Who are we?
Novosibirsk State University is located at the heart of Akademgorodok, a world-famous research center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It was founded in the 1960s in the Siberian taiga as the birth place for new ideas and technologies. Now it's a world-class research and educational cluster with 35 research institutes, innovative Technopark and the University at the heart of this well-balanced system.
The main areas of training and research:
Elementary particle physics, Photonics and Quantum Optics, Research of the Arctic, Cancer Therapy Innovation, Chemistry, Materials and Technologies, Genomic Technologies, Biomarkers and Social Behavior, Archeology, Computer Science, Economics and Sociology
NSU in world rankings
#2 QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia
#20 QS University Rankings: BRICS
#107 QS University Rankings: Natural Sciences
#190 Google Scholar Citations
#250 QS University Rankings
TOP 500 The Academic Ranking of World Universities
TOP 50 QS University Rankings: Physics and Astronomy
TOP 150 QS University Rankings: Archaeology, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics
Where are we located?
Situated in the center of Russia, Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia with a population of over 2 million people. It's a place of contrasts: on the one hand it is a fast-growing and modern city where famous theatres, international companies and research institutes are located, on the other hand one finds spectacular views of wild nature for kilometers around.
Why is our summer school a great choice for you?
The right step for your future: NSU Summer School offers opportunities: both to better understand Russia and to improve your academic excellence
Unforgettable summer experience: See for yourself the limitless Russia and enjoy the atmosphere of contrasts - Siberian hot summer and the snowy peaks of the Altai Mountains
Capital of Siberia without the capital's living costs: According to the QS experts, Novosibirsk State University is the second best university in Russia. However the costs of studying and costs of living here are substantially lower than those in Moscow or St. Petersburg
Learn the language of Pushkin and Dostoevsky: Besides the chosen courses any student can attend Russian language and culture courses
About the course
There is the St Nikolas chapel in the center of Novosibirsk City. City legend says that the chapel is a symbol of the geographical center of Russia. The truth or not – maybe it was true for the former Russian empire? – but, indeed, Novosibirsk is somewhere in the center of the largest country in the world. A country that possesses great natural wealth.
A country where many things were invented to beх perfected somewhere else. Controversial and mysterious, passionate and severe, diverse and united. Isn't it easier to comprehend the immensity staying in the center of it? Business starts from understanding the partner, which has different facets, both explicit and implicit, but it is never too easy in Russia.
1- Cultural context as the most elusive aspect of doing business
2- National culture in business: approaches and models
3- National mentality: how Russians think? Language, history, religion and other factors affecting Russian mentality
4- Russian style of management and leadership: moving slowly, getting fast
5- "Are you crazy?" How to be understood in Russia: communicative habits, negotiations, advertising, PR&GR
6- Russian culture as a patchwork: the same culture for a huge territory?
7- To be Siberian: are there strong identities outside of Moscow?
8- Russian economy. Is it easier than Russian culture?
9- National economy in post-Soviet times
10- Russian economy as a patchwork: how different are the Russian regions?
11- Legal aspects of doing business in Russia: how to stay alive in a bureaucratic quest?
Picnic at the seashore of the Ob Sea: Enjoy a Russian style barbecue
Orientation tour of Akademgorodok: The largest science center in Siberia
City tour: Including a backstage visit to the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre
Excursion to the Funeral Museum: The first and the only one in Russia
Day trip to Tomsk: A Siberian city with a rich historical heritage
Excursion to the Novosibirsk Zoo: The largest zoo in Russia
Tour to the Institute of Nuclear Physics: An authentic Soviet research organization with underground laboratories and one of the first particle accelerators in the World
Readiness to penetrate the cultural, social and economic dimensions of business and its environment
English level Upper Intermediate or higher is sufficient
In the end of the course students will have a take-home examination: an argumentative essay with a maximum length of 5-6 pages.
February 1: Application Start
April 24: Application Deadline
June 1: Payment Deadline
August 1: Program Start
Application Fee: For all universities €45
Who may apply?
All students who are currently enrolled at college or university level institutions
Sufficient English proficiency
Program Fee: For all universities €450
Travel, insurance, meals and personal daily expenses should be paid individually
Dormitory Fee: For all universities €35-70 Shared Room Per Course
New dormitories are located within 3 minute walk from the University. Students live in block-type dormitories, a block is composed of one or two rooms, plus a bathroom equipped with a shower and a toilet. Single or double room accommodation is available. A furnished kitchen and a leisure room are located on each floor.