Ufa State Petroleum Technological University is located in Ufa, the Republic of Bashkortostan. It is one of the most economically and politically stable regions of Russia. Predominant industries here encompass oil and gas production and petrochemistry as well as high-tech machine building. The economic policy of the Republic is aimed at its continual development with simultaneous integration into the system of All-Russian and international economic ties.
Bashkortostan’s industrial potential is based on its fuel and energy complex comprising oil and gas production, oil refining, petrochemical, chemical and machine-building industries. Huge intellectual potential, powerful industry, ample raw resources, political and ethnic stability as well as well-developed system of public authorities and elaborated legislative base allow the republic to maintain favourable investment climate and develop foreign economic relations successfully.
Ufa city, the capital of Bashkortostan, is an administrative, political, economic, scientific and cultural centre of the republic. The city is located at the foot of the Ural Mountains and is surrounded by three rivers.
The nature of the Republic is blessed with transcendental beauty which is famous far beyond Bashkortostan’s boundaries. There are scenic mountain ridges, magnificent plains, interminable steppe and dense forests, splendid rivers and lakes. Everyone who visits Ufa is impressed by the beauty of its nature landscape.
Fuel, chemical, petrochemical, machine-building and metal-working complexes form the basis of the city’s diversified industry.
There are 6 universities located in Ufa, which are ranked among top technical higher educational institutions of the Russian Federation. The Republic’s manpower academic potential is concentrated in universities. Around 75 % of all university instructors have academic degrees. World-renowned research schools on organic chemistry of high-molecular compounds, petrochemistry and oil refining are successfully functioning in Ufa.
Institute of Professional Training of Ufa State Petroleum Technological University was opened in December of 1994. In 2004 it was given a new name — Institute of Continuing Professional Education (ICPE). The Institute was founded with the purpose to provide post-graduate education for specialists and administrative personnel of oil and energy and other industries of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Bashkortostan, to arm them with new trends in scientific research, techniques, technologies and administration.
Institute of Continuing Professional Education (ICPE) of Ufa State Petroleum Technological University is a leading institute of additional professional training for fuel and energy complex and construction industry. More than five thousand engineering personnel of major corporations, enterprises and organizations of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russian Federation , countries from former Soviet Union region and from all over the world are trained here annually under programs of professional training and retraining.
A wide range of professional training programs (more than 400) has been developed and at present they embrace all major issues of business administration and professional competence training for fuel and energy and construction sectors of economy. Every year we bring in new programs, designed on the demand of our customers.
Since 2008 we have been running additional professional programs with application of distance learning techniques (electronic educational program sets, systems of distance learning, Internet, videoconference communication), all of them being global world trend and extending learning possibilities of the trainee who can be instructed and tutored from any spot of the world no matter where the trainee’s working or residence location is.
We have set up partnership in the sphere of additional professional training with many leaders of fuel and energy sector of industry such as Transneft, Gazprom, Surgutneftegaz, Rosneft, Bashneft, Tatneft Joint Stock Companies and many other.
For the first time in history of the university we have made our way to international market of professional training— lately ICPE has become an educational professional center for specialists from many countries of former Soviet Union and from all over the world (Kazakhstan, Belorussia, Vietnam, Serbia, Cuba, Iraq, etc.)
Since 2006 ICPE has introduced and successfully trained a great number of students of senior courses on programs of professional retraining — programs which enable students to do their additional professional program without breaking principal academic study. This flexible scheme of supplementary professional training for students is becoming more and more vital for development of competence of future specialists and their adaptation to the requirements of the real economy sector; it also contributes significantly to the specialist’s competitive value on the labor market.
The training process involves more than 200 leading professors and associate professors of Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, leading specialists and scientists from other universities, companies and enterprises as well.
We actively implement contemporary information techniques, electronic educational program sets, software packages, multimedia resources, video and animation films, professional information systems into the process of study. On the regular basis the Institute publishes a wide spectrum of teaching materials for the students of ICPE.
Quality Management System, proven by International Certificate IQNet, was introduced in Institute of Continuing Professional Education in 2006. It has successfully worked since that time.