Ural Federal University (UrFU)

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.

Currently the university is home to almost 35 000 students from 80 countries of the world and more than 4 000 faculty members including the top-notch global experts in the spheres of natural sciences, engineering and social sciences. Our 17 Institutes offer about 400 Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Programs in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, economics and management taught in Russian and English. The number of UrFU alumni exceeds 360 000 people.

Sverdlovsk region

Ural Federal University constantly works on building its global reputation and is currently ranked amongst the world’s top universities:

UrFU in Rankings:
– placed 6th among Russian universities (Webometrics Ranking of World Universities)
– top-10 best Russian universities (“Expert RA” rating agency);
– top-60 of the best universities of the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (QS Quacquarelli Symonds);
– top-500 (QS World University Rankings);
– placed 14-15th in the ranking of national universities by the Interfax Rating Agency;
– placed 78th among BRICS countries universities (QS World University Rankings: BRICS);
– placed 3rd as per the number of patents among the companies in Russia (The Research & innovation performance of the G20 (Russia) — Thomson Reuters);
– top 201-250 of Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings 2016;
– top 251-300 QS WU Rankings by Subject: Mathematic
Research at UrFU:
– UrFU is a leader among the federal universities and the universities participating in the “5-100-2020” program in terms of the number of publications in the scientific journals indexed by WEB OF SCIENCE;
– in the last four years the publications in journals indexed in international research databases has grown more than 2.5 times;
– UrFU is among world leaders in 40 research competencies, mainly connected with mathematics, physics and chemistry (Source: Scopus data up to 27 Jul 2015);
– 25% of UrFU publications in 2014 are co-authored by foreign researchers;
– UrFU Research team annually perform more than 150 Russian and international contracts and grants;
– every year UrFU awards 20 grants for foreign postdocs;
– about 40% of the full-time students are involved in scientific activities;
– in 2013, UrFU Professor Victor Grokhovsky has been included in the list of 10 people, who had changed the World, according to Nature journal;
– 29 research laboratories including 12 laboratories headed by the leading foreign researchers have already been established at UrFU



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