Oldest Universities in Russia


What are the oldest Universities in Russia? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of 376 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
28 Moscow Medical Academy Moscow
97 Saint-Petersburg Mining University Saint Petersburg
310 Russian State Institute of Performing Arts Saint Petersburg
302 State University of Land Management Moscow
207 Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography Moscow
30 Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia Saint Petersburg
157 Moscow State Linguistic University Moscow
5 Kazan Federal University Kazan ...
177 Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping Saint Petersburg ...
124 Kazan State Medical University Kazan ...
319 Moscow State Industrial Art University Moscow
220 Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology Saint Petersburg
18 Bauman Moscow State Technical University Moscow ...
109 St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering Saint Petersburg
182 St. Petersburg State Conservatory Saint Petersburg
85 Russian State Agricultural University Moscow
70 Moscow Polytech Moscow
91 Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow
40 Tver State University Tver
27 Moscow State Pedagogical University Moscow
13 Belgorod State University Belgorod
7 Tomsk State University Tomsk
350 Tambov State Musical-Pedagogical Institute named after S.V. Rachmaninov Tambov
346 Tyumen State Agricultural Academy Tyumen
80 Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University Saint Petersburg
107 Siberian State Medical University Tomsk
133 Kazan State Technological University Kazan
191 Maritime State University Vladivostok
231 St. Petersburg State University of Physical Education Saint Petersburg
8 Tomsk Polytechnic University Tomsk
139 Moscow State University of Railway Engineering Moscow
147 Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University Saint Petersburg
102 Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia Moscow
12 Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University Saint Petersburg
25 Far Eastern Federal University Vladivostok ...
265 Omsk State Transport University Omsk
9 ITMO University Saint Petersburg
66 Tomsk State Pedagogical University Tomsk
244 St. Petersburg State Agrarian University Saint Petersburg
61 Russian National Research Medical University Moscow
255 South-Russian State Technical University Novocherkassk ...
81 North-Western State Medical University Saint Petersburg
24 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics Moscow ...
130 Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University Yaroslavl
180 Irkutsk State Medical University Irkutsk
60 Bashkir State University Ufa
179 Saratov State Medical University Saratov
16 Saratov State University Saratov ...
312 Vologda State Dairy Farming Academy Vologda
175 Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University Nizhny Novgorod
235 Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities Samara
209 Saratov State Agrarian University Saratov
247 Voronezh State Agricultural University Voronezh
347 Vyatka State Humanities University Kirov ...
69 Samara State Technical University Samara
272 Ural State Mining University Yekaterinburg
31 Southern Federal University Rostov-on-Don ...
140 Ryazan State University Ryazan
20 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod ...
251 Perm State Academy of Medicine Perm
39 Perm State University Perm
196 Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University Nizhny Novgorod
227 Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television Saint Petersburg
