Федеральное государственное бюджетное образовательное учреждение высшего образования «Уфимский государственный нефтяной технический университет» (УГНТУ)
ул. Космонавтов 1,
г. Уфа, Республика Башкортостан,
Россия, 450062
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General Information

1. International Aspects of Educational and Research Activities
International cooperation is an integral part of the activity of Ufa State Petroleum Technological University. The main objective of the international activities is the generation of strategic and tactical solutions to enhance the University’s international prestige on the basis of the unity of educational, scientific and innovative activities in all divisions, the promotion of the University on the international market of educational services, scientific research and development.
Ufa State Petroleum Technological University supports steady connections with many scientific and educational centers throughout the world. Being a member of the International Association of Universities ithas cooperation agreements with the universities, companies and enterprises of Europe, Asia and CIS countries. USPTU is making strenuous efforts to create a modern training system for foreign citizens and strengthen its position on the international market of educational services.
USPTU has been training international students for more than 30 years already. During this time, more than 1,300 foreign graduates have received the University’s diplomas, defended their PhD theses and have been suceesfuly employed in variousareas of the oil and gas industry.
Currently, the University has 1264 international students from 52 countries.The share of international students at USPTU is 7.4%. This makes USPTU ranking among thetop 30 universities of Russia.
The University’s international activity is developing indifferent directions: one of the leading areas is the provision of educational services to international students including the Russian pre-university course, Bachelor’s, Master’s, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
Another dynamically developing directionis academic mobility of students and teachers. Within the framework of student academic mobility programmes, bilateral cooperation with foreign partner universities is actively conducted, including semester-longtraining, included education, 2 + 3 program - based training, short-term internships and summer school programmes (China, Kazakhstan, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Syria, Iraq).
International cooperation in the field of double degree programmes is also successfully developing, as a result of which our students are awarded both USPTU and partner university degrees (Finland, Austria).
Academic mobility of the teaching staff is being implemented on the basis of the “InvitedProfessors” programme according to which overse as professors are invited to USPTU to give lectures to its students. USPTU teachers also travel to foreign partner universities for lecturing.
Another very important direction of USPTU international activities is the employment of foreign specialists by the University:
the employment of foreign citizens - USPTU graduates within the programme of highly qualified personnel training(postgraduate training);
as the implementation of social support measures – in response to the challenges of the modern geopolitical situation, 4 compatriots – the citizens of Ukraine and former residents of the Donetsk regionwere employed).
Atpresent, the University has 7 suchstaff members.
International cooperation in the field of science and technology is developing in two major directions - Rendering of research and engineering services on request of overseas oil and gas companies (Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Iran) and joint research with foreign partner universities (Austria, China, Kazakhstan, Belarus) with in the international grant programmes of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (Federal Target Programme “Research and Development”) and the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Research (RFFR).

