LUNN Learning Environment
LUNN is a state academic institution accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. It provides education to students who come from all regions of the world. LUNN trains Bachelors, Masters and Specialists in 29 degree programs of higher education. It also provides continuing education and postgraduate programs for PhD and ScD applicants.
The University oﬀers around 50 non-degree programs and courses. The following foreign languages are taught at LUNN: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Serbian, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese and Thai. Special attention is paid to Russian language programs and courses taught to international students.
The number of full-time and part-time students is around 3,000, while the teaching staﬀ, including over 65% of PhD and ScD title bearers, is a little more than 300. This ratio permits to pay special attention to individual academic needs of students.
The University comprises five faculties, 19 academic departments, 12 cultural information centers (of Russia, China, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Japan, Switzerland and some Slavic countries). To support successful education and research, LUNN has a fundamental library equipped with an e-catalogue, publishing and printing departments as well as other supportive facilities. The LUNN students can make use of well-equipped computer classes, language labs and the educational data portal.
The five faculties are: the Faculty of the English Language; the Faculty of Roman-Germanic Languages, the Faculty of International Relations, Economics and Management, the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting and the Faculty of Continuing Education. These units offer academic programs in foreign languages, linguistics, humanities and social sciences at bachelor’s, master’s and the doctoral levels. Among humanities and social sciences there are programs in Journalism, Asian Studies (China, Japan), Teacher Education (foreign language teaching), Philology, International Relations, Advertising, Public Relations, Tourism, Economics, Management, Public Administration, etc.
The academic year at LUNN is divided into two semesters: Autumn and Spring semesters. The Autumn semester lasts from September 1 to January 27 and the Spring semester – from February 11 to June 30. The holidays are from January 27 to February 11 (winter holidays), and from June 30 to September 1 (summer holidays).
The traditional Open Days are in April and October. While there are fixed dates and strict rules of applying to the University for degree programs, admission to LUNN short-term (non-degree) programs and courses is ﬂexible and continues all year round. During their tuition international students become ﬂuent in Russian, get acquainted with Russian culture, and enjoy various social and recreational activities.
LUNN’s academics have years of professional experience. They have lived and studied in Russia and abroad, worked with both Russian and international students. Within a relatively small university, working with small groups, they are able to use interactive methods and a personalized approach to teaching students.
These features of the educational process are particularly beneficial to international students who come to study Russian. They use the opportunities to master Russian language skills and acquire deeper knowledge of the country.