Sergo Ordzhonikidze Russian State University for Geological Prospecting

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Sergo Ordzhonikidze Geo University trains specialists and mining engineers for various geology and mining industries – geologists, hydrogeologists, drillers, geophysicists, surveyors, paleontologists, gemmologists, mining engineers, ecologists, economists, and managers.


  • Geological Prospecting
  • Hydrogeological
  • Ecological
  • Engineering, Prospecting and Mining
  • Geology and Geophysics of Oil and Gas
  • Economics and Management

Engineering center

The center improves rational and environmentally friendly development of complex man-made iron-ore mineral formations, non-ferrous and rare-earth metals.


  • Laboratory of physical methods for studying ores and minerals
  • Laboratory "New Hydrotechnologies"
  • Laboratory of petrophysics
  • Laboratory of gemmology and metal craft technology
  • Polishing laboratory
  • Sample preparation area
  • Ore processing area
  • Area of magnetic and special techniques for ore-dressing treatment
  • Area of flotation techniques for ore-dressing treatment
  • Area of gravity methods for ore-dressing treatment


  • 14-story comfortable student dormitory in close vicinity to the educational building
  • Over 1,000 students from Russia, CIS countries, and other countries
  • Dormitory accommodation is provided for students as well as applicants for the period of entrance exams – when they apply to the university
  • Dormitory accommodation is provided for extramural students for the period of their exams subject to availability
  • Accommodation of students starts 5-7 days before the academic year begins, if they have a full package of documents specified on the MGRI official website

80% of graduates get challenging employment offers even before graduation.

Over the decades, MGRI graduates have been the first to discover major mineral deposits in Russia and worldwide. They have discovered around two hundred deposits and hundreds of new minerals.

Sergo Ordzhonikidze Russian State University for Geological Prospecting in the HED magazine
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