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Far East university branch closes in Russia's Kamchatka

November 13, 2015, 10:26 UTC+3 PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY

More than 600 students are offered to transfer to other educational institutions

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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, November 13. /TASS/. The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) branch in Kamchatka will be closed in accordance with the decision of the FEFU Academic Council. More than 600 students are offered to transfer to other institutions in Kamchatka or to FEFU in Vladivostok, FEFU press service head Alexey Magalyas told TASS on Friday.

"In accordance with the decree of Rosobrnadzor [Russian education watchdog] from 14 July 2015, the state accreditation has been suspended for all activities performed by the FEFU branch in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, including in spheres of law, economics, construction, power engineering, and electrical engineering," Magalyas said.

The branch will not be able to issue state diplomas without accreditation. Students will also lose the right to postpone army service, tax benefits and education leave for working students.

The FEFU branch in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is one of the oldest universities in Kamchatka. At the beginning of 1960s, the All-Union Correspondence Institute of Law was opened in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. In 1988 it was handed to the Far Eastern State University and became its branch in Kamchatka. In 2010 the university became the FEFU branch.Among notable graduates are State Duma deputy from the Kamchatsky Krai Irina Yarovaya, Federation Council member from the Kamchatsky Krai Boris Nevzorov, and Kamchatsky Krai prosecutor Anatoly Knyazev.

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