2. International Activities in the Area of Additional Professional Education
An important direction of the activities of Ufa State Petroleuml Technological University is the development of international cooperation in the field of additional professional education of specialists in the oil and gas industry.
The main structural division of the University, engaged in advanced training and professional retraining of specialists, is the Institute of Additional Professional Education of USPTU (IAPE), founded more than 20 years ago.
Today the Instituteis the biggest educational institution of additional professional education in the Republicof Bashkortostan and one of the leading ones in the Russian Federation.
Around 600 specialists and students fromcountries near and far abroad (Kazakhstan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Serbia, Cuba, Iraq and other countries)annually improvetheir skills and undergo professional retraining at the Institute. The Institute has developed and offers over 300 advanced training programs and over 70 professional retrainingprograms for all areas of professional activity of specialists in the fuel and energy complex.
USPTU has the following directions of cooperation in the field of retraining and advanced training of specialists and students from countries near and far abroad:
• Training in accordance with the existing “basic” programs of advanced training
• Development and implementation of new custom programs of advanced training
• Training in accordance with professional retraining programs for performance of a new type of professional activity or obtaining a new qualification.
• Conduction of short-term seminars.
For the implementation of the activities mentioned above, IAPE has created aflexible organizational and pedagogical environment, increasing the availability of training and allowing the implementation of additional professional educational services in accordance with specific customer requirements.Thisincludesthe following:
1. Widerange of forms of education(on-the-job, off-the-job (full time or part-time)).
2. Possibility to conduct training either at the premises of USPTU in Ufa, or in the territory of the customer with the teachers going there.
3. Network forms of implementation of additional professional programs including those provided for training foreign specialists and students jointly with foreign universities (in particular, this is a form widely used by the Institute for professional retraining of specialists and students from the Republic of Kazakhstan).
4. Distance education technologies base done electronic educational-methodical complexes, distance learning system and on-line seminars (webinars).
The necessary quality of the educational services provided is ensured by the use of modern information technologies, highly qualified teaching staff (over 70% of them are DScs and PhDs), as well as the quality management system operating at the Institute with the International Certificates (IQNet and CroCert) received.
The actual tasks and directions for the development of international activities of USPTU in the field of retraining and advanced training of foreign specialists and students are as follows:
1. To ensure the international recognition of USPTU certificates of advanced training and professional retraining of foreign specialists and students.
2. To provide more information on the opportunities for additional professional education at USPTU at international conferences, expos and in the media.
3. To expand the use of network forms of implementation of additional professional programs including those provided for training for eignspecialists and students jointly with foreign universities.
4. Introduction of distance education technologies at the international level (on the basis of electronic educational-methodical complexes, distance learning system and on-line seminars).

3. Community and Cultural Activities
There are students from more than 50 countries studying at USPTU and all of the mrepresent the irownculture, traditions and customs. For the purpose of social adaptation of international students, introduction of students to the values of traditionalethnic cultures, principle soft olerance and humanity, USPTU annually organises cultural and sports events with the participation of international students, suchas “Days of National Cultures”, “Party with International Families of USPTU” , the Nowruz International Arts Festival , “International Africa Day”, Futsal World Cup among international students and many others.
USPTU is an active member of the Association of Foreign Students in Russia. Our international students honourably represent their university and country at the sessions of the Association of Foreign Students and take winning prizes. Asessionof the Association of Foreign Students in Russiais planned to be hosted by USPTU.
 

Cultural and sports event sheld by the International Department

Date of the event

Name of the event

Foreign co-organisers

Brief description of the event

(goals, objectives, results)

Participants

(including organisers and audience)

March

Nowruz International Arts Festival

Consulate General of the Republic of Tajikistan in Ufa, Embassy of the Republic of Angola,

Expat communities of the Republics of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and others.

This cultural event is aimed at social adaptation of international students, introduction of students to the values of traditional ethnic cultures. Internationalstudentstakepartinthisevent. Eachcountryisuniqueinitsownwayanddistinguished by its original national vibrancy.  Theeventtraditionally includes themost deliciousethnicfoods served, lively dances and harmonious songs.

All USPTU students from 50 countries

June

International Africa Day

EmbassyoftheRepublicofAngola, Embassyof  the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Increasingthe level ofsocial adaptation of USPTU international students, introduction of students to the values of traditional ethnic cultures, principles of humanity and tolerance. African students take part in this event. Itincludesa variety of dances, traditionalnational games, and a national costume show.

Angola, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Nigeria, Congo, Mozambique,Equatorial Guinea, Benin

May

World Football Cup among USPTU international students

Consulate General of the Republic of Tajikistan in Ufa, Expat community of the Republic of  Kazakhstan, Expat community of the Republic of  Turkmenistan, Embassy of the Republic of Angola, Embassyof  the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Strengthening of USPTUinternationalstudents’ motivationbyshapingandspreadingtheideasoftogetherness, peoples’ friendship, inter-ethnic concord; cultivation of a sense of patriotism and adoption of a healthy life style.

Students from 50 countries

Throughout the year

Days of national cultures

Diplomatic missions of the participating countries

The eventsare associatedwithIndependence Days of the countries. Students are offered an opportunity to hold a concert program with a photo exhibition

4. Reference Materials

4.1. The Number of International Students in the 2018-2019 Academic Year

The number of international students dynamically increases each year. Thus, in the 2017-2018 academic year there were 1258 international students studying at USPTU. Inthecurrent 2018-2019 academic year, the number of international students has reached 1264 people.

