Siberian Federal University

Introduction

One can hardly find a place in Russia with such an impressive number of implemented national projects as in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Our most focused “development points” have been determined in industry, power engineering and energy, research and education. Siberian Federal University, as a response to regional developmental challenges, was established in 2006 to train highly qualified specialists capable of working in any region of our country, including severe conditions of the Northern areas.

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The University was founded by merging 5 major Krasnoyarsk institutions of higher education. Among the members of the University Board of Trustees there are representatives of large companies, politicians and scientists. The Chairman of the Board is Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of Russia.

Mission

The mission of the University is to create an advanced education, research and innovation infrastructure and to promote new knowledge and technologies to meet global challenges. We contribute to the comprehensive maintenance of rational use of unique territories rich in renewable resources, this maintenance is to combine balanced approach to the application of ecological and energy-efficient technologies of natural resources management in the context of maximum environmental protection; creating of advanced educational research and innovation infrastructure; new knowledge and technologies advancement; creation of high value added production to facilitate the solving of crucial economics tasks.

SibFU in figures

  • 19 schools and 3 regional branches.
  • Over 32,000 students (half of whom come from all over Russia, including 380 overseas students).
  • Over 700 post-graduate students.
  • 7 860 employees, 3 450 teachers, 420 Professors and Doctors .
  • 151 study programs (Bachelor & Master).
  • 121 doctoral programs in 18 fields of study.
  • 29 on-campus dormitories.
  • 7 400 million RUR University profit in 2014.
  • About 50 sports clubs in over 31 kinds of sport.
  • About 100 creative and artistic student clubs.
  • 70% of graduates get employed in the field of their major.

In 2015 our University became a part of the Russian Academic Excellence project which is supposed to enhance the international competitiveness of the Russian universities among the world’s leading research and education centers. The project involves 21 universities now. Overall, the expected result of the Project 5-100 by the year 2020 is the entry of at least five Russian universities in the first hundred of the global education rankings.

Positions in the rankings

  • In the ranking of Russian universities held by the "Expert RA" ranking agency in 2015 SibFU was put on 14th position, rising at one point in comparison with the year 2014.
  • According to the "Expert RA" ranking agency the SibFU ranks 6th among the best Russian universities in demand for the graduates.
  • The National ranking of universities according to "Interfax" and "Echo of Moscow" for 2015 the SibFU shared 16-17th place with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
  • In the Vladimir Potanin Foundation ranking of Russian universities, evaluating the participation of students and tutors in the educational projects of the Foundation, the SibFU is placed 17th in 2014 (25th in 2013).
  • In 2014 SibFU got 3 out of 5 stars in the QS-Stars ranking of Quacquarelli Symonds company.
  • In the Webometrics ranking of 2015 SibFU takes 10th place among all the Russian universities.
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Campus

The university campus in Krasnoyarsk includes 29 dormitories, 24 study buildings, a building accommodating the library and the university administration offices. A University Assembly Hall is to be put into operation in 2015.

Krasnoyarsk has been nominated as the host city for the Winter Universiade in 2019. The Universiade Village will be located at the University campus which is favourably close to the main winter sports venue Academy of Winter Spots. The Universiade infrastructure is partly in place, while the following facilities are yet to be built by 2018:

  • a multifunctional sports centre;
  • a first-aid medical centre for athletes;
  • a complex of residence halls “Universitetsky” (three 18-storey buildings);
  • a complex of residence halls “Perya” (“Feathers”) (four 17-storey buildings).

Programs for international students (please also tag the language of instruction):

Siberian Federal University offers for international students a wide range of Bachelor's degree programs. They are taught in Russian. Russian language preparatory courses are available at SibFU and they are combined with general disciplines (pre-university courses) included into Pre-University Programs, which prepare international students for direct entry into Siberian Federal University.

Bachelor’s Programs

• WHY SIBFU

• BACHELOR

• MASTER

• SHORT & SUMMER COURSES

• RUSSIAN LANGUAGE

Siberian Federal University offers for international students a wide range of Bachelor's degree programs. They are taught in Russian. Russian language preparatory courses are available at SibFU and they are combined with general disciplines (pre-university courses) included into Pre-University Programs, which prepare international students for direct entry into Siberian Federal University.

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To apply for a chosen program students should satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

• provide a Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

• pass entry tests established by the University

• prove a good command of Russian by certificate or other document (apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory courses are available).

Academic year begins at the 1st of October. International students study together with Russian students. The duration of study in Bachelor-degree programs varies depending on a program, for more information see the table below. ram Title Duration Tuition Fee (per year)Admission

Master’s Programs at SibFU

• WHY SIBFU

• BACHELOR

• MASTER

• SHORT & SUMMER COURSES

• RUSSIAN LANGUAGE

Siberian Federal University offers a wide range of Master’s Level programs:

• Master’s Degree Programs in English;

• Specialized English-Taught International Semester Programs of Master’s Level;

• Master’s Degree Programs in English and in Russian;

• Double Degree Master’s Program.

