Samara State Aerospace University

Samara State Aerospace University (National Research University, Kuibyshev Aviation Institute) is a state institution of higher education and one of the leading technical universities in Samara region and the Russian Federation. Samara State Aerospace University was established during the World War II in 1942 as a Kuibyshev Aviation Institute. In Kuibyshev Aviation Institute the first classes began in October 1942. After World War II, along with the expansion of areas of training, the Kuibyshev Aviation Institute developed the new models of aircraft, including the first jet fighters and bombers MiG-9, MIG 15, MiG-17, IL-28, TU-16, TU-95. In 1957 the institute began training in space engineering. From 1956 to 1988 the Institute became one of the largest research centers in the region, to create a unique scientific school, especially in the field of construction and design of aircraft engines, aircraft and spacecraft. During this period as number of students increased, the Institute expanded its areas of training and research. In 1991 as the name of Kuibyshev city changed into Samara, the Kuibyshev Aviation Institute was renamed into Samara Aviation Institute, which afterward changed into Samara State Aerospace University. In 2009, the Government of Russian Federation gave Samara State Aerospace University the category of “National Research University”. Over the years Samara State Aerospace University has trained more than 50,000 highly skilled professionals, many of whom became prominent scientists, designers and organizers of production in state and public figures. Today Samara State Aerospace University employs 390 teachers in 47 departments.


Faculties of Samara State Aerospace University:

  • Aircraft
  • Aircraft engines
  • Engineering of air transport
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Radio Technology
  • Informatics
  • Economics and Management
  • Correspondence training
  • Basic training and basic Science

Student Accommodation

The dormitory has a perfect location: grocery stores, cafés, and restaurants with Russian and international cuisine are within walking distance. All city attractions, museums, theaters, historic places are either within walking distance or easy transportation from the dormitory.

The dormitory also is conveniently located in terms of going to and from the airport, either by taxi or via metro.

The dormitory is a corridor-type residential building with shared facilities. One rooms usually accommodates three or four roommates. Entrances to the building are equipped with video surveillance and security posts.

Dormitory facilities:

  • Self-service laundry (in the basement)
  • Shared kitchens (on each floor)
  • Shared bathrooms.

Room facilities:

  • Beds with linens
  • Writing desks
  • Wardrobes/closets
  • Internet connection
  • Cable TV.

Samara City

Samara (Kuybyshev in 1935-1991) is a large city in Russia, the center of the Volga economic region and the capital of the Samara region, standing on the left high bank of the Volga River, in the place of its confluence with the Samara River (hence the name of the city). It is a major economic, transport, scientific, educational, and cultural center of the country.

Samara features

The climate is temperate continental. The average temperature in January is minus 9.9 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 21.5 degrees Celsius.

Samara is a multi-faith city with a lot of Orthodox churches, monasteries, old believers’ churches, mosques, a synagogue, Catholic and Protestant churches.

Samara is a major center of mechanical engineering and metalworking, food processing, as well as space and aviation industry producing outer space vehicles and machinery, aircraft, power stations, equipment for oil refineries, cranes, etc. It is among top ten Russian cities by industry volume. Samara food industry is known for its chocolate, vodka “Rodnik”, and “Zhiguli” beer.

There are over 150 large and medium industrial plants in the city. About 25% of all bearings and 70% of all cables produced in Russia are made in Samara.

Samara is one of the biggest transport hubs in Russia, crossed by the shortest ways from Central and Western Europe to Siberia, Central Asia, and Kazakhstan.

The main airport of Samara – Kurumoch international airport – offers regular flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Surgut, Ufa, Novosibirsk, Perm, Saransk, Kirov, Kazan, Sochi, Dubai (UAE).

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