Russian International Academy of Tourism

Russian International Academy for Tourism (RIAT) is the leading educational and research center in the sphere of professional tourism education of international level in Russia. RIAT is certified in accordance with the quality standards ISO 9001:2008. It is a member of the International association supporting hospitality and tourism education and training in Europe (EURHODIP), a member of UNESCO UNITWIN network and knowledge network of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).


RIAT provides a system of continuous professional education in the sphere of tourism and hospitality. It includes training courses, undergraduate vocational training, graduate education (Bachelor’s degree programs), post-graduate education (Master’s degree and PhD programs) in the sphere of tourism, double-degree international educational programs in cooperation with the universities of Italy (the University of Milan Bicocca) and France (the University of Sorbonne), professional retraining of the tourism industry employees.


Faculties of Russian International Academy of Tourism:

  • Management (in tourism)
  • Tourism
  • Hotel service
  • Restaurant service

University education provides courses for diploma in:

  • Management (BA, MA)
  • Management of Organization;
  • Tourism (BA, specialist);
  • Food and Catering Technology (specialist);
  • Marketing;
  • Personnel Management;
  • Applied Information Technologies in Tourism;
  • Statistics;
  • Design of Architectural Environment;
  • Law;
  • Theory and Practice of Cross-Cultural Communication;
  • Pedagogy and Psychology;
  • Professional Training (Economics and Business Management).

Post-graduate education offers courses in:

  • Economics and Business Administration;
  • Theory and Methodology of Professional Education and Training

Additional professional training operates according to the curriculum of the system of up-grading professional qualification and competence and offers courses of different duration, organizes special thematic seminars in Russia and abroad.

Student Accommodation

Dorms consist of eight rooms per floor, with 2-3 people per room. Each floor also has one kitchen and two toilets, and the basement has a shower. Students cannot select their own rooms. We encourage students to apply early, as the number of rooms are limited. Some students may not be comfortable with dorm rules, as they are often considered strict.

All Dormitories have the following facilities:

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Medical aid cabinet
  • Gym
  • Reading room
  • Free Internet connection

Moscow City

Moscow is the capital of Russia, the largest city in the country and Europe, and one of the largest cities in the world. Moscow refers to global cities having a great influence on the world because of its high economic level and population. It is the main transport hub of Russia, its political, economic, cultural, and scientific center.


Moscow features

Moscow is located in the center of the European part of Russia, between the rivers Oka and Volga. The climate is moderate continental: heavy frosts and extreme heat are rare. The average temperature in January – minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 20.4 degrees Celsius.

The city has the status of a separate federal subject of the Russian Federation. It is the smallest federal subject by land area.

The name of the city as well as the names of many other cities around the world, is bound with the name of the river it is standing on (the Moskva River). The river was called this way long before the settlement appeared. It is unknown who named it and what this name means. There are two main versions: Finnio-Ugric and Slavic.

According to the first one, the word “Moskva” is derived from the Finno-Ugric language group which means “river-bear”. The Slavic theory points to the stem “mosk” denoting “marshy” or “moisture, liquid, marshland, dampness”.

The city is surrounded by 6 airports, 9 railway stations, and 3 river ports. Moscow has developed a fabulous metro (subway) system. The first stations were built in 1935.

Moscow is the largest Russian financial center. About half of Russian banks are located in Moscow. Most of the largest companies are registered and have head offices in Moscow, although their manufactures might be located thousands of km from the city.

The city is the most important center of retail sales in Russia. Moscow represents about 30% of all commodities sold in Russia.

Moscow is also a large scientific center. There are a lot of scientific research institutes carrying out research in many branches, such as nuclear power, microelectronics, space exploration and other promising directions.

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