People’s Friendship University of Russia

People’s Friendship University of Russia


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PFUR-buildingPeople’s Friendship University of Russia (PFUR) was founded by the Government on February 5, 1960 in Moscow.

Over 39 years since its foundation the University has gained world – wide recognition as a major educational and research centre. According to the rating of the Federal Agency of Education of Russia Federation, People’s Friendship University of Russia is considered the third among 40 Russian first - rank Universities after Moscow State University and State University of St. Petersburg.

Address 6, Miklukho-Maklay Street Moscow, 117198, Russia


Professor Vladimir M. FILIPPOV, D.Sc (math)

Faculties and Academic Institutes

  • Faculty of Physical, Mathematical and Natural SciencePFUR-square
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Phylology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Ecology
  • Preliminary Faculty (Faculty of Foreign Languages and Basic Disciplines)
  • Institute of Hotel Business and Tourism
  • Institute of World Economy and Business
  • Institute of Foreign Languages
  • Institute of Distant Learning

Faculty of physical, mathematical and natural sciences

Dean — professor V.V.Davydov, D.Sc (chem)

The Faculty exists since the very foundation date of the University. It keeps training over 1200 russian and international students and trainees.The teaching of general and special mathematical, physical and chemical disciplines is conducted by 15 Academic Chairs:

  • Mathematics analysis
  • Higher Maths
  • Differential equitions and functional analysis
  • Informational technologies
  • Systems of telecommunications
  • Theory of probability and mathematical statistics
  • Theoretical mechanicsPFUR-agric-lect
  • Theoretical physics
  • Experimental physics
  • General physics
  • Radio-physics
  • General chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical and colloid chemistry

The academic staff consists of 47 professors, 110 associated professors, 30 senior lecturers, 2 assistant lecturers, out of them 47 – D.Sc holders and 118 – Ph.D holders.

The Faculty Scientific Council is the leading body at the faculty. There are specialized dissertation councils on D.Sc and Ph.D degrees in the fields of Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

The students are enrolled to Bachelor and Master programs.

Bachelor courses are in the following majors:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics. Applied mathematics
  • Applied mathematics and computer science
  • Mathematics and informatics
  • Chemistry

Faculty of Engineering

Dean: Professor N. K. Ponomarev, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Eng)

The Faculty includes 21 Academic Chair (departments) that carry out training of Bachelors, Masters, Diploma Specialists and postgraduates in the following majors (directions and specializations):PFUR-engin-training

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Automation and control of technical systems
  • Power engineering
  • Automobile service
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geology and exploration of deposits of minerals
  • Mining Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Economics and management in the industries

The duration of the courses: – 4 years (Bachelor), –2 years (Master) – 5 years (State Diploma Specialist)

Faculty of Medicine

Dean: professor V.A.Frolov, D.Sc (med)

The Faculty keeps students from over 100 countries of the world and offers the following specialities (majors):

  • General Medicine (MD program – 6 years)PFUR-medic-training
  • Pharmacy (M.Sc program – 5 years)
  • Dentistry (M.Sc program – 5 years)


Faculty of Agriculture

Dean: Professor V. V. Gorchakov, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Biology).

The Agrarian Faculty trains students in 3 majors:

  • Agronomy (soil science) -4 years (Bachelor) + 2 years (Master)
  • Animal production (zootechnics) -4 years (Bachelor) + 2 years (Master)
  • Veterinary medicine - 5 years (State Diploma Specialist)

Faculty of Economics

Dean — professor N.P.Gusakov, D.Sc (econ)

The Faculty employs over 100 teachers, most of those are D.Sc and Ph.D holders, speaking a number of foreign languages, experienced in international education. There are 10 Academic Chairs (departments) at the faculty:PFUR-econ-lect

  • Book keeping, audit and statistics
  • Macro-economics regulations and planning
  • International economic relations
  • Management and marketing
  • Political economy
  • Regional economy and geography
  • Finance and credit
  • Economic-mathematical modeling
  • Economics of an enterprise
  • Foreign languages

Faculty of humanities and social sciences

Dean — professor N.S.Kirabaev, D.Sc (philosophy).

The Faculty offers the following majors (directions and specialities):

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Politology
  • International relations
  • State and municipal management
  • Arts and humanities

Faculty of PhilologyPFUR-hostel-room

Dean — professor V.N.Denisenko, Ph.D (philology)

The Faculty trains students in the following specialities (majors):

  • Philology
  • Linguistics
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Public relations

Faculty of Law

Dean — professor A.Y.Kapustin, D.Sc (law)

This Faculty has undergone a great organization and academic evolution for the past 45 years. It has become an independent powerful and modern academic and scientific School, that offers the Bachelor, Master and postgraduate (Ph.D) courses of study.

