V stage (October 23, 2015 – the present)

In October 2015, the South Ural State University was included into the number of higher educational institutions of Russia, selected to participate in Project 5-100, which is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities on the global market for educational services and research programs.

The strategic goal of SUSU in the Project 5-100 is to form a research and entrepreneurial University of the world level aimed at achieving a position as a global leader in supercomputing field, engineering, natural Sciences and Human Sciences. This goal involves getting a place in the Top 100 for main international rankings (THE or QS), as well as in subject rankings in computer science, aerospace engineering and materials science. Achievement of intended result is detailed with following strategic goals of the second level in three areas:

Strategic goals direction:


Strategic goals


  • To become a world leader in supercomputing and aerospace engineering;
  • To integrate students and teachers into international educational process by significantly increasing their international mobility.


  • To bring scientific activities of the University on a global level in relation to effectiveness of research;
  • To achieve world level breakthroughs on directions of scientific research.

Management, financing and infrastructure

  • To become commercially successful, internationally recognized innovative leader;
  • To diversify funding sources of the University;
  • To increase the level of internal operating efficiency to the level of the world’s leading universities;
  • To create well-maintained campus that meets world standards;
  • To increase the quality of service functions of the University for students and staff to international standards.


In 2016, the University began implementing the Road map tasks – Maximizing the University competitiveness in global educational space. One of the major tasks of the Program is to create a modern and efficient structure of the University in accordance with international standards and best practices. As a result, 10 schools and institutes were formed in SUSU:

  • Institute of Architecture and Construction,
  • School of Medical Biology,
  • School of Economics and Management,
  • School of Electronics and Computer Science,
  • Institute of Linguistics and International Communication,
  • Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities,

  • Institute of Natural Sciences,
  • Institute of Sport, Tourism and Service,
  • Polytechnic Institute,
  • Institute of Law.

In 2016, the South Ural State University did a solid work on introducing measures to support young scientists. Four open competitions for researchers were held, according to which 30 young scientists, 30 postgraduates and 20 students received material support. In addition, to the work on projects within the framework of the University’s road map implementation in Program 5-100, young specialists were involved as managers, whose average age was 37 years.

In the autumn of 2016 South Ural State University has created new governing bodies of the University: International Research Council and the Supervisory Board. The first one includes the top 10 global scientists led by an international expert in field of innovations in industry, the President of “Emerson” Corporation Edward L. Monser. The aim of International research Council is to coordinate research and educational activities of the University in accordance with international best practices.

December 9, 2016 a first meeting of the Supervisory Board was held in SUSU, which includes 11 leading Russian experts in the field of industry and representatives of the government. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Viktor Borisovich Khristenko – the President of EEU Business Council. The competence of the Supervisory Council includes a review of the key financial and economic issues of the University, property management and many other aspects of life and activities of the University.

A lot of attention in 2016 was paid to implementation of project management system, which is designed to increase staff efficiency and projects effectiveness. For this SUSU authorities had formed a clear criteria for evaluating effectiveness of projects and employees recognition, the system of KPI.

In the current period, the average citation index and the quality of the publication activity of the University staff have significantly increased. The proceedings of SUSU scientists have been published in authoritative scientific journals around the world.

The University is actively working on the preparation of public open online courses, which for the first time in the history of the university were launched at the open educational facilities of Lektorium and EdX.

14 groups of elite training have been created in SUSU for more effective training of students with high results in studies. Talented students get an opportunity for deeply studying of fundamental and related disciplines and taking part in interdisciplinary scientific research. The programs of elite training of bachelors are set up with the involvement of representatives of business, industry, the media and others.

In 2016 South Ural state University has signed a number of agreements on strategic partnership with major international and Russian corporations. So, the Memorandum with Siemens company was signed in July, in December – the Agreement on strategic partnership with the state Corporation in the field of rocketry “Roscosmos”.

Such purposeful work to improve the quality of education allows the university to provide the economy of the region with small innovative enterprises, modern engineering solutions and highly qualified specialists.


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