Grozny State Oil Technical University named after M.D. Millionshikova

In 1920, Grozny State Oil Technical University was initially established as a college, which makes it the oldest specialized oil University in Russia.

On August 1, 1920, Grozny Oil College started the first academic year, which brought the first 265 students. They graduated later on in 1925.

On April 19, 1922, it was decided to rename the College to the Oil Practical Institute. Although the status was reverted in 1923-1924 under the regulations on the universities of the RSFSR, it was brought back in 1929.

In the autumn of 1942, both teachers and students were forced to leave the premises of the Institute because of the Great Patriotic War. However, in spring of 1943 it began operating in Grozny again.

In 1973 the Institute was named after Mikhail Dmitrievich Millionschikov, one of the most prominent graduates, the Hero of Socialist Labor, Academician and the Vice President of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Because of the Chechen-Russian conflict, during 1991 to 2000 the Institute underwent dramatic changes, namely, most facilities were destroyed, teaching personnel left Chechnya, and a big number of teachers and students were either dead or missing. Under Federal Target Program, reconstruction of the Institute’s main facilities began in 2007.

In February 2011, upon successful restoration, the Institute was given a status of the University.


Faculties of Grozny State Oil Technical University named after M.D. Millionshikova:

Grozny State Oil University offers a wide range of courses ranging from fundamental to applied subjects. Please note that all subjects are taught in English.

Higher education

Bachelor’s degree:

  • Ecology and Nature Management
  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Applied Informatics
  • Infocommunication technologies and communication systems
  • Heat power engineering and heat engineering
  • Electric power and electrical engineering
  • Technological machines and equipment
  • Automation of technological processes and production
  • Design and technological support of machine-building production
  • Chemical Technology
  • Food from vegetable raw materials
  • Technosphere safety
  • Oil and gas business
  • Land Management and Cadastres
  • Technology of transport processes
  • Land transport and technological complexes
  • Exploitation of transport and technological machines and complexes
  • Standardization and Metrology
  • Management in technical systems
  • Economics
  • Management
  • State and Municipal Administration
  • Business Informatics
  • Jurisprudence

Master’s degree:

  • Ecology and Nature Management
  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Informational systems and technologies
  • Heat technology and heat power engineering
  • Automation of technical processes and production
  • Chemical technology
  • Oil and gas business
  • Land management and Cadasters
  • Economics
  • Management
  • State and municipal management

Bilingual Program in English

Bachelor’s and Master’s degree:

  • Construction

Student Accommodation

All international students are free to use a university-managed accommodation. The building of student’s halls is situated within 3 km from the main building of the university. It is a 5 story building, wherein each story has 2 shared laundry rooms and 1 study room.

There are 2 types of rooms that can accommodate 170 students in total.

Double rooms include features as private WC, shower, kitchen and balcony;

Suite-style rooms are divided into several categories:

  • double and triple rooms share such amenities as WC, shower and kitchen with another room.
  • 5-person suite is comprised of one double room and one triple room that are connected by a shared private hallway, WC, kitchen, shower and balcony.

Grozny City

Grozny is a city located on both banks of the Sunzha River in the North Caucasus, in the south of European Russia, the capital of the Chechen Republic.

Grozny – Features

Grozny is located in the central part of the Chechen Republic, about 150 km west of the Caspian Sea and 550 km east of the Black Sea. The City Day of Grozny is celebrated on the first Sunday of October.

The climate of Grozny is temperate continental with mild winters, hot and long summers. This city is not protected from the northern cold winds, and therefore, unlike the Black Sea coast of Krasnodar Krai, winters are much colder here. The average temperature in January is minus 3.2 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 23.9 degrees Celsius.

According to the 2010 All-Russian Population Census, Chechens make up about 94% of the city’s population, Russians – 3%. The main religious denomination in Grozny, as throughout Chechnya, is Sunni Islam. In 2009, an Islamic complex with a total area of almost 14 hectares was built in the city center.

On its territory you can see the mosque “The Heart of Chechnya”, the office of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Chechnya with the residence of the Mufti of Chechnya, Russian Islamic University named after Kunta-haji Kishiev, an Islamic library, a student dormitory, and a hotel.

On the streets of Grozny, instead of numerous billboards, in addition to portraits of Akhmad and Ramzan Kadyrov and Vladimir Putin, you can see quotes from the Quran. Do not forget that Grozny is a city of Muslim culture, so do not dress provocatively. Women are better off avoiding wearing miniskirts and deep-necked blouses. There is also a negative attitude towards women who smoke. There are no night clubs in the city.

The airport “Grozny” (“Severniy”) is located about five kilometers from the city center. It mainly serves regular daily flights from Moscow. The railway station of Grozny serves daily trains Moscow – Grozny and Volgograd – Grozny.

There are almost no historical objects in Grozny. There are several pre-revolutionary buildings and Soviet monuments. All other places of interest were created over the past decade. The Chechen Drama Theater, the M. Lermontov Drama Theater, the Chechen State Philharmonic Society play an important role in the cultural life of the city.

The Sunzha River crosses Grozny from southwest to northeast. The city center is located at the intersection of the Sunzha with the avenues of Vladimir Putin and Akhmad Kadyrov. The main street of Grozny is Akhmad Kadyrov Avenue (former Lenin Avenue). It crosses almost the whole city and beyond the Leninsky bridge across the Sunzha River turns into Vladimir Putin Avenue (former Victory Avenue). In this district, the main tourist sites are concentrated.

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