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Faculty of Humanitarian and social sciences

Faculty of Humanitarian and social sciences

Tel: +7 (495) 434-32-66


  • founded in 1996 (after re-organization of the Historical-philological faculty)
  • more than 2500 students
  • 12 departments
  • more than 250 teachers, among them 1 corresponding member of the Russian Academy of sciences, 22 academicians of various public academies of sciences, 66 full professors, 118 PhDs.

Dean – Vladimir Anatolyevich Tsvyk, Doctor of philosophical sciences, professor.

In the framework of the general faculty research program «Globalization and multiculturalism» 10 international conferences «Dialogue of civilizations: East – West» have been held since 1992. The conferences united scholars from all the continents, more than 10 monographs and collections of articles devoted to current problems of cooperation and intercivilization interaction have been published.

The faculty follows traditions and makes use of experience accumulated by the departments during the existence of the University, meanwhile successfully introducing new principles and educational technologies.

Modern scientific and technologic innovations are employed in teaching: all classrooms are equipped with multimedia devices; two computer classrooms with laptops and interactive boards have been opened; two classrooms for conference interpreting have been created; exclusive software for conducting research has been purchased.

The faculty maintains close ties and cooperates with universities in France, Germany, Spain, Czech republic, the USA, Canada, China, Egypt, Syria and Iran. PFUR students participate in academic exchange with universities-partners and research centers worldwide. It helps them not only improve professional skills and master foreign languages but also facilitates adaptation to the modern world.

Main field of research

Globalization and multiculturalism.

Lines of study

Bachelor’s studies

  • History (oriental and western sections)
  • Sociology (oriental and western sections)
  • Philosophy (oriental and western sections)
  • Political sciences (oriental and western sections)
  • Arts and the Humanities
  • International relations
  • Public administration


Master’s studies

  • Russian history of XIX – XXI cc
  • Comparative history of civilization and security issues
  • World history and mass communications
  • World policy : conceptual base and intercultural interaction
  • International institutions and political processes
  • History and theory of culture and art
  • Creative industry and management in the field of culture
  • Strategic analysis, modeling and planning of social and political actions
  • Political problems
  • Political institutions, processes and technologies
  • Sociology of management and social management
  • Theory, methodology and methods of sociology : history and modern times
  • Social institutions – interaction and direction
  • Philosophy and modern world
  • Ethics
  • Regional studies (Middle East)
  • Public administration
  • Social processes and social management
  • Innovative management


Masters programs in English:




Joint Master’s programs:


  • History and dialogue of cultures (PFUR-Grenoble)
  • Modern tendencies of the history of Russia and China: comparative approach (with Shandong University);
  • Cultural heritage: research and management (with Balearic Islands University);
  • World policy: globalization and conflicts (with Beijing University of foreign languages);
  • World policy (with the RF MFA Diplomatic Academy);
  • Political issues of European integration (with Bordeaux University);
  • Public administration- political sciences (with Grenoble University);
  • Public administration- political sciences (with Potsdam University);
  • Political issues of the globalizing world (with Shandong University);
  • Modern methods and technologies in studying social problems (with Eurasian National University n.a.L.Gumilev (Kazakhstan);
  • Philosophy and dialogue of cultures (with Paris-8);
  • World policy (with CIS Network University);
  • Region study of foreign countries (Middle East);
  • Philosophy: dialogue of cultures (with Shandong University).


Postgraduate studies: 13 specialties

5 Doctorate and PhD dissertation councils


Forms of study: intramural, intra-extramural (evening), extramural, second degree courses