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Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses

The Urals State University


Address 51 Lenin Ave., Ekaterinburg, 620083 Russia
Tel. No. +7 3432 55-75-12
Fax No. +7 3432-55-75-12
  • Mathematics and Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Philology
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Sociology
  • Economics
  • Journalism
  • Art and Culture Studies
  • Russian as a Foreign Language
  • Type of course
  • Bachelor of Sciences ( 4 years of education )
  • Graduate ( 5 years of education, Diploma )
  • Master of Sciences ( 6 years of education, Diploma )
  • Postgraduate studies ( 3 years of education, candidate of Sc. )
  • Doctorate Courses ( Doctor of Sc. Degree )
  • Russian as a Foreign Language 1 - 2 years of education
  • Date of commencement September, 1 - June, 30
    Class size 10 - 30 students
    Accommodation Available
    Fees overseas: 1500 -3000 USD
    national: 1500 - 2000 USD
    Student grants Not available
    Admission requirements Russian fluency required
    Student profile
  • Ratio of National / Overseas students: 6000 / 40
  • Ratio of Men / Women: 40% / 60%
  • Contact for application Mrs. Svetlana Sokollova
    Head of the International Relations Office,
    51 Lenin Ave., Ekaterinburg, 620083 Russia
    Tel: 7-3432-55-75-12
    Fax: 7-3432-55-75-12


    Mathematics & Mechanics

    Dean - Magaz O. Asanov, Associate Professor, Candidate of Sciences
    Phone: +7 3432 557-561

    Student body: 730 full-time students; 170 correspondence students. Staff: 25 professors, Doctors of Sciences; 50 associate professors, Candidates of Sciences; 19 senior lecturers and lecturers.

  • algebra and geometry,
  • mathematical analysis, theory of functions,
  • computational mathematics,
  • applied mathematics,
  • information science and control processes,
  • mathematical physics,
  • theoretical mechanics.

    Majoring in: mathematics (mathematical modelling, system programming, computer-aided systems, teaching of mathematics at school, mathematical economics), mechanics (theoretical mechanics, mathematical theory of control, theory of elasticity and plasticity).
    Basic academic disciplines:
    mathematical analysis, algebra, analytic geometry, differential equations, equations of mathematical physics, differential geometry, functional analysis, computational methods, methods of optimization, theory of complex variable functions, probability theory, information science, computers and programming, theoretical mechanics, physics, mathematical modelling, computer database system, computer-aided design, continuum mechanics, structural mechanics, stability theory, control theory, variations theory.
    Major fields of research:
    different kinds of algebraic systems (groups, semigroups, Lie algebra, rings, moduli, lattices); approximation theory; incorrect problems; topology; integration numerical methods of stochastic differential equations, computational methods of solving game problems with optimal control and perfect or imperfect information; mathematical modelling of controlled processes; hydrodynamics and heat exchange in multiphase media; physico-mathematical modelling of physical-chemical processes; variations and stability of time delay non-linear systems; mathematical modelling and stabilization of mechanical systems.

    Department of Physics

    Dean - Professor A. N. Babushkin, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics.

    Student body: 675 full-time students. Staff: 18 professors, Doctors of Sciences; 45 associate professors, Candidates of Sciences; 15 senior lecturers and lecturers.

    Chairs: theoretical physics; general and molecular physics; computer-aided physics; solid-state physics; magnetic phenomena physics; low-temperature physics; astronomy and geodesy.

    Majoring in: physics, astrophysics, (theoretical physics, magnetic phenomena physics, physics metrology, physics of semiconductors and dielectrics, optoelectronics, thermal and molecular physics, solid-state physics, low-temperature physics, physics of metals, management of development technologies, information computer nets).

    Basic academic disciplines: mathematical analysis, analytic geometry, higher algebra, differential equations, theory of functions of complex variables, mathematical physics, computers and programming, numerical methods in physics, computer simulation of physical processes, general physics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, statistical physics, digital devices and microprocessor system, methods of physical measurements.

    Fields of research: electronic structure; kinetics; optics; magnetic properties and resonance phenomena in condensed media; physics of magnetic materials; permanent magnetic materials; magnetic information recording; physical property research and study of perspective material phase formation processes for solid-state electronics; research of crystal ion transfer processes; heat and mass transfer in heterogeneous media; aerosol and rarefied gas dynamics; gas-solid interface phenomena; electron structure dynamics study of crystals under high and superhigh pressures; study of scattering star clusters, multiple stars, close binary stars and interestellar medium; the sun and stars physics; astrogeodetic investigations. Alexey N.Babushkin, dean,head of chair of low-temperature physics
    Tel: +7 3432 22-32-82, 61-60-58

    Department of Chemistry

    Dean - A. A. Vshivkov, Associate Professor, Candidate of Chemistry Telephone: +7 3432 617-411

    Student body: 315 full-time students. Staff: 5 professors, Doctors of Sciences; 20 associate professors, Candidates of Sciences; 9 senior lecturers and lecturers.

    Chairs: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, physical chemistry of high molecular compounds, analytical chemistry.

    Majoring in: chemistry (inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry of polymers and polymeric composite materials, chemistry of solids and new inorganic materials).

    Basic academic disciplines: chemistry (inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physica lchemistry, analytical chemistry, high-molecular compound chemistry, crystal chemistry, colloid chemistry, chemical engineering, physical research methods, higher mathematics, physics, computers and programming, majoring subjects).

    Major fields of research: the mechanism and kinetics of high-temperature chemical and electrochemical processes in fused ion electrolytes (rust protection of metals); solid-phase synthesis processes and methods of analysis of new oxide materials; thermodynamics of interaction between components and their compatibility in polymetric systems; sorptional and diffusional properties and gas permeability of polymetric materials; bifurcation organic compound synthesis (formation of photostabilizers, surface-active compounds, complexons).

    Department of Biology

    Dean - V. A. Shchepyotkin, Assistant Professor, Candidate of Medicine Telephone: (3432) 616-045

    Student body: 250 full-time students; 210 correspondence students. Staff: 7 professors, Doctors of Sciences; 22 assistant professors, Candidates of Sciences; 3 senior lecturers and lecturers.

    Chairs: botany, plant physiology, zoology, human and animal physiology.

    Majoring in: biology (botany, zoology, physiology and biochemistry of plants, human and animal physiology, general ecology), ecology and nature protection.

    Basic academic disciplines: botany, zoology, biochemistry, human and animal physiology, microbiology, genetics, ecology, biophysics, evolution theories.

    Major fields of research: geobotany, mycology, recultivation of industrial waste soil, photosynthesis and growth as the basis of plant productivity, population genetics and phenetics, sociobiology, psychophysiology.

    E-mail addresses and phones:

    Valeriy L. Umpelev , deputy dean, chair of plant physiology
    Tel: +7 3432 61-60-45 E-mail:

    Alexander M. Marvin, chair of zoology
    Tel: +7 3432 61-74-53 E-mail:

    Ann W. Turovski, chair of human and animal physiology
    Tel: +7 3432 61-68-43 E-mail:

    Irina S. Kiselyova, chair of plant physiology E-mail:

    Yuri A. Yelkin, chair of zoology
    Tel: +7 3432 61-74-33 E-mail:

    Tatyana K. Stihena, chair of plant physiology
    Tel:+7 3432 61-68-26 E-mail:

    Victor A. Mukhin, head of chair of botany,
    Tel: +7 3432 61-60-48 E-mail:

    Tamara S. Chibrik, head of laboratory
    Tel: +7 3432 61-74-95 E-mail:

    Valentin B. Corona, chair of botany
    Tel: +7 3432 61-74-95 E-mail:

    Vladimir I. Pyankov, chair of plant physiology
    Tel: +7 3432 61-66-85

    Department of Philology

    Dean - Professor V. V. Blazhes, Doctor of Philology
    Telephone: +7 3432 555-902
    Student body: 380 full-time students; 330 correspondence students.

    11 professors, Doctors of Sciences;
    31 assistant professors, Candidates of Sciences;
    20 senior lecturers and lecturers.

    Chairs: Russian and general linguistics, modern Russian, Russian language stylistics and rhetoric, Romance and Germanic philology, foreign literature, Russian folklore literature , 20th century Russian literature.

    Majoring in: Russian language and literature (history of Russian, toponomastics, Russian dialectology, modern Russian, Russian literature of the 19th century, Russian literature of the 20th century, folk-lore and ancient literature); Romance and Germanic philology.

    Basic academic disciplines: history of Russian literature of the 11th-20th centuries, history of foreign literature, Russian folk-lore, literary criticism, theory of literature, literature of the peoples of Russia, modern Russian, history of Russian, principles of stylistics and speech culture, general linguistics, history of philology, foreign languages: English, German, French.

    Major fields of research: principles of the literary process, reciprocity of method and style, genres dynamics; typology of realism problems; literary characterology problems in the works of outstanding writers and poets of the 19th-20th centuries; folk-lore genres poetics in its contemporary state; structural study of the Russian language semantic system; speech cultureand stylistics; spoken language; theoretic and applied toponomastics, etymology; Russian dialectology.

    Department of History

    Dean - D. V. Bugrov, Assistant Professor, Candidate of History
    Telephone: +7 3432 557-536, 557-545
    Student body: 600 full-time students; 400 correspondence students.

    19 professors, Doctors of Sciences; 34 associate professors, Candidates of Sciences; 12 senior lecturers and lecturers.

