Life in Russia
There is more and more science news about Russia in the world:
"Russian IT specialists showed the highest level of programming skills at the international Student Olympiad ..."
"Revolution in the world film industry: a Russian director makes a feature film in outer space for the first time in history..."
"According to the British magazine Times Higher Education, 60 Russian universities were included in the list of the best universities in the world. This is an absolute record in its entire history..." etc.
These numerous facts make you think about getting a higher education in Russia. Is it possible for a regular student from Morocco, Egypt, Gabon, South Africa, India, USA or Brazil?
What awaits international students in the vastness of the largest country on our planet?
We conducted an extensive survey and, based on the responses received, we compiled a detailed overview of Russia as seen by foreign students. Higher education in Russia means affordability and high quality, that is why the country ranks 1st in the world in terms of literacy and the number of people with higher education among the adult population.
Students can choose from more than 1200 programs in Medicine, Engineering, Economics or Humanities in three languages (Russian, English and French). Russian is one of the six official languages of the UN and a working language of various international organizations including UNESCO.
Geography of Russia
- 147 million people, 200 nationalities;
- 230 languages and dialects;
- 11 time zones and 16 climate zones;
- 12 seas washing the borders;
- more than 1000 cities.
In Moscow and the Caucasus, in Yekaterinburg and Kaliningrad, Russia always warmheartedly welcomes guests from any country of the world.
The "generous Russian soul", a defining characteristic of all Russian people, is expressed with benevolence, openness, sincerity, generosity and willingness to help.
There is an opinion that Russians are harsh and never smile. This is not quite true. In Russia, fake smiles, which are common in many countries of America and Europe, are considered bad manners and have not really gotten into a habit. In Russia, it is customary to smile from the bottom of your heart and soul.
Great opportunities for professional and personal development
Russian scientists have made an invaluable contribution to world science. Peace Prizes and more than two dozen Nobel Prizes in Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Economics and Literature were obtained by Russians. The most complex projects on a global scale have been implemented: first outer space exploration and human spacewalk. There are audacious plans ahead: the first manned flight to Mars and a mission to the Moon. Great discoveries have also been made in the development and deployment of oil and gas resources, precious metals, etc.
Modern Russia conducts advanced developments in various industries of production and technology. There have been many successful projects where different know-hows have been implemented:
- Cloud service for unmanned aerial vehicles;
- 3D printer for creating rocket engines;
- Exoskeleton, i.e. a robot that a person can wear for rehabilitation after injuries or strokes;
- Solar car with solar panels;
- Flying motorcycle which develops a speed of 320 km/h;
- Technology of energy transmission by means of mobile communication;
and many other discoveries that you use now or will be happy to use in the future. Progress and Russia are synonyms!
Unique methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases are regularly developed in Russia. Biochips for the rapid detection of cancer have already been created, as well as insulin-producing cells to fight against diabetes, technologies for growing equivalents of human organs and systems from autologous (taken from the patient himself) cells. In the era of coronavirus, Russia was the first country in the world to develop and officially register a vaccine against COVID-19 — Sputnik V.
More and more surgical operations in the country are carried out with the help of robots that perform precise incisions on a miniscule area, do not get tired and do not make mistakes.
Russia is rightfully considered one of the world's leaders in the field of higher medical education, new technologies and innovative development of the medical industry. Currently, advanced science-intensive developments in the field of medicine are being carried out to ensure comfort and increase people's life expectancy.
IT Technology News
IT technologies in Russia are at the peak of popularity and development.
Mobile Internet of Russian providers is recognized as the fastest and cheapest in the world. Russian software students are the leaders of the IT industry: every year they take first places in all major international programming and esports competitions.
Russian cultural figures have made an invaluable contribution to world literature, music, painting, theater, cinema, photography, architecture. The Russian ballet and the Stanislavsky theater system, the novels of F.M. Dostoevsky and the poetry of A.S. Pushkin, the music of P.I. Tchaikovsky are known all over the world.
Festivals, concerts, forums that gather world-famous actors, musicians, and artists take place at metropolitan and regional venues. Russia is open for dialogue with every guest!
There are more than 2000 names in the list of Olympic champions who were brought up in Russia. Among them are the leaders of world hockey, chess, rhythmic gymnastics, figure skating, synchronized swimming, boxing, wrestling, judo, biathlon and many other sports. Over the past 100 years, Russia has taken prize-winning places in the overall standings at the Olympic Games.
Love for sports is a characteristic of many citizens. Annually thousands of Russians participate in the national marathon "Ski Track of Russia" and in mass races. How nice it is to look at the happy smile of a student from India, South Africa or Brazil who has learned to ski and is pleased with himself and his results!
The youth sports movement which originated in Russian universities is actively developing. The curriculum of any university always includes classes in physical education and sports. In their free time, sports fans visit football, hockey, chess, volleyball, basketball clubs and other clubs of interest. The most athletic and prepared students are proud to represent their university and country at the University Games.
Foreign students admitted to study at Russian state universities belonging to the RACUS group are provided with the following social guarantees:
- affordable tuition fees: on average, 3,000 USD per academic year.
- Voluntary life and health insurance for the entire period of study at the university: the average cost is 160 USD per year.
- Accommodation in comfortable student hostels/hotels for the entire period of study at the university – the average cost is 20-50 USD per month, at some universities accommodation in a hostel is provided free of charge.
- Student benefits for public transport, visits to the cinemas, museums, theaters, etc.
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