Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after I.M. Gubkin “Chemical Faculty”

National University of Oil and Gas “Gubkin University” (Gubkin University) is the leading institution in the system of higher oil and gas education in Russia.


Gubkin University is a powerful national research center and a real source of manpower for the Russian oil and gas industry. According to the proportion of budget income from research, the University is in top rank among the Russian industry universities.


Gubkin University was founded in 1930 by the outstanding scientist, academician Ivan Gubkin. For almost a century, the University has trained more than 90,000 diploma engineers, Candidates and Doctors of Sciences.


Gubkin University actively applies innovative learning methods and the interdisciplinary approach to education, develops infrastructure for training in virtual environment of professional activity based on interactive full-scale simulators, computer models and systems.


Today Gubkin University is a modern innovative university, one of the flagships of Russian higher technical education which received the status of ‘National Research University’ in 2010. Representatives from all 83 regions of Russia and 65 countries from all over the world study at Gubkin University. Every ninth student is international. The University cooperates actively with leading academic institutions on the global level and develops various international Master’s degree programs.


Faculties of Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after I.M. Gubkin “Chemical Faculty”:

  • Faculty of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics
  • Faculty of Oil and Gas Field Development
  • Faculty of Design, Construction and Exploitation of Pipeline Transport Systems
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Automation and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty of Integrated Security of the Fuel and Energy Complex
  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of International Energy Business
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Research and Academic Personnel and High Qualification Personnel

Student Accommodation

Gubkin University campus is located in the south-west of Moscow not far from Kaluzhskaya metro station. Campus housing includes 5 multi-storey buildings for 4,176 accommodation places.

The University campus is a conveniently located complex with well-developed infrastructure, equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable students’ stay and rest – shared rooms, sports halls, a gym, a computer center, a movie hall, rooms for out-of-class activities such as music, drama etc. Dormitories are located 30-40 minutes by public transport from the main University academic buildings.

International students are provided with accommodation for the whole period of studies.

Moscow City

Moscow is the capital of Russia, the largest city in the country and Europe, and one of the largest cities in the world. Moscow refers to global cities having a great influence on the world because of its high economic level and population. It is the main transport hub of Russia, its political, economic, cultural, and scientific center.


Moscow features

Moscow is located in the center of the European part of Russia, between the rivers Oka and Volga. The climate is moderate continental: heavy frosts and extreme heat are rare. The average temperature in January – minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 20.4 degrees Celsius.

The city has the status of a separate federal subject of the Russian Federation. It is the smallest federal subject by land area.

The name of the city as well as the names of many other cities around the world, is bound with the name of the river it is standing on (the Moskva River). The river was called this way long before the settlement appeared. It is unknown who named it and what this name means. There are two main versions: Finnio-Ugric and Slavic.

According to the first one, the word “Moskva” is derived from the Finno-Ugric language group which means “river-bear”. The Slavic theory points to the stem “mosk” denoting “marshy” or “moisture, liquid, marshland, dampness”.

The city is surrounded by 6 airports, 9 railway stations, and 3 river ports. Moscow has developed a fabulous metro (subway) system. The first stations were built in 1935.

Moscow is the largest Russian financial center. About half of Russian banks are located in Moscow. Most of the largest companies are registered and have head offices in Moscow, although their manufactures might be located thousands of km from the city.

The city is the most important center of retail sales in Russia. Moscow represents about 30% of all commodities sold in Russia.

Moscow is also a large scientific center. There are a lot of scientific research institutes carrying out research in many branches, such as nuclear power, microelectronics, space exploration and other promising directions.

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