What is the CBU?

The CBU is a university consortium of highly recognised universities in Russia and Finland. The CBU involves five participating universities: one in Finland and four in Russia.  The five CBU universities are jointly offering Master's Degree Programmes in two fields of study.

Values of the CBU

  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Partnership
  • Cultural, national and gender equality
  • Quality awareness

CBU Master´s Degree Programmes

Currently CBU has two programmes: Forestry and Public Health.

The two-year study programmes have been established in  accordance with the European Higher Education System. The programmes benefit from the long academic experience and the strengths and expertise of the five participating universities. The studies are strongly oriented towards the future needs of the international labour market.

The CBU Master`s Degree programmes offer graduates special skills for  succeeding in the international working environment, especially  problem-solving and decision-making abilities in a multicultural context, and appreciation for diversity and concern for  quality.

Do you want to study at the CBU?

The basic requirements for applicants are a Bachelor's degree and a good command of academic English. The student selection is based on success in earlier studies and level of motivation.

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Mr. Tuomas Holopainen from Nightwish visits the CBU