Faculty of Ecology

Dean — professor S.N.Sidorenko, D.Sc (chem)

The Faculty offers Bachelor, Master, State Diploma Specialist and postgraduate programs in the following majors:PFUR-ecol-lect

  • Ecology and nature utilization
  • Ecology
  • Nature utilization and the following Master programs:
  • Geo-ecology
  • Nature utilization
  • General ecology
  • Economics of nature utilization
  • Management of nature utilization
  • Ecological monitoring
  • Human ecology

Faculty of foreign languages and general educational disciplines

(preparatory faculty)

Dean - Dr. V.V.Yakushev, Ph.D (chem)

The academic staff of the faculty counts 25 professors, 125 associated professors, 268 teachers and lectures including 3 D.Sc and 106 Ph.D holders.

Institute of hotel business and tourism

The director - S.V.Dekhtyar, МВА holder.

The Institute of hotel business and tourism was set up in PFUR in 1997.

It offers the Diploma Specialist course with the major “hospitality service and tourism”, including the following options:PFUR-IHBT-training

  • Tour operation
  • Restaurant service
  • Hotel management

Institute of world economy and business

The director – professor Y.N.Moseikin, Ph.D (econ)

The Institute was set up in 1990 as a structure division of the University with rights of the faculty. Initialy it was called the International School of Business and it was one of the leaders in the field of business education in Russia.

Institute of foreign languages

The director – professor N.L.Sokolova, Ph.D (philology)

The institute of foreign languages is one of the innovation structural divisions of PFUR.

It offers the students opportunities of receiving the first or the second higher education in the full-time or in the evening form of studies with the majors:

  • Linguistics
  • Social Pedagogy

The duration of training in the department of Linguistics is 4 (Bachelor) and 2 years (Master). The major for the Master program is “Theory of communications and international public relations”. The departments of Social pedagogy offers a 5-years Diploma Specialist course. The Institute has courses of foreign languages as extra-curriculum classes. All students study on a contract basis.

Institute of Distant Learning

The director - professor G.A.Krasnova, D.Sc (philosophy)

The institute was set up by the decission of the University Scientific Council in 1997 as a structural division of the University on the distant form of training with the rights of the faculty.

These day the Institute offers training courses in the following majors:PFUR-law-lect

  • economics and management on the enterprises
  • national economy
  • accountancy, analysis and auditing
  • jurisprudence
  • journalism
  • state and municipal government
  • psychology.
Anonymous says:
Nov 29, 2011 03:58 PM
Is there really Mechanical engineering in PFUR because in PFUR official website there is no mention of mechanical engineering. So give information as fast as possible.
hemza says:
Apr 17, 2013 03:03 PM

hey .. i want to study law in russian
what i can do for study in this university ?

Omer AlgaliSi
Omer AlgaliSi says:
Apr 23, 2013 09:32 AM

hi i would like to aske about Racus office it has countract with friendship university in Moscow becuse it wanted from me to pay the fees 5300 dollar to the Racus office please give me the answer as soon as possible

oladiti kabiru
oladiti kabiru says:
Jul 30, 2013 05:10 PM

wishes to study theoretical physics at Msc and also proceed for Dsc in the same field

oladiti kabiru
oladiti kabiru says:
Jul 30, 2013 05:29 PM

am a graduate of pure and applied physics in Nigeria, i wish to go for Msc in theoretical physics and possible Dsc in theoretical physics.
my email is

muuka ehraim
muuka ehraim says:
Aug 02, 2013 08:23 AM

This university seems intresting.that's the university I have been posted 2 on my schorlaship.state peoplt s friendship

macDonald Brown
macDonald Brown says:
Oct 08, 2013 06:30 PM


kay kay
kay kay says:
Nov 07, 2013 12:42 AM

hey , i would like to study engeneering at this university, what are the procidures for inrolment?

Ehsan Safi
Ehsan Safi says:
Nov 27, 2013 05:41 PM

Hey ,I am coming to this university and I am soo excited of it and my part of study should be civil engineering but I don't know can I learn Russia or not !!!!!!!
But I have a question can we change our university after one year learning Russia like changing of PFUR to BAUMAN. Or another ??? Pliz reply as soon as possible !!!

julian says:
Dec 15, 2013 12:40 AM

Do we have to learn russian tonstudy at this university?? Do they offer any masters programme in geotechnical engineering? Plz reply to

imtiaz ahmad
imtiaz ahmad says:
Jun 06, 2014 03:54 PM

hi,now i am in malaysia.i am interested study in chartert accounting in moscow any one university,pls advice me how to apply for that,

Tilamuhammad says:
Jun 09, 2014 02:43 PM

Hi, now i am at Afghanistan i have done my fsc from pakistan ,i verified my documents ,now want to study at people friend ship university of russia so plz inform me that education is in which language

adari.prasad says:
Jun 15, 2014 03:23 PM


Yassin says:
Jun 25, 2014 10:01 AM

iam from Afghanistan and14 12 grade graduate,how to apply for IT series.

Johnes says:
Jun 27, 2014 12:26 PM

Hi, I like to request for When the admission period started and end and also how much the tuition (only) and others fees including accommodation.

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