Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU)  is a coeducational and public research university located in Moscow, Russia. It was founded on July 23, 1930. For all the time RSHU have trained more than 20,000 professionals, with more than 3 000 for foreign countries. Current rector is actingVladimir Sakovich due to the death of the previous rector Lev Karlin.


Russian State Hydrometeorological University was established on July 23, 1930, on the basis of Geophysical Department of the Faculty of Physics of the MSU as Moscow Hydrometeorological Institute.

After the war the university was transferred to Leningrad and renamed as Leningrad Hydrometeorological Institut (LHI). The institute became the world’s first institution of higher education with hydrometeorological profile.

In 1992 it was renamed the Russian State Hydrometeorological Institute (RSHI). In 1998 Institute was renamed as Russian State Hydrometeorological Universitet (current name).

Univercity rating

Center for Promotion of graduates conducted monitoring of university centers of youth employment in 2011. According to the results of this monitoring RSHU took 12th place among the universities of the Russian Federation, and the 3rd place among the universities of St. Petersburg.

According to the rating of public universities in Russia in 2010 RSHU ranked 141 out of 1,527 Russian universities in the overall rankings, 23 out of 94 universities of St. Petersburg.