental service and in 1988 it was decided to open a Faculty of Dentistry. So in the beginning of 90s Saratov Medical Institute had the following faculties — Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pediatrics, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of postdiploma education and that training military doctors. In 1993 the Institute was again renamed and got the original name of the University. First foreign students appeared in 1991.
The first batch consisted only of Indian students. Now 500 students from different foreign countries are studying at the University. Since the year of its foundation the University follows the classic system of training medical students.
  Volgograd State Medical University
  Volgograd State Medical University is located in a city called Volgograd which is situated in the southern part of Russia on the west bank of the Volga River. It started as Stalingrad Medical Institute founded in 1935. In 1993 it got the status of the Academy, and in 2003 it was granted the status of the University. It is currently headed by the prominent Russian scientist, Academician of the Russian Academy for Medical Sciences, Professor Vladimir I. Petrov. Colleges and Departments of the university
    • College of General Medicine
    • College of Dentistry
    • College of Pediatrics
    • College of Pharmacy
    • College of Medical Biochemistry
    • College of Social Work and Clinical Psychology
    • Department for International Students
    • College for Postgraduate and Continuous Education
    • Department for Foundation Courses
Nowadays the University ranks very high among the medical schools of the Russian Federation. Many scientists of the University are world-famous owing to their great contribution to the theory and practice of medicine. The University has been training international students since 1962. Students from 113 states of the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa have studied at our University. Over this period 3000 physicians, dentists and paediatricians and pharmacists have been trained for foreign countries. Since 2000 the Volgograd State Medical University has got an opportunity to teach foreign students in the English language.
The pre-clinical courses are provided at the 4 main buildings of the university while the clinical courses are provided at 15 multiprofile clinics equipped with up-to-date facilities. The main building houses a well-stocked library with over 700 000 books in different languages. International students can also get a lot of information from a variety of journals from UK, US, Germany and so on. To facilitate students the library works till 19:00 in the evening on weekdays. The university also provides free Internet service for all students. Students also have the opportunity to conduct research at the different departments of the university.
The university has a department for physical training. It includes a gym, sports ground and an indoor mini stadium. It also rents a swimming pool and a big stadium. During the first two years of study it is compulsory for students to attend physical training after which they can opt for training in different sports. Every year the department also conducts competitions for different sports.
  Tver State Medical Academy
  For more than 70 years the Tver State Medical Academy has been playing a leading role in the development of medical science and training of medical practitioners and scientists. It is always among the top 10 Medical Educational Institutions according to the annual official rating of the 48 Russian Medical Educational Institutions. Today it is the largest medical scientific, research and educational centre, noted for its extensive clinical and laboratory base and a brilliant teaching staff. The Academy possesses a complex of buildings designed for practical classes, lectures, laboratory studies, research work and auxiliary services.
The Tver State Medical Academy is a public educational institution and operates under supervision of the Ministry of Health and Social Development and Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (license № 282451, certificate № 1358).

The TSMA has 6 faculties:
    • Faculty of General Medicine
    • Faculty of Dental Medicine
    • Faculty of Pediatrics
    • Pharmaceutical Faculty
    • Faculty of Advanced Nursing Education
    • Faculty of Postgraduate Studies
The Academy provides training of specialists not only for Тver and Tver Oblast but also for other regions of Russia — Tula, Bryansk, Novgorod, Pskov, Moscow, Kaluga, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Vladimir, Murmansk, Vologda, Karelia. The Tver State Medical Academy is officially recognized by the UN agencies for health care and education. For more than 47 years (since 1962) it has been training specialists for 57 countries of the world. Today teaching in the Academy is conducted in Russian or English. One of the main aspects of work of the Academy is its clinical activity. Clinical departments of the Academy are integrated to the structure of municipal and regional health care institutions. Main surgical, therapeutic and dental departments in Tver are headed by the Academy professors and associate professors.
  Novgorod State University
  Novgorod State University, founded in 1932, bears the name of Prince Yaroslav the Wise of Novgorod. The University incorporates 4 institutes, the Academy of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4 university general faculties and 5 colleges.
At the 23 faculties of the University more than 60 specialities are taught in the areas of Medicine, Engineering and Technology, Economics and Humanities, including those that are available for postgraduate studies. The University is technically equipped in accordance with the highest standards of the up-to-date technologies: there are 18 computer classrooms, a Web-laboratory, multimedia studio, conference halls, and presentation equipment.
