Southern Federal University

Southern Federal University

Infobox University
name = Southern Federal University
native_name =

established = 2006
motto =
rector = Vladislav Zakharevich
president = Alexander Belokon
students =
faculty =
city = Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog
country = Russia
website =

Southern Federal University is a university in the Rostov Oblast federal subect, Russia. It was established in 2006, when Rostov State Pedagogical University, Rostov State Academy of Architecture and Art, Taganrog State University of Radioengineering, and Rostov State University were combined to form one of two new federal universities in Russia. The former rector of Taganrog State University of Radioengineering, Vladislav Zakharevich, has been appointed Southern Federal's first rector, and the former rector of Rostov State University, Alexander Belokon, has been appointed SFU's first president. [ [ European Consortium of Innovative Universities - ECIU Graduate School, Student and Staff mobility, University Industry Interaction ] ]


The department of military training is not a department in strict sense, it offers optional military training course for students from the other departments; now, according to the order of the Ministry of Defence no new students are allowed and upon graduation of its last students, it will be closed.


As of 2005, "SFU" includes these departments:
* Department of biology and soil science
* Department of chemistry
* Department of economics
* Department of geology and geography
* Department of history
* Department of hi-tech
* Department of law
* Department of mathematics and mechanics and computer science
* Department of philology and journalism
* Department of philosophy and cultural studies
* Department of physics
* Department of psychology
* Department of regional studies
* Department of sociology and political science
* Department of military training

Famous alumni and faculty


* Alexander Ankvab - prime minister of Abkhazia
* Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - author


* Ivan Alekseyevich Kornilov - former general


External links

* [ Official Southern Federal University site] ru iconen icon

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