Today, South Ural State University is one of the leaders in Russian higher education. We honor our history and traditions and move forward, rising to the global challenges.
One of the most important SUSU strategic directions is strengthening and expanding international cooperation. We offer academic mobility programs and joint degree programs and successfully build science partnerships with our academic colleagues from the USA, China, the Middle East, Central Asia, South-East Asia, CIS countries, Finland, Spain, France, Germany, Great Britain, Slovenia, Poland, and Netherlands.
Our University moves in the direction of research development. More than 20 world-class Science Education Centers operate at SUSU. They focus on research in such fields as engineering, natural sciences, supercomputing, and human sciences. Our researchers’ developments are in high demand among Russian and international enterprises.
For more than 10 years, SUSU has been a strategic partner of Emerson, the world leader in the field of industrial automation solutions. During this time, SUSU provided Emerson with high-skilled engineering professionals in Russian. In cooperation with Emerson, SUSU develops science and research, offers grant systems and student scholarships. Cooperation with SUSU has given Emerson the opportunity to open the Global Engineering Center in Chelyabinsk and build a high-tech enterprise engaged in the production of measuring instruments, in construction of which Emerson had invested more than 40 billion dollars.
For many years, SUSU has successfully cooperated with the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, Russian largest automobile corporation KAMAZ, and many others.
SUSU is a participant of Project 5-100; its goal is to maximize the competitiveness of Russian universities in the world. That is why SUSU has been reorganized; these days, 10 Institutes and Schools of the University focus on the demands of a modern world when teaching or conducting research. Our education programs, training, retraining and advanced training courses regularly take leading positions in the education market. During the studying process, we help students to form their professional competencies and reach their full potential. Our graduates are in high demand in Russian and international organizations of different kind and in various spheres.
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Due to the global changes at the university and Project 5-100 implementation, the SUSU Faculty of Architecture and the Faculty of Architecture and Construction have been united to become the Institute of Architecture and Construction.
The Institute of Architecture and Construction combines the traditions of SUSU architecture schools and an innovative approach towards teaching and research within the competitive environment of the Project 5-100 .
Among the most important advantages of the Institute is the zone for elite training of students – “High Construction School”, in which students with high ranking will undertake in-depth study of mathematical simulation of random processes, chemistry in construction, physical fundamentals of hydrodynamics, architectural and structural design, modern construction materials, and other professional disciplines.
The Young Constructor School, where high school students obtain basic knowledge in the field of construction and can choose the career of an engineer at the young age, is established within the Institute.
Also, the structure of the IAC includes a zone for additional education – the Center of Additional Education Services and the Scientific Training Center of Construction, which will be performing promotion and commercialization of research projects.
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In 2016, the University established a unique and innovative department which combined the most outstanding achievements in the fields of Fundamental and Biomedicine, Food and Biotechnologies, and Clinical Psychology
The study of molecular mechanisms of stress, and development of technologies for production of functional purpose products for adaptive nutrition have become a newly created exclusive growing point for the breakthrough areas of global scientific development.
School of Medicine and Biology prepares future specialists in the fields of biotechnology, functional nutrition and clinical psychology.
School of Medicine and Biology alumni receive modern education based on interdisciplinary connections of medicine and biology with chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering.
This exclusive zone of the SMB medical and biological education accepts students who have finished the first year of studies with the highest marks during midterms (personal rating).
The education process is based on interdisciplinary research and education platform that provides new knowledge in the field of modern medical and non-medical approaches to prevention and correction of nutrition and public health problems.
Specialists who received exclusive SMB education have professional competence in addressing challenges of quality and lifespan assurance in aggressive environments, and are able to solve problems in the context of global research under AGEING AND HEALTH (World Health Organization Global Program).
Students’ professional, business and personal qualities and achievements are recorded in the corresponding SMB rating and included into their portfolio.
The alumni who received a Bachelor’s Degree can continue their education by enrolling in Master’s Studies.
You have an opportunity to join the process of development of innovative medical and biological technologies of the future by choosing to study at the School of Medical Biology!
