Gubkin University - National University of Oil and Gas

National University of Oil and Gas "Gubkin University" (Gubkin University) is the leading institution in the system of higher oil and gas education in Russia.

Gubkin University is a powerful national research center and a real source of manpower for the Russian oil and gas industry. According to the proportion of budget income from research, the University is in top rank among the Russian industry universities.

Gubkin University was founded in 1930 by the outstanding scientist, academician Ivan Gubkin. For almost a century, the University has trained more than 100,000 specialists, Candidates and Doctors of Sciences.

Gubkin University actively applies innovative learning methods and the interdisciplinary approach to education, develops infrastructure for training in virtual environment of professional activity based on interactive full-scale simulators, computer models and systems.

Today Gubkin University is a modern innovative university, one of the flagships of Russian higher technical education which received the status of ‘National Research University’ in 2010. Representatives from all 85 regions of Russia and 79 countries from all over the world study at Gubkin University. Every seventh student is international. The University cooperates actively with leading academic institutions and develops various international Master's degree programs.

The University infrastructure includes three academic buildings, several gyms, modern Congress and Concert Hall, a new building of the National Oil and Gas Library with reading and conference halls, gyms and the comfortable recreation camp. Gubkin University campus contains of five buildings with capacity for more than 4000 students, the stadium, several gyms, leisure centers and the theater.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1930
Total Number of Staff 2143
Number of Academic Staff 1019
Number of Students 9557
Focus Areas

Efficient and safe development of oil and gas fields

Innovative technologies

Energy conservation and energy efficiency 

Environmental and industrial safety

Sustainable development