The Liberal Arts University was founded in December 1990 in
Yekaterinburg, admitted its first students on February 1, 1991
The Liberal Arts University is one of the first non-state universities in
Russia. For a quarter of a century of its work, the university earned an impeccable
reputation; it is proud of it’s illustrious teachers and creative, development-
oriented students. All this time, the Liberal Arts University, the only non-state
university to the east of Moscow as a university, maintains strong and warm
relations with its graduates (there are already about 10,000 of them).
According to the plan of the founders, education at the university combines
the acquisition of classical, fundamental knowledge with the development of
practical skills and abilities. Students learn to solve various professional tasks in
accordance with the requirements of the present, showing a creative, flexible and
rational approach to these or other problems.
Created in the university atmosphere of mutual trust between teachers and
students gives the latter the opportunity of full self-realization. To date, you can
get an education at the University: 7 faculties for 13 bachelor's programs, 3 masters
degree programs, and 6 programs for the preparation of scientific and pedagogical
staff in graduate school. Doctors and candidates of sciences make up 66% of the
teaching staff of the university.
The unique and innovative project of the Liberal Arts University is its
research centers, primarily the Center for legal education and human rights and the
Center for comparative law.
Dozens of scientific events take place at the Liberal Arts University:
conferences, seminars, master classes, competitions, contests. Of particular
importance in the life of the university and the scientific community is the annual
international scientific and practical conference of the Liberal Arts University,
which has been held since 1998 In its work involved researchers from more than
10 countries, including Israel, China, Kazakhstan, Italy, France, etc.
The Liberal Arts University cooperates with universities and professors from
Austria, France, Israel, the USA, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Italy, the Czech
Republic and China; is a participant in international grant programs. So, in
different years, teachers of the Liberal Arts University received grants from such
foundations as Open Society, MacArthur Foundation, Friedrich Naumann,
Fullbright, the Ministry of Education of Japan, as well as UNO, USIA, IREX,