Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin

Graduate School of Economics and Management

GSEM is one of the key centers for education in the fiield of economics and management. It is the largest UrFU Institute.

GSEM actively develops, expands international relations, implements joint scientific research projects in collaboration with business society, and programs of professional retraining for partner companies.

GSEM includes 7 departments. The academic staff consists of 428 lecturers, including 57 Doctors of Science, 202 Associate Professors and 203 Candidates of Science.

GSEM offers programs for Bachelors, Masters, postgraduate students, MBA programs. GSEM is one of the first Institutes of UrFU, which successfully implements Double Degree programs: “International Economics" in cooperation with Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany); "International Management" in coopertaion with Lille 1 (Lille, France).

GSEM members in European Foundation for Management Development. The list of participating members includes over 750 educations, business, non-commercial, consult member-organizations in 80 countries. In 2015 GSEM received a prestigious accreditation of EPAS (European Program Accreditation System). UrFU became one of five Russian universities, which received such a high recognition. The program “International Economics and Business” was accredited by 2018. GSEM is implementing a Master's Program "International Financial Management" jointly with the international company PricewaterhouseCoopers. Within the frames of the program the students can obtain a prestigious international certificate in the field of financial management ACCA.

GSEM opens wide opportunities for participation in trainings, master-classes, international students' exchange programs in the leading universities and internships in the largest Russian and international companies.GSEM is one of the key centers for education in the fiield of economics and management. It is the largest UrFU Institute.

GSEM actively develops, expands international relations, implements joint scientific research projects in collaboration with business society, and programs of professional retraining for partner companies. GSEM includes 7 departments. The academic staff consists of 428 lecturers, including 57 Doctors of Science, 202 Associate Professors and 203 Candidates of Science.

GSEM offers programs for Bachelors, Masters, postgraduate students, MBA programs. GSEM is one of the first Institutes of UrFU, which successfully implements Double Degree programs: “International Economics" in cooperation with Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany); "International Management" in coopertaion with Lille 1 (Lille, France).

GSEM members in European Foundation for Management Development. The list of participating members includes over 750 educations, business, non-commercial, consult member-organizations in 80 countries. In 2015 GSEM received a prestigious accreditation of EPAS (European Program Accreditation System). UrFU became one of five Russian universities, which received such a high recognition. The program “International Economics and Business” was accredited by 2018. GSEM is implementing a Master's Program "International Financial Management" jointly with the international company PricewaterhouseCoopers. Within the frames of the program the students can obtain a prestigious international certificate in the field of financial management ACCA.

GSEM opens wide opportunities for participation in trainings, master-classes, international students' exchange programs in the leading universities and internships in the largest Russian and international companies.


Higher School of Engineering

The main goal of UrFU Higher School of Engineering as a principally new academic unit is the development of a modern system for training elite highly qualified engineering personnel for the research-intensive industry sectors. Higher School of Engineering delivers a set of higher education programs, retraining and professional development programs, modular programs in engineering. At Bachelor and Master levels the school offers cross-disciplinary practice-oriented engineering programs characterized by project approach in such fields as Metallurgy, System Engineering, Radiation Security.


Insrtitute of Open Educational Technologies

Institute of Open Educational Technologies is a new-generation academic unit targeted at implementation of distance programs. The Institute opens up wide opportunities for those students who are not able to attend on-campus classes for any reason.

Distance studies are available in 14 directions at Bachelor level, including such highly demanded programs as Civil Engineering, Informatics, Power Engineering, HR management, Economics etc.

One of relatively new initiatives of the Institute is Master training delivered in a distance mode. Currently there are three Master Programs available as distant ones – Mechanical Engineering, Organization of research-intensive production, Public and Municipal Administration.

E-learning allows students getting the most from the experience of the best lecturers and experts regardless of their location and even taking several programs simultaneously. Modern electronic information and educational environment makes distance learning available and transparent.


Institute of Chemical Engineering

Institute of Chemical Engineering trains highly qualified specialists for chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Bachelor studies are carried out in three areas: Chemical Engineering, Energy and Resource Saving in Chemical Engineering, and Biotechnology.