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School of Economics and Management is the engine for breakthrough changes happening at SUSU.
The best scientific, academic and student traditions of the SUSU economic faculties are concentrated in this subdivision. The School of Economics and Management combines the professor and teaching body of the faculties of Economics and Management, Economics and Business, the Institute of Economics, Trade, and Technologies, and the International Faculty.
Within the School of Economics and Management, ambitious projects are being released for the first time in the Ural region, such as the zone of elite training for applicants with high marks on the EGE, and the zone for elite business education in MBA programs. Students of the SEM will be actively involved in the innovative business sphere of the university (youth business incubator, innovation center, virtual bank and stock market, and so on).
Among the most important advantages of the School of Economics and Management are – inclusion in the academic process such models and techniques of education as MOOC, LMS, E-learning, and the use of professional cases (Laboratory of Cases) within the academic process.
Students of the SEM will go through their education in an English-speaking atmosphere. At their disposal: English-speaking education programs and international, world-class economists. The School of Economics will realize dual degree programs with leading universities of the USA, China, Europe, and countries of the SCO. The SEM structure offers strengthened mathematic training of economists.
It will be possible to begin a career as an economist after the 9th grade. The SEM includes the Economic College, which offers training in programs based on secondary education programs.
Thanks to tiered financial and grant support, students can fully dedicate themselves to their education.
SUSU actively cooperates with international corporations (Emerson, Endress+Hauser), and the most dedicated and active students in the SEM will be able to begin their career during their education by completing internship in leading transnational companies.
The strategic goal of the School of Economics is not just to train economists and managers; it’s also to pass on the business spirit to students and educate a new breed of businessmen. This is possible only with the parallel, mutually beneficial development of science, educational techniques, and business.
School of Electronics and Computer Science unites the Faculty of Computer Technologies, Control and Radio Engineering (the Instrument Engineering) and the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Computer Science, and continues the 60-year-old tradition of technical and engineering education at the South Ural.
The goal of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is to create a scientific and educational environment targeted at training specialists in the field of instrument engineering, radio electronics, automated control, information security, computer science and sowtware engineering.
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science performs training of bachelors, specialists, masters, candidates and doctors of sciences in such areas as instrument engineering, motion control systems and navigation, aircraft control systems, control in engineering systems, information communication technologies and communication systems, design and technology of electronic devices, radio electronic systems and complexes, computer science and computer engineering, information security, program engineering, fundamental informatics and information technology.
Infrastructure of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science includes more than 30 laboratories and research and education centers which have unique equipment in the field of radio electronics, control systems, automation tools and electronic computation systems. Supercomputer systems, laboratories for industrial control systems and for measuring systems, automation platforms, network and telecommunication equipment are all available for our students, postgraduates, and lecturers for successful studying and research activity.
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science includes 10 departments which perform training of bachelors, specialists, masters and candidates of sciences in the fields of instrument engineering and automated control, radio electronics and computer science.
The Institute of Linguistics and International Communication accumulates the latest achievements of theoretical and applied science in the field of linguistics, philology, international relations, management, history and archeology.
The Institute is aimed at increasing competitive advantages of graduates due to internationalization of training. The study at our Institute provides graduates with a high level of language competence and the knowledge and skills required for recognition at both Russian and international scales. Over the past 20 years preceding the establishing of our Institute, more than 2,000 Specialists, Bachelor and Master Degree students in the fields of linguistics and translation, theory and methods of teaching foreign languages, applied linguistics and philology, foreign regional studies and international relations have graduated from the departments. About 100 foreign students received education under Master Degree program “Russian as a Foreign Language”.
To hold lectures and practical classes, the Institute of Linguistics and International Communication provides rooms with multimedia equipment and access to Internet. Foreign languages are taught in specialized rooms and language laboratories with state-of-the-art software systems; there is also a room of simultaneous interpreting. The education and training centers of ILIC, as well as the SUSU research library offer the most recently published educational, methodical and scientific literature.
The Institute trains Specialists, Bachelor and Master Degree students and candidates of sciences in language studies, linguistics, history, archeology, international relations and regional studies; Master’s Degree students in management. Also, at our Institute foreigners study Russian and profession-oriented disciplines to enter Russian universities.