The department of Computer Technologies is one of the leading in the University. The high quality of education is ensured by the up-to-date syllabuses, which closely follow the current trends and perspectives of the world market, and the latest developments in the Information Technologies industry.
Many of the courses are being designed within the framework of participation in the international educational programs organized by the global leaders in the IT industry, such as IBM (IBM Scholar Program), Cisco Systems (Cisco Networking Academy), Sun Microsystems (Sun Java Academy), Microsoft (Microsoft Academic and School Agreement).
The international activities of the University are in full swing: it currently has contracts of long-term cooperation with 26 universities of 11 countries, including the USA, Germany, France, Sweden, Finland, and Norway.
Student and teacher exchange, international research conferences, seminars and probations are organized regularly.
The Oxford visiting program is working at the University, it allows students and young scientists to do their research, attend libraries and take advice from the specialists of one of the world's most prestigious universities – Oxford University.
The number of international students wishing to study at the University increases every year. Novgorod State University is extremely popular with the students coming from Asia, Africa, America, Near and Middle East and Europe. There are over 20 000 students from all the continents of the planet studying at the University. What they find here is an excellent quality of teaching, a wide choice of specialities that meets all the latest requirements of the labor market, and last but not least, a friendly atmosphere. The people of Novgorod the Great are famous all over Russia for their hospitality and kindness, while the University's most important values are those of equality, tolerance and mutual respect between people, countries, and generations. A good combination of profound theoretical knowledge and a broad range of practical skills, use of the modern advanced equipment and technologies in addition to unique teaching methods to form their educational background, the Novgorod State University graduates are welcomed for a job in world-famous companies and organizations in different cities of the globe.
  Moscow Aviation Institute
  The aviation related professions have always been in demand and popular among the youth because they are associated with adventure, discovery of new space areas, and a wish to fly like a bird in the sky.
The devotion of your professional life to the aviation industry ensures a prestige and a highly paid employment. This is due to the world economic development, increase of passengers and cargo transportations in the world.
Moscow Aviation Institute, a premium aviation institute was created for those who love the sky and who can not imagine his/her life and future profession without aviation. Moscow Aviation Institute is a State higher education establishment. It was founded in 1930 for training of high qualified staff for the aviation industry.
Among its graduates there are over 100 honored test-pilots of aeronautical engineering, Heroes of Soviet Union and Russia, 20 space pilots who worked over 12 years in the space. Today Moscow Aviation Institute trains multi-skilled product and design engineers for aircraft, rocket-space and defense industries, specialists for aeronautical engineering and airports maintenance. The unique character of Moscow Aviation Institute is that it's the only higher education establishment in the world which follows up the series of manufacturing of aircrafts.
The majority of modern aeronautical and rocket-space engineering in service and exploitation by the army in Russia was created under the control and with the direct participation of the Moscow Aviation Institute graduates.
Today Moscow Aviation Institute comprises 11 faculties, 4 branches (located at the strategic centers of Russian aerospace industry) where over 20 000 students from all continents of the Earth currently study in 46 specialties.
The training of high-qualified specialists in Moscow Aviation Institute is conducted by over 1, 725 lecturers including 16 actual members of Russian Academy of Science, and over 1 100 Doctors of science and professors. For the last 5 years the professors and staff of the Institute were honored with 4 awards of the Russian Government in the field of science and engineering, 2 awards of the Russian Government in the field of education and won more than 450 awards within the frame of participating at the international and national exhibitions, competitions, forums such as: International Forum “High Technologies of the XXI st century”, International Industry Exhibition “Hannover Messe 2009”, etc.
Moscow Aviation Institute is not only the leading world aviation educational establishment, but it is also a large scientific research center on the basis of which many significant scientific discoveries were made. Research activities are actively developed in the field of aviation, rocket and missile engineering, transport, information and telecommunication systems, power economy and saving.
Moscow Aviation Institute together with the large enterprises and organizations implements a number of innovative educational programs for specialists' training. It has got a rich experience in creating of innovative scientific educational centers and complexes. Over 3 000 students take part in the Institute's scientific research activity. The Institute has the best conditions for the successful studies for its students such as large lecture rooms, up-to-date equipped laboratories for practical classes, the richest library with more than million books, modern equipped sports halls, comfortable students' hostels.
