Oldest Universities in Russia


What are the oldest Universities in Russia? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 374 Russian Universities ordered by year of establishment and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Russian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to highlight which Russian Universities have the longest history and tradition and how this correlates to their uniRank University Ranking.

Oldest Universities in Russia

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3 St. Petersburg State University Saint Petersburg
1 Moscow State University Moscow
22 Moscow Medical Academy Moscow
74 Saint-Petersburg Mining University Saint Petersburg
307 Russian State Institute of Performing Arts Saint Petersburg
304 State University of Land Management Moscow
169 Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography Moscow
28 Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia Saint Petersburg
92 Moscow State Linguistic University Moscow
5 Kazan Federal University Kazan ...
158 Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping Saint Petersburg ...
129 Kazan State Medical University Kazan ...
319 Moscow State Industrial Art University Moscow
215 Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology Saint Petersburg
21 Bauman Moscow State Technical University Moscow ...
138 St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering Saint Petersburg
161 St. Petersburg State Conservatory Saint Petersburg
76 Russian State Agricultural University Moscow
50 Moscow Polytech Moscow
52 Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow
38 Tver State University Tver
33 Moscow State Pedagogical University Moscow
29 Belgorod State University Belgorod
7 Tomsk State University Tomsk
356 Tambov State Musical-Pedagogical Institute named after S.V. Rachmaninov Tambov
333 Tyumen State Agricultural Academy Tyumen
55 Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University Saint Petersburg
116 Siberian State Medical University Tomsk
141 Kazan State Technological University Kazan
178 Maritime State University Vladivostok
222 St. Petersburg State University of Physical Education Saint Petersburg
16 Tomsk Polytechnic University Tomsk
80 Russian University of Transport Moscow
94 Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University Saint Petersburg
97 Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia Moscow
12 Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University Saint Petersburg
30 Far Eastern Federal University Vladivostok ...
250 Omsk State Transport University Omsk
9 ITMO University Saint Petersburg
77 Tomsk State Pedagogical University Tomsk
207 St. Petersburg State Agrarian University Saint Petersburg
51 Russian National Research Medical University Moscow
240 South-Russian State Technical University Novocherkassk ...
79 North-Western State Medical University Saint Petersburg
23 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Moscow ...
119 Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University Yaroslavl
193 Irkutsk State Medical University Irkutsk
63 Bashkir State University Ufa
130 Saratov State Medical University Saratov
18 Saratov State University Saratov ...
316 Vologda State Dairy Farming Academy Vologda
162 Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University Nizhny Novgorod
211 Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities Samara
229 Saratov State Agrarian University Saratov
255 Voronezh State Agricultural University Voronezh
350 Vyatka State Humanities University Kirov ...
85 Samara State Technical University Samara
259 Ural State Mining University Yekaterinburg
27 Southern Federal University Rostov-on-Don ...
179 Ryazan State University Ryazan
20 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod ...
206 Perm State Academy of Medicine Perm
36 Perm State University Perm
209 Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University Nizhny Novgorod
182 Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television Saint Petersburg
366 Gorsky State Agrarian University Vladikavkaz
358 Ivanovo State Academy of Agriculture Ivanovo
271 Smolensk State University Smolensk
245 Russian State Geological Prospecting University Moscow
217 Kostroma State University Kostroma ...
202 St. Petersburg State University for Culture and Arts Saint Petersburg
157 Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology Ivanovo
131 Ivanovo State Power University Ivanovo
233 Omsk State Agrarian University n.a. P. A. Stolypin Omsk
39 Irkutsk State University Irkutsk
103 Yaroslavl State University Yaroslavl
181 Voronezh State Medical University Voronezh
26 Voronezh State University Voronezh ...
61 Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism Moscow
155 Kuban State University of Technology Krasnodar
285 Astrakhan State Medical Academy Astrakhan
257 Saint-Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical University Saint Petersburg
197 Samara State Medical University Samara
323 Orenburg State Pedagogical University Orenburg
118 Vladimir State University for the Humanities Vladimir
122 The State University of Management Moscow
14 Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation Moscow
203 Kuban State Medical University Krasnodar
242 North Ossetian State University Vladikavkaz
6 Ural Federal University Yekaterinburg
309 Privolzhsky Research Medical University Nizhny Novgorod
47 Kuban State University Krasnodar
91 Moscow State University of Civil Engineering Moscow
165 Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics Moscow
198 Perm State Pedagogical University Perm
317 Kazan State Agricultural University Kazan
201 Tver State Technical University Tver
159 Kuban State Agricultural University Krasnodar
313 Armavir State Pedagogical University Armavir
204 Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy Saint Petersburg
144 St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design Saint Petersburg
40 Northern Arctic Federal University Arkhangelsk ...
300 Bryansk State Technical University Brjansk
355 Nizhny Novgorod State Agricultural Academy Nizhny Novgorod
234 Stavropol State Agrarian University Stavropol
296 Orenburg State Agrarian University Orenburg
56 Ural State Pedagogical University Yekaterinburg ...
163 Russian State University A.N. Kosygin Moscow ...
221 Rostov State Medical University Rostov-on-Don ...
253 Far Eastern State Medical University Khabarovsk
268 Bashkir State Agricultural University Ufa
286 Bryansk State University Brjansk
247 Chuvash State Pedagogical University Cheboksary
281 Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University Blagoveshchensk
