South Ural State University (SUSU) is one of the largest universities in Russia. Established in 1943, SUSU plays key role in the region’s higher education system. The main campus located in Chelyabinsk, branches are placed in Zlatoust, Miass, Nizhnevartovsk, Nyazepetrovsk and Satka. Today the univerity community totals more than 30 thousand students (including almost 2 thousand international ones). The university participate in Project 5-100 (government run program on improving the quality of Russian higher education to the world’s top standards).
SUSU trains specialists both in technologies and humanities. The university offers 172 bachelor’s programs and 150 master’s programs. MBA degree (program accredited by AMBA) can also be received. For graduate and postgraduate studies double degree programs in partnership with Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), Clark University (USA), Zhejiang Ocean University (Сhina) and Xuchang University (China) are available.
The university structure includes ten institutes and high schools:
SUSU has rich research infrastructure, that makes possible studies in various fields. At the university work 29 research and educational centers and laboratories. SUSU Science Library is one of the biggest university libraries of the Ural Region with its 2,5 million items including over 6 thousand rare 19-20th-century volumes.