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27 November 2020

Article about BSU activities has been published in international magazine Higher Education Discovery

Baikal State University took part in a joint project of Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian federal cultural agency) and Academic Accreditation publishing house focused on advancement of export of the Russian education as well as position of Russian higher education within global educational system (

This cooperation resulted in preparation of the informational article covering activities of Baikal State University in Higher Education Discovery international magazine – current fields of study, tuition fees, available double degree programs, English-language programs and also promising directions of international scientific and academic activities.

This issue also provides explicit information regarding peculiarities and procedure of matriculation of foreign nationals to the university; describes advantages of the university in terms of its facilities, its relative proximity to the lake Baikal and availability of the main attractions of Irkutsk within walking distance.

Remaining sections of the article presented opportunities for foreign students to be involved in sporting, creative and other extracurricular activities and also contained feedback of foreign students and graduates concerning study at the university.

It is worth mentioning that the released issue of the magazine is one of four issues the latest of which will be released on the threshold of a new admission campaign 2021. Subsequent issues will include details regarding sequence and algorithms of participation of BSU applicants in the admission campaign, effective accommodation of the soon-to-be first year students in Russia, and also establishment of future educational and career paths.

As noted by Mikhail P. Kuz’min, Vice-Rector for International Relations of BSU, BSU is one of top-ranking educational organizations of Russia for law, economics and management. The university possesses necessary capabilities required to shortly become a leading regional center of attraction for foreign students. In the academic year 2019-2020, 454 foreign nationals from ten near- and fourteen far abroad countries studied at the university. The bigger half of the students are ones from PRC; more than 30 percent of them are made up of CIS countries nationals. Young people from Mongolia, Korea, Germany, Japan, South Africa and other countries also study at the university.


The magazine is available in both English and Russian. Upcoming releases in Arabic, Chinese, French and Spanish are now being prepared for publication.