OSU Department of International Cooperation plans and fulfils international activities aimed to:
promote OSU toward an international educational environment, export Russian education services;
attract foreign intellectual potential, enrich the local educational system with cultural capital and international experience from other leading foreign universities;
improve the image and increase the competitiveness of the university on an international arena;
organize and coordinate international cooperation and training activities together with foreign partners (develop and implement joint educational programs, support academic mobility of students and educators, etc.);
organize and coordinate the stay of international visitors and delegations arriving at the university;
provide language and cross-cultural training at the language centers of the Department of International Cooperation.
Department of International Cooperation performs its functions through several subdivisions: