Ural State University of Economics is the university, which trains the economic elite of the Ural region, Russia and CIS countries. USUE is a multidisciplinary university, with over 17,000 students. University has trained more than 135,000 professionals in different sectors of economics including representatives of business elite and governmental bodies.

Construction of the first building of a future university.
Construction of the first building of a future university.
The building was handed over to Ural University.
In 1918, the building housed a military academy. In 1919, it was handed over to a new Ural University
Establishment of SINH

In 1965, based on the Faculty of Economics of Ural State University named after A.M. Gorky and a branch of Plekhanov Moscow Institute of the National Economy there was organized Sverdlovsk Institute of National Economy (Russian abbreviation –SINH). At that time, the institute had two faculties (full-time courses with evening school and extramural faculty), six departments, 2 399 students and 232 lecturers, including three professors, 53 associate professors, and nine candidates of science*.

 *Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011,
International recognition
In 2007, USUE in accordance with the listing for educational institutions of the Ministry of Education of Germany received the highest status for educational institutions (H +), which means public recognition of USUE diplomas in Europe. Opening of Arena Mulimedia.
USUE entering EUA
In 2011, at the opening of the XII Congress of the Eurasian Universities Association (EUA) dedicated to the 300th anniversary of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, it was announced USUE joining the Eurasian Association of Universities. The EAU President is academician Viktor Sadovnichy, Rector of Moscow State University and Vice-President of Russian Academy of Sciences.


Creation of the University League of Collective Treaty Organization (CSTO)

In 2014, based on USUE, as part of the V Eurasian Economic Youth Forum a new international association – University League of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) – was created. The agreement was signed by 25 educational institutions and organizations of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia, and Belarus. The same year, at USUE, the Institute for Food Security was founded to carry out research activities within the objectives of the CSTO University League.


One of the key areas for the University is scientific activities. Annually, USUE hosts more than 20 international and national academic conferences.

Research is carried out in the framework of more than 120 R & D, grants, and projects within Federal Targeted Programs.

In 2018, USUE funding from external grants was 9.7 million rubles, in the first half of 2019 – it exceeded 13 million rubles.

USUE publishes four scientific journals, three of which are included in the list of leading scientific journals by Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. “Upravlenets/The Manager” magazine and its archive since 2015 got into the ESCI Web of Science database.

Today, by the majority of publication activity indicators, USUE is included in the top 3 universities across the Sverdlovsk region, and by the key indicators it ranks second.

University was included into prestigious QS BRICS ranking, while only 90 Russian Universities got into this ranking, USUE reached 72-82 position.

In 2019, according to AС«Expert» scientifict productivity ranking by subject our University has reached 13th place and continues to strengthen its position within 10 international and Russian rankings.


  • Study of Electrochemical Processes and Development of Electrochemical Sensors, Methodical Ware, Software and Hardware for Monitoring Human Environment and Health
  • Environmental Economics
  • Social Finance
  • Regional Economics in the System of Spatial Economics
  • Food Security
  • Macroeconomic Aspects of the World Economy and Regional Economy Development

Institute of Management and Information Technologies

Institute of Trade, Food Technologies, and Service

Institute of Finance and Law


At the moment USUE provides foreign students with placement in 3 dormitories within the borders of Ekaterinburg. 

International cooperation department automatically books places at the dormitory for all students approved for study at USUE.

In case you don’t want to live at the dormitory, you are free to rent an apartment, but following details should not be forgotten: 

  • owner of the apartment should register you within 7 days after your arrival;
  • in case you are going to leave Ekaterinburg for a trip, owner of the apartment should register you again upon your come back;
  • prices for the apartment in the downtown usually start at 15 000 rubles.

In case you are planning to live at the dormitory, please don’t forget to respect your neighbours and follow the dormitory rules.

In each room we usually place 3 students, due to big number of applicants 2 students placing is unavailable. 

Placing for couples is available in case following conditions are fulfilled:

  1. Couple is officially registered/married;
  2. USUE has enough places at the dormitory.

Dormitory price range: 1100 – 2500 rubles/month. 


Yekaterinburg  romanized  Ekaterinburg, is the fourth-largest city in Russia and the administrative centre of Sverdlovsk Oblast, located on the Iset River east of the Ural Mountains, in the middle of the Eurasian continent, on the Asian side of the boundary between Asia and Europe. It is the main cultural and industrial centre of the oblast. In 2018, it had an estimated population of 1,501,652. Yekaterinburg has been dubbed the “third capital of Russia”, as it is ranked third by the size of economy, culture, transportation and tourism. It is located about 1,420 kilometres (880 mi) to the east of Moscow.

Unique architectural environment

According to the Institute of Clod Nicole Ledu, Yekaterinburg’s planning and architectural development puts it among the world’s “12 ideal cities”. The unofficial capital of the Urals seems to have it all: over 600 historical and cultural monuments, 18th- and 19th century stone and wooden buildings, iconic pieces of constructivist architecture and the world’s most Northern skyscrapers. Admire the intricate ornaments of the Sevastyanov house, marvel at the fascinating geometry of the Chekist Town and look at the city from the observation deck, located at the 198 meter ( 649 ft) high Vysotsky, the tallest building in the Ural-Siberian and Central Asian Regions.

Glorious music scene

No matter how odd it may seem, the Beatles memorial in the centre of Yekaterinburg is probably the most symbolic place in the city: the Liverpool band (banned in the USSR) inspired the country’s most influential rock-club. Today Yekaterinburg’s music legacy is as powerful as ever: the aforementioned rock-club produced the legendary bands you can still find on teenagers’ playlists: Nautilus Pompilius, Chaif, Agatha Christie and Smyslovye Gallyutsinatsii, there are younger culty bands like Kurara and Sansara along with emerging players like Sage and Daniel Shake. Visit one of the city’s music festivals like Ural Music Night, stop by EverJazz club for an evening of high quality entertainment or dance the night away at the hip Dom Pechati.

Industrial heritage

Russia’s best city for business and investment, Yekaterinburg is often referred to as the unofficial capital of the Urals – the region, where Russia’s largest metallurgical enterprises are concentrated. Metal produced by Yekaterinburg plants was used to build some of the world’s most illustrious landmarks: New York’s Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Houses of Parliament in London. You can learn about the city’s industrial past (and present as well) on one of many city tours and hear about Yekaterinburg’s first metallurgical plant, built in 1704, and see the legendary Uralmash with your own eyes.

Exceptional museums

Yekaterinburg is home to 60 museums and art galleries, which host some sensational rarities: like the Kasli iron cast pavilion at the Museum of Fine Arts – the opulently decorated pavilion won the Grand Prix at the Paris Expo 1900. You can explore the literary legacy of the region at the Municipal Museum of Ural Writers, which comprises a theater and three memorial museums, dedicated to life and work of famous 19th and 20th century Russian writers born in the Urals: Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak, Fyodor Reshetnikov, and Pavel Bazhov. You can also see the region’s wealth at the Ural Mineralogy Museum, holding a unique collection of minerals, and the Museum of Jewelry Art History.

Vibrant art scene

A bustling business centre, Yekaterinburg is also known for its thriving art scene. From iconic figures like the late Old Man Bukashkin to award-winning visionaries like the artist group Where Dogs Run, to provocative street artists like Slava PTRK and Udmurt – the city’s contribution to Russia’s contemporary art is powerful. In attempt to rethink its industrial legacy, Yekaterinburg plays host to the world’s first industrial biennial – a grand-scale art event, which will have its fourth installment in the fall of 2017. For lovers of contemporary art, there are many exciting venues to choose from, like National Center for Contemporary art, NCCA, Yekaterinburg Modern Art Gallery and street art gallery Sweater among others.

Theatre centre

Home to one of the oldest theaters in Russia, Yekaterinburg boasts around 40 active professional theatres, many of which have gained not only local, but international success. Opened in 1912 the State Academical Opera and Ballet Theater grew to become one of the most celebrated theaters in Russia, where opera legends like Ivan Kozlovsky, Sergei Lemeshev, Irina Arkhipova. To this day the theatre hosts exceptional performances and music festivals, featuring Russian and international singers.The Academic Musical Comedy Theater is yet another legendary place in Yekaterinburg and on the Ural. Founded in 1933, it’s been known for its innovative approach ever since and is still considered to be one of the most inspirational theatres in Russia. The award-winning Kolyada Theatre is one of Russia’s most internationally-acclaimed modern theatres. Among other theaters you should visit are the Drama Theater, the Youth’s Theater, the Puppet Show, and the State Philharmonic Theatre.

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