Yugra State University is a leading regional university. The major fields of the scientific activity and professional training are Energy, Ecology, Materials Technology, Constructional Engineering, Transport, IT, Economics, Law, Social Scieces, Finno-Ugric Studies. Eight scientific schools in these priorities are shaped in the university: Electrical Power Industry (Kovalev V.), Advanced Nano-materials (Gulyaev P.), Construction Technologies (Kosach A.), Forecast Systems (Tey D.), Information Tecnologies (rector Karminskaya T.), Petrochemistry (Novikov A.), Geoecology (Polishchuk Yu.), Ecology (Lapshina E.).
The University is certified by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation to conduct programmes of post-graduate studies.
Nowadays the university is preparing PhDs in 14 qualifications inside 7 scientific areas which are a top priority for the region and nationwide at large. An important factor enabling the training of PhDs is staff assistance; we have 33 Doctors of Science and 17 PhDs as scientific supervisors of post-graduate students.