Partners 2022

Partners 2022

Title Partner

Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom
Alexey Likhachev
Alexey Likhachev
Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom

Born 23 December 1962 in Arzamas-75 (currently – Sarov).


1985: Graduated from the Radiophysics Faculty of Gorky State University (currently – Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod).

1998: Graduated from the Economics Faculty of the same university.

1999: Defended his Candidate’s dissertation on the subject of ‘Managing Investments Under Developing Market Relations’ at Nizhny Novgorod State University.

Has a PhD in Economics. In 2006, defended his Doctoral dissertation on the subject of ‘Russia's Economic Diplomacy Under Globalization’.

Professional experience:​

1985–1987: Engineer at the Gorky Research Institute of Instrument Engineering. Was involved in public and political activities. 1987–1988: Secretary of the Youth League Committee at the Gorky Research Institute of Instrument Engineering. 1988–1992: Served as part of the Gorky City Youth League Committee.

1992–2000: Managing Director of the Social Industrial Insurance Company ‘Aval’ in Nizhniy Novgorod; Member of the Nizhny Novgorod City Congress of People's Deputies; Adviser to the Governor on Insurance and Investment.

1997–2000: Member of the Nizhny Novgorod City Duma.

2007–2008: Adviser to the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

2008–2010: Director of the Joint Department of Analysis and Regulation of Foreign Economic Activity at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

2010–2015: Served as Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

From 13 February 2015: First Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

From 5 October 2016: Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom.


State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom or ROSATOM is a global technology leader and multi-industry holding comprising assets in power engineering, machine engineering and construction, among other sectors. With competencies across the entire nuclear fuel cycle, the corporation boasts the largest foreign project portfolio in the world with 35 power units at different stages of implementation in 12 countries. ROSATOM is the largest producer of electricity in Russia, providing over 20% of the country’s energy needs. ROSATOM also manufactures equipment and isotopes for nuclear medicine, carries out research projects, creates digital products and manufactures various innovative nuclear and non-nuclear products. ROSATOM is involved in low-carbon energy generation, including wind energy. The corporation is made up of around 400 enterprises and organizations employing a total of more than 275,000 people. Since October 2020, ROSATOM has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact, the largest corporate social responsibility and sustainable development initiative for businesses in the world.


Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors
Alexey Miller
Alexey Miller
Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors

Born in 1962.

Graduate of Voznesensky Leningrad Finance and Economics Institute. Holder of PhD in Economics.

Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee since 2001, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors since 2002.

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Gazprom is a global energy company focused on exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, sales of gas as a vehicle fuel, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.


Gazprom holds the world’s largest natural gas reserves being the global leader in gas production. The Company actively implements large-scale gas development projects in the Yamal Peninsula, Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East, as well as a number of hydrocarbon exploration and production projects abroad.

Gazprom supplies gas to domestic and foreign consumers. Company is among top Russian oil and gas condensate producers and owns large generating assets in Russia.

Andrey Ryumin
Andrey Ryumin

Born on June 12, 1980

In 2002, Andrey Ryumin graduated with honors from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

In 2004, he earned a Candidate of Science degree in Economics from the Market Economy Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In 2002–2011, he held managerial positions at leading Russian investment and industrial companies.

From 2011, he was the First Deputy Director General of United Energy Company. In 2013, he was appointed as the Director General of United Energy Company.

In 2014–2016, he worked in business.

In 2016–2017, he was an independent director and a member of the Board of Directors of Mosenergo.

In 2018–2021, he was the Director General of Rosseti Lenenergo (formerly, LENENERGO).

On January 14, 2021, Andrey Ryumin was elected as a member of the Management Board of ROSSETI and appointed as the Acting Director General and Chairman of the Management Board of ROSSETI.