Due to the University restructuring under Project 5-100 the divisions of humanities and social field were merged into a new division – the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities.
The Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities inherits the best traditions of the Faculties of Journalism, History and Psychology. Our alumni have an opportunity to build a rewarding career in such fields as studying and teaching literature, history, culture and art; television, radio and Internet journalism; media business; exhibition activities; editing and publishing; electronic document management; tourism; cross-cultural and interethnic relations. In addition, the classical education in humanities allows students, who succeeded in various types of communication (from verbal to visual), to master new areas of knowledge, acquire new professions and improve their professional skills during Master Degree and postgraduate studies at the SUSU ISSH.
The main advantages of ISSH include authoritative scientific potential of three humanities faculties; scientific schools; rich library stocks equal to the best Russian collections; high information technologies equipment; free access to electronic resources of the leading scientific library systems of the world. Our highly skilled professors, the best material and technical resources, and access to supercomputers facilitate a comprehensive up-to-date educational process. The SUSU Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities offers you fundamental university education that will help you to succeed in your future career.
In 2016 SUSU entered the Project 5-100, a program for competitiveness improvement, and as a result the Institute of Natural Sciences was established, which in its structure combined the Faculties of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer Sciences. The Institute inherits the traditions of the Russian university education on natural sciences recognized all around the world.
Our Institute prepares specialists with the fundamental knowledge of mathematics and mechanics, applied mathematics and programming, physics and chemistry. They are able to solve a wide range of problems of natural sciences, engineering, and economics using computer technologies. The INS graduates can work as software engineers, system and application programmers, business analysts, database administrators, system administrators, web-analysts, web-designers, chemists, physicists, experts in electronics and nanoelectronics, and in other fields.
Among the main advantages of the Institute are the Department of Exclusive Education and Individual Educational Programs; the Center of Virtual Educational Technologies; the Specialized Center for Preparation to Academic Competitions; the Center of Professional Career; the Publishing Office conducting an exchange of experience of the editorial board of scientific journals; and the unique Museum of Visual Physics
The Institute students can perform their research projects based on the Laboratory of Supercomputer Modeling equipped with powerful Tornado SUSU and SKIF-Aurora supercomputers.
The Institute has powerful laboratory facilities. Its structure includes the Scientific and Educational Center “Nanotechnologies”, the Laboratory of Organoelement Compounds, Crystal Growth Laboratory, the Laboratory of Multiscale Modeling of Multi-Component Functional Materials, Interferometry Laboratory and others.
The alumni of the SUSU Institute of Natural Sciences gain a wide range of theoretical knowledge and practical skills on conducting research and addressing production problems. They professionally combine their fundamental knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry with a creative approach and analytical mind.
By choosing the Institute of Natural Sciences, you get fundamental classical education, modern level of training and high computer technologies in experimental and theoretical research studies.
The Institute of Sport, Tourism and Service is a subdivision of National Research South Ural state University. The Institute unites all the best scientific, educational, sport and student traditions of SUSU.
The Institute was established at the end of February, 2013 and united the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, the Faculty of Service and Tourism, and the SUSU Student Sports Complex.
Students and postgraduates oriented at a professional career in the field of physical culture and sport, pedagogic education, tourism, hospitality, service, art of photography, who are planning on forming the space which surrounds people, are studying at the Institute.
Among academic staff who works with students there are 15 doctors and 53 candidates of sciences, honored coaches of Russia, honored workers of physical culture and sports, honorary workers of higher education, high achievers of physical culture and sports, judges of all-Russian category, masters of sports, and members of creative associations.
At students’ disposal there are six academic buildings, a unique sports base, a large research and development center of sports science, and small innovation enterprises.
The ISTS’s sports base is the largest and most equipped in the Chelyabinsk region. The object of pride is the swimming pool of Olympic standard. Students, trainees of the Children’s and Youth Sport Swimming School which was established on a parity basis with the city, and national swimming teams which uphold the honor of the university are training at the swimming pool.
