UrFU offers students great opportunities for self-realization and development. Students are actively involved in research activities: they are co-authors of articles in scientific journals indexed by databases Scopus and Web of Science; they do not just work in research laboratories and centers, but also take part in the implementation of research grants of Russian Science Foundation and international organizations.
Each year, university students receive prestigious scholarships, including the Scholarship of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation, the Scholarship of the first President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin, RUSAL Scholarship, Oxford Russia Fund Scholarship, international scholarship Unicredit & Universities Foundation, etc.
One of the important student activities of the university is volunteering: The students from Ural Federal University took part in the organization and support of such major events as the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the International Universiade in Kazan, and International Industrial Exhibition INNOPROM.
University students take part in and win numerous international competitions in various fields, including the International Student Programming Contest ACM ICPC, Case Competition of KPMG International Cup Competition, International robot engineering contest Eurobot.
|Boris Yeltsin||First President of the Russian Federation|
|Vladimir Motyl||Famous Russian film director|
|Yury Gurevich||Recognized mathematician and computer scientist, inventor of abstract state machines. He is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research|
|Gennady Burbulis||Famous Russian politician, one of the drafters and signers of the Belavezha Accords|
|Sergey Chepikov||Two-time Olympic champion in biathlon|
|Michael Zinigrad||Famous chemist, Rector of Ariel University (Israel)|
|Gleb Panfilov||Outstanding Russian film director, winner of the Cannes Film Festival|
|Konstantin Tszyu||Famous sportsman, absolute boxing champion|