Established in 1918, Irkutsk State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Irkutsk (population range: 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Irkutsk Oblast. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Irkutsk State University (ISU) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 9,000-9,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Irkutsk State University (ISU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 98 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. ISU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.