The ISTS has 18 gyms (including gyms for physical training, workout rooms, and gyms for group programs, volleyball and basketball). The SUSU ISTS Student Sports Complex is the object of pride of Chelyabinsk and the region; it is widely known at the national scale.
Due to Project 5-100 implementation in 2016 all the engineering faculties of South Ural State University were joined into a new intrauniversity structure, the Polytechnic Institute.
Originally, South Ural State University was established as a polytechnic higher education institution. Its scientific and educational process had been technically oriented for many years. The unification of all engineering faculties of the base industrial sectors has propelled the University to a fundamentally new level. It allows us to integrate all educational and scientific resources and, thus, to maximize the University’s competitiveness and strengthen its leading position in the field of engineering knowledge both in the South Ural capital, and beyond.
The Faculties of Automobile and Tractor Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Power Engineering, the Faculty of Mechanics and Technology, and the Faculty of Materials and Metallurgical Technologies are organized into the new University structure. The Polytechnic Institute has its own Extramural Faculty. The Polytechnic Institute of SUSU in Chelyabinsk combines 19 technically oriented departments; and each of them has its own unique field of development. Five more base departments of the Institute are located in various cities of the Chelyabinsk Region.
The structure of Polytechnic Institute includes 5 scientific departments, 6 university-wide research and education centers (REC), and scientific research laboratories: REC “Aerospace Technology”; Center for Collective Use “Power Engineering and Supply”; Secondary Vocational Education Department “Summer Operation of Aircrafts”; “Aviation Training Center”; “Rocket and Space Technology Education Center named after V.P. Makeyev”; REC “Experimental Mechanics”; REC “Composite Materials and Constructions”, etc.
One of the Institute’s core advantages is an exclusive engineering training center. It is a so-called “school for high achieving students” which offers enhanced training for all engineering specializations and pays special attention to mathematical disciplines. The students of our elite training center interact with leading professors of the Polytechnic Institute and have an advantage when realizing their ideas in the framework of small innovative enterprises of the University.
The Institute of Law is a principally new format of subdivision, within which all of the best scientific, academic, and student traditions of the SUSU legal departments and subdivisions are combined.
The universal training profiles of the Institute of Law are oriented at employers of the state-legal, civil, and criminal spheres.
The Institute’s structure comprises:
SUSU was one of the first universities in the country to undergo community accreditation by the Association of Lawyers of Russia. This decision was approved at a meeting of the Association of Lawyers of Russia on December 16th, 2011 based on the results from the assessment held in autumn of 2011.
On April 12th 2012, SUSU officially received a certificate of accreditation in the Russian Chamber of Auditing, where a joint meeting of two commissions of the Association of Lawyers of Russia was held: one on the community rating of the quality of higher law education and one on legal education.
Community accreditation is testament to the recognition of the SUSU Institute of Law as a leading university for the preparation of legal workers in the region.
Among the key advantages of the Institute of Law are: a zone of elite training, HIGH LAW SCHOOL, for ambitious applicants with high marks on the EGE (Uniform State Exam), and a specialized legal school for the 7th-11th grade pupils, PRE-HIGHER EDUCATION LEGAL SCHOOL.
In order to attract pupils finishing the 9th grade of school, a College of Law Enforcement will be organized at the Institute, which will allow future lawyers to receive continuous professional education.
he Institute of Open and Distance Education was founded in 2004 within the Center of Distance Education.
ODE is an actively evolving part of SUSU, designed to form informational and educational environment within the University and integrate distance learning technology into all branches of the University.
Within our institute we offer preparatory classes for Bachelors’ and Masters’ students in their particular fields of higher education, and we also offer continuing education programs (professional development and requalification).
Accomplishments and activities of ODE include:
In 2010 the Faculty of Management and Law was opened within ODE, in 2011 — the Laboratory of Distance Education, in 2013 we executed the modernization of the educational portal “SUSU Online 2.0”, and in 2015 we released the electronic journal “Pedagogical and Information Technology in Education”.
Within the Faculty of Law and Management, we offer programs for professional higher education.
