USUE is one of the most active universities in the Urals in the field of international relations. It is evident through both expanding the geography of exchange programs for students and teachers and establishing friendly and partnership relations with universities and officials of various government bodies of foreign countries.
Ural State University of Economics is the only university in the Urals which ranking in German listing for educational institutions 2007 was the highest (H+) that means public recognition of USUE diplomas in Europe.
During its existence, the University signed 109 agreements on international cooperation in 29 countries of the world (Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, Guatemala, Paraguay, Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Congo, Egypt, Iraq, and others), including agreements on development of double degree program in four areas of bachelor's degree and two areas of master's degree courses at six universities.
Currently the University established stable contacts with the German Academic Exchange Service and representatives of other organizations. There have been signed inter-university agreements with educational institutions of 38 countries, including the universities of Kazakhstan, Germany, Great Britain, China, and South Korea.
Twenty-three professors from Great Britain, France, Germany, USA, Czech Republic, China, Ecuador, Benin, Equatorial Guinea and other countries were presented with the title of USUE Honorary Professor.
USUE is a full member of international and regional associations and unions:
The University has the Faculty of Pre-university Training that offers courses of the Russian language for foreign students and implements programs of students' adaptation.
Since 2014, based on Ural State University of Economics, the Testing Center for Foreign Citizens has been functioning, allowing residents of foreign countries to improve their knowledge of the language, history and legislation of Russia, and to tune to work and life in the country.