His awards include the Medal of the Order for Merit to the Fatherland (2nd Class) and letters of honor and gratitude from the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Governor of Saint Petersburg, and the Governor of the Leningrad Region


Rosseti, Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC ROSSETI) – an operator of energy grids in Russia, is one of the largest electric companies in the world. The company maintains 2.45 million km of power transmission lines, transformer capacity of more than 825 GW. In 2021, net power supply to consumers amounted to 786,7 billion kWh. The number of employees of the Rosseti Group of Companies is 230,000 people.


The asset portfolio of PJSC ROSSETI includes 33 subsidiaries and affiliates, including 16 interregional and a main network company. The controlling shareholder of the company is the state represented by the Federal Agency for State Property Management of the Russian Federation, which owns 88.04% of the share capital.

Official Sponsor

President and chairman
Kostin Andrey
Kostin Andrey
President and chairman

Born in 1956

Graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in political economy, candidate of economic sciences

1979 held positions at the USSR Consulate General in Australia and then at the USSR Embassy in Great Britain

1993 Deputy Head of Foreign Investment Department at Imperial Bank

1995 First Deputy Chairman of a reserve bank 

1996 Chairman at Vnesheconombank

Since 2002 - Chairman at VTB Bank


VTB Bank is an international financial group, offering a wide range of financial and banking services and products. In Russia VTB provides a full range of banking services through a wide network of branches. Its subsidiary organisations offer insurance, leasing, factoring and other financial services and products.


The Government of the Russian Federation is VTB’s main shareholder and owns 60.9% of the voting shares.

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President and Chairman of the Management Board at PJSC MMC NORILSK NICKEL
Vladimir Potanin
Vladimir Potanin
President and Chairman of the Management Board at PJSC MMC NORILSK NICKEL

Born 1961.

Vladimir Potanin has a degree in International Economics from Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

On graduating from the Institute in 1983, he joined the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Trade, where he served until 1990.

1990: became President of Interros Foreign Trade Association.

From 1992 to 1993: Vice-President and then President at International Company for Finance and Investments (MFK).

1993: President of United Export Import Bank (UNEXIM BANK).

Between 1996 and 1997: First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

May 1997: President of UNEXIM Bank

Since 1998: President and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Interros.

Since 2012: Chairman of the Management Board at MMC Norilsk Nickel.

Since 2015: the Company’s President.
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Nornickel is the world’s biggest producer of nickel and palladium, and a leading global producer of platinum and copper. The Company produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.


Nornickel is involved in prospecting, exploration, extraction, refining and metallurgical processing of minerals; production, marketing and sale of base and precious metals.

Nornickel’s main Russian production units include the Norilsk, Kola and Transbaikal divisions.

Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta, which belongs to the Group, is the only nickel refining plant in Finland.

Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, the USA and Switzerland.

When determining the strategy for its global operations and future development, Nornickel focuses on compliance with all social and environmental responsibility principles in the various countries in which it operates, this being essential for sustainable and efficient business development.

Business Programme Partners

Chief Executive Officer of Management Company Metalloinvest LLC
Nazim Efendiev
Nazim Efendiev
Chief Executive Officer of Management Company Metalloinvest LLC

Graduated from the Military Institute of Foreign Languages, the Academy of National Economy (MBA programme) and Kingston University in the UK (specializing in international management); completed the advanced management programme at IESE Business School of the University of Navarra.

Since April 2020 – Chief Executive Officer, Management Company Metalloinvest LLC

03.2012–05.2020 – Senior Deputy CEO, Sales Director, Management Company Metalloinvest LLC

2011–2012 – Deputy CEO, Government Relations Director, Management Company Metalloinvest LLC

2010–2011 – Managing Director, Ural Steel JSC

2009 – Chairman of the Board of Directors, Uralmash Machine-Building Corporation JSC

2007–2009 – CEO, Uralmash Machine-Building Corporation JSC

2007 – CEO, Uralmashzavod JSC

2006–2007 – Executive Director, Management Company Metalloinvest LLC

2004–2006 – CEO, Ural Steel JSC

2002–2004 – Marketing Director, NOSTA JSC (Ural Steel JSC)

1996–2002 – Worked at Siberian Aluminium as Deputy Commercial Director of the Sayan Aluminium Plant, Director of the Trading House of Samara Metallurgical Plant, Chief of the rolling division at Russian Aluminium

Recipient of the title of Honorary Metallurgist (2014), the Badge of Honour for Labour and the Fatherland (2015), the Medal for Merit to the Fatherland 2nd Class (2017), a letter of appreciation from the Governor of the Belgorod Region (2019), and the medal "300 Years of the College of Mining of Russia" (2019).