Fundamental and practical knowledge gained allow graduates finding employment at enterpises-pharmaceutical manufacturers, research institutes, chemical enterprises.

Master students get more in-depth knowledge in the fields of chemistry and biotechnology and actively carry out research; they can take part in unique development of new antiviral drugs, vitamins, biologically active substances carried out by the Institute’s researchers.

Institute of Chemical Engineering offers one of the most successful and demanded Master Programs in English in the field of Food Biotechnology.

All faculty members of the Institute have doctoral degrees. Professors and experts from foreign universities in China, Austria, Belgium, England, SA regularly visit the Institute to deliver lectures.


Institute of Civil Engineering

ICE trains qualified engineering specialists. Among many renowned experts who studied at the ICE, the most outstanding graduate is Boris Yeltsin - the famous President of Russia.

ICE features 2 main directions: “Construction Engineering” and “Architecture”. Programs of all levels are delivered to students, including a Master Program in safety of critical infrastructures that is completely in English.

Designing of this program was guided by Professor Svyatoslav Timashev, the Nobel Prize co-winner.

International projects with the participation of the ICE help to keep up with the global trends. The program for Master students in technologies of water suuply and discharge was created and launched jointly with the EU experts (University of Genoa, Slovak University of Technology, Middlesex University). ICE members in the international association EUCEET and presides in the Ural division, International Association of Construction Engineering Universities.


Institute of Fundamental Education

The institute of Fundamental Education was created with the view of improving the quality of basic training in those areas of knowledge that form the basis for students’ professional activity.

The key majors offered by the Institute are linguistics and information technologies (fundamental and applied computer science).

The Institute puts an emphasis on active international cooperation. It develops connections with the leading European educational institutions such as Munich Technical University, German Institute for International Pedagogical Research, Dresden University of Technology, Johannes Kepler University. In the context of linguistic educational program, the Institute cooperates with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); the students always have chance to improve their German language and take part in a scholarship program. In addition, DAAD lecturers visit the Institute on a regular basis. Dozens of students participate in exchange programs annually.


Institute of Humanities and Arts

IHA includes five departments and implements educational programs in history, philology, mass media, art studies, culture studies, tourism.

The Institute is among recognized leading Russian centers of education and research in humanities. It carries our large-scale research attracting financing from state and international resources. The international laboratory for studing primary sources is a significantThe research supervisor of this lab is the renowned French professor from University Paris 1 – Sorbonne, Marie-Pierre Rey.

TheInstitute includes museum exhibitions, students’ TV studio, Contemporary Culture Center, multimedia archive, Center of Innovative Humanities. Seminars by experts in art, literature, journalism are held in IHA regularly.

Students pass summer practical training in archaeological, folklore and ethnographic expeditions, participate in internships in mass media and major comapnies.

Among the renowned alumni are the outstanding writer Olga Slavnikova (laureate of the "Russian Booker"); the mayor of Yekaterinburg, Evgeny Royzman; famous film director, Vladimir Motyl; Rector of Ural University, Victor Koksharov.


Institute of International Education

Institute of International Education is a newly established faculty (2014). The aim is to create modern educational programs conducted in English. The target audience is international students. IIE implements Master Programs in English in different majors, short courses “Summer University”, modules in English for prospective international exchange students. IIE also presents internship programs in English and Chinese. Most of the featured programs are developed with the support of the foreign associates.


Institute of Material Science and Metallurgy

The Institute of Material Science and Metallurgy is a nationally recognized leader in metallurgy education. The Institute unites traditions of the leading national institutions of engineering education: Metallurgical Faculty and Faculty of Construction Material Sciences.

The institute offers modern educational programs, which embrace both theoretical & practical application material sciences and metallurgy. Active research work results in creation of around five textbooks and monographs annually. Around 300 works are being published by the authoritative local and international journals; the institute’s academic staff files over 30 patent applications every year.

The graduates' professional activity include optical materials production, optical equipment design, production of ceramic and fireproof goods, building materials, electronic and nano-electronic materials. The graduates also work at the design and technology of precious metal jewelry manufacturing.

