Syktyvkar State University

Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University (Russian: Сыктывкарский государственный университет имени Питирима Сорокина; Komi: Коми Республика, romanized: Сыктывкарса канму университет) is a public university in the city of Syktyvkar, the capital of the Komi Republic (Russia). With over 9,000 full-time students and more than 600 faculty members,[1] it is the largest institution of higher education in the Komi Republic.

Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University
Сыктывкарский государственный университет имени Питирима Сорокина
Сыктывкарса канму университет
Former name
USSR's 50th Anniversary State University of Syktyvkar
Established1972 (1972)
RectorSotnikova Olga Alexandrovna
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61°39′52″N 50°49′16″E / 61.6645°N 50.8210°E / 61.6645; 50.8210Coordinates: 61°39′52″N 50°49′16″E / 61.6645°N 50.8210°E / 61.6645; 50.8210
Building details
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Syktyvkar State University building

Syktyvkar State University was founded in 1972, making it the oldest university in the Komi Republic.[2]

The university includes 13 institutes and 52 departments and offers programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral levels in the fields of the mathematical and natural sciences, technology, humanities, law, medicine, economics, management, pedagogics and art.[3]

Syktyvkar State university actively participates in international partnership programmes and cooperation.[4] It is a member of the cooperative network University of the Arctic, which concerns with education and research in the North.[5] During the fall and winter 2007-2008, Syktyvkar State University was selected to host the Associate Regional Office of Undergraduate Studies for Russia of the University of the Arctic.[6]

The university is associated with the Russian Mineralogical Society.[7]

In March 2009 the university established the Sorokin Research Center to undertake research and publication of archive materials on the sociologist Pitirim Sorokin from international sources, mainly from the Sorokin's special collection at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.[8][9]

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  6. ^ "UArctic Regional Offices Successfully Established!". University of the Arctic. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
  7. ^ "Syktyvkar State University". Russian Mineralogical Society. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
  8. ^ ["Sorokin Research Center". Sorokin Research Center. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
  9. ^ "Welcome to the Pitirim A. Sorokin Collection at the University of Saskatchewan Special Collections". University of Saskatchewan Library. Retrieved 2009-09-10.