Metalloinvest is a leading global producer and supplier of merchant hot briquetted iron (HBI), iron ore and steel products.


The Company has the world’s second-largest measured iron ore reserve base. Metalloinvest is the world’s second-biggest pellet producer, the biggest producer of iron ore products in Russia and a regional leader in the production of niche grades of high-quality rolled steel.

Metalloinvest is made up of some of Russia’s leading metals and mining enterprises, including Lebedinsky GOK, Andrey Varichev Mikhailovsky GOK, Alexey Ugarov OEMK, Ural Steel and the Ural Scrap Company, as well as companies providing maintenance services and supplying raw materials to mining and steel enterprises.

The Company provides more than 42,000 stable jobs and endeavours to maintain a favourable social environment in the regions where it operates and at each of its enterprises.

Youth Day Partner

RusHydro (Public Joint-Stock Company Federal Hydropower Company RusHydro)

RusHydro is the largest Russia’s electricity company, the country’s first and third globally in the hydropower industry. Russian Federation owns a 61.7% stock in RusHydro.


RusHydro operates over 600 energy generation facilities with an installed capacity of 38.2 GW and 18.5 ths Gcal/h, electric power grids in the Far East of Russia, R&D, engineering and electricity retail companies. The Company performs in 31 regions of Russia.

RusHydro is the leader in sustainable development in Russia: the share of renewable energy sources in the Company’s power balance reaches 81%.

Partner of the Healthy Life Project

Evgenii Nikitin
General Director
General Director
Evgenii Nikitin

Mr. Nikitin was appointed as an executive Director on 28 June 2018. Before that, Mr. Nikitin held position of RUSAL’s Head of Aluminium Division since January 2014. Prior to that appointment Mr. Nikitin was the managing director of KrAZ, one of the world’s largest aluminium production facilities. From 2008 to 2010, he was managing director of SAZ after beginning his career with the Group as a pot operator in 1993.

Mr. Nikitin was born on 11 March 1966. He graduated from the Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation in 1989 and from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a master’s degree in business management (MBA) – production systems in 2009

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RUSAL is a leading company in the global aluminium industry using the most innovative energy-efficient technologies in its operations and the largest producer of low-carbon aluminium from renewable energy sources with over 57,000 employees and operations in 13 countries.


RUSAL’s strong focus on sustainability and devotion to seeking new environmentally friendly options has made us a leader in low-carbon metal production including our ALLOW brand. ALLOW is a low carbon aluminium that uses more than 99% hydropower in its production.

Organization Partners


Sergey Ivanovich Shiryaev
Sergey Ivanovich Shiryaev

Born in 1969.

In 1986 received a certificate on secondary education with honors.

In 1986-1987 worked at aircraft repair plant No. 406.

From 1988 to 1993 received higher education at the Moscow Aviation Institute at the Faculty of Aircraft Engines.

From 1993 to 1996 - postgraduate studies.

Since 1996, he has been holding senior positions in Vostok-Service company.

Currently, he holds the position of the Director General in JSC Vostok-Service-Spetskomplekt.

Candidate of Economic Sciences.

In 2002 he was awarded the title of "Honored Worker of Textiles and Light Industry".

The Vostok-Service Group of Companies is a developer who is among the best in the industry in Russia and the CIS, manufacturing and supplying workwear, safety footwear and PPE for employees across a variety of industries.


Its door first opened in 1992. The company has grown over its 30 years of operation, going from a modest firm to a worldwide holding.

Vostok-Service Group of Companies at a glance:

  • 12,000-item assortment
  • 15 clothing factories, 4 footwear factories, an enterprise engaged in the manufacture of polymer-coated gloves and respiratory PPE
  • 280 branded retail outlets
  • 120 branches and regional offices
  • vast array of offerings, with outsourcing of full-service PPE provision being among the most sought-after.

People in a wide variety of fields rely on Vostok-Service workwear, footwear, and PPE, including those in the energy sector, mining, oil and gas extraction, chemical and petrochemical production, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, mechanical engineering and metalworking, healthcare, transportation, public utility services, construction, and many other contexts.10-15% of the catalog items are added or refreshed yearly. The newest fashion and style trends are the factors considered when creating clothing and footwear, along with functional elements. This brings the items as close as possible to everyday models in terms of how they look, how they function, and how convenient they are.

The company works hard to expand and add to its manufacturing facilities. This paves the way for a more streamlined manufacturing process, the elimination of flaws and an overall improvement in quality, the creation of multiple models at the same time on a single assembly line, and the quick adjustment of models to meet the needs of every single consumer.

The company places a high priority on cutting-edge occupational safety solutions. The goods that Vostok-Service sells include exoskeletons and smart PPE. Its list of services includes digital services (virtual fitting room, 3D scanning for exact size selection, etc.).

EcoStandard Group
Director General of EcoStandard Group
Krivozertsev Nickolai Vasilievich
Krivozertsev Nickolai Vasilievich
Director General of EcoStandard Group

Nickolai graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (History department) in 2005.

He has been co-venturer and Director General of EcoStandard Group since 2009 until present.

He is a member of the Public Council of the Russian Federal Service for Labour and Employment, member of the General Council and Head of the Business Russia ESG Expert Centre, member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs CSR and Sustainable Development Committee, President of the Association of Labour Protection Organisations and Specialists Safety Union.

He is an author of numerous publications and expert opinions in the federal media, and a Partner of the All-Russian social project "Green Brush" for early vocational guidance for schoolchildren.

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EcoStandard Group is a corporate provider of occupational health and safety, surveying and environmental services. In 25 years of operation, the company has completed more than 10,320 projects, 665 of which have been of federal importance


A prominent feature of EcoStandard Group is its extensive branch network: the company has representative offices in 20 strategically important cities, so that EcoStandard Group's activities cover all regions of the country. A large number of offices and its own accredited testing centre comprising 4 laboratories in Moscow and 4 in St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk and Ryazan make it possible to perform any work promptly, with no need to apply to intermediaries.

EcoStandard Group is a combination of impressive experience, innovative technology and a tailored customer experience. The company's experts have worked for many years with clients in a variety of sectors ranging from heavy industry, pharmaceuticals and construction to retail, museums and the banking sector.

EcoStandard Group is the first in Russia and one of the first in the world partners of the Vision Zero global programme for achieving zero workplace injuries, as well as a partner of the international WorldSkills movement and developer of the occupational health and safety and environmental protection competencies. Together with two partners, the company established the Association of Occupational Safety and Health Organisations and Professionals Safety Union.

In 2021, EcoStandard Group and OchraPro merged, making the integrated company — the largest player in the occupational health and safety services market.

Industrial Safety and Ecology (ISE)
General Director
Vladislav Frolov
Vladislav Frolov
General Director

Graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University, majoring in information systems and technologies. 

Starting from 2010, Mr. Frolov is the architect and developer of 1C:Enterprise 8.2, an industry specific solution for environmental management automation. 

In 2014, together with 1C-KSU he supervised the transition of the solution of platform 8.3.  

In 2015–2018, he led the functional group that was part of the environmental management automation for Gazprom. Vladislav Frolov was an expert in environmental protection automation in cooperation with Energy Consulting. 

