The Ufa State Petroleum Technological University was established on the basis of the Moscow Petroleum Institute, which was evacuated to Ufa in 1941 during World War П, In 1943 the Institute returned to Moscow and a branch with 150 students was formed in Ufa. In October 1948 the branch was reorganized into the Ufa Petroleum Institute, and was later granted the status of the University in 1994.
The Republic of Bashkortostan is a sovereign republic within the Russian Federation. March 23, 1919 marked the birth of the Bashkir autonomous republic and it became sovereign on October 11,1990. The Head of the State is the President.
Bashkortostan is located along the South Urals at the very junction of Europe and Asia.
The nature here is varied and beautiful - high mountains covered with thick forests, numerous rivers and lakes. The climate is continental with warm, sometimes hot, summers and cold winters.
Its territory is more than 143 thousand square kilometres. It is larger in territory than Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal and many other European and Asian countries.