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Study Information Technology in Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students! We welcome you to study in Russia.

Computer Simulation of Material Production, Processing and Treatment in Russia

Duration: 2 years
Language: English
Requirements: TOEFL (paper 500 and better; web 55 and better) or IELTS (5.5 and better), First Certificate in English (FCE)

The program is designed to provide students with necessary knowledge and skills in:

  • computer-aided design of advanced materials
  • development of materials with required properties for research and industry
  • development of technologies for production of materials with required properties
  • software development in the field of design and technologies of advanced materials
  • diagnostics of loaded constructions, equipment and machinery

Core Disciplines

  • Mesomechanics and Computer Simulation of Materials
  • Modern Technology of Surface Coating and Hardening
  • Thin Films and Multilayer Materials for Electronics
  • Diagnostics of Loaded Materials and Constructions
  • Simulation of Ceramic Materials Based on Silicates and Oxides
  • Metal and Ceramic Based Nano-structural Materials

Career opportunities:

  • science and research (computer-aided design of advanced materials, development of materials with required properties)
  • industry(software development, diagnistics of loaded constructions, equipment and machinery)

Laboratory facilities

  • Unique optical-television systems «TOMSC», «INSTRON», and «SHENK» machines for investigation of plasticity and hardness of materials
  • Calotest – investigation of thin films and coatings MIRI 1000K – installation for materials testing (elongation, bending, compression
  • Micro measure 3D station – investigation of the surface and thickness of thin films
  • High-temperature tribometer THT-S-AX0000 – investigation of the friction and wear
  • Micro scratch tester – investigation of thin films and coatings
  • Automatized laser measurement system
  • Optical, atom forced and scanned tunnel microscopes
  • Ultrasonic treatment installations
  • X-ray apparatus
  • Nano hardness tester
  • Auger spectrometer
  • SIMS
  • XRD

Research areas

  • Computer design and technology of new materials based on the physical mesomechanics of heterogeneous media
  • Metal, ceramic, and polymer-based materials
  • Technology for material hardening and surface treatment
  • Nanostructural metal and ceramic materials
  • Thin films and multi-layer materials for electronics
  • Methods of non – destructive quality testing

Master’s Degree Thesis

  • Computer-aided design of advanced materials with required properties
  • Computer simulation of ionic implantation of alloys
  • Physical mesomechanics of heterogeneous materials
  • Mesomechanics of fatigue destruction of loaded materials and construction
  • Simulation of hardening and protective coat formation
  • Surface hardening of constructional, tool and special materials
  • Viscous nanocrystalline constructional ceramics
  • Thin films and multi-layer materials for microelectronics
  • Powder metallurgy materials
  • Television-optics methods of research and diagnostics of materials and construction


Core Disciplines

  • Programming Technology (+labs)
  • Computer Architecture (+labs)
  • Data Structures (+labs)
  • Computational Mathematics (+labs)
  • Digital Electronics (+labs)
  • Electrics and Electronics (+labs)
  • Communications and Networks (+labs)
  • Object Oriented Programming (+labs, +course work)
  • Concurrent Systems and Programming (+labs)
  • Computer Graphics (+labs)
  • Databases Management (+labs)
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design (+labs)
  • Expert Systems (+labs)
  • Internet and Web Design (+labs)
  • Methods of Optimization (+labs)
  • Tech. Electives
  1. Artificial Intelligence Systems and Logic Programming
  2. Solid State Electronic Devices
  • Tech. Electives (course project)
  1. Computer Simulation
  2. Computer-Aided Design of Electronic Devices
  • Tech. Electives
  1. Multimedia
  2. Analog Electronics
  • Tech. Electives
  1. System Analysis and Research Operations
  2. Microprocessor Systems
  • Industrial Training

Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed (Храм Васи́лия Блаже́нного) on the Red Square, Moscow.


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Degree: Master in International Marketing (in English) in Russia

Study International Marketing in Russia

under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students! We welcome you to study in Russia.

study International Marketing in Russia and embark on a global career. With the setting up of the BRICS bank more and more professionals will be required with the knowledge of the BRICS economy.