    Chairs: history of Russia, study of sources, history of the ancient world and the Middle Ages, modern and contemporary history, archaeology, ethnology, theory and history of international relations, management of arhives studies.

    Majoring in: history (history and archival management of archives studies, international relations, regional studies, documentation management studies).

    Basic academic disciplines: history of primitive society, archaeology, ancient history of the Orient; chronology; paleography, history of ancient Greece and Rome; history of the Middle Ages; history of Russia; history of world culture; regional geography; computers and programming; mathematical methods of research; humanitarian data banks; management fundamentals; history of the countries of Asia and Africa; ethnography; history of religion; history of philosophy;history of foreign historical thought; theory of social and political relations; foreign languages; Latin; management documentation; clerical work; problems of archival management of archives.

    Major fields of research: archaeology of the Urals; archaeology of antiquity; history of the Byzantine Empire; history and theory of feudalism; archeography; social, economic and political history of the Urals of the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th c. ; history of political parties in Russia; history and historiography of fascism and national socialism; the Great Power policy in Central, East and South-East Europe before and during World War II; mathematical methods of historical research; archival management disciplines.

    Department of Philosophy

    Dean - A. V. Pertsev, Professor Doctor of Philosophy, Assistant Professor Telephone: +7 3432 553-429

    Student body: 250 full-time students. 140 correspondence students.

    11 professors, Doctors of Philosophy; 28 assistant professors, Candidates of Sciences, 14 senior lecturers and lecturers.

    Chairs: history of philosophy, social philosophy, theory of cognition, logic and philosophy of science, ethics, aesthetics, theory the history of culture.

    Majoring in: philosophy (history of philosophy, social philosophy, epistemology, aesthetics, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of religion, management in the social sphere).

    Basic academic disciplines: fundamentals of philosophy, history of philosophy, social philosophy, philosophy and history of religion, philosophy of science, ethics, aesthetics, logic.

    Major fields of research: the problem of man in the history of philosophy, humanism, historical and philosophical analysis, late 19th and early 20th century Russian philosophy, sociality and individuality, man and society, the rational and the irrational, Weltanschauung principles of human existence, philosophy of science and engineering, art in the system of culture, the uniqueness of art, ontology of art.

    Department of Political Science & Sociology

    Dean - B. B. Bagirov, Assistant Professor, Candidate of philosophy.
    Telephone: +7 3432 555-926
    Student body: 250 full-time students. 150 correspondence students.

    6 professors, Doctors of Philosophy; 22 assistant professors, Candidates of Sciences, 5 senior lecturers and lecturers.

    Chairs: socio-political sciences, history of political doctrines, political management, applied sociology, theory and history of sociology.

    Majoring in: political science (political institutions and processes, political sociology, history of political doctrines), sociology (applied sociology, sociology and educational management, theoretical sociology, history of sociology).
    Basic academic disciplines in political science:
    fundamentals of political theory, political history of Russia, comparative political science, political anthropology, political psychology, applied political sciences, political relations and political processes in modern Russia, world politics and international relations;
    Basic academic disciplines in sociology:
    theoretical sociology, history of sociology, methods and methodology of sociological research, data analysis and theory of measurements in sociology, social statistics, sociology of culture, sociology of education.
    Major fields of research:
    the problem of man in the history of philosophy; political culture of Russia; man and politics; history of Russian sociology; sociology of education and culture.

    Faculty of Economics

    The Faculty of Economics was founded in 1960 as a unit within the Urals State University In 1967, the unit was given autonomy and named the Sverdlovsk Institute of National Economy. In 1983, on the base of the chair of political economy the Faculty of Economics was recreated again as the first faculty in the Urals region training specialists skilled in Economics (Economic Theory). Today it remains the only faculty of higher education in economic theory in the Urals region and one in a five such kind of faculties in Russia.

    The Faculty enrolls approximately 310 full-time students on the graduate programs in Economics and about 30 research students on the post graduate courses (Candidate Science(Economics) degree program). The number of students on these programs are sufficient to sustain a high level of activity, whilst small enough to maintain a friendly and informal atmosphere which is conducive both to effective and serious study and to creative research.

    The Faculty of Economics employs 27 full-time teachers and 10 part-time teachers. Among them: 7 professors, Doctors of Sciences; 3 professors, Candidate of Sciences; 20 associate professors, Candidate of Sciences; 7 senior lecturers and instructors.

    During last two years (1994-1995) teachers and scientists of the Faculty of Economics have got 8 prestige grants and prizes in Russian and international scientific competitions. The Faculty of Economics has mutual gainful agreements with universities from Germany, Belgium.

    Several professors are included into boards of some international journals. Professor V. Mazurov is a member of the board of the journal "Pattern Recognition & Imagine Analysis" and "The International Journal of Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering". Ass. Professor D.Nesterova is a member of the board "Journal for East European Management Studies" (Germany).

