South Ural State University (SUSU) is one of the largest universities in Russia, having the category “National Research University.” In 2018 SUSU entered the global world rankings of the best universities in the world according to the British consulting company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). In 2015 the university became one of the Russian universities chosen for participation in Project 5-100 aiming at improving the competitive standing of Russian universities. Slogan of South Ural State University – “Smart University, uniting Europe and Asia”. More than 32,000 students from 48 countries study at SUSU. University has 172 baccalaureate programs, 126 master programs, 25 specialty programs and 24 postgraduate courses. SUSU has developed modern forms of distance learning – e-learning and b-learning, as well as mass distance courses. The SUSU harmoniously combines various directions of education: natural, technical and humanitarian. The Faculty of Journalism of SUSU is one of the strongest scientific and practical journalistic schools in Russia.