International Student Body at the Financial University
As of 1 January 2011, there are 418 international students at the FU, including 368 undergraduates, 23 candidates for a master’s degree, 13 post-graduate (PhD) students, and 13 exchange students at 12 faculties. The first- and second-year students study on programmes leading to a bachelor’s degree and the others on five-year specialist programmes.
Students by faculties and courses of studies
Faculty Total number I II III IV V
Finance and Credit 143 33 35 28 22 25
Financial Management 55 11 9 15 11 9
International Economic Relations 25 9 4 3 5 4
Accounting and Audit 30 10 4 5 3 8
Taxes and Taxation 9 3 1 3 - 2
Management and Sociology 36 8 7 9 5 7
Mathematical Methods in Economics and
Risk Analysis 7 2 - 1 1 3
Open Education 32 5 2 11 9 5
Part-Time Studies 2 - - 1 1 -
International Economic Faculty 9 3 3 3 - -
Law and Political Science 9 2 1 3 2 1
International Finance Faculty 11 6 3 2 - -
368 92 69 84 59 64
Students by countries of origin
CIS and Baltic states
Tadjikistan - 57 Georgia - 20
Ukraine - 29 Turkmenistan - 14
Moldova - 25 Uzbekistan - 13
Abkhazia - 23 Kyrgyzstan - 10
Azerbaijan - 23 Latvia - 5
Armenia - 25 Lithuania - 3
Kazakhstan - 27 Estonia - 2
Belarus - 4
Vietnam - 51 Chad - 1
Mongolia - 24 Colombia - 1
Israel - 8 Germany - 9
Bulgaria - 4 Macedonia - 1
Bangladesh - 2 Serbia - 2
Greece - 2 Lebanon - 1
China - 3 Zambia - 1
Angola - 2 Algeria - 1
India - 2 Hungary - 4
Namibia - 2 Iraq - 1
Madagascar - 2 Ghana - 1
Finland - 1 Peru - 1
Poland - 2 Austria - 1
Afghanistan - 1 France - 3
Canada - 1 Turkey - 2
Syria - 1
Grand total - 418 students from 46 countries
Interesting and multifarious is our life. It is not only studies but also creativity, humour, and sports.
The Club of Political Dialogue, the Students` Centre of Entrepreneurship and “Masters of the Market” Club all enjoy success and popularity.
Interesting projects are implemented by the Student Council of the Financial University, such as off-site training sessions of the “College for Activists”, the “Rector`s Question Hour” meetings where anyone can ask Rector the most tricky questions, the charitable actions “We Assist Children” and “The Thread of Times”, and many other exciting activities.
Our academic year traditionally begins with the “Fresher’s Debut” festival; “St.Tatiana`s Day” (traditional students` celebration date) is widely marked in January and the “Student Spring” festival and a lot of other events are marked by our students. The “Miss University” and “Mister University” contests have become especially popular in recent years. They are held with invariable success, gathering lots of interested fans.
The gifted and talented are welcome to the Student Creativity Workshop where everybody can realize their potential in the vocal, drama, and choreographic studios, the Literature Club, and the “What? Where? When?” Club.
Finance is a serious matter. That is why it is typical of us to discuss it with humour.
We love competitions of the Club for the Cheerful and Sharp-Witted (CSW).
And we are always on the winning side ! Our university CSW club teams invariably win awards in the games of the CSW Club League of the City of Moscow and Moscow Region.
Our students also participate in regional and city student programmes such as The Civic Engagement action, Shadow Government, Russian Intellectual Resources, inter-university sports competitions, annual parades of Moscow students, and other events.
Visit of students of Financial University to Bari (Italy)
From 6-th to 18-th December Saint Nicolas School for International Dialogue founded by Universities of Bari and Solento took place in Bari for the first time. Students from different countries and universities, including Financial University, attended lectures and workshops that were elaborated on such an important topic as international sustainability.
The economic crisis, deterioration of ecological situation show the world the high level of instability. So a lot of questions rise. What inheritance can we leave for future generations? How can we solve the problems in the era of globalization and integration? The students tried to find the answers to these problems with the aim of the professors in frame of Saint Nicolas School for International Dialogue.
During the course professors invited from different countries delivered lectures covering different topics: economics, environment, medicine, sociology, law, philosophy, ethics. The lecture of professor Daniele Franco seemed the most important to us. The professor dealt with fiscal policy of the countries, the measures that could be taken in order to minimize the public debt and the methods to work out a budget. For us, the students of Financial University, it was a great pleasure to listen the lecture of Nataly N. Dumnaya devoted to the influence of nature on the human-beings’ activities.
On one of the first days there was a conference of rectors of different universities. It is worth underlining that alongside with the Italian students, representatives from different countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Rumania, Argentina attended the courses.
It should be noted that the organization of the courses and our stay in Bari was up to high level. The lectures took place before the lunch while the seminars were after. During the latter the students were to work in small groups and discuss the problem, try to find the best solution by exchanging their personal experience.
We studied from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. Sometimes the everyday courses finished even later. But all the problems were so interesting and absorbing that we didn’t notice the time.
After the dinner we had some free time, that we spent walking around Bari. Bari is a seaport, that ranks second for its economic importance in South Italy. Bari is an amazing town with narrow streets, small houses, Christmas fair.
Bari is popular for St. Nicolas Basilica, where relics of St. Nicolas are kept. The 6-th of December is the St. Nicolas Day, when celebrations take place near the Basilica. Luckily we arrived in the morning on the 6-th, so we managed to plunge in the atmosphere of celebration and positive.
In spite of our busy schedule Bari was not the only city that we managed to visit. Sunday was the only day of. In order to let students enjoy it an excursion in Puglia region was arranged. We visited different interesting places, but one impressed us most of all. It was Alberobello commune that is situated in province of Bari. This place is world known for it’s unique buildings named “trulli”, that represent the houses with the roofs in shape of cones. These roofs are decorated with special religious, magic symbols, that are painted using the method that was worked up several centuries ago. In 1996 trullis were referred to the UNESCO heritage list.
Luckily we had the chance to visit Matera, the town that is under UNESCO protection from 1993 for the cave-houses that are made in the mountain, as our lecture devoted to the environment took place not far from this fascinating place. Some resources claim that the age of the oldest cave is approximately 7000years.
International School of Sustainability gave us the great opportunity to express ourselves, meet smart people, improve our language skills, gain experience of team work and by no means to enjoy our stay in Bari. We wish to have such an unforgettable trip once more. That is why we will try to do our best in Financial University in order to make our dreams true.
Students of IER
Abrosimova Ekaterina, Ponomareva Karina, Dubenskaya Daria.