Moscow Aviation Institute is one of the unique universities in the world with its own aerodrome where future engineers get their actual flying practice. Many centers have been successfully working for years at the Institute, they are students construction office for experimental aeronautical engineering – introducer of ultra light and sport aircrafts, students construction office for aeronautical simulation, students construction office for helicopter industry – introducer of remotely piloted small vertical flying up vehicles.
Rich scientific teaching, educational and scientific methodical experience, unique engineering base, broad relationships with enterprises of aeronautical industry, all this allows Moscow Aviation Institute to train the highest qualified specialists whose level of training, knowledge and skills perfectly corresponds with modern requirements of national and world employment market.
  Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University
  St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University was founded in 1899. Recently SPbSPU became "National Research University", also known in Russia and abroad as Polytechnic Institute — a recognized Russian and world-wide leader in the field of higher engineering and economic education.
Currently it also remains at the leading positions in the rating of Russian engineering higher educational institutions.At the present time in SPbSPU there are 30197 students and postgraduates, 3056 of them are foreign citizens from 96countries who annually study at different SPbSPU programs.
The University is carrying out education in the following areas: engineering, physics, economics, humanities and information technologies.The University trains specialists in 38 Bachelor degree programs and 188 Master degree programs, 90 PhD programs and 90 Doctorate programs. In addition, in SPbSPU there are a number of non-degree and international educational programs.In 2007 SPbSPU won a contest "Innovation University" financed in the framework of the national project "Education".
In 2010 SPbSPU gained the status "National Research University".
Nowadays SPbSPU develops as a new type research university, which integrates multidisciplinary R&D activities and advanced technologies for rising national economics competitiveness.
The University is proud of its longstanding traditions of international cooperation with many foreign educational institutions, research organizations and industrial companies in the field of education and science.
Among the University partners there are more than 327 universities, 131 scientific and research institutions and 172 companies from over 55 countries.Currently (2012) SPSPU is ranked among the top 400 in the World.
It houses one of the country's most advanced research labs in hydro-aerodynamics. University's alumni include famous Nobel Prize winners, such as Pyotr Kapitsa, prominent nuclear physicists and atomic weapon designers such as (Yulii Khariton, Nikolay Dukhov), world-class aircraft designers and aerospace engineers, such as (Yulii Khariton, Oleg Antonov, Nikolai Polikarpov and Georgy Beriev).
The university offers academic programs to Bachelor, Master'sand Doctorate degree levels. SPSPU's main scientific faculties include:
    • Faculty of Physics and Mechanics
    • Faculty of Radio-physical Science and Engineering
    • Faculty of Physical Science and Technology
    • Faculty of Medical Physics and Bioengineering
In the University there are more than 20 international research centers that are carrying out joint research together with the companies Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Siemens, LG "Electronics", Apple Macintosh and others.
  Volga State Technical University
  Founded in 1932 in Yoshkar-Ola as an Institute of Forestry Engineering with only two departments it became a widely respected and well known institution of higher education in the Volga area of Russia. As a comprehensive university, Volga Tech offers a wealth of academic opportunities, including over 85 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs and more than 50 postgraduate degree programs.
The university enrolls over 12,000 students from Russia and abroad at 10 faculties: Timber Engineering, Mechanics and Machine Building, Radio Engineering, Civil Engineering, Information Technologies and Computer Engineering, Forestry and Ecology, Environmental and Water Management, Social Studies, Management and Law, Economics.
Volga Tech is a dynamically developing university fostering international cooperation and offering its students top-notch education and research opportunities thanks to experienced and highly qualified faculty.
Our academic programs combine a deep understanding of theory with practical skills and marketable experience which allow our graduates reach their goals and become successful in their field.
The university continues to construct new facilities to provide students, faculty and staff with an excellent learning, working and recreational environment equipped with superior technological capabilities.
Recent projects include accommodating facilities for international students and post-graduates. A new sports center is under construction at the moment.

Departments -
    • Woodworking Technology Department
    • Machine-Building Department
    • Radio Engineering Department
    • Civil Engineering Department
    • Information Science and Computer Engineering Department
    • Forestry and Ecology Department
    • Nature Protection, Management and Water Conservation Department
    • Social Studies Department Department
    • Administration and Management Department
    • Economics Department