Duration: 2 years
Language: English
Requirements: at least IELTS – 6, 0 TOEFL iBT – 79 (not compulsory)
Deadline: 15th August

A famous American writer on management, Peter Drucker, wrote that businesses only need to have two functions: marketing and innovation. Their essential business is to create customers. International marketing management is therefore an ideal preparation for a career in global management in the twenty-first century.

The MSc International Marketing Management from under the Learning in Russia™ program will provide you with a comprehensive framework for understanding international marketing. It will provide you with knowledge of the theory, concepts, issues and practice of international marketing. It identifies processes, contexts and influences associated with international marketing strategies, and develops your appreciation both of strategies and plans for different economies and of the implications, monitoring and control of the international marketing process.

The modules consider a wide range of issues in the international marketing field and you will gain an excellent understanding of research and statistics for management.


Through the Master of Financial Economics program students will be able to:

  • apply develop and implement the contemporary theories in the areas of international marketing and management;
  • analyse and assess internal and external international business environment and derive managerial decisions;
  • analyse and critically evaluate various real-life business examples, situations and experiences in multiple international management functions;
  • use advanced qualitative techniques and quantitative data analysis methods.

Program Features

  • Small classes sizes and close personal attention from lecturers.
  • Two semesters of taught core and elective modules.
  • A Dissertation which provides a major opportunity to extend the interest of the individual student by focusing on a specific marketing area, a business plan or consultancy project.
  • Practical field-based opportunities to put academic knowledge into practice.
  • An interdisciplinary opportunity to develop core management competencies whilst selecting from a range of specialist marketing modules.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • have the systemic view on international management technologies;
  • analyze the challenges in international and global business,
  • determine the main implications of doing businesses on emerging markets;
  • feel the peculiarities of the cultural dimension in different states and regions;
  • understand the financial aspects of international marketing and the requirements for international distribution management and channel strategy;
  • acquire the skills of independent analysis and its application to specific practical tasks: diagnostics and monitoring of the international companies activities; preparation and implementation of international marketing strategies and plans;
  • forming management styles to different international economies and cultures;  evaluation of different scenarios of marketing decisions and forecasting the impacts of their implementation; development of  international sales and marketing communications strategies.

Competitive Advantages of the Program

  • Cooperation with international and leading Russian FMCG companies;
  • Internships at the universities in Europe;
  • Leading professors
  • Participation in research and consulting projects;
  • Interaction with international FMCG companies is realized at all stages of education:
  • During training plan formation (based on the qualification requirements for specialists in marketing and sales);
  • Master-classes (professional modules, 5-7 practitioners);
  • Internship and employment.


Research MethodologyMultivariate Statistics International Business: Context and DevelopmentInternational FirmEmerging EconomiesAdvanced Corporate Finance
International Marketing ManagementAdvanced Topics in International MarketingInternational Consumer BehaviorTheories and Methods of Marketing Communication Corporate Social ResponsibilityInternational Human Resource ManagementStrategic ManagementApplied MicroeconomicsInternational Negotiations

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Career opportunities

Graduates of the International Marketing Management specialization may qualify for these positions:

  • International marketing manager (business-to-business or business-to-consumer)
  • Internet marketing manager
  • Direct marketing manager
  • International product/brand manager
  • International manufacturer’s representative
  • International account executive (business or consumer products)
  • International market research analyst
  • International promotions manager

Potential Companies – employers of graduates: Adidas Group (Department of brand marketing, product-marketing department), British American Tobacco Russia (CJSC “International Services Marketing tobacco “), Coca-Cola Hellenic (Marketing Department, Sales Department), Danone (Marketing Department, Sales Department), Johnson & Johnson (Consumer Division), JTI (Marketing Department, Sales Department), Sprandi (Marketing Department), L’Oreal (Marketing Department, Department of Commerce), PepsiCo International Russia (Marketing Department, Sales Department), Procter & Gamble (Marketing Department, Marketing Research), Unilever (Marketing Department, Sales Department), Campbell’s (Marketing Department), Colgate-Palmolive (Marketing Department) and many others .

