Voronezh State UniversityVoronezh State University

Faculty of International Relations


Oleg N. Belenov


Address: Room 105, building 8, 88 Moskovskiy Prospect, Voronezh

Phone: +7 (473) 239-29-31

E-mail: belenov@law.vsu.ru

Website: www.ir.vsu.ru


The Faculty of International Relations provides high quality education and the start of a successful career in the area of international relations, regional studies, and the global economy.
Study, take the lead, achieve!

  • A dynamic university department which was created in the framework of the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of History.
  • A combination of university knowledge and practical skills in the area of world economy, international relations, and regional studies.
  • An interdisciplinary approach and opportunities to study economics and political and social sciences.
  • Multiple programmes of international academic exchange programmes.

Bachelor's degree

  • 41.03.05 International Relations
    • World Politics
    • International Integration and International Organisations
  • 41.03.01 International Regional Studies
    Profile: European Studies
  • 38.03.01 Economics
    Profile: International Economics

Master's degree

  • 41.04.05 International Relations
    • International Integration and International Organisations
    • International Human Rights Protection
  • 41.04.01 International Regional Studies
    Programme: European Studies
  • 38.04.02 Management
    • International Business
    • Customs Services Management
  • 38.04.01 Economics
    Programme: Business in the Emerging Markets

Study options

  • Full-time (bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes)
  • Extramural (master’s degree programme “Management”)


  • Bachelor’s degree programmes (full-time) – 4 years
  • Master’s degree programmes (full-time) – 2 years
  • Master’s degree programmes (extramural) – 2.5 years

Academic Staff

Academic staff at the faculty consists of 44 people, including 6 members with a DSc degree, 5 professors, 18 staff members with a PhD degree, and 17 associate professors.

Educational facilities / resources

  • Computer classroom
  • Over 30 classrooms, some of which are equipped with multimedia projectors and have Internet access.

Students at the faculty study two European languages. Among the languages are English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

Key areas of research

  • General problems in Western Europe and in the development of the EU.
  • Single Europe and globalisation processes.
  • Issues of the reformation of the United Nations and the role of non-governmental organisations in today’s international relations.
  • The position and the role of Russia in the classical and modern geopolitical theory.
  • USA in the system of international relations.
  • Latin America in the system of international relations.
  • Issues of democratic transition under conditions of a developing crisis.
  • Issues of CIS and Eastern Europe.
  • Political extremism and terrorism.
  • Contemporary problems of the global economy.
  • Local problems in today’s international relations.

Research facilities / resources

International partner universities

US universities

European Universities

Asian Universities

Universities in Latin America

International programmes and projects / grants

International cooperation in the area of education

  • Every year, about 50 students from the Faculty of International Relations and 15 students from partner universities participate in international academic exchange programmes.
  • International students complete short-term (1-2 weeks) and long-term (semester or year) internships at the Faculty of International Relations.
  • Lecturers and professors from international universities give lectures and master classes dedicated to international topics.
  • The faculty offers its students an opportunity to receive a double degree diploma in cooperation with FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (Graz, Austria) and the University of Girona (Spain).
  • Courses in English:
    • Introducing Emerging Markets
    • Business Ethics and CSR
    • Cross-Cultural Management
    • Global Supply Chain Management
    • International Finance
    • Distribution and Sales Management
    • M&A in Emerging Markets
    • Compliance in Emerging Markets
    • International Strategic Management
    • Leadership and HR in Emerging Markets
    • Marketing Research Methods
    • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
    • International Marketing
    • History of Russia

Voronezh State University • 1997–2024