Russian State University of Oil and Gas

Russian State University of Oil and Gas

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Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University) – the leader in the Russian professional education system that assimilated the best traditions of domestic higher education institutions.

Since 1930 Gubkin University has trained more than 100 thousand graduates, Candidates and Doctors of Science. The University is justifiably proud of his graduates, working in all leading Russian Oil and Gas Companies.

To be the driver of generating new knowledge and ensuring the competitiveness of domestic oil and gas technologies, the main forge of specialists – innovators which consolidates resources of high school, academic and sectoral sciences for technological progress of oil and gas production as a key factor of sustainable development of the country.

Today Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas (National Research University) – shortly Gubkin University – is one of the leading industry-oriented universities in Russia and in the world.

The University has close ties with Russian petroleum and energy companies such as JSC Gazprom, Gazprom Neft, JSC NC Rosneft, JSC Lukoil, RITEC, JSC Transneft, and others.

Gubkin University has also signed cooperation agreements with international majors such as BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Total, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Baker Hughes, CNPC, Petrovietnam and many others.

The graduates of Gubkin University work successfully in the industrial and governmental organizations and companies all around the world. The well-known international petroleum companies easily recruit graduates of our University, because the degree received at Gubkin University is an indicator of the high quality of the graduates.

Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties

  • Petroleum geology and geophysics
  • Reservoir engineering
  • Pipeline engineering, construction and operation
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Chemical and environmental engineering
  • Automation and computer engineering
  • Economics and management
  • International energy business
  • School of law
  • School of humanities


The history of Gubkin University starts in 1930 when the Moscow Academy of Mines was reorganized into six Institutes. In this way the Petroleum Engineering Department of Academy became the base for new Moscow Petroleum Institute, which was named in honor of Academician Ivan Gubkin, “due to his tremendous input into organizing efforts of high education for training engineers, needed for the socialist industry”. At this time the zyoung Soviet country needed fuel and energy for further development and petroleum industry faced new challenges such as the development of new fields, application of advanced methods of operation, starting the use of new production technologies, development new oil refining technologies and constructions of plants, electrification of oil industry, as well as the planning, organization and improving safety of petroleum production.

None of these problems could be solved without significant increase in the number of Petroleum Engineers and Gubkin Institute became the main source for such specialists.

The first Rector of University and the founders of its educational and research schools were academician Ivan M. Gubkin himself and many famous founders of Russian (USSR) oil and gas science such as: A.P.Krylov, Yu.A.Kosygin, L.S.Leibenzon, S.S.Nametkin, A.V.Topchiev, I.I.Chernyaev. M.I.Varentsov, N.L.Buslenko, M.A.Kapelyushnikov, M.F.Mirchink, N.S.Nametkin, L.V.Pustovalov, K.A.Chepikov, S.F.Fedorov, G.F.Mirchink, Ya.M.Paushkin; V.I.Isagulyants, L.Sh.Davitashvili; and many others.

Nowadays there are more than ten teaching departments in Gubkin which prepare specialists at almost every field of Petroleum Industry: from Petroleum Geology and Engineering to Energy Economics and Trading. The University is justifiably proud of its graduates, working in all leading oil and gas Russian and international petroleum companies.

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