About SFU

One can hardly find a place in Russia with such an impressive number of implemented national projects as in the Krasnoyarsk Region. Our most focused “development points” have been determined in industry, power engineering and energy, research and education. Siberian Federal University, as a response to regional developmental challenges, was established in 2006 to train highly qualified specialists capable of working in any region of our country, including severe conditions of the Northern areas.

The University was founded by merging 5 major Krasnoyarsk institutions of higher education. Among the members of the University Board of Trustees there are representatives of large companies, politicians and scientists. The Chairman of the Board is Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of Russia.

Mission Statement

The mission of Siberian Federal University is to serve the needs of the Region by providing high-quality practice-oriented higher education by means of close integration between education, business and research/innovation, enabling the graduates to successfully market themselves both locally and globally.

SibFU in figures

  • 19 schools and 3 regional branches.
  • Over 33,000 students (half of whom come from all over Russia, including 380 overseas students).
  • Over 700 post-graduate students.
  • 7 860 employees, 3 450 teachers, 420 Professors and Doctors habil.
  • 151 study programs (Bachelor & Master).
  • 121 doctoral programs in 18 fields of study.
  • 29 on-campus dormitories.
  • 7 400 million RUR University profit in 2014.
  • About 50 sports clubs in over 31 kinds of sport.
  • About 100 creative and artistic student clubs.
  • 70% of graduates get employed in the field of their major.
  • 14th place in the National Ranking of Universities (Interfax), 3 stars in the International University Ranking (QS), 13th place in the International Ranking of University Web-sites (Webometrics).

International collaboration

There are 143 MoUs and MoAs on international cooperation between SibFU and universities from 34 countries, as well as 7 programs accredited by European Council on Business Education.

There are 350 international students of all levels (Bachelor, Master, Doctoral and Internship programs) from 23 countries currently studying at SibFU. The largest numbers of students come from China and CIS countries – Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Other students come from Nigeria, Ecuador, Vietnam, Australia, etc. Exchange students from Germany, Japan, Czech Republic and Spain come on a regular basis.

In 2013 SibFU employed 13 international teachers and hosted 120 visiting Professors and experts from 27 countries of the world who came to hold lectures and seminars, coordinate projects, etc. The list includes Hernandez Esteve Paula Victoria (Spain), Wang Xinfeng (China), Christoph Deininger (Germany), Tetsujiro Ishii (Japan), Samuel Novakovsky (France), Jerzy Barglik (Poland), Lupi Sergio (Italy), and many others.

In the same year over a hundred SibFU students studied abroad under grant programs and participated in scientific and language schools. 85 students took part in internship programs.

Culture and lifestyle


Apart from education, science and knowledge Siberian Federal University provides an amazing opportunity for students to demonstrate and develop their artisti talents. Bright and diverse creative life is an indispensible part of the University student life. One can discover their gifts and contribute to high-class artistic achievements of the SibFU team by singing, dancing, acting, etc. Whatever your talent is, it will be certainly revealed in a friendly atmosphere of like-minded people. Don’t miss your chance to find out that university can be FUN!

Sports life

There are plenty of sports facilities at the University, including various sports centres, swimming pools, stadiums and football pitches, ski courses and gyms all over the campus.

P.E. is provided for the students of all programs during their study. One can choose a type of sports depending on their preferences and physical abilities.

Some of the world-praised sportsmen currently study and teach at SibFU, including Olga Medvedtseva (two-time Olympic champion and multiple World champion in biathlon), Evgeny Ustyugov (two-time Olympic champion, Europe and World champion in biathlon), Dmitry Trunenkov (Olympic champion in bobsleigh), Nazir Mankiev (Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling), and many more.

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