World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.

Universities

URAL FEDERAL UNIVERSITY NAMED AFTER THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA B.N. YELTSIN (URFU)

DESCRIPTION

Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin (UrFU)

Think. Act. Achieve.

Year of foundation: 1920

Location: Ekaterinburg

Total students: 35,000 / International students: 2,846

Institutes: 13 / Education Programs: 430

Faculty: 3,991

Rector: Victor Koksharov

About

One of the top-10 Russian universities with a history of almost 100 years, Ural Federal University is located in Ekaterinburg, a modern and dynamic city in the heart of Russia. UrFU is a comprehensive institution offering more than 350 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programmes taught in English and Russian. It has more than 35,000 students from 80 countries, and more than 4,000 faculty members, including globally renowned experts in physics, meteorite research, engineering, social sciences and political studies.

Education

  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural  Sciences
  • Humanities and Arts
  • Economics and Management
  • IT

Research

  • Information Technologies and the Human Being in the Information Society
  • Power Engineering
  • Resource Conservation and Environmental Management
  • Flexible Technologies and New Materials
  • Living Systems and Health

Distinguished alumni

  • Boris Yeltsin, First President of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Motyl, Russian film director
  • Yury Gurevich, Russian mathematician and computer scientist, inventor of abstract state machines, principal researcher at Microsoft Research
  • Gennady Burbulis, Russian politician, one of the drafters and signers of the Belavezha Accords
  • Sergey Chepikov, two-time Olympic champion in biathlon
  • Michael Zinigrad,  chemist, rector of Ariel University (Israel)
  • Gleb Panfilov, Russian film director, winner of the Cannes Film Festival
  • Konstantin Tszyu, sportsman, absolute boxing champion