Surgut State University was founded in May 1993. The main goal of the development of the University is transformation into a new type of university, supporting and providing innovative economic development of the region through concentration of intellectual potential, modern scientific and educational infrastructure and their approach to the needs of regional business.
The university implements programs of higher education of all levels on a wide range of areas and specialties on the basis of six educational and scientific institutions: Humanitarian Education and Sport, the State and Law, Natural and Technical Sciences, Economics and Management, Medical and Polytechnic Institutions. The principles of continuous education are being introduced, and training clusters “school – college – university – enterprise” are built. Professional retraining and further training of specialists is carried out
The priority areas of the research activities of the University are: IT-technologies, Oil chemistry, Nature management, Ecology, Medicine of the North. The University has the largest scientific library in the region with the fund of over 600 000 volumes.
The SurGU Board of Trustees includes the representatives of business, administrative, social and political circles of Surgut, the deputies of the Federal, Tyumen Regional and Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area legislative assemblies, Surgut City Council.
The university has good traditions of student self-government. The graduates of Surgut State University are in demand, the most part of young specialists have been employed in the region
The History of Surgut State University
Surgut State University was founded on May, 26th in 1993 on the initiative of Administrations of Surgut and Surgut Region by the decision of the Governors of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra and Tyumen Region.
The founder of Surgut State University was the first Rector Georgiy Nazin, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor – whose leadership helped to turn the first classical university of Ugra into the educational and cultural centre of Russia. The current Rector of SurGU is Sergey Kosenok, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor and Honored Teacher of Russia.
Since that time the University has overcome a long way of its development. In 25 years SurGU has turned into a powerful scientific and educational centre of the regional and federal significance.