349 Ivanovo State Academy of Agriculture Ivanovo
359 Gorsky State Agrarian University Vladikavkaz
245 Russian State Geological Prospecting University Moscow
184 St. Petersburg State University for Culture and Arts Saint Petersburg
210 Kostroma State University Kostroma ...
258 Smolensk State University Smolensk
204 Omsk State Agrarian University n.a. P. A. Stolypin Omsk
23 Voronezh State University Voronezh ...
41 Irkutsk State University Irkutsk
68 Yaroslavl State University Yaroslavl
169 Voronezh State Medical University Voronezh
76 Ivanovo State Power University Ivanovo
154 Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology Ivanovo
65 Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism Moscow
170 Kuban State University of Technology Krasnodar
271 Astrakhan State Medical Academy Astrakhan
285 Saint-Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical University Saint Petersburg
79 Vladimir State University for the Humanities Vladimir
151 Samara State Medical University Samara
307 Orenburg State Pedagogical University Orenburg
118 The State University of Management Moscow
19 Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation Moscow
214 Kuban State Medical University Krasnodar
306 Privolzhsky Research Medical University Nizhny Novgorod
266 North Ossetian State University Vladikavkaz
6 Ural Federal University Yekaterinburg
47 Kuban State University Krasnodar
240 Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics Moscow
95 Moscow State University of Civil Engineering Moscow
141 Perm State Pedagogical University Perm
197 Tver State Technical University Tver
334 Kazan State Agricultural University Kazan
137 Kuban State Agricultural University Krasnodar
289 Armavir State Pedagogical University Armavir
224 Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy Saint Petersburg
127 St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design Saint Petersburg
286 Bryansk State Technical University Brjansk
32 Northern Arctic Federal University Arkhangelsk ...
361 Nizhny Novgorod State Agricultural Academy Nizhny Novgorod
248 Rostov State Medical University Rostov-on-Don ...
205 Stavropol State Agrarian University Stavropol
249 Bryansk State University Brjansk
264 Orenburg State Agrarian University Orenburg
282 Chuvash State Pedagogical University Cheboksary
134 Far Eastern State Medical University Khabarovsk
206 Russian State University A.N. Kosygin Moscow ...
241 Bashkir State Agricultural University Ufa
250 Novosibirsk State Architectural University Novosibirsk
263 Blagoveshchensk State Pedagogical University Blagoveshchensk
38 National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" Moscow ...
320 Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University Vladivostok
52 Ural State Pedagogical University Yekaterinburg ...
260 Baikal State University Irkutsk ...
273 Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering Kazan
86 The Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications Saint Petersburg ...
237 Moscow State Technological University "Stankin" Moscow
46 University of Tyumen Tyumen ...
343 Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering Moscow
225 Moscow State Institute of Culture Khimki
183 Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering Nizhny Novgorod
155 Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University Moscow
243 Ural State Forestry University Yekaterinburg
353 Chelyabinsk State Agroengineering Academy Chelyabinsk
42 St. Petersburg State University of Economics Saint Petersburg
89 Irkutsk National Research Technical University Irkutsk ...
159 Ivanovo State Medical Academy Ivanovo
152 Russian State Hydrometeorological University Saint Petersburg
276 Voronezh State University of Engineering Technology Voronezh
223 Kaliningrad State Technical University Kaliningrad
292 Siberian State Industrial University Novokuznetsk ...
73 Volgograd State Technical University Volgograd
211 St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University Saint Petersburg
92 N.R.U. Moscow Power Engineering Institute Moscow ...
35 Russian State University of Oil and Gas Moscow
83 Tula State University Tula
72 Don State Technical University Rostov-on-Don ...
45 Moscow Aviation Institute Moscow ...
256 Astrakhan State Technical University Astrakhan
122 Saratov State Technical University Saratov
275 Moscow State University of Printing Arts Moscow
318 Moscow State Academy of Physical Culture Lyubertsy
166 Moscow State University of Food Production Moscow
326 Izhevsk State Agricultural Academy Izhevsk
369 Chuvash State Agricultural Academy Cheboksary
117 Orel State University Orel
253 Samara State Economic University Samara
187 Rostov State University of Economics Rostov-on-Don ...
101 Moscow State Regional University Moscow
321 Buryat State Academy of Agriculture Ulan-Ude
84 Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University Volgograd
29 Ogarev Mordovia State University Saransk ...
165 Voronezh State Pedagogical University Voronezh
158 Ural State Law Academy Yekaterinburg
88 Udmurt State University Izhevsk ...
216 Saratov State Academy of Law Saratov
98 Kutafin Moscow State Law University Moscow
337 Michurinsk State Agrarian University Michurinsk
114 Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev - KAI Kazan
376 Dagestan State Agrarian University Makhachkala
106 Buryat State University Ulan-Ude
148 North State Medical University Arkhangelsk
136 Bashkir State Medical University Ufa
212 Baltic State Technical University "Voenmeh" Saint Petersburg
113 Astrakhan State University Astrakhan
336 Dagestan State Medical University Makhachkala
218 Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University Ulyanovsk
128 Pskov State Pedagogical University Pskov
327 North Caucasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Vladikavkaz
153 Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University Krasnoyarsk
145 Siberian State Transport University Novosibirsk
163 Volga State University of Technology Yoshkar-Ola
