Construction of the first building of a future university.
In 1918, the building housed a military academy. In 1919, it was handed over to a new Ural University
In 1965, based on the Faculty of Economics of Ural State University named after A.M. Gorky and a branch of Plekhanov Moscow Institute of the National Economy there was organized Sverdlovsk Institute of National Economy (Russian abbreviation –SINH). At that time, the institute had two faculties (full-time courses with evening school and extramural faculty), six departments, 2 399 students and 232 lecturers, including three professors, 53 associate professors, and nine candidates of science*.
*Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
Construction of a new academic building In 1981, the construction of a new academic building of SINH was finished.
In 1994, the Institute received the highest status in the hierarchy of higher educational institutions and got a new name - Ural State University of Economics.
In 2007, USUE in accordance with the listing for educational institutions of the Ministry of Education of Germany received the highest status for educational institutions (H +), which means public recognition of USUE diplomas in Europe. Opening of Arena Mulimedia.
In 2009, for the first time in the history of USUE it experienced a major re-structuring, due to the transition to a two-tier "bachelor-master" system of education. Another important innovation was the introduction in 2009 of score-rating system of knowledge assessment, active participation in the federal Internet-testing, quality management system certification, and launching of the educational portal and electronic library catalog.
In 2009, the first Eurasian Economic Youth Forum (EEYF) started. The Forum originated from the international business game "SCO-2039", which was attended by students from 11 countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
In 2011, at the opening of the XII Congress of the Eurasian Universities Association (EUA) dedicated to the 300th anniversary of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, it was announced USUE joining the Eurasian Association of Universities. The EAU President is academician Viktor Sadovnichy, Rector of Moscow State University and Vice-President of Russian Academy of Sciences.
Nuclear energy information center (NEIC)
In 2014, based on USUE, as part of the V Eurasian Economic Youth Forum a new international association - University League of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) - was created. The agreement was signed by 25 educational institutions and organizations of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia, and Belarus. The same year, at USUE, the Institute for Food Security was founded to carry out research activities within the objectives of the CSTO University League.