Siberian Institute of International Relations and Regional Studies

Siberian Institute of International Relations and Regional Studies was established in June 1, 1998 in Novosibirsk. It is a unique higher institution of Siberia, which prepares specialists in the sphere of international relations, oriental studies, political science, foreign languages, diplomacy, international and national security, world politics. Our Institute is a member of Educational and Methodical Association of Russian higher institutions on the course: “International Relations”.


Our Institute provides a wide opportunity for getting the first as well as the second higher education diploma on various courses, levels and forms. The Institute offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, post-graduate courses. Students can study full-time, part-time or choose a distant form of education. Graduates are issued with state diplomas.

Our Institute conducts a serious research work. It has wide international contacts. Our lecturers are highly qualified. Leading Russian and foreign politicians, diplomats and scientists make a speech before our students.


The main distinctive feature of the Institute is that our graduates show deep knowledge in the sphere of international relations based on traditions of the Russian Higher School. Moreover, the level of our graduates’ education meets the international educational standards.


The Institute provides advanced training courses, the Higher School of Politics, translator’s courses, International Lyceum, and training courses for the Common State Exams.


Our graduates assume posts in public service and business. They show their worth in the diplomatic sphere, governmental structures, the Parliament and regional legislative assemblies, in institutions of local governing, banks, mass media, etc.


Faculties of Siberian Institute of International Relations and Regional Studies:

Course «International relations»

(Bachelor, specialist, master)


  • Diplomacy
  • Geopolitics
  • International law
  • International economic relations
  • External economic and customs activity
  • International marketing
  • Global and national security
  • Global and regional development issues
  • World politics
  • International public relations

Course «Foreign regional studies»

(Bachelor, specialist)


  • Oriental studies (China, Japan)
  • The Middle East countries (Iran, Turkey)

Course «Political science»



  • Political technologies
  • Political management
  • Comparative political science
  • History of political teachings
  • Theoretical political science
  • Political philosophy
  • Political sociology
  • Political psychology
  • Political regional and ethnic science
  • Political process in Russia
  • Political analysis and prediction
  • Politics and law
  • Economic politics
  • Social politics
  • Global studies and ecopolitical science

Course «Translator in the sphere of professional communication»

(supplementary education)

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

Novosibirsk City

Novosibirsk is a city in Russia, the capital of the Novosibirsk region and Siberian Federal District. It is the third largest city of the country after Moscow and St. Petersburg, one of the largest Russian business, cultural, industrial, scientific, trade, and transport centers.

Novosibirsk features

Novosibirsk is located in the south-eastern part of the West Siberian Plain, near the reservoir formed by the dam of the Novosibirsk hydroelectric power station. The city has a continental climate. The average temperature in January is minus 16.5 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 19.4 degrees Celsius.

Novosibirsk City Day is officially celebrated on the last Sunday in June. The largest hotels in Novosibirsk are Marins Park Hotel Novosibirsk, Hotel River Park (Ob hotel), Azimut Hotel Siberia, Tsentralnaya (Central) Hotel, Zolotaya Dolina (Golden Valley) in Akademgorodok. Also the city has hotels of such global hotel chains as Swissotel, Hilton Hotels, Radisson, Marriott International, and others.

It is a major transport hub connecting Siberia, the Far East, Central Asia with the European part of Russia. The city is served by the international airport “Tolmachevo” located 17 km from the center of Novosibirsk. The airport offers regular passenger flights to major cities of Russia, countries of the former Soviet Union, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, China, Czech Republic, Greece, Cyprus, Vietnam, Thailand. The Trans-Siberian Railway passes through the city. Novosibirsk is also an important port on the Ob River.

The main industries are machine building, electric power generation, metallurgy, and food. Novosibirsk is home to the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences located like almost all other higher education institutes in a separate suburb named Akademgorodok (meaning “the town of academicians”).

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