The institute has good connection with the large metallurgic enterprises of the Sverdlovsk region.


Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences

The Institute of Mathematiis and Computer Sciences has been long considered one of the leaders among the Russian institutes for mathematical education. The Institute offers full cycle of education: Bachelor’s Programs, Master’s Programs, postgraduate programs, doctoral programs. Most of the teaching staff have their academic degrees.

One of the chief advantages that singles the Institute out is its close collaboration with the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). It is realized through joint research activity, publications, various projects and conferences. Advanced RAS laboratories are used in educational and research processes.

The Institute organizes many large-scale activities for students, such as Science Computer Yekaterinburg Days and Computer Science Russia annual conferences. World leading experts in computer technology are invited regularly to give their talks and workshops for the Institute’s students.

The graduates can find work as software development specialists, programmers, as well as network administrators and IT-specialists.


Institute of Mechanics and Machine Building

The Institute of Mechanics and Machine Building is one of the largest centers for engineering education which combines fundamental training and practical interdisciplinary approach.

The institute offers courses in the most popular areas of professional knowledge, and the students learn to use the most advanced and complex equipment in their work.

Students have possibility to acquire practical knowledge at the institute’s Center for materials processing. Its modern and technologically advanced equipment allows to produce components of any level of complexity from metal and nonmetal materials.

Professional skills and knowledge of the institute’s graduates allow them to work in such areas of industry as automation of production processes, mechatronics, robotics, IT and organization of production in large industrial companies.

The Institute has long been working in close cooperation with universities of Germany, Israel and CIS countries, and in many of them the Institute’s graduates work as teachers.


Institute of Natural Sciences

The INS has three faculties in its structure carrying out research and delivering programs in physics, biological sciences and chemistry. The scope of studies and significant number of articles that the INS researchers publish in scientific periodicals and reviews in Russia and internationally make them leaders among other UrFU Institutes.

The INS participates in scholarship competitions and receives funding annually allowing research teams developing their projects. Students of the INS get first prizes at researh contests of different levels.

Biological station, botanical garden, modern scientific labs, Kourovka Astronomical Observatory and other facilities available are important for getting practical experience.

Specialists graduating from the INS are scientists of world reputations, members of RAS and other international academies.


Institute of Physical Education, Sport and Youth Policy

IPESYP is aimed at training high-level specialists, coaches, teachers and experts in promotion of sports & healthy lifestyle and marketing. Educational activity and research of the Institute covers international youth policy, sports, sociocultural service, tourism and recreational activities.

Academic stuff includes PhDoctors and Candidates of science, Masters of sports and Honored Coaches of the Russian Federation and of International level.

Many outstanding athletes had graduated from IPESYP. Among them are Sergey Chepikov, Olympic champion in biathlon, Anton Shipulin, Olympic champion in relay race, Heydar Mamedaliev, world champion in GraecoRoman wrestling, etc.

IPESYP is in constant process of development. IPESYP offers a range of Master’s Programs, including one in English: "High Performance Sport". The facilities are also constantly being improved.


Institute of Physics and Technology

The Institute of Physics and Technology comprises 14 departments. Their educational activity and research can be divided into 3 major directions: physico-technical, physico-chemical, social sciences and humanities. The Institute’s research priorities are nuclear physics, nanotechnologies, instrument engineering.

Students’ research activity is conducted at 80 laboratories with the most technologically advanced equipment – cyclotrons, accelerators and precision instruments.

The Institute educate specialists in unique areas, in particular – nuclear sphere. IPT graduates are employed at the largest Russian and even international enterprises – Rosatom, Gazprom, various IT-companies.


Institute of Public Administration and Entrepreneurship

The Institute of Public Administration and Entrepreneurship conducts educational and research activities in directions connected with management, administration, entrepreneurship, marketing and public relations.

The main objective of the Institute’s activity is to train highly qualified specialists – managers, administrative workers, branding, marketing and public relations experts.

The Institute is holding the 3rd position in the list of the best centers for business-education in the Ural Federal District. One of the competitive advantages that allow the Institute to reach these high positions is the close interaction with business and governmental structures: the students undergo trainings in the country’s leading companies, and 85% of their research activity are actual management development projects.

Since 2007 the institute has been the base for a unique project – student “Incubator” of innovative projects in social and business spheres. Besides, the Institute has its own Centre for Youth Entrepreneurship and School of Entrepreneurship for school-students – future students of the Institute.

The institute of Public Administration and Entrepreneurship is a member of such prestigious Russian and international organizations as CEEMAN (Central and East European Management Development Association), Russian Association of Business Education, and Global University Network for Innovation.


Institute of Radioelectronics and Information Technologies

Institute of Radioelectronics and Information Technologies is a large academic center, which train students and conduct scientific research in the field of radio engineering, communication and control systems.

The number of students is more than 2 200; the academic staff includes 254 lecturers, including 14 academicians and corresponding members of RAS, 27 doctors, 127 candidates of sciences.

One of the priorities of the Institute is cooperation with companies-employers. That allows students of the Institute pass internships at the largest enterprises of the city Yekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk region. Thanks to fruitful cooperation, it is possible to maintain the high level of technical equipment of classes and laboratories. Several hi-tech centers give a base for research projects implemented by the memebers of the staff and students. Such centers include scientific and educational center "Information and telecommunication systems and technologies", Innovation Center CISCO, "Space Monitoring Center", "Center of Electromagnetic Measurements".

The Institute is constantly developing in order to meet the requirements of the global market. One of the most recent divisions of the Institute is Sub-Department of Big Data Analysis and Methods of Video-Analysis, established in collaboration with “Data-center Automatica”.

The students of the Institute do not only receive education of fundamental level, they are actively involved in science, already on the third course of their Bachelor studies they start doing research using the most modern equipment provided by such manufacturers and companies as National Instruments, Rohde&Schwarz, Agilent, Tetronix, Cisco.


Institute of Social and Political Sciences

Institute of Social and Political Sciences implements educational and scientific activities in a huge variety of social majors and humanities. Department of International Relations focuses its attention on economic & political interconnections, linguistics, cultures and regional studies. The Department of Political Science and Sociology specializes in research of political & social structures, demography & statistics. The Department of Philosophy provides comprehensive approach to humanities. The Department of Psychology conducts educational programs and scientific analysis in various aspects of developmental, gender, clinical psychology. Department of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication offers linguistic training; there are possibilities to study few languages, to receive communication skills.

Institute of Social and Political Sciences is an international environment, which employs a greater number of foreign specialists than any other unit of UrFU. Students participate in various exchange programs, international conferences, seminars, attend lectures, which are conducted by foreign experts.

Institute of Social and Political Sciences implements Master's Programs in English: Russian Studies Political Philosophy, BRICS countries in the globalizing world. Both applicants from abroad and Russian students are able to study the following courses.

Institute of Social and Political Sciences supports a broad network of scientific & educational laboratories including Centre for Comparative Studies of Toleration and Recognition, Laboratory of Brain & Neurocognitive Development, Laboratory of Psychophysiology & Psychophysics. Ural Interregional Institute of Social Sciences is another significant discussion and scientific center, which functions at UrFU Institute of Social and Political Sciences.


Ural Power Engineering Institute

The activity of Ural Power Engineering Institute is connected with strategically important field, development of innovations in power engineering. The mission of UPEI is to provide energy sector with highly-qualified personnel, scientific, educational & innovative solutions.

The Institute studies the most important problems of fuel, renewable & nuclear energy, energy saving, machine building, economics in the field of energetics. Educational & scientific resources of the Institute give the students opportunity to obtain profound practical skills and become real specialists ready for the professional activity.

Institute's infrastructure includes unique equipment, for example, simulators of normal working process and emergencies in the power systems.

UPEI has 11 scientific & educational research laboratories, more than 50 specialized stands and installations for scientific and educational work.

UPEI is а base venue for SCO University in the direction "Energetics"; This initiative gives the students an opportunity to participate in internships at the universities of China and universities of other countries of SCO.


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