Syktyvkar State University

Syktyvkar State University is the principal university in the city of Syktyvkar and the main institution of higher education of the Komi Republic. It is also one of the largest higher education institutions of the North-West Russia. It was founded in 1972 and has about 9,000 students and more than 600 academic staff.

The university has 12 institutes with 154 educational programs in all levels of education. It offers about 30 bachelor’s degree programs and 26 master’s degree programs in the fields of natural sciences, technology, jurisprudence, humanities, art, pedagogy, medicine, and economics and management. Fields of international scientific cooperation include ecology, biology, chemistry, medicine, economics, philology, and art and design. Nearly 40 international scientific educational projects are being conducted at the university, in addition to which international and all-Russian scientific conferences are being regularly held. 

Almost all of the university buildings and dormitories are located in the city centre. The university also has three museums, a Center of Creative Photography, a Center for Artistic Creativity, a Centre for Tourism, and a Sports Club for students and staff as well as different student organizations, unions, and volunteer movements.

The Syktyvkar State University strives to train highly qualified future professionals and specialists who go on to successful careers by, among other things, cooperating with major employers and companies as well as offering its students various opportunities to study and train abroad. The university is an active participant in international partnership programs and cooperation.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1972
Total Number of Staff 2000
Number of Academic Staff 600
Number of Students 9000
Focus Areas

The Komi, the Komi Republic, and the Finno-Ugric world

Economic and social development of The Russian North-West and the Arctic

Ecology and the environment

The social sector and pedagogy

Information and educational technology

Arts and design