Tyumen State University is a university in Tyumen, Russia. The University of Tyumen was the first university in Tyumen Oblast and was founded in 1930. Nowadays the UT consists of 12 institutes. The total number of students at the university is more than 27,000, including 1,900 international students. The total number of faculty is more than 2,000. Today the UT trains qualified specialists in 175 fields. The UT offers various forms of study: full-time, part-time, evening, distance education, master’s degree, undergraduate education, graduate, doctorate, advanced training, and second degree. The University is one of the participants of the Project 5-100 – the program of improving international competitiveness of the Russian institutions of higher education among the world’s leading research and education centers. Since 2013 Valery Falkov has been the rector of the UT.

Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences

The Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences was founded on the 6th of December, 2005 within the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. Today, the Institute is an independent entity affiliated with University of Tyumen. The Institute is developing in accordance with modern trends with scientific schools constantly evolving, and testing sites emerging. The institute’s focus area includes various aspects of computer science, including software engineering, graphics, multimedia technologies, information systems and networks, databases, and other subjects within the mathematics sphere.

Institute of Physics and Technology

The Institute of Physics and Technology is one of the oldest centers of scientific education in the West Siberia. Its history dates back to 1930 when the first institution of higher education was created which was the Agricultural and Pedagogical Institute. Since then a long way has been covered and now the University of Tyumen is for sure one of the best classical universities of Russia. More than 90 percent of faculty have PhDs and beyond, showing the highly professional nature of our institute.

Institute of Earth Sciences

The origins of the Institute of Earth Sciences date back to 1930 back when it was a part of the Tyumen Agricultural and Teachers’ Training Institute. While the study of Earth Sciences has existed in many forms throughout the years, it was not until 1975 that the Institute of Earth Sciences emerged as we know it today.

Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Bachelor Programs
  • Philology
  • Linguistics
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Teacher Education (the Russian language and literature)
  • History
  • International Relations (some disciplines are English)
  • Pedagogical Education in History
  • Documentation Studies


Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO)


Sustainable agricultural productivity growth in the face of climate and environmental change; soil quality deterioration; antimicrobial resistance of plant pests – these are some of the major challenges facing global life scientists. The Master’s Program in Plant Biosecurity offers students the expertise to understand and find solutions to these and other pertinent global biosecurity problems in a dynamic applied research setting.


● Opportunity to conduct thesis research with leading scientists as project supervisors

● Access to the Institute’s world-class laboratories

● Learning through participation in  real-life, problem-oriented research projects

● Mastery of bi-lingual (English and Russian) professional communication



● Familiarity with: 

­ cutting-edge methods of plant protection

­ methods for chemical and biological control of phytopathogens, pests and weeds

­ the application of modern laboratory tools and information technologies to ensure plant safety

● Ability to: 

­ design and perform field and laboratory biological /ecological studies

­ plan and conduct experiments independently, using the latest laboratory equipment and instruments

­ assess phytosanitary conditions and organize plant protection activities that minimize potential environmental risks

­ design projects aimed at the restoration of biological resources

­ participate in the teaching and design of university courses



● Potential career fields:

­ study of wildlife and wildlife patterns

­ environmental (biological, bioengineering, biomedical) protection

– monitoring, assessment and restoration of biological resources 

– biological field research

­ processing and analysis of data using modern digital technologies

● Organizations and the enterprises for potential employment

­ world’s leading producers of plant protection products, such as Bayer, BASF, Syngenta, Cheminova, etc.

­ technical, research, and administrative positions in the fields of biosecurity, quarantine and pest management



● protection and provision: biosecurity 

● agribusiness: sustainability

● biological control of phytopathogens



Program lengths – 2 years, 120 credit points

● Core Units – 28 credit points:

­ Introduction to Plant Biosecurity points- 5 points

­ Global Environmental Issues – 3 points 

­ Introduction to Soil Science – 4 points

­ Morphology and Plant Taxonomy -3 points 

­ History and Methodology of Ecology – 2 points

­ Plant Physiology – 2 points

­ Introduction to Phytopathology – 2 points

­ Botany- 3 points

­ Computer Methods in Biosecurity – 2 points

­ High-Technology Management and Economics- 2 points

­ Microscopical Methods in Biological Research – 2 points

­ Philosophical Problems of Science – 2 points 

­ English for Special Purposes- 3 points


● Specified Electives – 26 credit points

­ Fundamentals of Agricultural Chemistry – 2 points

­ Biochemistry – 2 points

­ Bioinformatics – 2 points

­ Physical & Chemical Aspects of

Pesticides Application – 2 points 

­ Introduction to Phytopathology – 2 points

­ Molecular Biology in Agriculture- 2 points

­ General Microbiology – 2 points

­ Fungal Systematics- 2 points 

­ Plant Selection – 2 points

­ General Entomology – 2 points

­ Agricultural Entomology – 2 points

­ Forest Entomology – 2 points

­ Acarology – 2 points

­ Biostatistics – 2 points

­ GIS in Agriculture – 2 points

● Internships, Research & Teaching – 57 credit points

­ Internship I (Fieldwork-Based) – 3 points

­ Internship II (Dissertation Research-Based) – 6 points

­ Independent Research – 42 points

­ Teaching practicum – 6 points

● Masters Research Dissertation- 9 points

Institute of Finance and Economics

The Institute of Finance and Economics works to fulfil the Tyumen region’s intellectual potential by developing multi-level training programs for highily educated, professionally active specialits who are adapted to the innovative economy.

The institute is a major player in UTMN international partnerships, having established numerous partnerships with scientific and educational institutions in Germany, France, and Norway. These allow for the development of general education programs, as well as new diverse teaching methods developed from international experience. Likewise, we emphasize teacher mobility, students’ international collaboration to carry out scientific research, the development of joint courses and lectures, and global discussions in the sphere of economic education.

The Institute provides both undergraduate and non-degree, practical training for students, many of which have gone on to work in some of the top companies of Tyumen and the Tyumen Region. Approximately 70% of institutes graduates find work in their major field and in local/retional major companies, businesses, and organizations.

The Finance and Economics Institute employs 193 instructors who work in eight departments within the institute, including 30 doctors of Science and 116 Candidates of Science. In addition to its specialization program, the institute organizes four bachelor’s degree programs and nine master’s programs in the following fields: economics, finances, book-keeping and accountancy, taxes and taxation, management, sociology, economic security, and personnel management.


Located in the historical part of Tyumen, the Institute’s home building was constructed in 1997 and posesses substantial informational and material resources for optimizing student success.


 There are 4 dorms at UTMN. All of them are located within walking distance of the university buildings in the central and ecological district of the city.

 Students live in modern one, two, or three-bedroom apartments with en-suite bathrooms, furnished with all necessary domestic appliances and of course, fast Wi-Fi. There also are lounge rooms and computer classes for studying, kitchens and laundry rooms.

One to four students live in a dorm room and the rent only costs $20-30 per month. There are lots of parks, stadiums, and cultural centers near the dorms where students like to gather and spend their free time.


Tyumen is a city in Russia, the capital of the Tyumen region, the first Russian city in Siberia. It is located in Western Siberia on the Tura River flowing into the Tobol River. The distance to Moscow is 2,081 km.

Interesting facts about Tyumen

During the Second World War, the body of Lenin was evacuated from Moscow to Tyumen. During this period, the functions of the mausoleum were fulfilled by the present Tyumen State Agricultural Academy.

In February 1944, Tyumen militia (police) spent two weeks on trapping cats to send them to the Hermitage in Leningrad. During the German siege of the city, the local cats became extinct and the number of mice and rats increased drastically threatening the works of art. 238 cats were sent to the northern capital of the country, where they gave rise to a new population of Leningrad cats.

Tyumen places of interest

Not far from the city, there are several hot (37-50 degrees Celsius) geothermal sources that have balneological properties. They are popular among the locals and residents of neighboring regions.

Tyumen museums

  • Fine Arts Museum (Ordzhonikidze Street, 47),
  • The Museum Complex named after Ivan Slovtsov (Sovetskaya Street, 63),
  • Museum-House of Masharov (Lenina Street, 24),
  • Museum-Gallery of Dolls and Toys (Uritskogo Street, 14),
  • Museum “Old furniture of Tyumen” (Bolshaya Zarechnaya Street, 41),
  • Museum-Estate of Kolokolnikov – the only preserved classic merchant’s manor in Tyumen (Respubliki Street, 20) etc.

Other sights of Tyumen

  • Tyumen Drama Theater – the largest drama theater in Russia (Respubliki Street, 129),

  • Tyumen Puppet Theater (Kirova Street, 36),

  • Youth Theater “Angagement” named after V.S.Zagoruiko (Olimpiyskaya Street, 8),

  • Tyumen Philharmonic (Respubliki Street, 34) etc.


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