The Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) is the leading Higher Education Institute in the Russian Federation in the field of Environmental and Earth Sciences. It was established in June 1930 in Moscow on the basis of Faculty of Physics of Moscow State University. The University was renamed and transferred to Leningrad in 1944. In 1995 the University got the official status of Regional Training Centre of World Meteorological Organization (UN specialized agency).
The University’s main activities are education and training of highly qualified experts in the field of Environmental and Earth sciences. More than 20 000 specialists graduated from RSHU since its foundation. RSHU is also the center of excellence for scientific researches in many fields of study, namely: physics of atmosphere, ecology, sustainable coastal zone management, rational use of nature resources, health and well-being, aviation, marine and agro-meteorology, client-based weather forecasts, hydrology and oceanology, climate change and weather hazards.
RSHU is taking part in the various EU projects, including: scientific and education-oriented programs, like DELPHI, Tempus (2 now incl. 1 for marine and sea studies), Erasmus Mundus (2 now incl. one for marine sciences and effective coastal management), FP7, INTERREG Baltic Sea Region, UNESCO «Baltic Floating University» program, UNESCO Regional Baltic Centre at RSHU, UNESCO/UNITWIN project on best practices transfer for sustainable development of coastal regions, education and training program of the World Meteorological Organization, different networking projects funded by Nordic Council, CIMO, Swedish Institute, etc. Furthermore, RSHU has been providing and establishing contacts with external international networks.
RSHU offers educational programs leading to BSc, MSc, Diploma Specialist, PhD and Doctor of Sciences. RSHU research programs include study of atmospheric and oceanic processes, atmosphere-ocean interaction, weather forecasting, climate change, numerical weather prediction models, ecology and economics.
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|Total Number of Staff||649|
|Number of Academic Staff||232|
|Number of Students||5475|
Diagnostic and forecasting models of natural and anthropogenic hazards
Study of atmospheric processes and phenomena for the weather analysis and forecast
Economics and agriculture management
Rational usage of natural resources
|Fields of Study Offered||Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computing (broad programmes)
Environmental protection (broad programmes)
- Bachelor Sociology of management
- Bachelor Fundamentals of state and municipal management
- Bachelor Development and implementation of management decisions