Ukhta State Technical University “Institute of Oil and Gas”

Ukhta State Technical University is a unique representative of Russian oil and gas universities and one of the largest technical higher education institutions of the European North of Russia. USTU is located in the Republic of Komi, in town of Ukhta – an industrial capital of this region. There is an advanced oil and gas industry and wood complex in our region. One of the distinguishing features of USTU is active work with strategic partners of the university in the industry including Gazprom, Lukoil, Rosneft and many other transnational companies. Ukhta University today can be ranked among the leading innovation platform of the mineral and raw material complex not only in Russia, but also in the world.

USTU offers an excellent academic experience that includes opportunities to put learning into practice among a diverse and welcoming international community. Explore programs, learn about admission requirements and begin building a personal, productive university experience. Whether you are a freshman or a transfer student, seeking graduate studies or looking for the flexibility of part-time classes, we are dedicated to supporting personal growth while upholding academic excellence.

About 15000 students (over 500 of them are international students from 30 countries of the far and near abroad are studying at USTU, including Kazakhstan, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Nepal, India, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Serbia, Philippines and Azerbaijan amongst other countries.) study on 22 different specialties at our university: oil and gas, construction, forestry, information and communications technologies, economics, public relations, sports etc. For those foreign citizens who do not know the Russian language, the university offers to take a preparatory course in Russian as a foreign language.

We constantly take care of creating the most comfortable conditions for international students in our town and university: there are 12 comfortable dormitories, two sports complexes, a swimming pool, two educational and sports recreation centers, a ski base and many other facilities for international students. In 2016 a business incubator, where USTU students can get valuable knowledge and experience in the direction of business and entrepreneurship, was opened; a unique training ground, allowing to gain experience on the real equipment used in production; opportunities to do scientific and research work together with scientists from USTU and much more. There are more than 40 sports and 15 areas of cultural activities.

Faculties of Ukhta State Technical University “Institute of Oil and Gas”:

Institute of Geology, Oil and Gas Production and Pipeline Transportation


  • Development and exploitation of oil and gas fields and underground hydromechanics
  • Well drilling
  • Machines and equipment of oil and gas industry
  • Design and exploitation of main oil and gas pipelines
  • Industrial safety and environmental protection
  • Ecology, Land Management and Nature Management
  • Geophysical methods of geoinformational technologies and systems
  • Geology of fossil fuels and solid minerals

Institute of Civil Building and Engineering


  • Architecture
  • Industrial and civil building
  • Heat engineering, heat and gas supply and ventilation
  • Water supply and drainage system
  • Forest and woodwork equipment and materials
  • Technologies and machines of timber felling
  • Metrology, standardization and certification
  • Electrification and automation of technological processes

Institute of Economics, Management and Information Technology


  • Economics
  • Management
  • Production organization and planning
  • Production management
  • Documentary support of management
  • Computer science, information systems and technologies
  • Public relations
  • Physiology, sport medicine and physical culture

Institute of Advanced Training


  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Foreign languages
  • History & Culture
  • Philosophy and Methodology of Education
  • Resistance of materials and Machine components
  • Theoretical mechanics & Descriptive geometry
  • Applied mathematics & Computer science

Institute of Industry


  • Industrial College
  • Mining & Oil College
  • Industrial Economic Forestry College

Student Accommodation

Choosing where you’ll live is an important consideration when you’re off to university. Our aim is to ensure that all of our residents have an unforgettable experience while living with in USTU campus. We hope that University accommodation will meet your requirements and we’ll have something that is ideal for you.

At the moment the property complex of the University has 14 dormitories, 13 dormitories of the University complex are designed for students. There are approximately over 2000 vacant places for every academic year.

Speaking of our international students, they live in the dormitory № 1 offering accommodation to both Russian and international students.

The dormitory is a 5-storey building. Each floor houses around 24 people in total, spread across 8 units. The units (26 square meter) are made up of a hallway, a bathroom, a dining room and one bedroom. The units are designed to accommodate 3 people.

The rooms are equipped with beds, desks, chairs and wall shelves for each student. Wardrobes and shoe racks located in the hallway are shared by the students living in the unit as well as a refrigerator. Every room has got a good access to Wi-Fi. Blankets, pillows and bed sheets are also provided to students. The linen is changed once every 10 days.

There is a kitchen on every floor, where you will find cookers, several sinks, some tables, where everyone can cook food they like.

On each floor there is a living room with soft sofas, where every student can take a rest, read, use a laptop or simply enjoy chatting with each other.

Ukhta City

Ukhta is an important industrial town in the Komi Republic of Russia. Population: 99,591 (2010 Census); 103,340 (2002 Census); 110,548 (1989 Census).

It was previously known as Chibyu (until 1939).

Oil springs along the Ukhta River were already known in the 17th century. In the mid-19th century, industrialist M. K. Sidorov started to drill for oil in this area. It was one of the first oil wells in Russia. There was homecraft oil-field in 1920–1921 in Ukhta. Lying on the river of the same name, the settlement was founded as the village of Chibyu in 1929, but in 1939 it was renamed Ukhta. It was granted town status in 1943 when it was linked to the Pechora Railway. To the east of the town is Sosnogorsk, and to the southwest—Yarega. In addition to its rail link, Ukhta also has an airport.

Ukhta lies within the Timan-Pechora Basin, an important oil and gas-producing region. The oilfields lie just south of the city. Some of the Ukhta’s oil is refined locally; most, however, is piped to oil refineries between St. Petersburg and Moscow. There have been a few gas pipeline explosions at a distance of Eight kilometres (five miles) from the town since the 1990s.

Ukhta has a continental subarctic climate with cold winters and short warm summers. Compared with areas at a similar latitude in Siberia, winters are less extreme, but still much longer than summer and bitterly cold by European standards.

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