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Crimean Federal University

Crimean Federal University

About Crimean Federal University

V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University is a higher education institution of rich, century-long history with a vast network of research and production facilities, which has more than 7,000 members of staff and over 32,000 students, including about 3,000 international students from 54 countries.

Today, V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University comprises 23 academic and non-academic units and 12 branches located across Crimea, including 10 academies and institutes, 7 colleges, 11 branches, and 11 research and science institutions and centres.

The history of the conception and development of the University is entwined with the history of Crimea. It was the complicated, trouble stricken and eventful 20th century that saw the development of forward-looking educational institutions in the Republic of Crimea, which, in their relatively brief period of existence, managed to gain success and respect in scientific and academic circles, made an invaluable contribution to the development of global and national science, and produced a number of prominent scientists, writers, and public figures.

Today, the University carries on a variety of student, teaching, research, and training activities which enable its students to acquire and develop knowledge in various fields of science, art, humanities, and medicine.

V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University holds many international and national forums, conferences, events, meetings, and roundtables. The University has cooperation agreements with the leading national and foreign higher education institutions, regulatory bodies, major companies and enterprises of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea. Being committed to promoting the development of research and science in the region, it initiates the establishment and development of various research and science institutions comprising students and faculty and staff representatives.

University’s production facilities, its cooperation with numerous institutions and companies provide students with the chance to gain practical skills and open a number of employment opportunities.

Training is delivered in a variety of settings beyond the traditional classroom, including language laboratories, fully-equipped specialized classrooms and multimedia classrooms, at student farms and partner companies. Students have at their disposal a unique, well-equipped academic library, rich both in training materials and research and fiction books.

V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University offers numerous options in terms of leisure activities, such as performing arts societies, sports clubs, dance, song, and theatre groups.

The University maintains strong relations with its international partners in the framework of various research projects, students and faculty internship programmes.

Today, V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University trains future professionals using novel opportunities that meet high-level national and global standards in education. The number of these opportunities has increased significantly with the establishment of the new federal-level university through the merger of leading Crimean universities. V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University has developed into a major research and science centre and a source of pride for the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea.

Why Choose
Crimean Federal University

Vernadsky CFU has a great deal to offer for you. If you choose Vernadsky CFU you will be joining the largest university in Crimea and one of the largest universities in southern Russia which has a well-established reputation for teaching and research excellence that spans more than 100 years.

Learning at Vernadsky CFU

Our programmes are designed to meet the needs of the modern workplace and are delivered by highly qualified, skilled and dedicated academic staff providing Vernadsky CFU students with an excellent learning experience. Our diverse faculty include internationally recognized researchers and expert practitioners. The University boasts two Nobel Prize winners amongst its former staff: Igor Tamm and Ilya Frank.

The quality of education and training we provide is indicated by the fact that our students frequently win awards at major regional, national and international academic competitions, and that our graduates are successful in their careers.

We have a vast range of programmes available including a number of English-taught programmes, so you are sure to find something to suit you.


We have 60+ years of experience of receiving international students. With over 2,000 international students from more than 50 countries, our University offers a diverse and truly international environment where students are supported to learn and grow.

You’ll be joining a close-knit, vibrant community of people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Chances are you will meet peers from your home country at Vernadsky CFU which will make the adjustment period much smoother for you.

Student Life Experience

At Vernadsky CFU, you will enjoy a student experience that you will never forget and make friends for life. You will be provided with an excellent education and will also be encouraged to develop personal and social skills that will benefit you throughout your life.

Vernadsky CFU offers a broad array of extra-curricular activities such as sports, various clubs including art and music, student communities and societies, and we are certain there is something suitable for everyone. You will meet people with similar interests and also learn new things. Our University is a place where students with a wide range of experiences and diverse talents and interests are offered numerous opportunities for growth and nurtured to succeed to their full potential.


Research is one of our core activities. We have a wide range of modern and well-equipped research facilities where our students and staff carry out their ambitious and cutting-edge work. We continue to develop our research infrastructure and invest in research to maintain our strong reputation. Vernadsky CFU staff and students have been repeatedly awarded grants for their projects, including a number of mega-grants from the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Hands-On Training

Our programmes are designed in a way that opens for our students diverse opportunities for hands-on learning. Students are offered placement opportunities to enhance their training experience at a range of institutions and companies. You will work side by side with established professionals as you develop practical skills essential for your chosen career.

Fantastic Location

We are located in one of the most wonderful places in the world. Our peninsula enjoys a mild climate and boasts picturesque scenery. Crimea is also a place of great geopolitical significance and rich history. Our students are offered numerous opportunities to be immersed in the history, culture, heritage, values and lifestyles of this beautiful land.

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