In order to get a feel for what it is like to be a distance student, we recommend that you sign up for our demo course. You will see the principles of online education and become acquainted with the technologies we use.
ODE is open to collaboration with any educational organization or institution in the following areas:
The SUSU ISE has developed and realizes over 1,000 original education programs on advanced training and professional retraining for top managers, specialists, as well as for various categories of individual customers.
The developed programs cover all the licensed education fields of a classical university:
Also, following the requests from our customers the Institute develops corporate education programs on all the licensed University specialities, which are organized only for the employees of this or that enterprise or company, and which are specifically flexible and adapted to meet the demands and issues of the latter.
Over the period of just one year, employees of 800 enterprises of our city, region and the region of Ural and Siberia take training under the programs in the mentioned fields.
Among them are such enterprises as: Closed Joint Stock Company “Industrial Group “Metran”, “EMERSON” International Company, Closed Joint Stock Company Karabashmed, Public Joint Stock Company “Asha Steel Works”, Closed Joint Stock Company “Stalstroy”, Closed Joint Stock Company “Ural Engineering Center”, Closed Joint Stock Company ChZMK (Chelyabinsk Steel Structure Plant), Open Joint Stock Company “Miass Machine-Building Plant”, Open Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways”, Open Joint Stock Company “Trubodetal”, Joint Stock Company “Tyumenenergo”, Open Joint Stock Company “Ufaleinikel”, Open Joint Stock Company “Energoneft‑Yugra”, Open Joint Stock Company “Kogalymneftegeofizika”, Open Joint Stock Company “Transenergo”, Joint Stock Company “ChelPipe”, Open Joint Stock Company ChEMK (Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgy Plant), “URALENERGO” Limited Liability Company, “ChTZ‑Uraltrak” Limited Liability Company, Development Design Office “Novator”, “Carbon and Composite Materials Plant” Limited Company, “Permneftestroymontazh” Limited Liability Company, Zababakhin All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Technical Physics, Joint Stock Company “Academician V.P. Makeyev State Rocket Center”, Federal State Unitary Enterprise “PO Uralvagonzavod”.
Moreover, the SUSU ISE trains employees for such Russian industrial companies as: Open Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways”, Joint Stock Company “Almaz-Antey” Air and Space Defence Corporation”, Open Joint Stock Company “MRSK Holding”, Open Joint Stock Company “Radioengineering Concern Vega”, “Rosatom” Group of Companies, Open Joint Stock Company “Rosneft”.
Step 1: Learn Russian and prepare for studies if necessary
The language of instruction at South Ural State University is Russian. Only several Master's degree programs are instructed in English. Therefore, it is important to learn the Russian language before applying for a degree program. South Ural State University offers the ten-month Preparatory course for prospective international students.
Prospective international students from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS countries), the Baltics (including Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), the Ukraine, and Georgia are allowed to take entrance exam for the Russian language without completing the Preparatory course.
Step 2: Choose the program
South Ural State University has 11 Faculties which offer training in:
Step 3: Check the admission deadlines
The application deadlines for 2018 vary by program (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Postgraduate studies) and should be additionally checked with the International Students Office via email: email@example.com.
Individual application and enrollment deadlines are set for prospective students applying through quotas allocated by the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
Step 4: Prepare required documents and submit the application form
The application package contains general and medical components. Note that document requirements vary by program (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Postgraduate studies).
While preparing your application package contact the International Students Office via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 5: Apply for visa and prepare for arrival
To enter the Russian Federation most international students need to have a student visa. The student visa is arranged in the Russian embassy or consulate in your home country. Note that visas cannot be obtained within Russia, because it is an entry document to the country.
At first, applicants have to receive a visa invitation which is prepared by the University.
In case of a received quota place (a state scholarship), the invitation is prepared by the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The applicant can check an invitation status via russia-edu.ru (the service is provided by the Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation).
As soon as the invitation is received or a status notification is provided, the applicant will have to collect a document package and address to the Russian embassy.
If you want to get additional information you should contact the International Students Office via email: email@example.com.
