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Peoples’ Friendship University (PFU) was founded on 5 February, 1960 by the USSR Government. Today Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia. It is the only university in the world every year uniting students from 140 countries. The University has a multi profile structure of faculties and majors, typical for classical universities of the world. More than 77 thousand graduates of the University work in 170 countries, among them more than 5500 holders of PhD and Doctorate degrees Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is an international classic university. It is charged with the mission of uniting people of different nations, races and religions by means of knowledge and Training qualified specialists in various spheres of activity.

The University’s campus is situated in one of the most picturesque places of Moscow. The modern extensive infrastructure has everything necessary for a comfortable and interesting stay. The structure of the campus is organized in such a way that everything is in an immediate vicinity of each other: academic buildings, laboratories, hospital, pharmacies, post office, bank, supermarkets, bookstores, restaurants, student cafe, fitness centre etc. The university provides students with facilities for effective study and exciting leisure.


The Medical faculty of PFUR has a first-class reputation both in Russia and abroad; its fame rests on the scientists working at the faculty and the graduates. Nowadays, more than 6400 professionals that have been educated at the Medical faculty are working in more than 110 countries of the world. Prominent scientists whose contribution to medical science is well-known, are lecturing and leading practical seminars at the faculty.

In numerous laboratories with up-to-date diagnostic and research equipment, students attempt penetrating into the mysteries of structure and functioning of the human body and learn how to diagnose diseases and apply innovative methods of treatment. The members of the Medical faculty are actively implementing innovative educational programs aimed at teaching new medical technologies to medical staff.

Functioning at the faculty are: the Students’ scientific society that helps students become familiar with research from the beginning; the Young medical doctors’ community; the Students’ theatre «Hippocrates», the lecture centre where lectures in literature, music and history are presented. The pre-university education is provided at the «Medik» medical-biological school (preliminary courses).

Today, the Medical faculty of PFUR is equipped with 14 novel clinical laboratories; in the training process, computer testing and TV broadcasting are used. For refinement in practical treatment, subdivisions of computer tomography, lever fiberscanning and andrology have been created.


The Engineering faculty has all the necessary pre-requisites for preparing high quality professionals. As participant of the «Education» national project the faculty got state-of-the-art equipment.

The main aim of the Engineering faculty is to prepare specialists who apart from their major qualification could head enterprises and run businesses. Thus, students are given tuition discounts at second degree courses. The most popular fields are law, economics and ecology.

The Engineering faculty is polytechnical. Laboratories have the modern equipment allowing research on current problems of world and national architecture and town-building.


The faculty teaches the Russian language to foreign students so that they can study at PFUR main faculties and other Russian universities. Foreign students have a one-year intensive course of Russian and the basics of subjects they are going to major in. There are 4 departments of the Russian language, departments of mathematics and information science, chemistry and biology, physics, humanitarian disciplines, history and society studies. The faculty has modern laboratories, computer classrooms, video and multimedia equipment.

The faculty preserves and improves existing traditions and develops new fields of activity: new educational programs, standards and tests are elaborated, innovational educational technologies and concepts are worked out. The faculty has a unique methodology of teaching the Russian language.

Teachers of the faculty have been actively participating in the implementation of the «Education» innovational educational project. In the framework of the program «Language environment as a mean of training professional activity of non-Russian speaking students from foreign countries and CIS» five course teaching packs have been elaborated and introduced.

Since its foundation more than 20 thousand foreign students have been taught at the faculty. Every year more than 1000 students from more than 140 countries study at the faculty to continue at 62 lines of study and specialties at the main faculties.

The department regularly holds methodology seminars, students work in scientific societies and participate in Olympiads and contests. Scholars of the faculty organize international scientific-research conferences on the problems of teaching Russian as a foreign language and interdisciplinary communication.

All departments hold traditional thematic lessons-concerts «We speak Russian and sing Russian songs». The «Victory Day» lesson has become an inter-university event for the Great Patriotic War veterans and university students. Student conferences are conducted in Russian. Foreign students are systematically familiarized with the Russian culture.


The library has been working since PFUR foundation. In February 2008, the academic library was reformed into the Study and research information librarian centre to suit the aims of the innovation educational program. There is one more reading hall in the building of the faculty of Humanitarian and social sciences. Since last year there has been a separate library at the faculty of the Russian language and general educational disciplines. Books have been electronically catalogued since 1990, currently there are 4 databases containing more than 300,000 book titles. The on-line catalogue contains dissertations and abstracts, periodicals from 1986 till 2008, and since 2009- a new «Periodicals» module with broader user opportunities.

The fund consists of 1.800,000 books and is increasing every month. The fund is universal and contains all disciplines studied at PFUR. In 2010 the library is subscribed to 280 periodicals, 22- in foreign languages, 9 of them are available on-line. All on-line resources are available on any PFUR computer using an IP-address.

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