History of University
Syktyvkar State University was established in accordance with the decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR No. 698 of September 24, 1971 and of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR No. 580 of October 25, 1971.
In 1972 the university consisted of two faculties: history and philology, natural sciences, 9 departments, 40 teachers. Admission of students 350 people. in 8 specialties.
The faculties were transferred from KSPI to SyktSU: history and philology (1972) and chemistry and biology (1973).
In its current form, it appeared as a result of the reorganization of the Syktyvkar State University and the Komi State Pedagogical Institute through a merger (order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation of February 14, 2014).
March 2, 2015 - a new charter was adopted, which approved the new name of the university "Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University"
Syktyvkar State University (SyktSU) is a rapidly developing university with more than a half century of history. It is the largest university in the Komi Republic and provides all levels of higher education. The university has an advanced infrastructure for science and innovation. In 2017 SyktSU received the status of the Russian flagship university (amongonly 33Russian HEIs).
The educational process at the university is carried out by scientific and pedagogical workers with a total number of more than 400 people. 78% of full-time teachers have a PhD or candidate of science degree. Moreover, the university offers students a wide variety of educational programmes: more than 7,400 university students are spread over to about 200 bachelor’s and master’s programmes.
SyktSU has more than 38000alumni who got good positions as true professionals in the different fields of life activity in different countries.
Entering SyktSU is a good challenge for you to show and develop your skills and finally be proud of becoming a member of the large university family.
University’s mission is to create optimal conditions for studying, stay, self-realization and employment of students and graduates, to form a friendly and open corporate culture, where students and teachers go together not only along the path of development, but also along the path of creating new knowledge and acquiring new competencies.
Advantages of SyktSU:
- a wide range of educational programs (Pedagogy; Medicine; Biotechnology; Informatics; History; Linguistics; Literature; Mathematics; Psychology; Physics; Economics; Art, etc.);
- modern educational, scientific and applied laboratory facilities, equipped with high-tech equipment; simulation center for practical training of medical students;
- successful interaction with enterprises of the real sector of the economy;
- the University has more than 60 student associations: student councils and clubs, student television, student volunteer groups, theatres, scientific associations and many others;
- the well-equipped campus of the University allows international students to feel like at home (all students get place in the dorm rooms, SyktSU has its own medical center, various sports grounds and halls, participation in extracurricular activities is encouraged and much more).
Syktyvkar State University is a center of science and innovation. It conducts fundamental and applied scientific research in humanitarian, natural, and technical areas. The scientific infrastructure of the university includes 21 research centers, 30 research laboratories, 3 small innovative enterprises, the IT-Park of the Komi Republic Technopark. On the basis of the university, international and all-Russian scientific conferences of teachers and students are organized. More than 1,500 students take part in various scientific events every year.
Fieldsofstudy: (Направления обучения)
- General Medicine
- Natural Sciences
- Advertising and Public Relations
- Arts and Humanities
- Applied Mathematics, Computer and Technical Sciences
The preparatory department of Syktyvkar State University holds pre-university training programs for foreigners in order to get ready for studying at the university in the Russian language. The programs are organized every year.Students learn Russian and other general subjects depending on the university educational program they have chosen. The preparatory department provides the following programs:
Ø Medicine-biology direction of study
(subjects: Russian language, academic language, Chemistry, Biology, Physics)
Ø Engineer-technical direction of study
(subjects: Russian language, academic language, Mathematics, Physics, Information Technologies)
Ø Natural science direction of study
(subjects: Russian language, academic language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry)
Ø Economic direction of study
(subjects: Russian language, academic language, Mathematics, History, Society studies)
The goal of pre-university training programs is to prepare international students for entering Russian higher educational institutions and studying in the Russian language. The educational programs are carried out by highly-qualified specialists certified as “Teachers of Russian as a foreign language”.
A Certificate is granted when the program is completed.
- 11 educational buildings ;
- 174 classrooms;
- 5 libraries;
- 84 scientific and scientific-technical laboratories;
- 34 computer labs;
- 6 museums;
- 8 hostels.
8 student hostels are united into the SyktSU Campus.
The campus has 1,390 rooms that can accommodate more than 2.5 thousand people.
Dormitories are provided to all foreign and nonresident students. The rooms are provided with all the necessary furniture.
On the territory of the hostels there are comfort zones, gyms, reading rooms.