Chelyabinsk city was founded in 1736, and now it is one of the biggest cities of Russia. The population of Chelyabinsk is more than 1 million 180 thousand people. It is located in the center of Eurasia on the eastern slope of the Ural Mountains 200 km to the south of Yekaterinburg and 1,900 km to the east of Moscow. Chelyabinsk is one of the most comfortable cities of Russia, is in the Top 15 of the cities as per standard of living.
Chelyabinsk is a major industrial center that contains enterprises of metallurgy, mechanical engineering, metalworking, instrument, pipe, chemical, light and food industries. Chelyabinsk is one of the largest producers of high quality alloys, heat-resistant and stainless steels, long and flat rolled products in Russia.
Chelyabinsk is a business, academic, cultural and sports center of the South Ural. There are several universities in the city, the largest of which is South Ural State University (National Research University). SUSU is not only the largest university in the region, but it is one of the major universities in Russia. There are over 32,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who study in SUSU.