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Environmental biotechnology

Degree: Master in Ecological Biotechnology (in English) in Russia

Study Ecological Biotechnology in Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students! We welcome you to study in Russia. Studying in English language will help you think, analyze, ascertain and reach at a conclusion the topics and issues that interest you in a language comfortable to you and native to many of our international students. It will also give you the added benefit of understanding the Russia perspective, “Russian way of doing things”, without learning the Russian language.

study Ecological Biotechnology in Russia and get going in the fastest growing and highest paid modern industries!

Duration: 2 years
Language: English
Requirements: at least IELTS – 6, 0 TOEFL iBT – 79

The field of biotechnology has matured during the past decade encompassing the application of modern microbiological concepts to the new and rapidly developing field of environmental protection. The synthesis between microbiology and environmental engineering provides a means of understanding processes leading to pollution occurrence, detection, monitoring, prevention and control. Biotechnology offers both conventional and innovative solutions to problems associated with water pollution, contamination of the soil, the atmosphere, and the stratosphere.  Molecular genetics provides new techniques for the detection and modification of micro-organisms, for the degradation of hazardous chemicals, and as a means of safely controlling agricultural pests. Environmental biotechnology techniques, or bioprocesses, are now increasingly popular in the detection and treatment of wastes, wastewaters and other environmental contaminants.

Environmental biotechnology is the application of biotechnology for solving environmental problems, both in the environment per se (e.g. bioremediation) or in manmade ecosystems (e.g. sewage treatment plants). In open systems, this can only be achieved by applying ecological principles and cooperating with the local microbiota based on a “join them” instead of a “beat them” strategy.

In principle, Environmental biotechnology may include:

  • Cleaning of effluents and treatment of waste
  • Alternative and more environmental friendly processes
  • Alternative and more environmental friendly products

Environmental biotechnology can simply be described as “the optimal use of nature, in the form of plants, animals, bacteria, fungi and algae, to produce renewable energy, food and nutrients in a synergistic integrated cycle of profit making processes where the waste of each process becomes the feedstock for another process”.
Significance towards agriculture, food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation and the MDGs== Science through the IAASTD has called for the advancement of small-scale agro-ecological farming systems and technology in order to achieve food security, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation and the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals. Environmental biotechnology has been shown to play a significant roll in agroecology in the form of zero waste agriculture and most significantly through the operation of over 15 million biogas digesters worldwide.

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The program’s aim is to prepare the modern highly skilled experts, using practical skills and theoretical knowledge of biotechnology and ecobiotechnology in their professional activity.
The program provides profound knowledge of foreign languages and pays great attention to development of students’ communication skills. The program curriculum includes courses that improve skills of understanding, communication, writing and reading scientific literature in a foreign language.


Students will acquire knowledge of the main biotechnological methods, modern technologies for nature protection; will be able to evaluate biological and industrial safety, to do research work, to evaluate the results and to write scientific articles; to teach students (courses: Nature protection, Fundamentals of ecological biotechnology, Modern problems of Ecology and etc.

Career opportunities

Graduates are expected to possess the skills necessary for any future professional career in the biotechnology field (or related) as well as for further academic studies.

Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology involves the use of enzymes and microorganisms to make products specifically or provide services such as wastewater treatment. It is of great importance to sectors such as fine and bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals or building blocks for these, food & feed, paper & pulp, energy, textiles and other polymeric materials. Thus, it is in this extensive industrial community where we primarily find future career possibilities. Other career opportunities can be found in academic research, patent and consultant agencies, finance, and research politics or in journalism.

The general vision is that Europe will have made substantial progress towards a bio-based society by 2025, and in particular that the European chemical industry will regard biotechnology as an essential part of the process and product development tool kit. This means that the market for bioengineers likely will continue to grow in the future, and that industrial/environmental bioengineers will be one of the cornerstones in forming a sustainable society.

