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“We Are, Probably, the Last Chance for Our Region to Develop,” SUSU Rector on Role of the University

Aleksandr Shestakov, Rector of South Ural State University, talks about the challenges that higher education faced half a century ago and is facing right now, why SUSU needs international students, and how the “university” factor influences the opportunities for the development of the region.

— For how long has your life been related to South Ural State University?

New Academic Year Begins on September 1 as Usual

The Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Valerii Falkov has held an online meeting with the rectors of Russian universities on the preparation of educational organisations for the new academic year in the context of the prevention of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19). During the meeting, the minister announced several important innovations for universities for the coming academic year. During the meeting, the issue of the start date of the new academic year was also mentioned.

Scientists Create an Application for Finding Parking Spaces

Computer vision and image recognition will help solve the problem of a shortage of parking spaces in Chelyabinsk. As part of the work on the Smart City program, scientists from South Ural State University proposed using the already installed CCTV cameras to identify vacant parking spaces with a specially developed program that will collect data and notify the driver about parking spaces in the nearest parking lot.

SUSU Museums: 5 Gems of the University

South Ural State University is not just hallways, classrooms, and lobbies. The university has five historical museums, the unique exhibits of which have been collected over many years. Today, the museums are open to visits from the university’s staff and students.


Museum of SUSU History

The Museum of SUSU History has collected materials about the organization of South Ural State University, which was originally called the Chelyabinsk Mechanical Engineering Institute.

SUSU-Freiberg: Scientific and Educational Bridges

The closing ceremony of the German-Russian Year of Academic Partnerships 2018-2020 was held on September 20th. Within the framework of the event, the winning projects of the competition "Russia and Germany: Scientific and Educational Bridges", jointly held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were announced.

From Syria to Chelyabinsk for Studying at SUSU

South Ural State University is the most famous university in South Ural and no wonder international students choose it to get their education. It offers various programs including International Relations, Philology, Linguistics, Economics, Mechatronics and Robotics, Power Engineering and many others. Also a student can choose a Bachelor’s or Master’s program taught in English. The university is multinational and nowadays is a home for more than 2,300 international students from 56 countries.

Two Postgraduate Students from Iraq Defended Their Dissertations at SUSU

Postgraduate students of the Department of Machines and Processes of Pressure Metal Working Al-Khuzaie Ahmed Saleem Oleiwi and Al-Jumaili Mohammed Jasim Mohammed successfully defended their dissertations on topics related to the pipe rolling industry. Their research was carried out under the guidance of Professor of the Department of Machines and Processes of Pressure Metal Working, Deputy Director General for Research of the Russian Research Institute of the Tube and Pipe Industry (RosNITI), Doctor of Sciences (Engineering) Aleksandr Vydrin.

SUSU Associate Professor Took Part in “The Arctic. Made in Russia” All-Russian Forum

Associate Professor of the Department of International Relations, Political Science and Regional Studies at South Ural State University Maksim Gutenev took part in "The Arctic. Made in Russia" All-Russian Youth Educational Forum as a consultant working with participants in the field of Regional Studies. The Forum was held in Arkhangelsk September 6th through September 12th.

Photo: Maksim Gutenev

Samsung IT Academy Opens Doors

Samsung IT Academy starts classes at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science of South Ural State University in October 2020. Students of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Institute of Engineering and Technology, and

Information for International Students Currently Unable to Enter Russia

Due to a number of requests, we would like to inform all international students (unable to enter the territory of the Russian Federation due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic) and their parents that the educational process will be organized with the use of distance learning technologies up until their arrival to Russia.

Registration for the Open Doors International Olympiad Is Open

This year, a postgraduate track will be added to the usual program of the Open Doors International Olympiad. Winners of the Olympiad will be able to study in a Master’s degree or postgraduate programme at their chosen university free of charge. We would like to particularly note that in the postgraduate track, participants will be able to choose their future research advisors during the Olympiad and take an interview with them.

Participation in the Olympiad and subsequent studying at the winners’ chosen university will be possible in Russian and English.

SUSU Medical Centre Celebrates Its Anniversary

The Medical Centre of South Ural State University celebrates the 20th anniversary of its foundation. On this occasion, a special event with the participation of the centre's employees and the university administration will be held.

Film About The Medical Centre of South Ural State University:

Opening of a Reproduction of a Famous Painting by Vasily Neyasov Was Held at SUSU

On September 11th, the reproduction of the painting "Reunification of the Volga Peoples with Russia" by the outstanding national artist Vasily Neyasov (1926 - 1984) was opened in the reading room of the SUSU Library.

SUSU Institute of Law Published a Collection of Scientific Articles “Smart Law for Smart Industry”

The SUSU Institute of Law has prepared and published a collection of scientific articles “Smart Law for Smart Industry” within the framework of a digital transformation and Smart Industry research. The collection was published by the Prospekt federal publishing house.

The authors are exclusively the staff members of the SUSU Institute of Law.

SUSU Celebrates Beauty Day and Graphic Designer Day

Today, Beauty Day is celebrated worldwide, and Graphic Designer Day is celebrated in our country. Beauty can manifest itself not only in people and their deeds, but in their creativity as well. At the Department of Service and Technology of Material Artistic Processing of South Ural State University, the designers put their ideas into life and bring beauty to this world.

The New Composite Prevents Malfunctions of Electronic Devices

Scientists from South Ural State University follow the rapid development of micro- and nanoelectronics. Researchers are developing materials for future electronic devices. For example, they have proposed a new composite material that can be used in capacitors to increase energy storage performance and help prevent malfunctions.

Invention by Young Scientists and SUSU Postgraduate Student Received Federal Grant

Students of the Chelyabinsk Quantorium Technology Park have developed a device for the rehabilitation of limbs of patients who have suffered a stroke or severe injuries.

The Foundation on Innovations Facilitation gave a high appraisal to the exoskeleton; a group of children under the leadership of their teacher, SUSU postgraduate student Konstantin Erakhtin, received a grant of half a million roubles within the framework of the UMNIK program.

Russian scientists are the first in the world to create a mineral with unique properties

Scientists from South Ural State University can "tune" the physical properties of a substance depending on the purpose of its application. For example, they created materials that can withstand high temperatures for temperature sensors. The project to create high-entropy crystal structures based on magnetoplumbite was supported by the Russian Science Foundation.

Project of a “Smart” Chair Allowed a SUSU Student to Win a Half-Million Grant

Young scientists of South Ural State University annually participate in the UMNIK program, which supports commercially oriented research and technical projects. The program winners receive grants in the amount of 500,000 roubles for the implementation of their projects.

Scientists Create a New Antimicrobial and Antifungal Drug


New chemical compounds that suppress viruses and fungi were synthesized by scientists from South Ural State University and the Institute of Organic Chemistry Russian Academy of Sciences, together with an international team of scientists. The research was a significant step forward. The results of the fundamental work were published in the journal Antibiotics (Q1).

SUSU Laboratory Develops Optical Technologies to Create Quantum Computer

For the new academic year the Laboratory for Quantum Information Processing and Quantum Computing of South Ural State University has received new equipment to conduct research in the field of quantum physics.

Russian Scientists Create a Particularly Durable Pseudoplastic Material

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Composite materials, which are employed in modern technology, have great rigidity, strength, and fragility. Scientists have learned how to produce unique composites that have unusual pseudoplasticity.

SUSU Listed among World Best Universities According to Times Higher Education

South Ural State University has entered THE World University Rankings-2021 at the place of 1001+. A total of 1527 universities from 93 countries were considered in the ranking. The number of Russian universities represented in the ranking increased from 39 up to 48.

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