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Yekaterinburg • Business • Ecology, Evolution, Environment
Yekaterinburg • Art
Established in 1936 the University was named after one of its founders, Russian author Maxim Gorky. It is the second oldest University in the Middle Urals (the oldest being Urals State University of Mines) and one of the most prestigious universities in Russia; preparing research, educational and managerial elite on the basis of the integration of academic process and scientific research. It offers education in dozens of scientific and educational fields including 53 graduate programs. In 2007 Dmitriy Bugrov was elected new rector, while the incumbent Vladimir Tretyakov took the office of the President, representing the University in international affairs.
The USU is organized into 95 chairs and 14 departments. These are Biology, Journalism, Culturology & Arts, History, Mathematics and Mechanics, Politology and Sociology, Psychology, Physics, Philology, Philosophy, Public relations, Chemistry, Foreign affairs, and Economics. Among the University's faculty there are 18 academicians of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The University also has a Lyceum, the Leonardo Italian College, an Institute of Physics and Applied Mathematics, an Interregional Institute of Social Sciences, the Russian-American Institute of Economy and Business, the Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, a distance education center, the Russian Culture Institute, an observatory, a botanical garden, a scientific library with over 1,200,000 volumes, a publishing house, several museums, a special chair of Russian as foreign language, a laboratory for e-learning of foreign languages, and offers refresher courses and Institutes for Further Education and Training.
Every year the Ural State University hosts the Demidov Lectures - a series of lectures given by the Demidov Prize winners.
Since 2010, the University has been The Ural Federal university after Boris Yeltsin. It was caused by the Russian Federation's President's decree #1172 from 21.10.2010. The University is now joint with The Ural State Technical University.
Yekaterinburg • Art • Architecture • Urban Studies
It is one of the most prestigious schools of design and architecture in Russia. The Academy has 20 chairs, 6 departments and 2 institutes (Institute of Visual Arts and Institute of Urbanism). Since 1992 Academy publishes a science journal "Archiecton: izvestiya vuzov" (Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education).
Yekaterinburg • Physics • Management
Yekaterinburg • Business Ecology, Evolution, Environment
Yekaterinburg • Mining, Mineral Processing • Management
It is the oldest establishment of higher education in the Middle Urals. It offers education in geology, geophysics, engineering and management of mining, geological prospecting. The university offers dozens of graduate and postgraduate programmes. The geologists of the university have discovered hundreds of deposits in Urals and Siberia.
Yekaterinburg • Music • Theatre
The Ural State Conservatory was founded in 1934. The opening of the Conservatory was predetermined by the necessity of training the highly qualified specialists for musical theatres, concert organizations, and educational establishments of the Urals, Siberia and Far East. In 1939 the Conservatory had its first graduates. Many of them became the teachers of the Conservatory and were appointed to the chairs in a number of higher schools, became the leading music art workers of the country. Nowadays the highly professional staff of the Conservatory includes world famous professors , laureates of Russian and international contests, honored artists.
The Ural State Conservatory is one of the biggest higher institutions of music in the country. Its students are awarded honorary titles, like Prize-winners of Russian and International competitions. The faculties of the Conservatory are: orchestra and folk instruments, piano playing, solo singing, orchestra and chorus conducting, musicology, composition, the musical sound-producing faculty and others. Nowadays over one thousand students study at the day-time, part-time and extramural departments. There are some students from abroad among them.
The rector of the university - Dorozhkin Eugene M., Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Member of the International Academy of Science Education.
The general destination of the University is to prepare specialists for Pedagogy.