State and Municipal Management in North-Caucasus Federal University


North-Caucasus Federal University

Department of State and Municipal Management

Bachelor's program, Master's program


KALIUGINA Svetlana Nikolaevna

Head of the Department

Current position in rankings. NCFU was ranked 201 - 250 in Top 300 universities in the BRICS countries according to the international agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in 2018. It was included in Top 35 Russian HEIs in the field of Economics and Management by the RAEX rating agency (Expert RA) in 2017.

Awards and achievements. The department is the winner of the all-Russian contest “Economics and Management 2014,” the winner of the project Best Programs of Innovative Russia in 2011 and 2013, the X international open contest "Effective Department of Higher School" in 2017, the all-Russian contest "Social Entrepreneurship: Education – 2017." The program underwent state accreditation in 2014 and professional-public accreditation in 2015.

Teaching staff. The educational program is implemented by five Doctors of Sciences, 21 Candidates of Sciences, including two laureates of the Russian Federation Government Award in Education. Many teachers have state awards, honorary titles and certificates of appreciation obtained from the Russian Federation Government, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, regional and municipal authorities. They are prize winners of numerous contests and exhibitions.

Facilities and resources. The university has classrooms with multimedia and language equipment, computers and software. The library has access to Russian and international electronic library systems, legal and analytical systems.

Research. The main research areas include theory and practice of modern state and municipal management; current issues in social development and human resource management.

Education. The educational program is evaluated and positively reviewed by the regional employers. It is implemented in cooperation with regional and municipal authorities, employers representing the real sector of economy. As part of this cooperation, the university and its partners hold webinars, master classes, forums, round tables, workshops, debating clubs and meetings with students.

Strategic partners. The department cooperates with BelarusStateEconomicUniversity (Minsk), CharlesUniversity (Prague), the Foundation of Regional Social Programs "Our Future" (Moscow).

International projects and programs. The department implements joint projects with Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) and BelarusStateEconomicUniversity (Minsk).

Competitive advantages. Graduates are in great demand on the labor market in the North Caucasian Federal District.

Assistance and support for foreign students and teachers. NCFU has an English version of the website (, the International Activity section. Foreign students are accommodated in comfortable dormitories.