Our Master’s Degree Programs are mostly focused on research activities. Teaching staff on the programs are represented by researchers with wide international networks that provide a strong link between research and teaching.

Master’s degree programs consist of a number of compulsory courses, elective courses and a research work on the topic of students’ interests that ends up with writing a thesis. The master’s thesis project is performed either in a research group at the department under the supervision of one of the academic staff members or externally. For example, in a company, at another research institution, laboratory or another university. A defense of the master’s thesis is held in the form of a public presentation and scientific debates.

Our strongly research-based Master’s degree programs give our graduates a solid background (in-depth knowledge, tools and competencies) for further development to compete on the job market.

Studying science at the advanced level gives students the ability of an excellent preparation for a future research to earn a PhD SibFU degree.

Academic year begins on October 1st The Master’s degree holder can continue studying to earn a PhD SibFU degree.

Admissions

International students can be admitted either via personal contact or under exchange agreements with partner universities. To establish an individual contact:

Step 1: Choose a Program

Please, refer to the section "Education for International Students" (see Bachelor’s Programs, Master’s Programs, PhD's Programs,Russian Language Preparation Programs) and the web pages of a university schools to find out the information about the institute study programmes available for international students, their tuition cost and the cost of accomodation (in many cases, the university may not be able to provide you with housing).

Having found a degree programme/course that satisfies you please take Step 2 of this instruction.

If you cannot find necessary information or you need more information about the programme/course of your choice please address your queries to the Department of International Educational Programs.

Step 2: Submit Application Form

FILL IN ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

To your application form you should attach a copy of EVERY PAGE (including empty pages) of your international passport. The passport should be valid for at least 18 months after the prospective starting date of your studies. It is your responsibility to find out if your request and documents have been received by the institute and are eligible for processing.

Step 3: Agreement, Payment, Invitation Letter and Visa

After receiving your application form the International Department will send you the Learning Agreement with terms and conditions. Please, sign it and email its scanned copy back to the International Department at ovkuznetsova@sfu-kras.ru.

On the basis of your signed Contract the Financial office will bill you for the cost of your tuition (for a semester in case you take a year-long course/programme). After receiving the confirmation of payment the department will apply for an invitation letter for you.

The Invitation Letter necessary for you to receive the Russian visa will be issued by the Krasnoyarsk Visa and Immigration Office within 30-45 days (official processing time). (The Visa and Migration office charges the University for 500RUR for issuing an invitation letter. This sum should be refunded to the International Department upon arrival to the University.) You will receive the notification that the document is ready from the International Department, Siberian Federal University, and may either collect it in person or appoint somebody with your Power of Attorney to collect it for you. In this case, they will be asked to bring the Power of Attorney Letter (it may be faxed or scanned) certifying that they may act on your behalf. Otherwise, you may prefer to receive it by express mail in which case it is your responsibility to pay the postage fees.

Meanwhile, find out from your nearest Russian Embassy what documents you need to supply with your visa application. It is recommended that you start preparing your documents well in advance as it may be a lengthy process. Depending upon the country in which you live travel arrangements can take several months. It is important that you receive your visa at the Embassy closest to the place where you permanently live.

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Step 4: Arrival at Krasnoyarsk, Registration

On your arrival at Krasnoyarsk, go to the International Department (see also How to get to SibFU). We will contact the department / institute you would like to study at and do the necessary enrollment paperwork. Please, bring all the necessary documents (see below), including the original of your previous educational certificates (legalized by the Consulate of the Russian Federation or APOSTELE) and two legally notarized copies with the translation into Russian to meet the requirements of your programme. The International Department will assist you in applying for the Academic Equivalency Certificate which is mandatory for enrollment to the university (this can be done during the pre-university preparatory course or the first year of your programme). Please be prepared to take admission tests in the area you would like to study, which, in some cases, can be substituted by an interview.

It is mandatory that you register with the International Department, Siberian Federal University within 3 days after your arrival in Krasnoyarsk. It is important to remember that we will register you with the Office of International Affairs only if your Invitation Letter has been issued on behalf of Siberian Federal University. Business visa or any other visa is not suitable for this purpose.