Countries

2018-2019 academic year

1

Abkhazia

1

2

Azerbaijan

11

3

Algeria

2

4

Angola

54

5

Armenia

1

6

Afganistan

9

7

Belarus

3

8

Benin

2

9

Brazil

1

10

Burundi

1

11

Cameroon

4

12

Chad

1

13

China

78

14

Colombia

10

15

Congo

6

16

Côte d'Ivoire

12

17

Cuba

46

18

Ecuador

2

19

Egypt

15

20

Equatorial Guinea

1

21

Ghana

3

22

Georgia

1

23

Greece

2

24

India

2

25

Iraq

70

26

Kazakhstan

542

27

Kenya

1

28

Кyrgyzstan

13

29

Malaysia

1

30

Morocco

1

31

Moldova

1

32

Mozambique

3

33

Nigeria

6

34

Palestine

1

35

Peru

1

36

Sierra Leone

1

37

Somalia

2

38

South Africa

1

39

Switzerland

1

40

Syria

4

41

Tajikistan

140

42

Tanzania

2

43

Turkey

1

44

Turkmenistan

11

45

Uganda

1

46

Ukraine

7

47

Uzbekistan

92

48

Venezuela

1

49

Vietnam

52

50

Yemen

37

51

Zambia

2

52

Zimbabwe

1

Total

1264

4.2. Ufa State Petroleum Technological University (USPTU) International Student Statistics

4.2.1. Dynamics of change in the total number of USPTU international students from 2008 till 2019

Year

2008/2009

2009/2010

2010/2011

2011/2012

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

Number of students

288

302

374

502

620

746

842

1013

1182

1258

1264

4.2.2. Change in the total number of students studying at the USPTU pre-university course from 2008 till 2019

Year

2008/2009

2009/2010

2010/2011

2011/2012

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

Number of students

48

21

27

43

44

68

61

102

127

102

55

4.2.3. Information on the number of international students - USPTU (UPI) graduates from 1990 till 2019

Graduated in

Number

Graduated in

Number

1990

39

2004

37

1991

38

2005

45

1992

18

2006

42

1993

16

2007

56

1994

6

2008

70

1995

22

2009

32

1996

18

2010

40

1997

56

2011

42

1998

6

2012

43

1999

31

2013

53

2000

12

2014

84

2001

21

2015

199

2002

16

2016

177

2003

15

2017

198

2018

221

Total: 1653

4.2.4. Information on the nationalities of international students – USPTU (UPI) graduates from 1990 till 2018

Country

Number of students

Country

Number of students

Kazakhstan

494

Afganistan

2

Cuba

109

Bangladesh

3

Vietnam

156

Cameroon

2

China

169

Côte d'Ivoire

3

Yemen

88

Lebanon

2

Iraq

59

Peru

2

Turkmenistan

57

Sierra Leone

4

Nigeria

53

Latvia

3

India

27

Oman

2

Angola

63

Gabon

2

Uzbekistan

53

Germany

1

Pakistan

15

Georgia

1

Syria

25

Cambodia

3

Chad

17

Kenya

2

Mongolia

10

Colombia

6

Ecuador

9

Lithuania

1

Equatorial Guinea

17

Mauritania

1

Bulgaria

7

Morocco

1

Indonesia

11

Mozambique

2

Kyrgyzstan

15

Moldova

3

Guinea-Bissau

5

Namibia

1

Jordan

6

Palestine

3

Somalia

11

Saudi Arabia

1

Belarus

5

Senegal

1

Tajikistan

50

Ukraine

8

Libya

4

Azerbaijan

10

Turkey

3

Ghana

12

Venezuela

6

Sudan

1

Congo

6

Bolivia

1

Abkhazia

2

Mali

2

Tanzania

2

Uganda

1

Armenia

5

Benin

3

Burundi

2

4.2.5. 79 foreign citizens from 13 countries completed their PhD and doctoral studies; 74 people successfully defended their PhD theses and 2 people – their doctoral theses.