For applying to study Master in Ecological Biotechnology (in English) in one of the leading Russian State Universities go HERE and learn the step-by-step admission process at the end of the page. Then you may fill in all fields in our INFORMATION REQUEST Form and forward it to one of our e-mails: admissions@cferussia.ru or learninginrussia@gmail.com

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study Economics of Natural Resource Management (Master in Ecology & Environmental Management) in English language in Russia

Study Ecology & Environmental Management in Russia under the Learning in Russia™ program for international students! We welcome you to study in Russia. Studying in English language will help you think, analyze, ascertain and reach at a conclusion the topics and issues that interest you in a language comfortable to you and native to many of our international students. It will also give you the added benefit of understanding the Russia perspective, “Russian way of doing things”, without learning the Russian language.

Degree: Master in Ecology & Environmental Management

Duration: 2 years
Language: English
Requirements: at least IELTS – 6, 0 TOEFL iBT – 79


Ecology explores the interactions between plants, animals with their habitats. This Master program has a particular focus on understanding ecosystems and ecological processes. Students learn how to apply scientific principles to understand natural systems. This understanding is applied to current questions regarding the past, current and future impacts of human activities on organisms, ecosystems and the environment. Graduates will be well prepared to make appropriate and informed decisions about the management and/or conservation of our environment, its ecosystems and the plants and animals that they support.

Learning to Think Like a Mountain

In his famous collection of essays, The Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold, the father of modern American conservation and a member of the class of 1909, recounts the story of the extermination of New Mexico’s wolves – which in his younger years, he had himself participated in. In the decades that followed the slaughter, deer populations burgeoned without natural predators and devastated the vegetation of the mountain slopes.

Human managers had failed to consider the inter-dependencies of a complete ecological system in pursuit of control, profit, and safety. Time and time again, humans and natural systems have suffered from the unintended consequences of short-sighted actions. Leopold proposed that we instead “learn to think like a mountain.” The mountain, he notes, lives in fear of its deer as much as the deer live in fear of the wolves. The mountain appreciates the interconnections of the environment and knows that bounty requires limits.


The course aims to generate:

  • Graduates with a thorough grounding in analytical & practical research methods in the context of advanced training in the area of ecology and environmental management
  • Graduates that can embark on careers in research, or alternatively to move into careers that require assessment of the research of others, or agencies that commission new research
  • Ecologists with a proper regard for the socio-economic context of their work
  • Environmental managers with a full understanding of the natural processes operating within the area they manage

Program Structure

The master’s program consists of a two-year study (4 semesters) of which the last semester is dedicated to the master’s thesis.

  • The first semester focuses on basic knowledge of natural sciences (e.g.: biotic and abiotic structures and dynamics of ecosystems, including anthropogenic modifications and disturbances) and modelling methods.
  • The second semester is dedicated to practical fieldwork carried out during excursions, as well as further interactive cooperation activities with professionals in the field. The main focus is on the development of integrative, regional management concepts and on the building of knowledge regarding system analysis, including socio-eocnomic components.
  • The third semester combines basic knowledge and method knowledge to develop sustainable management concepts.
  • The fourth semester consists of the individual work on the master’s thesis.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • understand the role of ecosystems and biodiversity in providing resources for human consumption
  • apply their understanding of the earth’s biological and physical resources to issues of sustainable and integrated natural resources management
  • use ecological principles to address current issues in diverse environments including protected areas, production forests, agricultural landscapes, water catchments and marine environments
  • apply regulations, policies and philosophies relating to a wide range of environmental management issues
  • gather and analyse data from the field or laboratory, using modelling, statistical and mapping tools and make appropriate recommendations for environmental management
  • communicate effectively to diverse audiences and in a variety of formats and contribute to discussion and present information in written and oral forms
  • work effectively and harmoniously alongside others and work collaboratively in small teams
  • apply for employment, both nationally and internationally, in a range of areas requiring knowledge and skills of environmental management.

For applying to study Master in Ecology & Environmental Management in English language with one of our partner Russian State University located in Moscow go HERE and learn the step-by-step admission process at the end of the page. Then you may fill in all fields in our INFORMATION REQUEST Form and forward it to one of our e-mails: admissions@cferussia.ru or learninginrussia@gmail.com

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