Registering with a university is a normal procedure and we can give you the information about how to do this when you arrive here. In order to help you with registering the International Department will ask you to provide:

• your passport

• your visa and immigration card

• original of your previous educational certificates (legalized by the Consulate of the Russian Federation or APOSTELE) and two legally notarized copies with the translation into Russian

• a Russian proficiency test score (apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available)

• a medical certificate with standard blood tests (including HIV)

• 12 recent photographs of yourself, 4 cm x 3 cm in size

• medical insurance (apply to the International Office if you do not have it)

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Russian

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Programs

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Master

Master' in Biological Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Russia Krasnoyarsk

The Program is aimed at students having background in natural science and wishing to master contemporary methodology of scientific research in order to pursue career in the field of biological engineering. The scientific projection in biological engineering aims to encourage research skills by students through an individual research project in biology, biological engineering or biophysics. [+]

The Program is aimed at students having background in natural science and wishing to master contemporary methodology of scientific research in order to pursue career in the field of biological engineering. The scientific projection in biological engineering aims to encourage research skills by students through an individual research project in biology, biological engineering or biophysics. Students will follow all steps of research process from the problem statement to the achievement and analysis of experimental results. Master’s Program “Biological engineering” is delivered by an experienced academic staff having a comprehensive background in fundamental research and practical applications in industries. The program is designed with emphasis on practical skills development and students work in the modern and well-equipped SibFU Laboratory of Bioluminescent Biotechnologies (in Russian). This laboratory was established through the collaboration of the world’s strongest team of scientists engaged in fundamental research of light emission by living organisms, i. e. bioluminescence, and the Nobel Laureate Professor Osamu Shimomura. Training Methods: lectures, lab experiments, case studies and group discussions. Teaching staff: SibFU Professors and visiting lecturers from universities of Russia, USA, Italy, China, Spain, UK and other countries. The major part of the Program’s training takes place at the modern and well-equipped SibFU Laboratory of Bioluminescent Biotechnologies, led by Nobel Laureate Professor Osamu Shimomura, in one of the world’s strongest team of scientists engaged in fundamental research of light emission by living organisms, i.e. bioluminescence. Research projects While following the Program students have to deal with the phenomenon of bioluminescence in all its aspects: from genetic and molecular to evolutionary and ecological. Master’s research projects are focused on studying the chemical nature of light emission by new luminous species (fungi, soil worms, coelenterates, bacteria, etc.), modelling the enzyme behavior in cell hyaloplasm, development of new recombinant bioluminescent organisms and of a new generation of bioluminescent biosensors for environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics as well as on other fundamental and applied topics. Entry Requirements The cost does not include accommodation and living expenses. Accommodation On-campus accommodation is available. Costs 2016/2017: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. [-]

Master' in Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Russia Krasnoyarsk

The objectives of the program are to give a fundamental understanding of the principles of extractive metallurgy, to develop practical skills that are required for a future professional career and to prepare graduates to work effectively as members of professional team and to continue their education through advanced trainings. [+]

The aim The program is developed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of extractive metallurgy of non-ferrous metals. Objectives The objectives of the program are to give a fundamental understanding of the principles of extractive metallurgy, to develop practical skills that are required for a future professional career and to prepare graduates to work effectively as members of professional team and to continue their education through advanced trainings. Learning outcomes On completion of this program, it is expected that students will be able to: derive and apply solutions from theoretical knowledge of metallurgical processes; formulate and solve engineering problems; evaluate engineering solutions from the standpoint of product quality and environmental protection; communicate effectively. Career prospects Career opportunities: with a Master’s degree in Metallurgy you can get a position of in-house specialist in a mining and metallurgical company. Moreover, our graduates pursue successful careers as academics and researchers. Research career: the Master’s degree holder can continue studying to earn a PhD SibFU degree. Entry Requirements BSc or MSc degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Physics (transcript of records); good command of English (certificate or other document) Accommodation On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room € 45 per month twin ensuite room € 30 per month Airport transfer and invitation letter for a Russian study visa are provided by the University. [-]

Master in Applied Computing in Engineering and Science

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Siberian Federal University (School of Space and Information Technologies) offers English-taught Master's Degree Program “Applied Computing in Engineering and Science”. [+]

Siberian Federal University (School of Space and Information Technologies) offers English-taught Master's Degree Program “Applied Computing in Engineering and Science”. Rapid development of computational methods enabled to implement new approaches in different areas, e.g. engineering, economics, bioinformatics, environment sciences, social sciences, etc. In research and development, as well as in management, we can see the trends to: creating mathematical models for descriptions and simulation of real systems, their properties and behavior; using complex statistical methods in order to evaluate the chances of certain cases and reliability, e.g. in quality assurance, setting up parameters of social security systems, cancer research, etc. Therefore, specialists having good knowledge and skills in computing are rather required by the labor market in all developed countries. This program was developed in the framework of the EU Tempus program in cooperation with: Technische Universitat Wien (Austria), Bergische Universitat Wuppertal (Germany), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and other universities. It focuses on mathematical methods in applied sciences (simulation of complex mechanical and physical systems), numerical methods and symbolic computation. The program curriculum and research projects proposed for our students are based on more than 20 years long cooperation with the leading producer of Russian GLONASS navigation satellites — Reshetnev center situated near Krasnoyarsk. Many of our courses are aimed at application of navigation signal processing. Our local supercomputing cluster provides the necessary research and training facilities. Entry Requirements BSc or MSc degree in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science (transcript of records), good command of English (certificate or other document) Accommodation On-campus accommodation is available. Costs 2016/2017: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. [-]

