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Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas International School of Business

About university

International School of Business offers business education aimed at improving management skills and development of leadership qualities, according to the global standards of training managers for oil, gas and energy business. The knowledge and skills obtained in the School effectively address the challenges faced by senior managers of the international petroleum companies.

The School offers the Master (MBA) and Doctoral (DBA) Degrees in Business Administration.


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.

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.

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.


International programs

Gubkin University has established partnership agreements with a number of the world leading international universities to exchange teaching techniques. Among the partners are:
– IFP School in France;
– Freiberg Mining Academy and Siegen University in Germany;
– University of Stavanger in Norway;
– Krakow Polytechnic University in Poland;
– Mining University of Leoben in Austria;
– China University of Petroleum (Beijing);
– Ajou University in South Korea;
– University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Anchorage in the U.S.A.;
– Miskolc University, Eötvös Loránd University, and University of Pannonia,Veszprḗm in Hungary;
and many other well established educational centers worldwide.

The University has partner relations with the largest foreign oil and gas companies, such as:
– “BP” (Great Britain),
– “Total” (France),
– “Statoil” (Norway),
– “PetroVietnam” (Vietnam),
– “Shell” (Netherlands-Great Britain),
– СNPC and “Sinopec” (China),
– “ConocoPhillips” (USA),
and service companies:
“Schlumberger” (USA), “Halliburton” (USA), Baker Hughes” (Great Britain), “Falck Nutec” (Norway), “Tokyo Boeki” (Japan) and others.

According to the terms of cooperation agreements the foreign partners take part in implementation of educational, scientific and social projects of the University, deliver presentations of their companies and organize internships at their facilities.

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