Established in the year 1876, the Belgorod State National Research University is doubtlessly one of the best universities in and around Russia. Referring to be a difficult but interesting history, BelSU is amongst the 15 institutions that are being recognized as National Research University in 2010. Furthermore, in the year 2012, it was ranked 30th by the Russian govt. out of 103 public universities and that too from over 500 branches. At present, BelSU has its campuses across Russia in few of the notable disciplinary strengths such as nano-technology and metallurgy. Associated with international quality of education, BelSU is ranked 7th for the recruitment of full- time foreign students by the Russian Ministry of Education.