V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University is a higher education institution of rich, century-long history with a vast network of research and production facilities, which has more than 7,000 members of staff and over 32,000 students, including about 3,000 international students from 54 countries.
Today, V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University comprises 23 academic and non-academic units and 12 branches located across Crimea, including 10 academies and institutes, 7 colleges, 11 branches, and 11 research and science institutions and centres.
The history of the conception and development of the University is entwined with the history of Crimea. It was the complicated, trouble stricken and eventful 20th century that saw the development of forward-looking educational institutions in the Republic of Crimea, which, in their relatively brief period of existence, managed to gain success and respect in scientific and academic circles, made an invaluable contribution to the development of global and national science, and produced a number of prominent scientists, writers, and public figures.
Today, the University carries on a variety of student, teaching, research, and training activities which enable its students to acquire and develop knowledge in various fields of science, art, humanities, and medicine.
V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University holds many international and national forums, conferences, events, meetings, and roundtables. The University has cooperation agreements with the leading national and foreign higher education institutions, regulatory bodies, major companies and enterprises of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea. Being committed to promoting the development of research and science in the region, it initiates the establishment and development of various research and science institutions comprising students and faculty and staff representatives.
University’s production facilities, its cooperation with numerous institutions and companies provide students with the chance to gain practical skills and open a number of employment opportunities.
Training is delivered in a variety of settings beyond the traditional classroom, including language laboratories, fully-equipped specialized classrooms and multimedia classrooms, at student farms and partner companies. Students have at their disposal a unique, well-equipped academic library, rich both in training materials and research and fiction books.
V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University offers numerous options in terms of leisure activities, such as performing arts societies, sports clubs, dance, song, and theatre groups.
The University maintains strong relations with its international partners in the framework of various research projects, students and faculty internship programmes.
Today, V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University trains future professionals using novel opportunities that meet high-level national and global standards in education. The number of these opportunities has increased significantly with the establishment of the new federal-level university through the merger of leading Crimean universities. V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University has developed into a major research and science centre and a source of pride for the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea.