Tyumen State Oil and Gas University

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Tyumen State Oil and Gas University (TSOGU)
Motto "For you, for us, for Neftegaz!", Anthem
Established 1956
Rector Novoselov Oleg Aleksandrovich
Location Russia, Tyumen, 38 Volodarskogo St.
Website tsogu.ru

Tyumen State Oil and Gas University (TSOGU) is a higher educational institution of Tyumen, one of the largest scientific and educational complexes of Russia including all education levels from the general secondary, secondary professional and higher education (specialist program, bachelor's degree, Master's degree program) to postgraduate study and doctoral studies, the program of professional development and retraining of personnel, the program of elite technical education.


The Tyumen State Oil and Gas University conducts the family tree from training and counseling center of the Ural polytechnic institute opened in Tyumen in 1956 which was further a part of the Tyumen industrial institute. It happened in 1963 when fast development of resources of Western Siberia began. In 1963 the decision to create the profile higher education institution training experts for an oil and gas complex of Siberia in Tyumen was made.

In 1994 the name was changed to "Tyumen State Oil and Gas University".

Today in higher education institution 35 thousand students on all steps of education are trained. The leading technical higher education institution of Western Siberia offers 36 directions of preparation according to programs of the higher education (bachelor's degree, specialist program), 31 directions of master's degree program, 37 specialties of secondary professional education, 14 programs of training in working professions and 8 directions of study in postgraduate study. Since June 2007 graduates and teachers of TSOGU can receive the European supplement to the diploma.

As a part of the scientific staff of TSOGU there are 225 doctors of science, professors, 787 candidates of science, associate professors. Among them there are 3 academicians, 4 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences and more than 100 full members and corresponding members of Academies of Sciences, the winner of the Lenin award, 3 winners of the State award, 7 honored worker of science and technology of the Russian Federation.

Partnership for many years connects TSOGU with the largest oil and gas, transport and service companies, such as OAO Surgutneftegas, OAO Lukoil, OAO Transneft – Siberia, OAO Gazprom, OAO Rosneft, Baker Hughes, "Schlumberger", "Halliburton", "KCA DeutagDrilling", "Repsol", etc. Today the higher education institution has signed over 190 contracts on cooperation.

The priority direction in this area is the conclusion of the long-term complex contracts providing training of specialists with the higher education, professional development of employees of the enterprises, carrying out Companies' Days, the organization of the students' internships, employment of graduates. The partner enterprises provide support to higher education institution in updating and modernization of industrial practice base establishing of the modern laboratories, audiences, computer classes, training centers. So, in higher education institution a set of personalized lecture halls, e.g. ООО "Rosneft, OAO Transneft – Siberia, OAO Lukoil, specially equipped with an educational program of Microsoft IT Academy, Slavneft-Megionneftegaz (JSC SN-MNG), "Schlumberger" lecture hall etc.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

In TSOGU the Joint Council of Students (JCS) conducts active work. Members of JCS participate in meetings of the Academic council and administration; consist in the commissions conducting work on creation of local normative legal acts. As a part of Council there are more than 20 public associations of a social, scientific, military patriotic orientation. Since 2008 the Joint Council of Students and students of TSOGU is the best student council in the Tyumen region.

The Joint Primary Trade-union Organization (JPTUO) is the voluntary public association of the citizens connected by common interests by the nature of their activity, created for representation and protection of their social and labor rights and interests. Regularly trade-union activists become nominal scholars of TSOGU JPTUO and of the All-Russian labor union of education. Internal competitions in which everyone can participate are held.

In higher education institution there are a lot of communities, clubs and organizations for interests, e.g. International club considered as popularization of foreign students in public, creative, scientific and sports life of university; Intellectual club promoting the student's intellectual movement; The Tyumen student's office of the international society of petroleum engineers at TSOGU (SPE); Military patriotic association of "Panthers of Neftegaz"; Student information bureau is a community of nonprofessional journalists; Formula Neftegaz engineering design office; Student's Sports club "Neft", etc.

International activity[edit]

In TSOGU on all forms of education there are 1400 foreign students from 32 countries of the world: from the neighboring countries (Egypt,Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Georgia, and Turkmenistan) and beyond (Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Germany, China, France, and Mongolia). Especially for foreign participants interesting programs of additional education in summer and winter periods which not only allow to get acquainted with traditions and customs of residents of Western Siberia but also increase the level of knowledge of Russian and adopt experience of leading experts of oil and gas branch are developed.

More and more actively cooperation of TSOGU with foreign partner higher education institutions with financial support of the concerned foreign enterprises of oil and gas sector of economy is being developed. These are programs of "exchange education" of Institute of geology and oil and gas production of TSOGU and Institute of oil and gas equipment of Technical University of Klausthal (Germany) and Institute of geology and oil and gas production of TSOGU and Institute of "The higher school of mining operations of the Madrid University (Spain).

Since June 2007 graduates and teachers of TSOGU can receive the European supplement to the diploma, the master's degree in PhD postgraduate study. Students and teachers annually become attendees of foreign courses and training in the cities of Europe and America.


  • TSOGU takes the 41st place among the best higher education institutions of Russia according to research of Expert RA rating agency (RAEX), in 2015; a position in a rating of higher education institutions of the CIS – a class D;[1]
  • Enters top twenty of the best higher education institutions of Russia being in demand of employers;[2]
  • TSOGU takes the leading position in a salary rate of graduates according to monitoring of employment of graduates of higher educational institutions 2015[3]
  • The sixth annual National rating of universities prepared following the results of 2014–2015 academic year – line 55[4]
  • The monitoring of employment of graduates of higher educational institutions which is carried out by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation by means of Pension Fund of the Russian Federation and assistance of higher education institutions has shown that the share of employment of graduates of TSOGU makes 85%, generally experts work in the Tyumen region, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, Sverdlovsk region; in total – 51 regions. The average sum of payments to graduates makes 60 thousand rubles.[5]
  • The higher education institution was included into an annual Academic rating of world universities: the European standard (ARES-2014) made by the European scientific and industrial chamber. The highest mark in category – B (BBB+) is assigned to TSOGU, the only higher education institution in the Tyumen region. Such rating class was received by only 10 Russian higher education institutions from 100 ranged[6]





  • College of Informatics and Communication of TSOGU
  • College of Branch Technologies and Service of TSOGU
  • Oil and Gas College named after Yu.G. Ervye of TSOGU


  • TSOGU comprehensive lyceum



  • The university is strong due to its graduates: it is devoted to the 35th anniversary of TSOGU (TII). Tyumen, 1998. 164 pages.
  • Higher education institution, oil and people: to the 30th anniversary of the Tyumen industrial institute. Tyumen, 1993. 239 pages.
  • Ivantsova G. I. Projects of construction of a complex of buildings of TII-TSOGU//Renaissance of historic center of Tyumen. Tyumen in last, real and future. Theses of reports and messages of scientific and practical conference. Tyumen, 2002. Page 32-35.
  • Kovensky I. M., Kopylov V. E., Scyfsky S. V. To history of relationship of Tyumen State Oil and Gas University (industrial institute) and institutes of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science//Science of Tyumen at the turn of the century. Tyumen, 1999. Page 182 — 188.
  • Kopylov V. E. First rector industrial//Kopylov V. E. The hollo of memory (History of the Tyumen region in engineer's view). The Second Book. Tyumen, 2001. Page 198 — 204. — ISBN 5-93030-035-6
  • Chronicle of Tyumen State Oil and Gas University: Issue 1–5. Tyumen, 1998 — 2002.
  • "Neftegaz" field: encyclopedia of graduates of TSOGU. Tyumen, 2003. 488 pages.
  • From institute to university: it is devoted to the 35th anniversary of Tyumen State Oil and Gas University. Tyumen, 1998. 197 pages.


Coordinates: 57°09′09″N 65°32′40″E / 57.1524°N 65.5445°E / 57.1524; 65.5445