Altai State Technical University “Chemical Faculty”

he leading technological and scientific university of the Altai region, Altai State Technical University (AltSTU) is one of a number of universities of the city of Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia. It is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Russia.


It was founded in February 1942 based on the part of Zaporizhie Automechanical Institute (which was evacuated to Siberia because of World War II).


Altay State University is named after Ivan Polzunov who was the famous Russian inventor of two-cylinder steam engine for the use in mining industry.


The University offers full-time, part-time, extramural and distant training. On graduating students receive degrees of Bachelor (four-year study) and Master (two year) as well as specialist diplomas (old system, five-year study). Post-graduate courses are also offered.


The facilities of the university include: 7 academic buildings, a complex of hostels, a large scientific library, computing center, publishing house, student clubs, a theater (the Kaleidoscope student theatre), a preventive clinic, as well as a skiing lodge, private swimming pool, sports and rest camp by the river Ob.


Faculties of Altai State Technical University “Chemical Faculty”:


  • Institute of Biotechnology, Food and Chemical Engineering
  • Institute of Architecture and Design
  • Institute for the Development of Continuing Professional Education
  • Institute of Economics and Management
  • Extramural Institut
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Information Technology
  • Faculty of Special Technologies
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Energy Engineering
  • Faculty of Power Engineering and Road Transport
  • Faculty of Pre-University Training




Student Accommodation

You’ll stay in a bedroom for two or three, which is fully-furnished. Each bedroom has a vanity and shower and separate lockable toilet. Facilities of accomodation:

  • Wifi included
  • Laundry
  • Bicycle storage
  • Communal kitchen with lounge area
  • Music room
  • Study room
  • Games room and courtyard with barbecue available. 

Barnaul City

Barnaul is a city in Russia, the capital of Altai Krai, located in the south of Western Siberia, at the place where the Barnaulka River flows into the Ob. It is a major transport, industrial, cultural, and educational center of Siberia.

 Barnaul – Features

Barnaul is located in the forest-steppe zone of the West Siberian Plain, in the upper reaches of the Ob River, mainly on its left bank, at the confluence of the Barnaulka River with the Ob. The distance to Moscow is about 3,600 km. The nearest major city is Novosibirsk (230 km). Barnaul is located at the same latitude as Hamburg, Dublin, Liverpool, Minsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Samara, Magnitogorsk, and Edmonton.

The climate in the city is continental with frosty, moderately severe, snowy winters and warm, moderately humid summers. The coldest month of the year is January (the average temperature is minus 15.5 degrees Celsius), the warmest month is July (plus 19.9 degrees Celsius). The number of sunny days in Barnaul is 230 days, which is comparable with the southern resort cities of Russia.

Barnaul is one of the most important economic centers of Western Siberia. The city’s economy is mainly based on trade and services. The basis of its industrial complex is made up of about 120 large and medium-sized enterprises with 22 thousand employees. The largest increase in production volumes is shown by enterprises manufacturing vehicles, equipment, as well as metalworking, chemical, processing enterprises.

This city is a major transport hub. The federal highway A322 Barnaul – Rubtsovsk – the border with the Republic of Kazakhstan begins here. Railways belonging to the West Siberian Railway pass through barnaul. G.S. Titov International Airport is located 17 km west of the city (regular flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Sochi, and others). There is a passenger river station and a cargo river port on the Ob River.

Initially, the city was built on the model of St. Petersburg, which largely determined the appearance of its central part.

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