Kabardino-Balkarian State Agrarian University named after V.M. Kokova

Kabardino-Balkaria State Agrarian University named after V.M. Kokova is one of the largest agricultural universities of the North Caucasus.

Kabardino-Balkaria State Agrarian University was formed in 1981.

The University has 59 programs of higher professional education, 16 directions of master’s training, 9 programs of secondary vocational education.

The teaching staff consists of 457 teachers, including: 76 doctors of science, 72 professors, 294 candidates of sciences, 230 associate professors working in 42 departments. The university employs 47 employees who hold the honorary title of federal and regional importance.

Faculties of Kabardino-Balkarian State Agrarian University named after V.M. Kokova:

  • Faculty of Agribusiness and Land Management
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology
  • Faculty of Mechanization and Energy Supply
  • Faculty of Conservation and Water Construction
  • Faculty of Food Manufacturing Technology
  • Faculty of Trade and Commerce


Student Accommodation

Kabardino-Balkarian State Agrarian University has a well-organized sports ground within the campus. Also, there is a wide choice of activities you can get engaged to: physical and intellectual competitions, vocal and music contests, beauty contests and other numerous entertainments. Broad international activity of the university provides an opportunity not only to learn foreign languages but also to take part in various internship programs in France, Germany, India, China, Mongolia, and Korea. Foreign students will be provided with all the living needs — modern new hostel within the campus. Rooms in the hostel are constructed for 2 or 3 people and equipped with separate kitchen, bathroom, balcony and all other necessities.

Nalchik City

Nalchik is a city in the south of Russia, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria Republic. The word “nalchik” means “horseshoe” in local dialects, as the city is located inside a semicircle of mountains resembling a horseshoe. The latter became the symbol of the city.

Nalchik features

Nalchik is located in the central (piedmont) part of the republic. The city stands on the Nalchik River, in a picturesque place at the foot of the Main Caucasian ridge, at an altitude of 390-600 meters (490 meters in the center) above sea level. The average temperature in January is minus 3 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 22 degrees Celsius.

The city has various industries: machine-building (truck equipment for geological survey and mining), electronics, metal-working, plants producing artificial leather and waterproof cloths.

There is an international airport (regular flights to Moscow) and a train station in the city. But the main railway hub of Kabardino-Balkaria is located not in Nalchik but in the town of Prohladny. Also, there is a wine-making plant which, in particular, produces gas water “Nalchik” from mineral springs situated in the city.

The federal highway Rostov-on-Don – Baku (Azerbaijan) passes through the city. Public transport consists mainly of buses and mini buses. Also, taxi service is well developed.

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