Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

Moscow, Russia

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17 April 1930

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The Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas is a university in Moscow. The university was founded on 17 April 1930 and is named after the geologist Ivan Gubkin. The university is affectionally known as Kerosinka, meaning "kerosene stove".The institute was part of the Moscow Geological Exploration Institute (MGRI) but later became a separate entity. During the Soviet period, the university, along with the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering, was known for admitting students of Jewish origin while other universities unofficially barred Jewish students. Affiliates of the Gubkin Institute exist in Orenburg, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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Students: 11000

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Postgraduates: 500

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