Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service

Nowadays Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service is turning itself into a leading business university in the Russian Far East by offering creative education with a practical, hands-on approach to learning. The programs at VSUES have a strong focus in the areas of economics and business, management, tourism, design, engineering and international studies.


VSUES was founded in 1967 as Far Eastern Technological Institute of (FETI). Later on in 1995, its name was changed to Far Eastern State Technological Institute (FESTI) and soon after, in 1996, the university raised its status and was renamed as Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service.


In 2017, about 600 foreign citizens from 20 countries studied in the university. VSUES has agreements on bilateral cooperation with 65 educational institutions, organizations and funds from 16 countries, implementing 25 exchange and joint programs, and 5 programs of “double diplomas”. VSUES is a member of the Association Russian and Chinese Universities, as well as the Association of Sino-Russian Economic Universities. In 2018 VSUES founded the Association of Design Universities of Asia-Pacific Region. According to the rating of the information agency “Interfax” NUR-2018 (National University Rating) VSUES is among the top 50 Russian universities in the area of internationalization.


VSUES in Ranking

  • VSUES received a BB evaluation in «Good quality performance» in Academic Ranking of World Universities European Standard ARES-2019
  • VSUES ranked 46th according UniRank
  • VSUES website is among the 100 most cited websites of Russian universities in the Webometrix rating
  • VSUES is one of the 100 best Russian universities according to the monitoring results of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and national ratings of universities if Information Agency «Interfax»


Memberships and Associations

  • Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN)
  • Russian Association of Business Education (RABE)
  • Talloires Network
  • United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME)
  • Association of Russian and Chinese Universities (ARCU)
  • Russian-Chinese Association of Economic Universities


Faculties of Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service:

  • School of the Foreign Languages
  • School of Information Technologies
  • School of Law
  • School of Marketing and Mass Communications
  • School of Service, Fashion and Design
  • International School of Tourism and Hospitality
  • School of Transport and Logistics
  • Department of Economics and Management
  • Department of Mathematics and Modeling

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

Vladivostok City

Vladivostok is a city and seaport located on the Far East of Russia, the capital of Primorye krai and the Far Eastern Federal District, the last station of Trans-Siberian railway.

Vladivostok features and economy

Vladivostok is located on the shore of the Sea of Japan, on the Muraviev-Amursky Peninsula and islands in Peter the Great Bay. It is an important transport, industrial, trade, and financial center of Russia. The city is the main naval base of the Russian Pacific Fleet.

This city is also the largest scientific and educational center of the Far East region that includes Far Eastern Federal University and the Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences.

City Day is celebrated in the beginning of July. The name “Vladivostok” is similar to the name of the city of Vladikavkaz. It is derived from the Russian words meaning “to hold” and “east”. The original English name of Zolotoy Rog Bay was Port May.

The climate of Vladivostok is of monsoon type. Winters are dry and cold; springs are long and cool; summers are warm and humid; autumns are warm and dry. The average temperature in January is minus 11.7 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 18 degrees Celsius.

Vladivostok International Airport is located about 44 km to the north of the city. The federal highway A 370 “Ussuri” connects the city with Khabarovsk, the road A188 – with Nakhodka.

In 1983, Ilya Lagutenko formed a known Soviet and Russian rock group “Mumiy Troll” in Vladivostok.

Vladivostok industrial machinery is mainly represented by shipbuilding and ship repair as well as production of equipment for fishing. The city is a base of fishing and refrigerator fleets.

The city has an intermediate position between Trans-Siberian railway and seaways in the Pacific Ocean. This makes it an important cargo and passenger port.

Fish and sea food, timber, ferrous and non-ferrous metals are the main exported goods. Food, medicines, clothes, shoes, household techniques, ships are the main imported goods. Vladivostok is an important intermediate city for goods imported from Japan, South Korea and China.

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