SUSU is actively involved in international cooperation in science, culture, and education. In 2015, the university signed over a hundred documents on cooperation with several countries: Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Germany, USA, China, Finland, Czech Republic. SUSU interacts with the branches of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) worldwide.
The university is an active member of the Association of Technical Universities of Russia and China (ATURK) and takes part in the work of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as well as other scientific and educational institutions.
SUSU runs summer schools, partnership double degree programs with universities of China as well as joint Master Programs with the University of Clark (USA) and Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland). All the programs are available both to SUSU students and to foreign nationals.