SFEDU is a center of living scientific thought
Southern Federal University is the largest scientific and educational center in the South of Russia, providing training for the intellectual elite and implementing the tasks of innovative and technological development, preservation, accumulation and augmentation of cultural and moral traditions and values.

The University carries out educational and scientific activities sustainable development in the system of leading Russian and foreign universities based on the centuries-old traditions of the academic community.

SFEDU implements the concept of a university focused on the synthesis of science and education, offering the consumer of educational services mainly high-tech programs, including 82 bachelors directions, 20 specialties, 55 master's degree programs and 6 directions for preparing secondary vocational education.

"2020 has posed new questions for us and made us more actively tackle new challenges. And now we can confidently assert: we have coped. Responding to the challenges of the time, SFEDU strengthened his position in the Russian and world education market, confirmed its reputation as a leading research center and began to play an even more significant role in the socio-economic development of the South of Russia", — said Rector of SFEDU Inna Shevchenko.

SFEDU is a center of living scientific thought, a platform that unites scientists and serves as a base for the synergy of scientific schools, disciplines and technologies.

To promote the university's master's degree programs, a virtual platform study.sfedu.ru was launched in 2019. In 2020, its functionality was supplemented with an English version with a focus on educational programs in foreign languages.

SFEDU traditionally takes one of the first places among universities in Russia and Southern Federal District in terms of the average Unified State Exam score of applicants. During the admissions campaign for the 2020–2021 academic year, this indicator increased once again — from 75.44 a year earlier to 76.85.

An important part of the SFEDU development strategy is internationalization. To strengthen his position in the global education market, University implements many international educational and scientific programs and projects.

10 double diploma programs implemented in 2020 by SFEDU in cooperation with foreign universities

  • Bachelor's Degree: Philology and Design with Henan University (China);
  • Master's Degree: "Applied Mathematics and Informatics" with the Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), "Management and Industrial Engineering" with the Lodz University of Technology (Poland), "IT Project Management" with the University of Information Sciences (Cuba), "Management and Evaluation of Land Resources" With the consortium Erasmus Mundus Master Joint Degree Program (Ondokuz Mayiz University (Turkey), Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan), Plovdiv Agricultural University (Bulgaria), Rolnitz University named after Gugon Collatage in Krakow (Poland).
  • Postgraduate studies: Economics with Henan University of Finance, Economics and Law (China), in mathematics with Lappeenranta University of Technology, in condensed matter physics with Picardy University. J. Verne (France), majoring in Physics and Astronomy with the University of Turin (Italy).

Also, in 2020, SFEDU signed an agreement on the implementation from 2021 of the master's program "Machine Learning and Big Data Technologies" in cooperation with the University of London.

SFEDU implements two interdisciplinary master's programs within the framework of the Erasmus + project: "Development of mobile applications and computer games" and "Theories and technologies of STEM education". Also, since 2020, SFEDU, as part of the Erasmus + project, has been participating in the network implementation of a joint master's program in soil science with the issuance of European Master's degrees.

"University is a multidimensional system. We work, on the one hand, as a corporation that generates income and manages a complex infrastructure, and on the other, as an educational and scientific center. This requires building an internal culture and ethics, creating an effective system of internal and external communications, and using the principles of mediation. This is the only way to create a favorable climate inside the university for the joint activities of a student, a teacher and a scientist", — noted the rector of SFEDU Inna Shevchenko.
Inna Shevchenko
Rector of Southern Federal University

The whole activity Inna Shevchenko participates in is related to Southern Federal University. Graduated from SFU with high honors, acquiring Master's degree in the field of Management. Worked in SFU on different positions, got PhD in economics in 2010. In 2020, she was appointed rector of SFU. Her scientific interests include problems of regional economy and economic growth, problems of social and economic systems management, problems of balanced growth of industrial sector and industrial economy issues. Inna Shevchenko has published over 150 scientific and educational-methodological works. RAS, RSF, FRCEC expert. In 2021, joined Expert Council of National project "Science and Universities".