278 Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering Kazan
262 Baikal State University Irkutsk ...
318 Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University Vladivostok
31 National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" Moscow ...
231 Novosibirsk State Architectural University Novosibirsk
261 Moscow State Institute of Culture Khimki
235 Ural State Forestry University Yekaterinburg
177 Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering Nizhny Novgorod
288 Siberian State Industrial University Novokuznetsk ...
137 St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University Saint Petersburg
48 University of Tyumen Tyumen ...
220 Moscow State Technological University "Stankin" Moscow
368 Chelyabinsk State Agroengineering Academy Chelyabinsk
344 Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering Moscow
160 Ivanovo State Medical Academy Ivanovo
302 Voronezh State University of Engineering Technology Voronezh
166 Kaliningrad State Technical University Kaliningrad
70 The Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications Saint Petersburg ...
170 Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University Moscow
68 N.R.U. Moscow Power Engineering Institute Moscow ...
105 Volgograd State Technical University Volgograd
127 Irkutsk National Research Technical University Irkutsk ...
117 Russian State Hydrometeorological University Saint Petersburg
42 St. Petersburg State University of Economics Saint Petersburg
45 Russian State University of Oil and Gas Moscow
102 Tula State University Tula
83 Don State Technical University Rostov-on-Don ...
32 Moscow Aviation Institute Moscow ...
226 Astrakhan State Technical University Astrakhan
136 Saratov State Technical University Saratov
273 Moscow State University of Printing Arts Moscow
310 Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture Lyubertsy
186 Moscow State University of Food Production Moscow
354 Chuvash State Agricultural Academy Cheboksary
351 Izhevsk State Agricultural Academy Izhevsk
143 Orel State University Orel
269 Rostov State University of Economics Rostov-on-Don ...
108 Moscow State Regional University Moscow
243 Samara State Economic University Samara
329 Buryat State Academy of Agriculture Ulan-Ude
156 Voronezh State Pedagogical University Voronezh
142 Ural State Law Academy Yekaterinburg
104 Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University Volgograd
46 Ogarev Mordovia State University Saransk ...
99 Udmurt State University Izhevsk ...
230 Saratov State Academy of Law Saratov
81 Kutafin Moscow State Law University Moscow
337 Michurinsk State Agrarian University Michurinsk
299 Dagestan State Medical University Makhachkala
150 Baltic State Technical University "Voenmeh" Saint Petersburg
89 Astrakhan State University Astrakhan
112 Bashkir State Medical University Ufa
62 Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev - KAI Kazan
365 Dagestan State Agrarian University Makhachkala
223 North State Medical University Arkhangelsk
146 Banzarov Buryat State University Ulan-Ude
236 Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University Ulyanovsk
340 North Caucasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Vladikavkaz
175 Pskov State Pedagogical University Pskov
205 Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University Krasnoyarsk
96 Omsk State Pedagogical University Omsk ...
219 Siberian State Transport University Novosibirsk
71 Kabardino-Balkarian State University Nalchik
208 Volga State University of Technology Yoshkar-Ola
75 Ufa State Aviation Technical University Ufa
120 Altai State Pedagogical Academy Barnaul
227 Izhevsk State Medical Academy Izhevsk
140 Magnitogorsk State Technical University Magnitogorsk
190 Kursk State University Kursk
359 Ural State Conservatory Yekaterinburg
113 Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University Chelyabinsk
73 Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Novosibirsk
225 Novosibirsk State Medical University Novosibirsk
180 Kursk State Medical University Kursk
88 Volgograd State Medical Academy Volgograd
263 Tver State Medical University Tver
256 Novosibirsk State Agricultural University Novosibirsk
267 Far Eastern State Transport University Khabarovsk
184 Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod
224 Stavropol State Medical University Stavropol
312 Chechen State University Grozny
173 Tula State Pedagogical University Tula
353 Magnitogorsk State Conservatory Magnitogorsk
254 Yelets State University Yelets
327 Northern Ossetian State Academy of Medicine Vladikavkaz ...
266 Murmansk Arctic State University Murmansk
334 Altai State Academy of Education Biisk
214 Pyatigorsk State University Pyatigorsk
287 Adyghe State University Maykop
64 Petrozavodsk State University Petrozavodsk ...
147 St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation Saint Petersburg
352 Kamchatka State Technical University Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
199 Krasnoyarsk State Medical University Krasnoyarsk
176 Omsk State Technical University Omsk
13 National Research Nuclear University MEPI Moscow
37 Samara National Research University Samara
134 Polzunov Altai State Technical University Barnaul ...
341 Pyatigorsk State Pharmaceutical Academy Pyatigorsk
332 Dagestan State Pedagogical University Makhachkala
251 Altai State University of Agriculture Barnaul
58 Penza State University Penza
171 Ryazan State Medical University Ryazan
19 South Ural State University Chelyabinsk ...
246 Orenburg State Medical University Orenburg
294 Yaroslavl State Medical University Yaroslavl
343 Yaroslavl State Academy of Agriculture Yaroslavl
213 Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy Chelyabinsk
249 Yaroslavl State Technical University Yaroslavl
153 Moscow University for the Humanities Moscow
17 Moscow State Institute of International Relations Moscow ...
322 Kazan State Conservatory Kazan
15 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Moscow ...
49 Moscow Technical University - MIREA Moscow
195 Kaluga State University Kaluga
123 Ufa State Petroleum Technological University Ufa ...
335 Ryazan State Agrotechnological University Ryazan
295 Lipetsk State Pedagogical University Lipetsk
264 Sakhalin State University Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
357 Far East State Agrarian University Blagoveshchensk
346 Siberian State University of Physical Culture and Sports Omsk
192 Kuzbass State Technical University Kemerovo
41 Novosibirsk State Technical University Novosibirsk
167 Murmansk State Technical University Murmansk
361 Penza State Agricultural Academy Penza
330 Amur State Medical Academy Blagoveshchensk
239 Krasnoyarsk State Agricultural University Krasnoyarsk
289 Ryazan State Radio Engineering University Ryazan
315 Tyva State University Kyzyl
314 Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building Tomsk ...
132 Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University Izhevsk ...
311 Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering Volgograd
298 Russian State University of Tourism and Services Moscow
241 Moscow State University of Technology and Management Moscow
185 Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Informatics Novosibirsk
133 Chita State Academy of Medicine Chita
59 Perm State Technical University Perm ...
238 Altai State Medical University Barnaul
301 Amur State University of Humanities and Pedagogy Komsomolsk-on-Amur
152 Belgorod State Technological University Belgorod
308 Kemerovo State Medical University Kemerovo
274 St. Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation Saint Petersburg
339 Rybinsk State Aviation Technical University Rybinsk
188 Komsomolsk-on-Amur State Technical University Komsomolsk-on-Amur
265 Volga State University of Telecommunications and Informatics Samara
244 Lipetsk State Technical University Lipetsk
149 Ural State University of Railway Transport Yekaterinburg
34 North-Eastern Federal University Yakutsk
110 Voronezh State Technical University Voronezh ...
187 Dagestan State University Makhachkala
121 Ulyanovsk State Technical University Ulyanovsk
65 Pacific National University Khabarovsk
292 Pacific State Medical University Vladivostok
306 Kamchatka State University Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
258 Penza State University of Architecture and Construction Penza
53 Tyumen Industrial University Tyumen
293 Ukhta State Technical University Ukhta ...
69 Tambov State Technical University Tambov
320 Penza State Technological University Penza
8 Novosibirsk State University Novosibirsk
135 Siberian State Aerospace University Krasnoyarsk ...
10 RUDN University Moscow
348 North-Eastern State University Magadan
338 Don State University of Agriculture Persianovsky
67 Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics Tomsk
270 East Siberia State University of Technology and Management Ulan-Ude
125 Vyatka State University Kirov
168 South-Western State University Kursk
126 National Research University of Electronic Technology Moscow
109 Pushkin State Russian Language Institute Moscow
106 M. Akmullah Bashkir State Pedagogical University Ufa
349 The Rostov State Conservatoire Rostov-on-Don
164 Petrozavodsk State Conservatory Petrozavodsk
111 Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management Novosibirsk
66 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University Kaliningrad
72 Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service Vladivostok ...
