Ural State Mining University

Ural State Mining University (Russian: Уральский государственный горный университет) is situated in Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation. It was founded in 1914. In 1917 Nicholas II signed an order titled "On keeping of the Yekaterinburg Institute of Mines under the patronage of His Majesty the Emperor and on giving to this educational establishment the title of The Emperor Nicholas II Ural Institute of Mines".

Ural State Mining University
Ykaterinburg Institute of Mines
Екатеринбургский горный институт
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MottoО горнем помышляйте
Dream of the celectial
TypeUniversity/Engineering school
Established3 July 1914
RectorProf. Nikolay Kosarev
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It is the oldest establishment of higher education in the Middle Urals. It offers education in geology, geophysics, engineering and management of mining, geological prospecting. The university offers dozens of graduate and postgraduate programmes. The geologists of the university have discovered hundreds of deposits in Urals and Siberia.

Ural Geological MuseumEdit

The university has a famous museum of minerals founded in 1937 and considered to be one of the greatest public collections of its kind in Europe. The university is also known for its efforts in the maintenance of religious traditions in higher education in Russia and for its chairing of sports and physical culture.


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Coordinates: 56°49′34″N 60°35′45″E / 56.82611°N 60.59583°E / 56.82611; 60.59583