Ural Federal University

About University

 Ural Federal University

Ural University is the oldest higher educational institution in the Ural region bringing together fundamental education and practical application of knowledge. During its 93-year history more than 300 000 people graduated from the University; it has become the leader in higher professional education in the region and one of the leading universities in Russia. These achievements are based on the University’s system of values combining the aspiration to keep the best traditions and the innovative approach towards the challenges of modern times. The University is in close contact with its partners and constantly improves the study process in accordance with their needs.

Ural Federal University is one of the leading research centres in Russia carrying out research in natural, formal, technical, social sciences, humanities and arts, economics and management.

In 2009 the University was awarded the federal status. In 2011 Ural Federal University merged with Ural State University. Consolidation of two oldest universities in the region resulted in the substantial increase in the University’s international reputation and positions in rankings; the university is ranked among 550 top world universities according to QS World University Rankings-2013 and among 100 best BRICS universities according to QS BRICS Ranking-2013.

There are more than 50 000 students in 17 UrFU Institutes, including 25 000 full-time students. The number of PhD students is 500, the number of doctoral students equals to 20.

The highly-qualified academic staff of Ural Federal University includes 4 000 people; among them there are 600 professors, Doctors of Sciences, about 2000 Associate Professors, PhDs, 26 members of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Visiting professors from the leading Russian and foreign universities, experienced specialists in different fields, renowned cultural and political figures come to UrFU to deliver lectures and seminars.

In 2013 Ural Federal University entered the list of 15 Russian universities that won in a competitive selection for the right to receive special subsidy targeted at enhancing the global competitiveness of the university and increasing its positions in the international rankings.


Ural Federal University offers a variety of programs tail or edt of it various career go als:there are 349 Bachelor,Master and Specialist degree programmes and 20 vocational secondary education programs as well as those for continuing education:Master of Business Administration(MBA),advanced training and retraining fo rprofessionals, doctoral degree programs.

Starting from 2014 Ural Federal University implements a range of Master programs delivered completely in English in such fields as Russian Studies, Political Philosophy, Food Biotechnology, HR Management, Knowledge Engineering etc.

The University provides first-classac ademic facilities which allow us to a chieve a high level of teaching and research.


URFU Campus includes 14 educational buildings and 15 dormitories; in December 2013 a new dormitory for 1000 students was officially opened. The University’s infrastructure also includes health camps and a recreation centre.

URFU International

Ural Federal University as strong global connections; internationalization is one of the University’s top priorities. UrFU as established partner ships with over 150 foreign universities; the University actively participates in international network projects:CIS University,SCO University,University of the Arctic(UArctic), Association of Sino-Russian Technical Universities

Over 1,000 foreign students from 36 countries are currently enrolled at Ural Federal University.The majority of our international students come from Central Asia,China,Mongolia,Korea,Vietnam,Guinea. The University holds annual international summer schools devoted to Russian language and culture, economics and management.

Annually more than 150 UrFU students and researchers go abroad within academic mobility programs. There is a local group of the Board of European Students of Technology (BEST) at URFU; activities of BEST group allow UrFU students to participate in short-term courses at European universities 4 times a year.

Ural Federal University is the largest regional platform for international events. In 2014 UrFU will host the ACM-ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) World Finals in 2014; in 2016 the International Young Physicists’ Tournament will be held in the University.

Ural Federal University is pursuing greater understanding of other cultures and places. It is the meeting point of various world cultures.

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