The good geographical position has predetermined extensive partnership relations for the University.SFU
Begun 10 years ago and based on the five best universities in the Krasnoyarsk region, the Siberian Federal University (SFU) is one of the largest and most dynamic centres of higher education and science in Siberia. Why do foreign students go to Krasnoyarsk?
Among the major advantages for foreign students is that, at the SFU now, there are a total of around 400 foreign students from 35 countries among the 35,000 students and over 3,000 teachers on campus. This provides a unique opportunity to get the most out of learning, and to learn Russian better than they could in Moscow or St. Petersburg.
The SFU supports the "double degree" system, in line with many universities in Europe, Asia and America. Hundreds of foreign students come here through various training and cultural exchange programmes. The university students have access to classes and lectures by world-class specialists. The university has nearly 200 visiting professors every year, including leading scientists from England, Germany, Spain, the United States and other countries.
In partnership with major Russian industrial companies and academic centres, there are dozens of innovation and research laboratories and educational centres and design offices at the SFU. Experimental productions are organized here. The SFU supercomputer is among the Russia's most powerful 50 computers. The university has a station to receive space data and seismic data, its own observatory and weather station, as well as a lunar and planetary camera and a lot of other specialized research equipment. There are laboratories for bioluminescent biotechnology, biotechnology and new biomaterials, and a laboratory for biogeochemistry of ecosystems.
Krasnoyarsk is located in the heart of Siberia. More than 10,000 mineral deposits have been discovered in the Krasnoyarsk region, as a result of which branches of the largest industrial companies are concentrated here. Over 70% of the area is covered by forests. The good geographical position has predetermined extensive partnership relations for the University, while its unique positioning has allowed integrated environmental management support for the unique areas that are rich in renewable resources. The SFU research activities are clustered around the major challenges facing 21st century civilization: predicting climate change and its effects; reducing carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere; improving the quality of life and human life spans; improving the efficiency of the extraction and use of resources; and overcoming the limitations of power electronics.
The highlight of the SFU is its campus with modern amenities, located in a natural wooded area in the vicinity of the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Centre of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Campus has combined the university buildings, nearly thirty dormitories, a building with a unique electronic library, a modern congress hall and a sports centre.
The University has repeatedly shown itself as a leader in student sports, winning prizes at Russian and international student competitions. A decision has been made to hold the World Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk. The SFU will receive visitors and the main site, the Universiade Village, will be located at the campus here. Students are expected to excel and gain victories in various sports and create world records.
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