Far Eastern Federal University is an institution of higher education located in Vladivostok, Russia. Established in 1899, the university was closed in the late 1930s under Joseph Stalin, and reopened in 1956, two years after Nikita Khrushchev visited Vladivostok.
Accreditation, recognition, and ratings
Far Eastern Federal University is a federal institution of higher education accredited and funded by the Russian Ministry of Education. FEFU is the top rated, the largest, and the oldest university of Eastern Russia, established in 1899 by a special order of the Emperor Nikolai II.
According to the ratings of the Russian Ministry of Education, FEFU is one of the top five Russian universities. FEFU has been listed number two in a recent publication of the top national universities ranking issued by the Russian Ministry of Education. FEFU is the only university of Eastern Russia accredited as a scientific university by the Russian Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology. FEFU earned this accreditation for its scientific achievements: according to the Science Citation Index, FEFU faculty members contribute 78% publications of all Russian Far East universities and colleges in worldwide peer-reviewed scientific journals.
FEFU has joint academic departments with every research institute in natural sciences accredited by the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Russian Far East. In 1999, FENU won a competition among 90 best Russian Universities for a one-million US dollar grant from the American Civil Research and Development Fund. FEFU was able to establish the Research and Educational Center of Marine Biota. Due to its high level of fundamental and applied research, FEFU has become a leading scientific and research center of ecological expertise of Sakhalin oil and gas projects. The level of fundamental research in FEFU makes it one of the top universities in Russian Federation today.
FEFU is the largest and the oldest non-commercial Internet provider and IT developer in the Russian Far East. FEFU was the second in Russia, after Saint-Petersburg State University, to use H323 Internet protocol and multi-Mbit/s Internet channels for regular educational videoconferences. Utilizing Internet videoconference technology, FEFU pioneered several educational programs: Russian and Japanese languages; Russian-American joint credit courses in Law; and international dual degree programs in Business.
FEFU is a national leader in developing relations with Pacific Rim Countries, a major bridge between Russian education and worldwide university society. The university has 40+ branches in Russia, USA, Japan, China, and Korea. It develops more than 80 partnership projects, including 64 academic exchange programs, with universities at the USA, Japan, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan, Great Britain, France, Australia, Thailand, India, and Vietnam.
Not only universities are partners of the Far Eastern Federal University. It has unique partnership projects with Ministries of many countries. Jointly with Ministries of International Affairs and Ministries of Education of People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Japan, India, and Vietnam, FEFU established:
- Center of the Chinese Language
- Center of Testing Chinese as a Foreign Language
- Educational Center of the Republic of Korea
- Japan Center
- Chair of Indian Studies at FEFU (jointly with Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Center of the Embassy of India)
- Vietnamese Cultural Center at Vladivostok
- Cultural Center of Germany
- Cultural Center of Korea
- Cultural Center of India
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