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International Activities

International Activities

International Cooperation

International Projects

Coordination of International Activities


The age we all live in is truly remarkable. Couple of decades ago people of vast Russia could only dream of open borders. But today we don’t dream about cooperation – we cooperate. The world became more open, and it is great! No wonder one of the leading universities in the Russian Far East, Far Eastern State Transport University, also integrates in the international cooperation and proudly presents to you some of its most interesting international projects.


·    FESTU cooperates with universities, organizations and research institutes of China, South Korea, Vietnam, North Korea, Japan, the USA, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Australia.

·    FESTU: 62 agreements on cooperation with universities and research institutes around the globe, 49 partner universities abroad.

·    Students from China, North Korea, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Vietnam, Japan, Brazil, Syria, Peru, Cuba, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Moldova studied/study in FESTU.

·    The most distant partner university is Central Queensland University (Rockhampton, Australia) – over 8000 km (5000 mi), though time difference is only 1 hour!

·    The closest partner university is Harbin Polytechnic (Harbin, China).

·    The first foreign students’ admission – in 1988.

·    The first students came from China.

·    Since 1988 over 5000 students studied in FESTU

·    696 foreign students took part in FESTU based education and adaptation project “Khabarovsk International Summer School (KISS)” between 1988 and 2015.

·    The first partner on international cooperation – Heilongjiang University (Harbin, China).

The first joint double diploma education program was established in 1996 between FESTU and University of Alaska (Anchorage, USA).


International Association for Transport Universities in Asia-Pacific Countries (IASTU APC)

It should be mentioned that cooperation between railway universities of Russia and APC countries develops rapidly in recent years. In 2009 FESTU initiated the establishing of the International Association for Transport Universities in Asia-Pacific Countries (IASTU APC). President of Korea National Railroad College, Choi Yeon-Hye became the first president of the Association. Later she became the president and CEO of KORAIL. Rector of Far Eastern State Transport University Boris Dynkin was elected as the next president of the Association during the 4th International symposium for Railroad universities in Europe and Asia on May, 2011 (Nanjing, China). The current president of the IASTU APC Li Xuewei was elected on May, 2015 during the 8th International symposium for Railroad universities in Europe and Asia by the General Meeting of the Association’s members. Former president Dynkin became the “Honorary President” for his great contribution in development of the IASTU APC. Rector of FESTU professor Iurii Davydov became one of the 3 Vice-President of the Association.


Center for Transport Logistics was established in Far Eastern State Transport University (Khabarovsk, Russia) in 2014. The Center provides logistic support for freight transportation, training and professional development services for transport logistics experts.


Khabarovsk International Summer School was initiated by the International Office of FESTU in 2009. 696 foreign students from different countries took part in KISS between 1988 and 2015.


All FESTU joint international education programs can be divided into 2 categories. First category is represented by the exchange programs, and the second one includes joint double/single diploma education programs.

The main point of exchange program is the swap of students between two education institutions: FESTU sends students abroad to a receiving university abroad, and their students arrive in FESTU.

Usually FESTU students apply for academic exchange in member-university for a semester or an academic year.

For example, last spring 10 FESTU students went to member-universities in the Republic of Korea. 8 more students will fly to Korea on fall semester of 2016.

 The number of FESTU partners abroad is constantly growing. Since next academic year FESTU students will get an opportunity to study at two Vietnamese universities. One of the universities has a status equal to the Moscow State University. The other one is on the second place among the economic universities of Asia-Pacific Region. Students and lecturers from France, Germany and the UK study and work in this university.

Tuition in English will be available for some of FESTU Master’s degree programs next academic year.  

International joint education program “2+2” (Management) allows students to study for 2 years in FESTU and then 2 years in a member-university.

FESTU implements academic mobility programs since 1993 according to mutual agreements with foreign partners.

FESTU Institute for International Cooperation can offer its students not only training in FESTU, but a possibility to study abroad and acquire two diplomas: Russian diploma with degree “Bachelor of Management” and “Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)” diploma from partner university.

Bachelor degree programs in the Institute for International Cooperation:

1. Specialization “Logistics”

2. Specialization “International Management”


FESTU degree programs for students from China:

- “Electrical Engineering and Automation”

- “Production Management”


Modes of study available for foreign students:

- General education programs including Russian language preparatory cources.

- Joint education programs (1+3 and 2+2) with partner-universities.

- Preparation for TORFL (Test of Russian as a Foreign Language)


International joint education programs in FESTU: Russian-Chinese, Chinese-Russian, Russian-Korean.

In 2015-2016 you can apply for Master’s degree programs (tuition in English) as follows: “Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering”, “Computer Science and Computing”. “Construction”, “Management” and “Tourism” programs with tuition in English will also be available soon.