Ural Federal University is the oldest higher educational institution in the
Urals region. It was founded in Yekaterinburg in 1920 by decree of Vladimir
Lenin, head of the Soviet government.
Today the Ural Federal University is the largest university in Russia,
conducts training in 110 areas, the university implements 400 educational
programs. More than 50 thousand students, master's students and postgraduate
students from 62 regions of the Russian Federation study at 17 specialized
institutes. About 2 thousand students from 80 countries are studying at the
university. There are more than 4 thousand teachers working at the University.
The University is one of the strongest scientific and educational centers in
Russia, conducts research in the field of natural, economic, social, political and humanities. Unique interdisciplinary programs are being created at the university,and «borderline» scientific research is developing. Institutes and departments make
a great contribution to the development and promotion of the Ural region, as a
territory associated with the development of innovative projects.
The sphere of human rights and problems of tolerance is one of the
important scientific and educational areas of the university and of the Institute for
social and political sciences, aspiring to consolidate the status of one of the centers
of superiority in social and political scienc
Institute includes the department of international relations, which provides training
in the field of «international relations» and implements the Master's programme of
human rights. In 1993, the university was the first in the Urals region to open the
specialty «international relations».
The department of international relations is steadily among the leaders in
quality training, working closely with the Ministry of International and Foreign
Economic Relations of the Sverdlovsk Region, the Russian MFA Representative
Office in the Urals Federal District, and the Human Rights Ombudsman in the
Sverdlovsk Region. The department makes extensive use of bilateral international
relations with the universities of France, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain,
Turkey, China, Armenia, and Korea.