Step 6: Pass entrance exams
To enter South Ural State University prospective international students require to pass a number of entrance examinations. The list of entrance examinations varies by program (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Postgraduate studies).
Step 7: Make payment
Students are responsible for tuition fee, round-trip airfare ticket, dormitory, living expenses, and health insurance.
You can find more information about fees by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 8: Join South Ural State University!
The academic year at the University begins September 1st.
International students live in superior dormitories of block type № 3 and № 8. Principle of accommodation depends on the country of residence. Arabs, Syrians, Chinese, Sri Lankans and other representatives of distant foreign countries are generally accommodated in one block with students from their countries. Although sometimes international students ask to put them in one room with Russian students in order to quicker learn the new language, get a closer look at the culture and daily life in Russia. It is planned to have a separate dormitory building for international students in the future.
Dormitories for international students are located comparatively close to academic buildings, at the territory of SUSU Campus. Within walking distance there is the Park named after Y.Gagarin, which gradually turns into untouched relic pine forest; at the territory there are many scenic quarry lakes. International students have a great opportunity to walk and exercise in the fresh air. Usually there are no more than three international students living in one room; graduate students live by two.
Where are the facilities situated (shower, WC)? Shower and restroom are situated in the block, relatively close to the room, as dormitories for international students are of block, residential type.
Where is the kitchen situated? It is equipped with home appliances and utensils Separate dining blocks (kitchens) are situated on the floor near the rooms where international students live. Kitchens are equipped with all the necessary appliances (refrigerators, electric hearths, microwave ovens). Refrigerators are also placed in some rooms.
What does university provide for students when they move in? When moving in the dormitory, SUSU provides international students with bed linen. Rooms are equipped with furniture (beds, desks, wardrobes, bedside tables). There are all the necessary appliances on the floor: washing machines, irons, ironing boards, dryer racks, vacuum cleaners, etc.
There is paid wired internet available at the dormitories. Payment depends on the connection speed. Medium speed costs 350 rubles per month; high speed costs 450 rubles per months.
Buildings, in which international students live, have all the necessary conveniences. There is a student café in dormitory № 3; not very far, in dormitory № 2, there is a reasonably priced student canteen. There are reasonably priced minimarkets with all the necessary goods in dormitories № 7 and № 5.
There is video surveillance in the buildings, guards are working around the clock, and there are medical kits in every guard’s cabin. Dormitories are equipped with the system of fire protection. All the rooms are equipped with alarms; training evacuation and mandatory security briefings are held regularly.
Besides, in 2016 all the dormitory employees completed the English language course (Elementary level), and now they can communicate with international students and offer their help, if necessary.
Also, one of the cheapest hairdressing salons is open at the campus’s territory. Within walking distance from the dormitories there are: SUSU Legal Clinic, Photography school, swimming pool, Health House, student hospital. In the dormitories there are free gyms and break rooms with all the necessary equipment.
The payment for accommodation is 1000 rubles per month.
Support of International Students
SUSU provides full support for international students over the duration of their education for everything related to everyday life, legal matters, and adaptation issues. A branch of the Association of Students from Different Countries operates at the university. Its main goal is to solve students’ problems with studies, leisure, medical institutions as well as legal and social issues.
Everyday Life of International Students
SUSU’s dormitory complex is rated among the best in Russia in terms of living conditions as well as cultural and sporting opportunities. The campus has 8 comfortable apartment-type dormitories equipped with everything to cater to the students’ household needs. One room is usually shared by two or three students. Each group of rooms has a bathroom. The campus also has canteens, shops, cafes, and hairdresser's parlors. The university’s academic buildings, swimming pool, and sports center and facilities are right next to a pine forest. This is very convenient for students, lecturers, and other staff of SUSU who love to go for a jog in the morning or in the evening, have a breath of fresh air, and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. High quality medical care is provided at the university clinic and the "House of Health" specialized medical center. Both the university clinic and an additional medical center are also located close to the university.