In 2019, Mr. Frolov became General Director of INTERS, a company that was reorganized and renamed into Industrial Safety and Ecology.

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Industrial Safety and Ecology (ISE) is the official partner of 1C, a company specializing in developing 1C:Sovmestno software and industrial safety consulting (occupational safety, fire safety, and industrial safety) and environmental protection. The company has the status of 1C:Enterprise 8 Development Centre, 1C:Real Automation Centre, 1C:Consulting, and others. The organization’s management system complies with ISO 9001:2015. 


ISE’s programmes have been included in the Unified Register of Russian Programmes for Electronic Computing Machines and Databases and comply with the import substitution policy. They are the basis for information and management systems in industrial safety (including occupational safety) in many Russia vertically-integrated companies.

The programmes are continuously updated based on real needs and requirements of businesses in compliance with effective legislation.

The company’s completed and active automation projects include those of largest corporate customers from all market segments. ISE’s major advantage is that it is not just a developer-vendor of the 1C:Industrial Safety solution line, but also a system integrator that provides turnkey implementation of its own solution in the corporate market with consulting services and design works. Projects for corporate customers implemented by Industrial Safety and Ecology (ISE) are winners of the 1C:Project of the Year award, nominees of the Russian Government Award in Science and Technology, and the GlobalCIO Project of the Year award.


32, Seleznyovskaya Ulitsa, office 204, 127473 Moscow 

Tel.: +7 (495) 975 9651


SMS-Information Technologies Company
Shopin Andrey
Shopin Andrey

Andrey Shopin was born in 1977.

In 2000 he graduated from Samara state aerospace university, informatics facility, computer science specialization.

Ph.D in Technical Science.

From 1997 until 2003, he was working as programmer for computer center of Kuibishev railroad and «SMS», LTD.

From 2003 until 2013, he was working as vice director, sales and development director for «SMS-Information technologies», LTD.

Since 2013 he has been working as CEO for «SMS-Information technologies», LTD.

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The SMS-Information Technologies company supplies its own software and specializes in the following areas.


* Digitalization of labor protection. Product: Electronic workplace of a labor protection specialist CAT. ERM CAT is used in all LEROY MERLIN, MEGA and IKEA stores in Russia, in NLMK Group, at pharmaceutical, brewing and other industries.

* Solutions for the unified energy system of Russia and foreign countries. Products (ASUREO, Applications, Repair Plans, Readiness Monitoring) have been implemented in operational dispatch, grid and generating companies: SO UES, Georgian State Electric System, Ukrenergo, Rosseti, RusHydro, Rosenergoatom, INTER RAO UES, OGK-2, Unipro, Enel OGK-5 and other enterprises. All repairs of the equipment forming the unified energy system of Russia are planned and coordinated with the help of our software.

* Software for energy and industry. Products (Infocont, Operational Journal, Metrologist) are used to create production information systems, electronic operational journals and automation of metrological services. They are used in T Plus, Gazpromenergo, branches of RusHydro and a number of other enterprises.

SMS-Information Technologies Company has been developing its own products since 2003. It includes analytics, development and testing departments, as well as implementation and technical support services for users. We can give customers a convenient boxed product or modify the solution for the customer's business process, and support specialists will help users from the moment they first get acquainted with the system and throughout the entire working time.


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Jet Infosystems
CEO, Jet Infosystems
Vladimir Eliseev
Vladimir Eliseev
CEO, Jet Infosystems


1984 — Graduated from the Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University. 

1988 — Completed PhD in Physics. 

Vladimir Eliseyev stood at the very origin of Jet Infosystems IT-company  and was its Technical Director up to 1995. Since 1995 he took over as CEO.  Recognized as one of the Best Managers and most Influential Leaders in the Russian IT business. 