Master in Petroleum Chemistry and Refining

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Russia Krasnoyarsk

This Master’s degree program is designed to prepare graduates with a range of skills, including engineering and management. It is focused on providing theoretical knowledge of modern and challenging technologies in petroleum chemistry and refining. Moreover, the program is aimed at preparing specialists in the field of exploitation, research and development of technologies involved into petroleum production and refining processes. [+]

This Master’s degree program is designed to prepare graduates with a range of skills, including engineering and management. It is focused on providing theoretical knowledge of modern and challenging technologies in petroleum chemistry and refining. Moreover, the program is aimed at preparing specialists in the field of exploitation, research and development of technologies involved into petroleum production and refining processes. By the end of the program students will have: Profound professional knowledge of petrochemical and oil refining processes; Proficiency in the basic equipment setting and optimization of existing technologies; Skills of modeling technological processes; Practical management skills. Partners of the School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering are Rosneft, Gazprom, the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science and others. Key Courses: System modeling of chemical-engineering processes Petrochemicals production technologies Industrial Catalysis Oil and gas machinery modeling and optimization The processes of deep oil refining A Master of Chemistry degree and diploma Career prospects: this Master's program is designed for current and future employees of oil companies. Moreover, the program provides students a means of promotion. Career opportunities: having a Master's degree in Chemical Sciences, you can get a position in one of the largest public or private refineries and petrochemical plants, such as Rosneft, Gazpronef etc. Research career: the Master’s degree holders can continue their education in order to get PhD at Siberian Federal University. Entry requirements: BSc or MSc degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Physics (transcript of records), good command of English (certificate or other document) Accommodation On-campus accommodation is available. Costs 2016/2017: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Airport transfer and invitation letter for a Russian study visa are provided by the University. [-]

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Master of Sciences Dendrochronology and Tree-Ring Research

Campus Full time 18 months January 2017 Russia Krasnoyarsk

The program is intended to graduates and degree seeking professionals interested in research related with tree-rings and digital wood anatomy. The program is research-focused: it provides a basic well-rounded training in fundamentals and applications of tree-ring research but the most credits are given for an individual research project. [+]

The program is intended to graduates and degree seeking professionals interested in research related with tree-rings and digital wood anatomy. The program is research-focused: it provides a basic well-rounded training in fundamentals and applications of tree-ring research but the most credits are given for an individual research project. Practical training and research projects are carried out in the laboratory with the up-to-date equipment for measuring tree-ring width, wood microanatomy characteristics, digital image acquisition and stitching, and with software for processing the measurements and tree-ring modelling. SFU provides in-campus and distant access to the collections of research journals and major platforms of research literature indexing. Duration – three semesters (one and a half year). Program total credits – 120 ECTS. Curriculum includes theoretical and practical classes: dendroclimatology and dendroecology, functional and ecological wood anatomy and physiology of tree-ring growth, fundamental and applied digital wood anatomy, tree-ring modeling, oral and written communication in the research community. Program Leader Eugene Vaganov, rector of Siberian Federal University, member of Russian Academy of Sciences, professor, author and co-author of more than 250 publications cited more than 2700 times, Scopus h-index — 24. Research interests: dendrochronology, dendroclimatology, climate changes, math modeling in ecology, carbon budget, wood structure and elemental composition, tree-ring cellular structure. Program Learning Outcomes On completion of this program, it is expected that students will be able to: collect samples for tree-ring and digital wood anatomy research prepare thin sections with the microtome for microscopic examination, digital imaging and measuring obtain data on tree-ring width and dimensions of wood cells apply statistical and mathematical methods in tree-ring and digital wood anatomy research perform past climate reconstruction by tree-ring and wood microanatomy data apply dendrochronological and wood anatomy methods in ecological research analyze and interpret research data and results write theses and research reports to a professional standard, equivalent in presentational qualities to that of papers publishable in the professional scientific journals prepare and present seminars to a professional research standard Requirements English, B1 (European Framework of Reference of Communicative Skills) BSc degree in Biology, Ecology, Forest Science, Plant Sciences or Environmental Sciences Accommodation On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room € 45 per month twin ensuite room € 30 permonth [-]

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