Penza State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Date of establishment – April 1, 1958 (according to the Decree № 269 of the Council of Ministers of the USSR “On the organization of the Penza Civil Engineering Institute, and on the transformation of Penza Industrial Institute Polytechnic Institute” on March 8, 1958 and in accordance with the order number 292 of March 17, 1958 Minister of higher education of the USSR VP Elyutina the opening to April 1, 1958 the Penza Civil engineering Institute on the basis of building faculty of Penza industrial Institute – the 14th specialized in construction for the USSR). University today: One of the largest universities in the Volga region, the leading scientific and methodological center for the training of bachelors, graduates, masters and scientists in the field of construction and architecture, construction of highways, bridges and airfields, operation and maintenance of transport equipment, organization of traffic, Marketing, economics and management in transport and construction, land management, information systems and technologies and other branches of culture, architecture and technology; More than 6 thousand people, annually enrolled in full-time, part-time forms of study and in the form of external studies; 4 institutes and 7 faculties; 29 departments, 20 of them graduating, more than 54 laboratories.


Faculties of Penza State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering:


  • Civil engineering
  • Engineering ecology
  • Economy and management
  • Automobile and road


  • Architectural
  • Technological
  • