Russian Technical Universities

Russian Technical Universities

The high level of education provided by Russian engineering universities attracts students from across the world. According to statistics, engineering and technology fields are popular with 22 percent of international students. Foreign nationals select not only Moscow and Petersburg for engineering education but also other host cities across Russia.

Russian universities provide training in English.

See QS World University Rankings 2018.

The geography of universities can suggest a most interesting and convenient option to foreign nationals seeking to get higher engineering education in the Russian Federation.


Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is in the top 50 universities by physical sciences in Times Higher Education rankings. The faculty trains physicists, mathematicians and cognate disciplines specialists. Nobel Prize 2010 winners Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov and more than 150 associate members and academicians of the Russian Academy of Sciences are among MIPT alumni.

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI is another top education centre in this field. It is the alma mater of Nobel Prize winner, laser developer Nikolay Basov, record-setting cosmonauts Rukavishnikov and Avdeyev, and Russian Nuclear Energy Ministers Mikhailov and Rumyantsev. MEPhI is second among Russian universities by highest-paid graduates.

MISIS tops QS BRICS rankings. Its business partners such as the Rosatom state corporation, Norilsk Nickel, Severstal, METLLOINVEST and other large enterprises are members of the Employers Association. It help successful MISiS graduates gain experience and find a job in their profession.

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St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI” is the alma mater of Zhores Alferov, a Nobel Prize winner, academician and Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Founded in 1900, ITMO National Research University is the leader in training IT specialists.

The legendary Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University ranks fourth by the number of international students.


Kazan (Volga region) Federal University was founded in 1804. It is the oldest classical multi-profile university from which Nikolay Lobachevsky and Alexander Butlerov had their degrees. KFU began to provide training to international students nearly four decades ago; it has turned out top specialists in physics, biomedicine, chemistry, geology etc every year since.


Samara University maintains partnership relations with such leading education centres as China’s Harbin Polytechnic University, the USA’s Bradley and Purdue Universities, France’s Higher School of Aeronautical Constructions ENSICA and Munich and Vienna institutions. It trains specialists in basic engineering sciences and aerospace technology.

Nizhny Novgorod

Lobachevsky University has more than 26,000 students, including some 1,000 foreign nationals. The university is renowned for its powerful faculty. Nobel Prize winner in medicine Harald zur Hausen is an honorary doctor of the university. Lobachevsky University employs more than 1,700 teachers including PhD holders and doctors of science, assistant professors and professors. It is in the top 100 BRICS education centres in QS University Rankings.

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Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University graduates are in demand in the international labour market. The university trains skilled specialists in innovation technology, neuro/nanotechnology and biomedicine. It offers 39 basic education programmes to foreign nationals and 17 minor programmes including pre-university courses. IKBFU has 8,517 students; of those 425 are foreigners.

Beyond the Urals

The Soviet Union relocated large companies, research centres and universities beyond the Ural Mountains during World War II. Millions of workers, engineers and teachers established a research and technology hub in the region for the besieged country.

In 1943, South Ural State University was founded in Chelyabinsk. It now brings together ten institutes and higher schools as well as universities for supplementary and distance education. SUSU has branches in Miass, Nizhnevartovsk, Zlatoust, Nyzzepetrovsk and Satka.

Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, established nearly a century ago, is a state-run education centre and an acknowledged leader in research.

University of Tyumen is in the country’s top 55 universities with the exclusive right to offer scholarship opportunities to international students and Russian nationals living abroad.


Novosibirsk State University is a unique higher education institution founded in the Akademgorodok research centre in 1959. Its ties with the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences ensure effective integration of teaching and research. On top of that, many students have internships and job placements in Akademgorodok resident companies in the IT, instrument engineering, biomedicine/biotechnology, nanotechnology and new materials clusters.

Tomsk has been called the Siberian Athens since the establishment of Tomsk university in 1878. It was

the first Russian university in Siberia and the Far East, one of the largest in the country. National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University is in the top ten domestic universities.

Siberian Federal University, the largest beyond the Urals, is located in Krasnoyarsk. It is the country’s youngest education centre established in 2006. SibFU offers more than 600 programmes to international students.

Far Eastern Federal University is the flagship of Russia’s cooperation with research and education centres of the Asian-Pacific Region. It boasts the best campus in the country. The university is famous for its joint programmes with partners in the United States, Australia and other states.

See the list of Russia’s best engineering universities for international prospective students on Study in Russia’s “Universities” page and their positions in world rankings.

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