    Main directions of research financed by international and Russian funds:
    1. Labor market and industrial relations in the transformation economy.
    2. Economic reforms and environment.
    3. Joint ventures and foreign investment in Russia.
    4. Marketing of high technology products.
    5. Consulting on investment decisions.
    6. Mathematical economics and optimization theory. Pattern Recognition.
    7. Decision science and computer modeling as applied to the real market predictions (stock market, medicine and biological products market, etc.)
    8. Economic Education.

    The Faculty of Economics has 6 chairs: theoretical economy, economics and law, economic history and international economics, management, organizational and economic systems, economic modeling and information science.

    The main principle of studying at the Faculty is combination of fundamental theoretical education in economics and development of special skills for work in new conditions of the market economy. Among basic economics courses there are Principles of Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economic History, History of Economic Thought, Public Economics, Labor Economics, International Economics, Economics of Transition, Environmental Economics, Economics of Firm, Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting and Audit, Business Law, Personnel Management, Tax Policy, Economic Innovations, Strategic Management, etc.

    The fundamental education in economic theory is added by special training programs in three areas: economics and law, economic modeling and information science, business and management.

    Faculty of Journalism

    Dean - Boris N. Lozovsky, Assistant Professor, Candidate of Philology
    Tel: +7 3432 558-001 E-mail:

    Student body: 350 full-time students; 300 correspondence students.

    Staff: 6 professors, Doctors of Sciences; 17 assistant professors, Candidates of Sciences; 6 senior lecturers and lecturers.

    Chairs: the press, television and broadcasting, history of journalism, Russian language and stylistics.

    Majoring in: writing in a newspaper, magazine, TV or broadcasting (news services, book publishing, advertising agency).

    Basic academic disciplines: fundamentals of journalism, theory and methods of creative work in journalism, mass media economics; mass media sociology and psychology, mass media technology, practical stylistics and copy-editing; history of Russian and foreign journalism; marketing and management in the mass media.

    Major fields of research: mass media co-operation, community, persone; historical laws of mass media; argumentation in public texts.

    E-mail addresses and phones:

    Yuri V. Kotov, head of laboratory of computers of the faculty of journalism
    Tel: +7 3432 555-905 E-mail:

    Dmitry L. Strovsky, teacher
    Tel: +7 3432 554-622 E-mail:

    Department of Art & Culture Studies

    Dean - T. A. Runeva, Assistant Professor, Candidate of Philosophy
    Telephone: (3432) 557-449

    Student body: 130 full-time students; 340 correspondence students. Staff:
    3 professors, Doctors of Sciences; 6 associate professors, Candidates of Sciences; 10 senior lecturers and lecturers.

    Chairs: history of arts, culture studies, history and philosophy of religion, museum management studies.

    Majoring in: history of world and Russian art (museum management, history and theory of culture, information systems in the field of culture and arts, economics of culture and art, sociology of culture).

    Basic academic disciplines: theory of arts, history of world and Russian art, 20th century Russian art, Urals art culture, museum management, basics of restoration, world museum studies, attribution, history of world and Russian culture, history of religion, world mythology studies, history of music, literature, theatre and cinema.

    Major fields of research: man and culture, religion in the spiritual culture system, artistic tradition in the Urals, late 19th c. and early 20th c. Russian culture and arts studies, problems of 20th c. culture and art (in Russia and abroad).

    Department of Russian as a Foreign language

    Dean of the Department of Russian language for Foreign Students - L.P.Mironova, Assistant Professor, Candidate of History.

    Head of Chair of the Department of Russian language for Foreign Students - G.N.Plotnikova, Doctor of Philology.

    The Department of Russian Language for Foreign Students was founded in 1975. Students from Mongolia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Turkey, USA, Australia, Sweden, Canada, England, Germany, India, South Korea have been taught at this department.Head of Chair is Professor G.N.Plotnikova, Doctor of Philology.

    The Department's innovative course reflects the wide-ranging reaserch interests and skills of our academic staff. Our lecturers constantly upgrade their knowledge of the Russian language and their teaching methodology by participating in international confrences, go on training cougses in Moscow and have their reaserch papers published. All students must study a core course and can choose from several optional modules.

    Educational programs include:
  • Normal language courses, with :
    - varied intensity of instruction
    - different levels of education depending on your experience
    - individual studies within the group.
  • Courses during students vacations.
  • Christmas, New Year and other special programs.
  • "Study + Tour" programs: unique two-week tours in the region, including Russian language lessons.
  • Special courses for Russian Language and Literature professors and teachers with informative methods material and certification.
  • Practical seminars: Professional seminars, lectures, visits to companies, informative material, round tables.
  • Academic education:
    - Preparatory department with common and specialized courses.
    - Further education for Bachelors and Masters degrees in 20 specialities.
  • The time - span of the courses is usually one academic year in Russia.


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