Country

Graduates of PhD doctoral programs

Vietnam

13

Iraq

13

Yemen

12

China

11

Kazakhstan

8

Ecuador

4

Syria

2

Bangladesh

2

Jordan

2

Somalia

2

Mozambique

2

Azerbaijan

2

Chad

2

Guinea-Bissau

1

Sudan

1

Turkmenistan

1

Mongolia

1

Total

79

4.2.6. USPTU’s foreign partners

Country

Organization

Angola

National Institute of Student Scholarships of Angola

Armenia

Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction

Austria

University of Vienna

University of Leoben

Azerbaijan

Sumqayit State University

Nakhcivan State University

Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry

Baku State University

Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction

Azerbaijna Technical University

Azerbaijan Technological University

Bulgaria

University of Economics - Varna

Belarus

Polotsk State University

China

China University of Petroleum-Huadong

China University of Petroleum-Beijing

Southwest Petroleum University

Xinjiang Keli New Technology Development Co.Ltd

Guangzhou Anticorrosion Association

Sichuan College of Engineering

Shandong Transportation Institute

Weidong Cloud Education Group

Nanchang University

Starshine Petroleum and Chemical

Cuba

Cubapetroleo

Czech Republic

MemBrain s.r.o. and MEGA a.s.

VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava

ELPRAMO s.r.o.

Finland

Lappeenranta University of Technology

Haaga-Helia University Porvoo Campus

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

France

Schlumberger Logelco, Inc.

Germany

University of Kassel

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Division of Isotope Biogeochemistry

Saarland University

Buchen UmweltService GmbH

Clausthal University of Technology

Hochschule Merseburg – University of Applied Sciences

Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Ravensburg

Export-Akademie Baden Wuerttemberg GmbH

MUEG Mitteldeutsche Umwelt- und Entsorgung GmbH

Ecuador

National Polytechnic University

Hungary

University of Miskolc

India

Graphic Era University

Uttaranchal University

NIMS University Rajasthan

Iran

IranianInternationalArt

Iraq

University of Zakho

Italy

University of Palermo

University of Perugia

University of Genova

Institute of Euroasian Studies

Kazakhstan

Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda State University

K.Zhubanov Aktobe Regional State University

Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering named after S. Yessenov

West-Kazakh Agrarian and Technical University named after Zhangir Khan

Makhambet Utemisov West Kazakhstan State University

Caspimunaigas SRDI JSC

Pavlodar Oil Chemistry Refinery

Atyrau Institute of Oil and Gas

International Educational Corporation (KAZGASA Campus)

Association of Children and Youth Organizations of Kostanay Region LLP

M.O. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University

Akimat of Atyrau Region

S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University

Karaganda State Technical University

North Kazakhstan State University named after Manash Kozybayev

S.Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Atyrau Institute of Engineering and Humanities

Kazakh National Technical University named after K.I. Satpayev

Caspian Social University

S. Baishev Aktobe University

Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications

Kh. Dosmukhamedov Atyrau State University

Aktobe Higher Polytechnical College

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University

Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I.Razzakov

Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture named after N. Isanov

Mexico

Autonomous University of Coahuila

Netherlands

Baker Hughes B.V.

Switzerland

Rexonic Ultrasonics AG

Syria

Syrian Private University

ROG Technology

Tajikistan

Tajik Mining and Metallurgical Institute

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan

Tajik Energy Institute

Dushanbe Lomonosov Moscow State University Campus

Khujand Polytechnical Institute of M.S.Osimi Tajik Technical University

M.S.Osimi Tajik Technical University

Tajik National University

Paimony Azizon Non-State General Educational Institution

Dushanbe Branch of National University of Science and Technology "MISiS"

Turkey

Yıldız Technical University

UAE

International Oriental Academy FZ LLC

USA

HalliburtonInternational, Inc.

SAS Institute LLC

Honeywell CJSC

VirginiaWesleyanCollege

Rice University Energy and Environment Initiative

Vietnam

Vietsovpetro Joint Venture

PetroVietnam University

TOTAL

102