The University was founded on the basis of the Ukhta Industrial Institute (the Institute was founded in 1967). By this time, more than 25000 engineers and economists had graduated in oil, geology, building, and timber industry majors. After the successful attestation on April 14, 1999, the Institute was granted a status of a State Technical University.
Ukhta State Technical University is a unique representative of Russian oil and gas universities and one of the largest technical higher education institutions of the European North of Russia. About 15000 students (over 500 of them are international students) study on 22 different specialties at our university. USTU is located in the Republic of Komi, in town of Ukhta - an industrial capital of this region. There is an advanced oil and gas industry and wood complex in our region; in the nearest future aluminum and bauxite factories will be built here. Our university works with the leading Russian oil and gas companies and their branches in the region: "Gazprom", "Transneft", "Rosneft", and "Lukoil".