Far Eastern Federal University

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I am excited to welcome you at Far Eastern Federal University, one of the leading federal universities of Russia.

FEFU is the bearer of traditions of the Russian classical culture, science and education. Far Eastern Federal University has its origins in 1899 at the time when the Oriental Institute was founded in Vladivostok.

Today Far Eastern Federal University is the only classical university in Eastern Russia. In incorporates Schools with generations-old traditions and areas of research that form the core of our intellectual base.

One of the FEFU’s advantages is its geographic location in the center of the Asia Pacific region, which is now one of the most dynamically developing parts of the world. This place is the second pole of a world civilization, which includes the leading counties of the globe, such as China, the United States, Japan, India and many world-famed metropolitan cities, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Seoul.

Being a link or a cultural bridge between Russia and this part of the world remains one of the FEFU’s main objectives. This is the reason why our University is not only a pathway to your professional future, but also a road into the future of the entire country, where all motivated, hardworking and talented young people will find their rightful places!

Our University is world of multiple opportunities.

Sergey Ivanets
FEFU President

Why Far Eastern Federal University?

Studying at FEFU is about so much more than earning a degree. It’s an opportunity to develop friendships and networks, to explore new cultural horizons and continue your learning journey.

Far Eastern Federal University is the first university in Russia to launch Master’s degree programs in English in collaboration with world renowned universities.

Whether you miss a class when taking part in sport competitions or when staying home sick, you will be able to catch up with your studies at FEFU thanks to our Learning Management System
(LMS). All classes are equipped with cameras and conference facilities, allowing you to have meetings with your academic partners from other universities worldwide or to attend a global lectures given over the internet by world famous professors. You can also supplement your education by using our online libraries and by visiting open lectures in faculties outside your specialty.

Being situated on the edges of both Europe and Asia allows us to observe and follow the most important trends, to research and develop projects in spheres that are of great global importance.
Our projects in oceanography, underwater robotic engineering and eco-friendly architecture, among others have gained international recognition.

For centuries, people of 128 ethnic backgrounds have been living in the Primorsky territory together, sharing their values, achievements and cultures. This region of Russia can be called the most multi-cultural. Tolerance and cohesion are the main principles of people living here. Get the most out of all the cultures represented in the University’s student body – at FEFU we have an Indian dance club, a korean drum club, taekwondo lessons and many of things for you to do. You can find friends here from many countries.

Far Eastern Federal University is at the center of international education in the Russian Far East and is actively integrating itself into global higher education and information environments. Our university has developed partnership projects and academic exchange programs with approximately
100 universities, earning it high recognition abroad. Networked countries include the USA, Japan, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan, Great Britain, France, Australia, Thailand, India, and Vietnam. The University of Queensland, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Maryland are among our partners sharing their expertise for the development of our educational programs.

Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties

  • Oriental Institute – School of Regional and International Studies
  • School of Arts, Culture and Sports
  • School of Economics and Management
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • School of Education
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • School of Biomedicine
  • School of Humanities


On July 9, 1899 a royal edict to open the Eastern Institute was issued.

On October 21, 1899 the Eastern Institute was established. Emperor Nicholas II congratulated the new institution, wishing it success and prosperity. A.M. Pozdneev was appointed the first Head of the Institute.

The Faculty of History and Philology, a private institution, and the Higher Polytechnic Institute were opened with the support of the Eastern Institute.

In 1920, the Eastern Institute and several private educational institutions were united into the Far Eastern State University (FESU). It included three departments: the Eastern Faculty, the Faculty of History and Philology, and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

In 1930, Far Eastern Polytechnic Institute was established from the base of the Vladivostok Higher Polytechnic Institute. It later became the Far Eastern State Technical University (FESTU).

In 1954, the Ussuriysk Teacher’s Institute, established in 1909 as Nickolsk-Ussuriysk women’s teaching seminary, was turned into the Ussuriysk State Pedagogical Institute (USPI).

In 1956, FESU was renamed as the Far Eastern National University, and included five academic departments: the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, the Faculty of History and Philology, the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Faculty of Romano-Germanic Philology.

A period of rapid internationalization and transformation of FENU into one of the best institutions of higher education in Russia.

In 1964, the Vladivostok Branch of the Plekhanov Moscow Institute of the National Economy was established. In 1968, it became an independent institution – the Far Eastern Institute of Soviet Trade. The name of the institution changed multiple times. In 2004, it finally became the Pacific State University of Economics (PSUE).

On October 7, 2010 Vladimir V. Miklushevsky, Doctor of Engineering, was appointed President of the University.

On December 17th, 2010 the Government of the Russian Federation approved the FEFU Development Program, to run through 2019. The FEFU development strategy is based on integrating the natural science knowledge of a classical university education with engineering and modern innovations in information technology.

On January 27th, 2011 the Russian Federation’s Minister of Education and Science signed an order uniting the four educational institutions of FENU, FESTU, PSUE and USPI into Far Eastern Federal University.

In July 2012 S.V. Ivanets became President of the Far Eastern Federal University

In September 2012, the APEC summit was held at the new FEFU campus on Russky Island.

November 2012: British ranking agency Quacquarelli Symonds awards FEFU with the main prize in Self-presentation nomination at The 8th QS-APPLE Conference and Exhibition.

July 1, 2013: Commissioning of the FEFU Medical Center, a state-of-the-art fully featured medical institution. The total floor area of the Medical Center exceeds 20 thousand sq.m..

July 2013: FEFU joins the list of fifteen universities selected by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science to receive government funding aimed to support their entry of the international university rankings.

September 2013: A new academic year starts at the FEFU Campus on the Russky Island; Russian President Vladimir Putin sends his greetings on this occasion to both the students and the faculty.

September 2014: 40% of the FEFU students come from 75 regions of Russia. Over 2000 international students come from 35 countries of the world.   November 2014: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a newly commissioned FEFU Laboratory Building where most of the large scientific labs with an international level experimental equipment are located.

November 2014: FEFU International Student Recruitment Brochure receives The Gold Award at The 10th QS-APPLE Conference and Exhibition.

President of Russia, V.V. Putin, noted that it would be comfortable and enjoyable for students to study in such a good environment.

June 2015: In The Russian National Ranking of Universities for academic year 2014/15 FEFU reaches the 25th position, one position above previous year’s result.

November 2015: Image video of the Far Eastern Federal University receives a Silver Award at the XI Quacquarelli Symonds Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference and Exhibition.

As a result, FEFU preserved a leadership position among the institutions of higher learning at the Russian Far East.

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