The Federal State-Funded Institution of Higher Education "Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation"

Country: Russian Federation

Website: http://international.fa.ru/pages/home.aspx

 The Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Education "Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation" is one of the oldest Russian higher education institutions where financial experts, financial law experts, economists, IT experts, mathematicians, sociologists, and political scientists are trained.

   The University has come a long way. It has evolved from an institute and a finance and banking specialist training academy into a major research and education center. Today it incorporates 14 faculties based in Moscow and 6 faculties based in the University Branches, 60 teaching departments, 3 further education departments, 10 collaborative provision departments formed in cooperation with the employers and 86 departments based in the University Branches, 10 institutes, including the Institute of Correspondence Studies and Open Education, Institute for Development Projects, Institute of Short-Term Programs, 4 Institutes offering further education programs, 3 research institutes, 3 higher schools, 4 research and educational centers, 2 educational research laboratories and 2 educational laboratories and 2 colleges. There are 29 University Branches (incl. 14 Branches that offer higher education programs, 4 Branches that offer higher education programs and post-secondary training programs, and 11 Branches that offer post-secondary training programs). 
 
   The University total annual enrolment (as at the beginning of the 20152016 academic year) is 51,579 students (incl. 23,712 students who study in face-to-face mode, 567 students who study in off-campus/on-campus study mode, and 27,300 students of correspondence study departments). There are 38,250 students of bachelor, master and specialist degree programs (incl. 3,839 students of specialist degree programs, 31,427 students of bachelor degree programs,   2,984 students of master degree programs) and 13,329 students of post-secondary training programs.
 
   The Financial University is one of the leading Russian higher education institutions. It has on offer 12 bachelor degree programs with 28 concentrations; 11 master degree programs with more than 50 concentrations; 9 post-secondary training programs, 10 МВА programs and 108 advanced training and professional development programs. 
 
   The competition for the student places at the University is fairly fierce as the University ensures high quality of provision and the University graduates have good employment prospects and career development opportunities after graduation.   
 
   The Financial University has implemented and is improving the training scheme based upon availability of various learning paths in and modes of continuous education. The system includes post-secondary training programs, as well as bachelor, master and specialist degree programs.  
 
   The quality of provision offered by the University is widely recognized and is due to the highly qualified teaching staff employed. As at 1 January 2016, there are 1,545 teaching staff members who are based in Moscow, including 1,214 holders of academic degrees. The number includes 340 Doctors of Sciences and 874 holders of PhD degrees. There are 815 teaching staff members who have academic titles (incl. 237 Professors, 560 Associate Professors, and 18 Senior Research Fellows).

Ms. Olga Pirogova
ovpirogova@fa.ru

Mr. Yuri Shchegol´kov
yuyuschegolkov@fa.ru

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