Ural Federal University

Ural Federal University (UrFU) is one of the largest higher educational institutions in Russia bringing together fundamental education and innovative approach towards the challenges of modern times. Community of UrFU graduates numbers more than 300 000 people; during its almost 100-year history the university has become one of the recognized leaders in research and education belonging to top-10 in Russia.

Our aspiration is to become a world-class university in the heart of Eurasia committed to the complex and sustainable development of research and teaching. Currently the university is home to more than 30 000 students from 60 countries of the world and more than 2 000 faculty members including the top-notch global experts in the spheres of natural sciences, engineering and social sciences. Our 17 Institutes offer more than 350 Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Programs in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, economics and management taught in Russian and English.

Vast research infrastructure of the university includes key excellence interdisciplinary centres and laboratories in various fields including climate and environmental physics, meteorite studies, new materials, tolerance studies, history and studying primary sources etc. Access to unique equipment and opportunity to work together with the leading international researchers provides wide opportunities for UrFU students and staff.

The university is open to international collaboration having more than 300 partners all over the globe and being an active participant of such initiatives as BRICS Network University and UArctic; it has become the largest regional platform for holding large-scale international events, including the World Finals of the ACM ICPC Programming Championship and International Young Physicists Tournament.

UrFU is an open international environment providing students with a chance to attend the lectures given by the renowned speakers (during the last year open lectures were delivered by Professor Jean Jouzel, Nobel prize winner and the world’s leading expert in climate change, Professor Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Minister for Foreign Affairs and many others). The university strongly supports its students in gaining international experience, all degree students can take part in a semester or year-long exchange program with 64 partner institutions from 22 countries of the world with their studies being supported by the UrFU grant.

Our academic traditions and open attitude towards the best global practices allow Ural Federal University to provide high-quality education, carry out breakthrough research projects and come closer to our dream – becoming the first world-class university in the heart of Eurasia.

Facts and figures

Web http://urfu.ru/
Year Established 1920
Total Number of Staff 7330
Number of Academic Staff 3615
Number of Students 54672
Focus Areas

Studies and forecasting of permafrost problems

Information Technologies and Human Being in the Information Society

Power Engineering, Resource Saving, and Environmental Management

Flexible Technologies and New Materials

Living Systems and Health