Ufa is one of the largest and most beautiful cities in Russia. It was founded in 1574 and is situated on the banks of the Belaya River. Ufa is located in the Southeastern European part of Russia, south of the Ural mountains, on the border of the East and West. It has a well-developed transportation system, consisting of railway stations, an international airport, a bus station, and a number of roads.
Bashkortostan is famous for its wonderful natural scenery and is sometimes called “The Second Switzerland” because of its high mountains and expansive steps, evergreen forests, 600 rivers, and 800 lakes.
Ufa is a well-known political, economical and cultural center. There are ten institutes of higher education, many museums and theaters, monuments, and sports complexes. It has a tradition of great ballet and vocal performances. The well-known singer Fedor Shalapin and ballet-dancer Rudolf Nuriev began their careers in our city.
Bashkir State Medical University is an educational institution and has been training students since November 15, 1932.
BSMU is one of the best medical universities in Russia. We have strong undergraduate and graduate program, as well as residentship, internship and refreshment courses for doctors and pharmacy specialists.We have 6 faculties: Faculty of General Medicine (about 800 students each year), Faculty of Pediatrics (500 students each year), Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Preventive Medicine and Microbiology, Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Pharmacy.There are 615 faculty teaching at the University, including 429 MD and 161 PhD. More than 5000 students can use our seven buildings, well equipped laboratories, computer classes, and a huge library.
Our university is modern and it is constantly developing and uses the latest scientific developments in learning process. For example, in 2012 huge simulation center for students and young doctors was opened. The center is equipped with 17 units of the training and medical equipment, computerized mannequins that simulate patients. There students can try almost all types of intensive care treatment and work out specific medical manipulations in conditions that are really close to real.
University hospital (BSMU Clinic) provides high-tech and specialized medical care. The clinic includes a lot of departments: thoracic surgery, cardiovascular and endovascular surgery, gynecology, oncology, urology, abdominal and general surgery, therapy, neurology. Surgical part consists of 265 beds, therapeutic – 160 beds.
Republic children clinical hospital is also large medical center. It is able to provide in-patient treatment more than 700 children at the same time. The hospital is licensed for 152 types of medical procedures and equipped with modern diagnostic equipment. It also provides advanced medical assistance more than 1800 children a year in neurosurgery, neonatology, hematology, otorhinolaryngology, pediatrics, traumatology, orthopedics, transplantation, urology, maxillofacial surgery.
The University is famous for its world-class centers for mini-invasive surgery and endoscopy, plastic abdominal surgery, pediatric surgery and kidney transplantation. Many of our professors got awards for research, including the ones for novel drugs “Iodapirine”, “Anandine”, “Oxymethyluracil”, “Abactolat”, “Desavic” and others.
Our university has also active social life. We have big Volunteer centre. It was opened on May 2011, when Bashkir state medical University became the winner of the competition between educational institutions of the Russian Federation for the right to prepare volunteers for the XXII Winter Olympic and XI Winter Paralympic Games in 2014 in Sochi. The center has trained more than 3000 volunteers of the Games in the fields of "Medicine" and "Sports volunteers". For 6 years the Volunteer center created and implemented more than 200 unique projects, held more than 1,000 shares. The Volunteer centre is implementing many different projects, bringing together the youth and shaping a large team of smart active people.
Our university has strong relations with different universities, clinics, scientific and educational centers of Germany and China. Faculty members and students of BSMU participate in exchange programs, conferences and workshops, perform researches together with international partners.
There are five hostels that can accommodate 2000 students.
* The basic system is two or three students in one room.
* Students are provided with full bedding.
* Separate arrangements for boys and girls.
*All the hostels are well guarded with police security.
Ufa is linked by railways to the rest of Russia, having a railway station on a historic branch of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Ufa is the only city connected to Moscow by more than one federal highway. The M7 motorway links the city to Kazan and Moscow and the M5 motorway links Ufa to Moscow and to the Asian part of Russia.
The Ufa International Airport has international flights as well as domestic ones to many Russian cities and towns.
Public transportation in Ufa includes trams (since 1937) and trolleybuses (since 1962), as well as bus and marshrutka (routed cabs) lines. People here often use taxi.
Salavat Yulaev square
This place is known by every citizen in Ufa. It is famous for the Monument of Salavat Yulaev, Bashkir national hero. You can find spectacular view to the Belaya River from there and see the sunset in the evevening. Next to the square there is a big place for different concerts looking like an amphitheatre and ethnic park «Vatan» where you can find typical house for nomadic Bashkirs, make a photo in traditional costumes and a lot of other interesting things.
«Lyalya Tulip» mosque and the Park of Victory
This is an example of amazing mosque with interesting architecture. It is situated very close to one of our biggest parks: Park of Victory. It is dedicated to the end of the Second World War. There you can find a lot of beautiful monuments of soldiers and real tanks and other weapons.
In Russia hockey is very popular game. And Ufa team named after Salavat Yulaev is one of the strongest. Some of the players were invited even by other foreign hockey clubs, for example Alexander Ovechkin now is playing in “Washington capitals”. The atmosphere during the game is amazing! After visiting it once you can become a real fan!
The Fountain of Seven Girls
The new fountain with statues of seven girls of human high that was set near the Opera and Ballet Theatre. Every girl is wearing traditional dress ant particular face copied from real girl. In the summer evenings there is very beautiful music there and it seems they are really dancing.
The monument of friendship
One of the largest monument, which is situated on the bank of the river White, was inaugurated in order to assembly of Bashkiria to Russia; there are two women, stretching laurel garlands - symbol of piece and agreement.
To the people who are interested about the history of native Bashkir folk we glad to see our visitors in the Ethnographical museum. For those who adore art we can offer the Museum named after Nesterov (famous Russian painter) where numerous and different pictures of famous painters are exhibited. For instance, people can visit the great masterpieces of Salvador Dali, A’ Couidzhi and others.
South Ural mountains
It is a little bit far from Ufa but this is the thing that attracts people from all the Russia and other counties. Amazing spectacular forests, mountain rivers…you will touch the real nature and your desire will be only to stay there!
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