Peoples' Friendship University (PFU) was founded on 5 February 1960 by the USSR Government. On 22 February 1961, the University was named after Patrice Lumumba - one of the symbols of the African peoples' fight for independence.
The University is situated in Moscow, the capital of Russia, one the most beautiful cities with rich cultural life and legendry history of 900 year. Moscow is also the biggest educational centre of Russia; about 200 Universities are situated there offering high quality and affordable education in all specialties. Moscow also happens to be the industrial and business capital of Russia.
With 53 years of its existence the University has gained huge popularity all over the world as one of the large international, scientific and educational centre. For the last 15 years, PFUR is constantly among the first five leading Universities from more than 3000 Russian Higher Education Establishments.
One will find a fleet of more 1700 professors teaching at Peoples' Friendship University of Russia.
The glorious track record and achieving spirit has brought in high net worth reputation. Prominent specialists, who achieved recognition in different fields of science consider honorable to teach at the University.
Today Peoples' Friendship University of Russia is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia. It is the only university in the world every year uniting students from 140 countries. The University has a multi profile structure of faculties and majors, typical for classical universities of the world. More than 77 thousand graduates of the University work in 170 countries, among them more than 5500 holders of PhD and Doctorate degrees. Specialists are prepared in 62 majors and lines of study. More than 29 thousand graduate and postgraduate students from 140 countries are currently studying at the university. They represent more than 450 nations and nationalities of the world. The University is a renowned research center. It has a team of 4,500 employees, among them 2,826 highly qualified teachers. The University intellectual fund comprises more than 870 author's invention certificates and 150 patents of the Russian Federation in practically all fields of University scientific research.
Many foreign and Russian political and public figures and outstanding scholars and scientists became PFUR Emeritus Professors. After 50 years of existence, the University is known world-wide as a major academic and research center, many years in top-five Russian universities.
The Medical faculty of PFUR has a first-class reputation both in Russia and abroad; its fame rests on the scientists working at the faculty and the graduates. Nowadays, more than 6400 professionals that have been educated at the Medical faculty are working in more than 110 countries of the world. Prominent scientists whose contribution to medical science is well-known, are lecturing and leading practical seminars at the faculty.
In numerous laboratories with up-to-date diagnostic and research equipment, students attempt penetrating into the mysteries of structure and functioning of the human body and learn how to diagnose diseases and apply innovative methods of treatment. The members of the Medical faculty are actively implementing innovative educational programs aimed at teaching new medical technologies to medical staff.
Functioning at the faculty are: the Students' scientific society that helps students become familiar with research from the beginning; the Young medical doctors' community; the Students' theatre the lecture center where lectures in literature, music and history are presented. The pre-university education is provided at the medical-biological school (preliminary courses).
Today, the Medical faculty of PFUR is equipped with 14 novel clinical laboratories; in the training process, computer testing and TV broadcasting are used. For refinement in practical treatment, subdivisions of computer tomography, liver fiber scanning and audiology have been created.
Today, more than 97,000 graduates work in approximately 170 countries around the world. The university has 57 programmes with about 35,000 students (including postgraduates) of 450 ethnicities. About 15,000 of the current students are from outside the Russian Federation, while more than 1,000 are from autonomous regions inside the Russian Federation.
The PFUR has its own campus with 11 student hostels. The student campus is situated along Miklukho-Maklaya Street. The University hostels have all the necessary furniture and bed-sheets.The hostels are between the two metro stations: « Yugo-Zapadnaya » and « Belyaevo ». The buses numbers are: 226, 261, 752, 699, 250, 718. You can also take a route taxi.
These buildings have elevators. Each can host more than 800 people. To guarantee comfort two or three students are assigned per room. The apartments have WC's and showers. The kitchen is either on the floor or in the apartment itself. More comfortable apartments are also offered, but for additional payment. Those have TV's, refrigerators on the floor, permanent video surveillance and security.
|Degree courses||Fees (per year in USD $)|
|Preparatory and Foundation course||Bachelor\Specialist course||Master course|
|Medicine - with English medium||8000|