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. The 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 35 000 students from 80 countries of the world and more than 2 000 faculty members including top-notch global experts in natural sciences, engineering, and social sciences. Our 18 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 centers 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 leading international researchers provides wide opportunities for UrFU students and staff.

The university is open to international collaboration having more than 400 partners all over the globe and being an active participant of such initiatives as CIS Network University, 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 platform. Our students attend lectures given by renowned speakers such as the Nobel prize winner and the world’s leading expert in climate change - Professor Jean Jouzel, the President of Germany Professor Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and many others). The university strongly supports its students in gaining international experience; all degree students spend a semester or a year abroad at one of ourpartner institutions.

Strong 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 7500
Number of Academic Staff 4062
Number of Students 35000
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