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Educational sector is represented by a wide range of educational institutions.

There are 27 universities in Ufa. The following universities occupy special place among other: Ufa State Oil Technical University (USOTU), Ufa State Aviation Technical University (USATU) and Bashkir State University (BSU). USOTU only trains tens of thousands of students from 56 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and citizens of 30 CIS states and foreign countries.

Higher education institutions of Ufa are the main centers for training teaching and scientific staff in the republic. The basic workforce capacity of scientists (75% of all researchers with advanced degrees) is concentrated here; schools of organic chemistry and macromolecular chemistry (BSU); mechanical engineering and metal forming (USATU); petrochemical and oil refining (USOTU) are successfully functioning here as well.

In recent years, 24 specialized secondary schools were converted into colleges. Educational institutions of Ufa are the talent foundry for numerous enterprises, institutions and establishments far outside the Republic of Bashkortostan. Education, which is accessible for foreigners and a number of specialties quoted at the international level opens up new horizons for educational institutions of Ufa.

There are seven state universities in Ufa, 56 colleges, 13 vocational schools. There are three centers for doctoral training in the city. All the major technical, technological and nonscience specialities, which are popular in the country and the world, are represented in the field of education.

Ufa has one of the largest colleges of Russia - Bashkir College of Economics and Law.

USATU is the only university in Russia that launched its own scientific satellite into orbit as a result of winning a grant..