GAUGN offers a broad range of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels — from international relations, political science, economics, to psychology, business management, and culturology. All programmes are regularly taught in Russian; however, our increasingly international academic staff offers lectures and seminars in English, as well as a number of language courses given by native speakers.
GAUGN continues to remake itself. In the last five years, the University has fully integrated into the Bologna system, adhering to the strict standards for European higher learning institutions spelled out in the original accords. GAUGN is one of Russia’s best-known and most prestigious secondary and tertiary education institutions specialising in the broader field of humanities. GAUGN’s 8 schools and 13 educational programmes stretch from business management to archaeology, from Chinese philosophy to practical psychology, as a rule representing those scientific schools where Russian academics retain leading positions in the world.
Many students of the State Academic University for the Humanities apply for internships in various organization, depending on their chosen field of studies. For instance, international students can get an internship in the Embassies, and there are running collaboration programmes with the parliament of the City of Moscow, governmental and academic institutions, a number of international partners in Europe, North America and Asia.
The State Academic University for the Humanities implements educational programmes devised by experienced staff working at research institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences – an umbrella organization for outstanding Russian think tanks.
The University provides students with close access to and real working experience with more than 2000 Professors and D.Sc., including corresponding and full members of the Russian Academy of Sciences. GAUGN has built its strength on integration of academic science and university education.
GAUGN provides not only high quality formal education, but also focuses on fostering a community which will allow its graduates to acquire professional contacts lasting well past their student years. Many of GAUGN alumni who have advanced to positions of leadership in science, civil service or the private sector, maintain close ties with their alma mater, helping its current students to find opportunities of career and personal development.
GAUGN students have been running a number of social and musical events, including a film club, a music festival, or various forms of charity work. The University actively supports its students’ social and cultural engagement, and GAUGN’s being located on several sites close to Moscow’s important cultural landmarks has contributed to a better integration of our domestic and international students into the vibrant social life of the Russian capital and fully partake of its unparalleled diversity.