University today

Bashkir State University is the oldest higher educational establishment of the Republic of Bashkortostan. Its origin is traced to 1909 when Ufa Teacher Training Institute became the first higher educational establishment to appear in Bashkortostan. Later on it was transformed into the Institute of Public Education in 1919 and into K.A. Timiryazev Bashkir State Pedagogical Institute in 1929. Since 1957 the university has had its status of Bashkir State University. Now BashSU is the largest educational, scientific and cultural center of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
The contemporary image of Bashkir State University may be described with the help of figures. Today the university incorporates 15 faculties and 3 branches situated in Sibai, Sterlitamak and Neftekamsk, the number of students is over 27,000. About 2,000 educational workers, including 310 Doctors and 960 Candidates of Sciences, are engaged in academic, scientific and educational activities. Training is provided in more than 150 majors and areas, including the second stage of higher education, i.e. MA courses. BashSU has more than 145 academic departments and over 100 school and scientific laboratories, the scientific library holdings amount to 1.5 mln book copies. And, most importantly, Bashkir State University has graduated more than 113,000 professionals over 100 years of its existence.
Over the last few years Bashkir State University has become a large center for postgraduate studies which provides for successful operating of postgraduate courses in 56 scientific majors and doctoral courses in 8 scientific majors. Each year more than 500 postgraduate and doctoral students study here, which accounts for one third of postgraduate and doctoral students of Bashkortostan. There are 10 doctoral and 3 candidate dissertation councils which are responsible for defense and awarding academic degrees in 23 majors.
The University is an active participant in international integrative activities in the sphere of education and science. More than 30 association agreements have been concluded with universities in the USA, the FRG, Turkey, France, Italy, Egypt, Hungary, Japan and China, as well as with Iranian and Egyptian Embassies in Moscow (for training teachers of Arabic and Persian). Thanks to these agreements 88 Bashkir State University students and postgraduates are currently studying in foreign universities.
Bashkir State University has always been famous for talents in various fields of science, education, culture, art and sport. This tradition only gets stronger in the course of time. Every new generation of students and teachers contributes something to the life of the University and new bright names are constantly discovered, thanks to which the history of the University is getting richer with every passing year. And this is how it should be, for Bashkir State University is a significant period in the life of every student and employee.
In 2009 Bashkir State University celebrated its 100th anniversary, and today it is a dynamically and steadily developing educational establishment and has every possibility for implementing the Program for Modernizing Higher Education and providing quality professional training for the Republic of Bashkortostan and the whole country.
There is every reason to believe that Bashkir State University will celebrate a lot of anniversaries to come. The main thing is to train professionals who will be in demand in any sphere of activity.