Ukhta State Technical University is a representative of oil and gas Universities in Russia. It is the largest technical University in the European North of the Russian Federation.
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The University was founded on the basis of the Ukhta Industrial Institute (the Institute was founded in 1967). By this time, more than 25000 engineers and economists had graduated in oil, geology, building, and timber industry majors. After the successful attestation on April 14, 1999, the Institute was granted a status of a State Technical University.
Alumni — our engineers became mayors and ministers, heads of educational establishments, enterprises, and banks. 423 instructors and scientific workers teach at The University. Among them are 53 Professors with Doctors of Science and 213 Associate professors with Masters of Science. There are academicians and 4 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Science, and Honored Scientists of the Republic of Komi.
Scientific research is activity carried out by teachers, postgraduate students, and undergrads of the University directly during the educational process as well as in 13 scientific pedagogical schools. Scientific potential of the staff is used in many scientific industrial innovation centers:
- The center of industrial safety and examination of industrial objects;
- The Regional innovation center of energy saving;
- The engineering service center;
- and others.
The University has publishing and printing facilities where the newspapers «Polytechnic», «Alma Mater», «PRofkom», analytic newspaper «Concept», and the image magazine are published.
The University cooperates with educational establishments of post-soviet region, in particular, in Azarbaidjan (Azarbaidjan State Oil Academy, Nakhichevan State University), Belarus (Belarus State Technological University), universities of Kazakhstan (South-Kazakhstani State University named after M.Auezov and others). The USTU also has fruitful relations with the University of applied science in Regensburg and Technische Universitaet Bergacademie Freiberg, Germany; University CEU Cardenal Herrera, Valenсia, Spain; Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; Bodo University College, University of Nordland and Arctic University of Norway; Oulu University and Savonia University of Applied Science, Finland; and Technical University of Ostrava in Czech Republic. Special attention requires the cooperation between the USTU and Serbian higher education institutions which include the University of Novy Sad. The USA also belongs to the USTU international contacts: among them there are the Duquesne University in Pittsburg, Princeton University, and the University of West Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia. Apart from ordinary university cooperation treaties, the USTU also signs contracts with commercial and research funds, for example, German foundation "Europa Student project"; Romual Del Bianco Foundation, Florence, Italy; Ramboll Storvik Company in Norway, and others.
Annual student holidays — «Student Matriculation», «Freshmen Day», «Faculty day»; Competitions — «Teacher of the Year», «Best hostel» , «Best student group»; Sports memorial in the honor of G. V. Rassokhin; Russian ball dance Championship «Russian Student Ball», open bard song festival and others.