Today the Company headed by Vladimir Eliseyev employs more than 1800 highly skilled professionals in various areas:  software development,  cyber security, solution architects, network engineers and many more. The Company is in the top 10 largest IT companies in Russia with 12 offices and representatives, including those in the CIS, and implements projects worldwide. More than 800 renowned Russian companies have become the Jet Infosystems’s  customers in 28 years. 

Since 2018 Jet Infosystems has been actively investing in innovative directions, such as Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), Machine Learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, etc. Jet Infosystems develops its own product line included in the register of domestic softwar

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Jet Infosystems — one of the largest Russian IT companies with over 1,800 staff employees.  Part of the system integration market since 1991 and since then the Company has been implementing complex projects nationwide. Jet Infosystems has more than 12 dedicated offices and representatives in Russia and the CIS, and number of projects are taken on in other countries. 


Jet Infosystems is in the top 500 biggest companies in Russia (Expert RA 2021), top 10 largest IT companies (Expert RA 2020) and top 5 IT service providers in Russia (IDC 2021).  The IT outsourcing Leader in Russia (IDC, 2021), ranked as number 1 major suppliers of data center infrastructure (CNews Analytics, 2020) and is in the top 3 largest IT security integrators in Russia (CNews Analytics, 2020).

Areas of activity: IT infrastructure, cloud technologies, networks and engineering systems, IT outsourcing, cyber security, multimedia, machine learning, custom development, implementation and maintenance of enterprise business applications.

In addition to industry-specific and dedicated solutions, the Company has its own product line (Jet Detective, Jet BI, Jet HSE, Jet CSIRT, Jet Galatea, Jet CRM, Het Galatea, etc.) and a virtual data center (VDC). 

Jet Infosystems Service Center founded in 1993 and serving more than 350 customers in Russia and the CIS  is considered the largest in Eastern Europe. The Service Center has the required certificates and is fully licensed by  FSTEC of Russia (Federal Service for Technology and Export Control), Russian Federal Security Service, Ministry of Defense, including SRO certificates for design and construction and etc.

Gazprom Neft

Gazprom Neft is a vertically integrated oil company, primarily engaged in the exploration and development of oil and gas fields, oil refining, and the production and sale of petroleum products. Gazprom Neft is one of the top-three companies Russia’s oil industry in terms of hydrocarbon production and refining volumes. Gazprom Neft’s corporate structure comprises more than 70 exploration and production, refining and retailing enterprises. Gazprom Neft’s filling station network currently totals more than 2,000 outlets.


Volunteering partner

Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "Sochi State University"
Acting Rector of Sochi State University
Gaidamashko Igor Viacheslavovich
Gaidamashko Igor Viacheslavovich
Acting Rector of Sochi State University

Gaidamashko Igor Viacheslavovich graduated with honors from Kharkov Higher Military Command Engineering School Missile Forces named after Marshal of the Soviet Union N.I. Krylov in 1985, and he also graduated with honors from the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation in 2005, he defended his Ph.D. thesis in 2004 and doctoral thesis in psychology in 2009.

He has held various positions in the field of science and education, including Vice-Rector of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Moscow Technological University”, organized the educational process in educational institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, and acted as Vice President of the Russian Academy of Education.

From 2016 to 2021 he was Deputy Chairman of the Expert Council on Pedagogy and Psychology of the Higher Attestation Commission under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, and since 2022 he is a member of the Higher Attestation Commission under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.


Sochi State University (SSU) is a higher educational institution subordinate to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. There are five faculties in the structure of Sochi State University – the Faculty of Tourism and Service, the Faculty of Economics and Law, the Faculty of Ecology and Engineering, the Faculty of Social Studies and Pedagogics, the Faculty of Information Technology and Mathematics. The university also includes the University College of Economics and Technology and a branch of the Sochi State University in Anapa.


The total number of students enrolled in programs of higher and secondary vocational education in all forms of education is about 6000 people. Sochi State University has a qualified staff, 164 teachers, including 25 doctors of sciences and 114 candidates of sciences, who provide the educational process according to higher education programs.