International Activity

The Law Institute actively collaborates with foreign partners. International co-operation is established with universities in countries such as Germany, UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, China, the Republic of Lithuania, the USA, Finland, France, Czech Republic and others. The projects implemented with universities in Germany are the most long-term and multi-disciplinary/multi-dimensional (какойлучшеподходит?).

In the last 3-5 years the Law Institute concluded or renewed cooperation agreements with the University of Passau, University Chunbuka, Vilnius University, Charles University, Political and Law University of China, Law College of St. Catherine (San Diego), Institute for Law and Policy of the Armenian (Slavonic) University, Faculty of Management and Law of the University of Gdansk, the Russian-Armenian University, the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, Law School of Harbin University, Faculty of Law of Jinan University, Faculty of Law of the University of Coventry, the Faculty of Law of the University of Castilla-La Mancha and the James E. Rogers College of Law of the University of Arizona (USA).

The implementation of international projects allows students of SFU to study one or two semesters at a foreign university, to complete an internship (вунтиверситете?), conduct research, to defend the final qualifying work (e.g. Masters thesis, doctoral thesis) online in two languages ​​(English / German and Russian) with the participation of professors from foreign universities as examiners. In SFU Journal colleagues regularly published articles from partner universities: Professor Hans-Georg Dederer, Professor Urs Kramer, Professor Csaba Varga (Hungary), Professor Bert van Roermunda, Professor Juan Taoists, Professor Pan Dongmei and others.

In September 2016, Law Institute of SFU held an international scientific-practical conference dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the implementation of the program DSG (the study of German law in German language), which is realized in cooperation with the University of Passau, with the support of the German funding organisation DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). The program is one of our most successful ones.

In the premises of the Law Institute of SFU our students as well as students from other Siberian universities (Tomsk, Omsk, Kemerovo, Barnaul, Irkutsk) study German law for two years; in the areas of constitutional law, administrative law, civil law, labor law, criminal law and European law - in German. At the end of the program, the students with the highest grades receive scholarships for studying at the University of Passau for 1-2 semesters. In the eighth semester students are eligible for a scholarship which allows them to collect material in order to write a Bachelor thesis.

As part of the DSG courses between the second and third study year, courses are held in an International Summer Law School. This event is held for over 10 years and has been a great success and received broad interest from foreign and Russian students in the area of communication in legal language. In parallel tot he Summer School of German law we carry out both the Summer School on Russian law for German students, which is supported by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), as well as the European Summer School in English. Teachers of the Summer School on Russian law are the German DSG alumni, as well as teachers, graduate students and undergraduates who are fluent in German. In the course of these summer schools, there are meetings with the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Krasnoyarsk Territory and law enforcement officials. This provides a total immersion in a foreign language and the development of legal communication among students, as well as the opportunity to overcome stereotypes and to awaken interest in foreign law students. The coordinator of the program between the German partners and the Siberian Federal University is Ph.D. Associate Professor L. Maiorova.

Furthermore, a German-speaking tutor works at the Law Institute, organizing a variety of German-language-related events. Part of the activities is held in collaboration with the Goethe Centre.

The SFU Library has a large amount of literature in a foreign language.

Many DSG program graduates continue to work in the field of comparative law and are strongly demanded in the labor market among international law firms.