Syktyvkar University was founded in 1972. Today it implements about 200 multi-level higher education (bachelor's, master's, specialty, postgraduate) programs and 5 secondary vocational education programs. In 2017, the University received the status of a flagship University. In 2020, it was ranked 150th out of 337 in the National University ranking (Interfax).
For almost half a century, the University has given way to life for more than 38,000 graduates (excluding graduates of the Komi state pedagogical Institute, which was incorporated in 2014). Today, the University has about 7.5 thousand students, including about 150 foreign citizens.
The University has 8 dormitories, 10 educational and laboratory buildings, 14 institutes, cafes and canteens, a medical center, a swimming pool, museums, libraries, a driving school, a botanical garden, sports sections and creative teams.
For foreign citizens, the University has developed two educational programs that are partially implemented in English: the program in the specialty "General Medicine" has been implemented since 2018, and the master's program in the direction of "Applied Informatics" is waiting for applicants since 2021. The preparatory department has been teaching the program "Russian as a foreign language" for more than five years with five training profiles (medical and biological, engineering and technical, natural science, economic, and humanitarian). Graduates of the sub-faculty become students not only in Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University but also at other Russian universities.