139 Chuvash State University Cheboksary
78 Ural State University of Economics Yekaterinburg
183 Kazan State Power Engineering University Kazan
373 Astrakhan State Conservatory Astrakhan
324 Kazan State University of Culture and Arts Kazan
321 Kuban State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism Krasnodar
272 Kemerovo State University of Culture and the Arts Kemerovo
275 Samara State University Samara ...
325 Kalmyk State University Elista
283 Ural State University of Physical Culture Chelyabinsk
284 Khabarovsk State University of Economics and Law Khabarovsk ...
276 Dagestan State Technical University Makhachkala
82 North Caucasus Federal University Stavropol
54 Orenburg State University Orenburg
194 Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation Moscow
148 Mari State University Yoshkar-Ola
57 Syktyvkar State University Syktyvkar ...
35 Altai State University Barnaul
291 Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism Kazan
252 Transbaikal State University Chita
172 Ivanovo State University Ivanovo
90 Kemerovo State University Kemerovo ...
114 Dostoevsky Omsk State University Omsk
277 Orel State Agrarian University Orel
260 Vologda State University Vologda
100 Belgorod State Agricultural University Belgorod
145 Amur State University Blagoveshchensk
60 Chelyabinsk State University Chelyabinsk
4 Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Moscow
363 Tchaikovsky State Institute of Physical Culture Chaykovsky
282 Bratsk State University Bratsk
336 Bryansk State Agrarian University Brjansk
107 Volgograd State University Volgograd ...
347 Kabardino-Balkarian State Agricultural University Nalchik
305 Ivanovo State Polytechnic University Ivanovo
360 Arctic State Agrotechnological University Yakutsk
290 Kirov State Medical University Kirov
218 Moscow International Higher Business School Moscow
124 Ulyanovsk State University Ulyanovsk
345 Nayanova University Samara
342 Moscow University of Information and Technology - Moscow Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering Moscow
86 Moscow Financial and Law University Moscow ...
326 University of Humanities Yekaterinburg
216 St. Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics Saint Petersburg
237 Omsk State Medical Academy Omsk
43 Russian State Social University Moscow ...
232 Moscow International University Moscow
362 Angarsk State Technical University Angarsk
87 Russian New University Moscow
297 International Banking Institute Saint Petersburg
101 Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy Moscow
364 Moscow University Touro Moscow
24 Russian State University for the Humanities Moscow
189 Leningrad State University Saint Petersburg
280 Nizhnevartovsk State University Nizhnevartovsk
370 Pushchino State Institute of Natural Science Pushchino
367 Institute of International Business Education Moscow ...
115 Saint Tikhon's Orthodox University Moscow
328 Moscow Institute of Public Administration and Law Moscow
Un Samara Academy of Humanities Samara ...
128 New Economic School Moscow
196 Modern University for the Humanities Moscow ...
2 National Research University Higher School of Economics Moscow ...
154 Sergei Witte University of Moscow Moscow ...
191 Gorno-Altaisk State University Gorno-Altaisk
95 Novgorod State University Veliky Novgorod
200 Surgut State University Surgut
248 Maikop State Technological University Maykop ...
210 Khakas State University Abakan
331 Ingush State University Ordzhonikidzevskaya
174 Dubna State University Dubna
98 European University at St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg
151 Tambov State University Tambov
25 Synergy University Moscow ...
372 Vladikavkaz Institute of Economics, Management and Law Vladikavkaz
44 Moscow City Teachers' Training University Moscow ...
212 Kurgan State University Kurgan
84 Moscow State University of Psychology and Education Moscow
369 Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture Saint Petersburg
303 Cherepovets State University Cherepovets
279 Moscow Metropolitan Governance University Moscow
371 International University of Fundamental Studies, St. Petersburg Moscow ...
93 Togliatti State University Togliatti ...
228 Ugra State University Khanty-Mansiysk
11 Siberian Federal University Krasnoyarsk
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