President’s Greetings

Thank you for your interest in the Russian–American Institute in Moscow!  We believe our Institute is a unique higher education institution in the Russian Federation, an institution that combines the strengths of the Russian and American higher educational systems.

From its inception, the Russian-American Institute was developed as a bi-national institution, formed by a partnership of Russian and American educators and established in response to an invitation from the Russian government in October 1990 to found a faith-based liberal arts college in Moscow.

The Board of Trustees, faculty and staff of the Institute are committed to the following educational goals: competence, character and Christian worldview. This means that the objectives of the Institute’s educational programs are to train our students to be competent in their chosen professional fields, to nurture their moral development so that they are people of integrity, and to ground them in a biblical worldview.

Beginning in September 1996, the Institute began its four-year undergraduate programs in business & economics and social work, subsequently adding a third program in literature and linguistics.  After fourteen years, the Institute shifted its focus for the 2011-12 academic year in the direction of graduate-level programs and certificate programs, while maintaining its undergraduate program in social work, but in a five-year evening-and-weekend format.

This web site will introduce you to the current programs of the Institute and will tell you about future plans as they develop.  The Institute is committed to building constructive relationships between Russians and Americans and preparing its students to be productive citizens of the Russian Federation.

Our staff is regularly adding new materials to this web site, along with new photos, so please visit the site periodically and you will be able to stay abreast of developments at the Russian-American Institute.

-Dr. John A. Bernbaum, President