90 Omsk State Pedagogical University Omsk ...
99 Kabardino-Balkarian State University Nalchik
82 Ufa State Aviation Technical University Ufa
200 Izhevsk State Medical Academy Izhevsk
87 Altai State Pedagogical Academy Barnaul
94 Magnitogorsk State Technical University Magnitogorsk
230 Kursk State University Kursk
355 Ural State Conservatory Yekaterinburg
116 Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University Chelyabinsk
146 Novosibirsk State Medical University Novosibirsk
57 Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Novosibirsk
186 Kursk State Medical University Kursk
105 Volgograd State Medical Academy Volgograd
238 Tver State Medical University Tver
192 Novosibirsk State Agricultural University Novosibirsk
236 Far Eastern State Transport University Khabarovsk
246 Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod Nizhny Novgorod
162 Stavropol State Medical University Stavropol
323 Chechen State University Grozny
161 Tula State Pedagogical University Tula
351 Northern Ossetian State Academy of Medicine Vladikavkaz ...
325 Magnitogorsk State Conservatory Magnitogorsk
313 Yelets State University Yelets
295 Altai State Academy of Education Biisk
222 Murmansk Arctic State University Murmansk
149 Pyatigorsk State University Pyatigorsk
274 Adyghe State University Maykop
63 Petrozavodsk State University Petrozavodsk ...
150 St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation Saint Petersburg
348 Kamchatka State Technical University Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
208 Krasnoyarsk State Medical University Krasnoyarsk
110 Omsk State Technical University Omsk
22 National Research Nuclear University MEPI Moscow
131 Polzunov Altai State Technical University Barnaul ...
37 Samara National Research University Samara
338 Pyatigorsk State Pharmaceutical Academy Pyatigorsk
354 Dagestan State Pedagogical University Makhachkala
279 Altai State University of Agriculture Barnaul
51 Penza State University Penza
201 Ryazan State Medical University Ryazan
14 South Ural State University Chelyabinsk ...
281 Yaroslavl State Medical University Yaroslavl
233 Orenburg State Medical University Orenburg
339 Yaroslavl State Academy of Agriculture Yaroslavl
129 Chelyabinsk State Medical Academy Chelyabinsk
268 Yaroslavl State Technical University Yaroslavl
195 Moscow University for the Humanities Moscow
21 Moscow State Institute of International Relations Moscow ...
356 Kazan State Conservatory Kazan
15 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Moscow ...
62 Moscow Technical University - MIREA Moscow
104 Ufa State Petroleum Technological University Ufa ...
213 Kaluga State University Kaluga
333 Ryazan State Agrotechnological University Ryazan
242 Lipetsk State Pedagogical University Lipetsk
257 Sakhalin State University Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
329 Far East State Agrarian University Blagoveshchensk
342 Siberian State University of Physical Culture and Sports Omsk
33 Novosibirsk State Technical University Novosibirsk
202 Kuzbass State Technical University Kemerovo
198 Murmansk State Technical University Murmansk
367 Penza State Agricultural Academy Penza
330 Amur State Medical Academy Blagoveshchensk
219 Krasnoyarsk State Agricultural University Krasnoyarsk
287 Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building Tomsk ...
300 Tyva State University Kyzyl
239 Ryazan State Radio Engineering University Ryazan
125 Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University Izhevsk ...
314 Volgograd State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering Volgograd
259 Russian State University of Tourism and Services Moscow
190 Moscow State University of Technology and Management Moscow
176 Siberian State University of Telecommunications and Informatics Novosibirsk
315 Chita State Academy of Medicine Chita
53 Perm State Technical University Perm ...
194 Altai State Medical University Barnaul
294 Amur State University of Humanities and Pedagogy Komsomolsk-on-Amur
181 Belgorod State Technological University Belgorod
331 Kemerovo State Medical University Kemerovo
305 St. Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation Saint Petersburg
345 Rybinsk State Aviation Technical University Rybinsk
254 Komsomolsk-on-Amur State Technical University Komsomolsk-on-Amur
293 Volga State University of Telecommunications and Informatics Samara
174 Lipetsk State Technical University Lipetsk
226 Ural State University of Railway Transport Yekaterinburg
36 North-Eastern Federal University Yakutsk
100 Voronezh State Technical University Voronezh ...
203 Dagestan State University Makhachkala
112 Ulyanovsk State Technical University Ulyanovsk
50 Pacific National University Khabarovsk
335 Kamchatka State University Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
252 Pacific State Medical University Vladivostok
290 Penza State University of Architecture and Construction Penza
44 Tyumen Industrial University Tyumen
296 Ukhta State Technical University Ukhta ...
71 Tambov State Technical University Tambov
308 Penza State Technological University Penza
11 Novosibirsk State University Novosibirsk
111 Siberian State Aerospace University Krasnoyarsk ...
17 RUDN University Moscow
332 North-Eastern State University Magadan
328 Don State University of Agriculture Persianovsky
54 Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics Tomsk
267 East Siberia State University of Technology and Management Ulan-Ude
74 Vyatka State University Kirov
167 South-Western State University Kursk
143 National Research University of Electronic Technology Moscow
178 Pushkin State Russian Language Institute Moscow
103 M. Akmullah Bashkir State Pedagogical University Ufa
344 The Rostov State Conservatoire Rostov-on-Don
324 Petrozavodsk State Conservatory Petrozavodsk
132 Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management Novosibirsk
56 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University Kaliningrad
59 Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service Vladivostok ...