Leisure and Sport Events
SUSU boasts modern, superbly equipped professional sports facilities. Such facilities include a basketball court, volleyball court, wrestling courts, a weightlifting, boxing and kickboxing courts equipped with state-of-the-art exercise machines, and 4 workout facilities. The university invites those who enjoy aerobics and shaping to the University Shaping Center and aerobics hall. SUSU is the only university in Chelyabinsk that has its own unique Olympic-size (50-meter long) swimming pool. The SUSU track-and-field stadium has a 200-meter track with special synthetic turf. When necessary, the center of the arena can be transformed into two tennis courts as well as a hockey rink with seats for the audience. Situated in the picturesque Southern Urals, on the banks of the Bolshoy Sunukul, are the university’s Nauka resort, the Olympus student recreation camp, where students have the opportunity to relax and improve their health, and Berezka ("Birch"), a camp for the children of faculty and staff.
The university has unique creative laboratories such as the University Hall of Arts, which regularly hosts exhibitions of artists from the Urals, other Russian regions, and foreign countries, the Student Broadcasting Company, the Center for Creativity and Leisure Activities, the Student Philharmonic, the Virtual Branch of the State Russian Museum, the Museum of the History of the South Ural State University and Russia, the Museum of Peoples and Technologies of the Urals, an exhibition center, an advertising technology training and business center, and many other facilities, each of which has some sort of interesting historical or cultural aspect. The SUSU Scientific Library is the most comprehensive academic university library in the region. The library’s collection includes 3 million items. Utilizing web-based technology, the library provides researchers and students with access to electronic catalogs, electronic editions of educational and methodical publications of SUSU as well as thesis abstracts. The SUSU Publishing Center has the most modern printing equipment available. Since 2002, the university has had a TV and radio training center. Since 2005, it has been home to a unique broadcasting company, the first of its kind in Russia, called SUSU-TV that is staffed exclusively with students. In 2006, the University launched its first online radio studio.
Employment of International Graduates
SUSU graduates are in great demand at world-class corporations such as Emerson, IBM, Knauf, and SMS Siemag.
My name’s Ahmad; I have come from Yemen. I’m a postgraduate at the Institute of Architecture and Construction. I like studying at SUSU because it has good logistics support. The Department where I work has equipment for various research projects. The faculty are professionals.
Incidentally, all international students tend to be concerned about the language barrier. There is no such problem at SUSU. All teachers treat us with understanding and patience. The university campus is comfortable and compact. Short distances between the teaching blocks and dormitories help save students’ time and money they would have otherwise spent on transportation. In general, Chelyabinsk is a beautiful city with kind and sympathetic inhabitants. I have been studying at the university for three years and got used to living here.
My name is Gabriel; I’m from Congo. I’m a second-year student at South Ural State University. I enroled at the Preparatory Department in 2015. I studied Russian for a year, and now I’m a full-time student of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I’m happy to have entered South Ural State University. SUSU teachers and students are always ready to help. There are many international students studying here; you can make friends with people from other countries.
One more thing: I know that many international students fear the harsh Russian climate, especially those who come from hot countries. At first, I felt uncomfortable too, but later on things turned out to be not that bad. I can assure that the weather in Chelyabinsk is OK and that the city is beautiful. Have no fear, come to South Ural State University to study!
Victor Khristenko - Chairman of the board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)
Vladimir Myakush - Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Chelyabinsk region
Valeriy Gartung - Deputy head of the parliamentary group “Spravedlivaya Rossiya”
Ruslan Gattarov - Deputy governor of the Chelyabinsk region
Kirill Denisov - Russian judoist, European champion in Budapest, 2013 and the 1st European games 2015 in Baku
Evgeniy Roshal - Russian programmer, a developer of the file manager FAR, WinRAR archiver, compression format RAR
Alexander Shestakov - SUSU rector, Dr. Sc. in Engineering, professor, honorary figure of Russian Higher Education, vice-president of the Russian Rectors Union, chairman of the Ural Federal district Board of rectors
Herman Vyatkin - SUSU president, Dr. of Chemistry, a corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, a member of the Russian Rectors Union, a member of the Rectors Union of the Chelyabinsk region, a member of the Advisory Board of the State Duma Educaion Commitee.