PhD's Program “Urban Design and Planning” | Siberian Federal University

PhD's Program “Urban Design and Planning”

Doctoral students do research at libraries and archives, they also work with the data from businesses and public companies. Apart from studying research methods, their research focuses on trends in urban development, unique Siberian experience, historical urban heritage and historical roots of modern problems.

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Professor Irina Kukina

Institute of Architecture and Design, Siberian Federal University

Phone: +7 391 206-29-20

Professor Kukina’s research interests are Global Trends in Urban Design and Planning; Place and Meaning of Regional Features, and Urban Morphology. Recently, her studies have focused on Environmentally Oriented Renovation of a Larger Post-Industrial, Post-Carbon, “Post-Socialist” City, and its Structure. This research also includes historical landscape and environ-mental approaches.


  • Kukina, I.V. Tendencies of the Agglomeration Development. Foreign experience. Russ. Monograph. SibFU. 2014. 144 p.
  • Kukina, I. “Eco-socio“ community in the largest postindustrial city (Case study of the city of Krasnoyarsk). International Cities Livable. 2011. №65.
  • Kukina, I.V. Architectural “reading” of the buffer zones within the frame of the urban design and planning. Russ. Modern architecture of the world: «Nestor-History». 2011. P. 265-279.
  • Kukina, I.V. Housing environment as an object for the modelling Canadian version of the “new urbanism” searching (case study of Toronto). Russ. Modern architecture of the world: «Nestor-History». 2011. P. 27-28.
  • Kukina, I.V. To the question about the problems of the cities reconstruction at the begging of the ХХI century. Russ. Journal of Volgradsky State Architectural University, Construction and Architecture Series. 2013. № 31-1 (50). P. 100-103.
  • Kukina, I. On the Role of Separating Territories in the Logical Structure of a Modern City. Humanities& Social Sciences. №5. 2012. P. 647-662.
  • Kukina, I.V. «Art of survival»: few aspects of the concept of the “ideal city” in ХХI century in the foreign countries. Russ. Izvestiya Vuzov: Building construction. №2. 2011. P. 84-90.
  • Kukina, I.V. Regalements of the “free development” of the urbanized territories within the planning agglomeration process. Academia. 2011. №3. P. 81-87.
  • Kukina, I. Fringe belts and the planning of Russian cities. Urban Morphology. 2006. Т. 10. № 2. P. 145-146.
Duration: 3 years
(this period can be shorter depending on the availability of a PhD thesis)
Language: English, Russian
Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Urban Design and Planning, or Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Geography, Economics
Tuition fee: € 2,600. The cost does not include accommodation and living expenses.
Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month.
Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University.

  • Tendencies of the Agglomeration Development (2010)
  • Newest Paradigms of the Housing Development: Planning Aspects, Planning Typology Changing, Housing Typology Changing (2011-2012)
  • Theory of Buffer Zones as City Structure Keeping Constructing System (2013-1015)
  • Development of the Landscape-Environmental Approach to the City Renovation (2013-1015)

The projects are funded by the Russian Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering Science.

Course Time spent (in hours)
Basic courses
Urban Design and Planning 3 (108)
Modern Issues of the Urban Theory 2 (72)
Advances in Urban Design 2 (72)
Processing of experimental data 3 (108)
Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108)
Academic English 3 (108)
Basic English 3 (108)
Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108)

Professor Irina Kukina, Institute of Architecture and Design, Siberian Federal University

Phone: +7 391 206-29-20

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The city is located on the banks of the Yenisey River in the valley formed by the Eastern Sayan Mountains. Nature reserve Stolby ("pillars") has become the city’s visiting card.

Among the famous people born in Krasnoyarsk are artist Vasily Surikov, opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky, biathlete Evgeny Ustyugov, skeletonist Alexander Tretyakov and ice-hockey player Alexander Semin.

In March 2019 Krasnoyarsk proudly hosted the XXIX Winter Universiade.


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