120 Chuvash State University Cheboksary
93 Ural State University of Economics Yekaterinburg
188 Kazan State Power Engineering University Kazan
372 Astrakhan State Conservatory Astrakhan
291 Kazan State University of Culture and Arts Kazan
301 Kemerovo State University of Culture and the Arts Kemerovo
270 Kuban State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism Krasnodar
262 Samara State University Samara ...
311 Kalmyk State University Elista
221 Ural State University of Physical Culture Chelyabinsk
303 Khabarovsk State University of Economics and Law Khabarovsk ...
316 Dagestan State Technical University Makhachkala
78 North Caucasus Federal University Stavropol
48 Orenburg State University Orenburg
215 Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation Moscow
135 Mari State University Yoshkar-Ola
43 Syktyvkar State University Syktyvkar ...
26 Altai State University Barnaul
299 Volga Region State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism Kazan
229 Transbaikal State University Chita
160 Dostoevsky Omsk State University Omsk
77 Kemerovo State University Kemerovo ...
144 Ivanovo State University Ivanovo
309 Orel State Agrarian University Orel
189 Vologda State University Vologda
142 Belgorod State Agricultural University Belgorod
138 Amur State University Blagoveshchensk
67 Chelyabinsk State University Chelyabinsk
4 Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Moscow
358 Moscow State Academy of Water Transport Moscow
322 Bryansk State Agrarian University Brjansk
363 Tchaikovsky State Institute of Physical Culture Chaykovsky
304 Bratsk State University Bratsk
108 Volgograd State University Volgograd ...
298 Ivanovo State Polytechnic University Ivanovo
368 Kabardino-Balkarian State Agricultural University Nalchik
357 Yakutsk State Academy of Agriculture Yakutsk
297 Kirov State Medical University Kirov
64 Ulyanovsk State University Ulyanovsk
232 Moscow International Higher Business School Moscow
352 Nayanova University Samara
360 Moscow University of Information and Technology - Moscow Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering Moscow
126 Moscow Financial and Law University Moscow ...
340 University of Humanities Yekaterinburg
284 St. Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics Saint Petersburg
362 Angarsk State Technical University Angarsk
55 Russian State Social University Moscow ...
171 Omsk State Medical Academy Omsk
277 Moscow International University Moscow
164 Russian New University Moscow
317 International Banking Institute Saint Petersburg
365 Moscow University Touro Moscow
34 Russian State University for the Humanities Moscow
115 Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy Moscow
280 Nizhnevartovsk State University Nizhnevartovsk
374 Pushchino State Institute of Natural Science Pushchino
278 Leningrad State University Saint Petersburg
269 International Independent Ecological-Political University Moscow
366 Samara Academy of Humanities Samara ...
341 Moscow Institute of Public Administration and Law Moscow
172 Saint Tikhon's Orthodox University Moscow
375 Institute of International Business Education Moscow ...
123 New Economic School Moscow
228 Modern University for the Humanities Moscow ...
2 National Research University Higher School of Economics Moscow ...
185 Sergei Witte University of Moscow Moscow ...
96 Novgorod State University Veliky Novgorod
173 Gorno-Altaisk State University Gorno-Altaisk
217 Surgut State University Surgut
288 Maikop State Technological University Maykop ...
370 Ingush State University Ordzhonikidzevskaya
168 Khakas State University Abakan
199 Dubna State University Dubna
121 European University at St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg
156 Tambov State University Tambov
58 Synergy University Moscow ...
373 Vladikavkaz Institute of Economics, Management and Law Vladikavkaz
49 Moscow City Teachers' Training University Moscow ...
234 Kurgan State University Kurgan
119 Moscow State University of Psychology and Education Moscow
371 Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture Saint Petersburg
283 Cherepovets State University Cherepovets
261 Moscow Metropolitan Governance University Moscow
364 International University of Fundamental Studies, St. Petersburg Moscow ...
75 Togliatti State University Togliatti ...
193 Ugra State University Khanty-Mansiysk
10 Siberian Federal University Krasnoyarsk
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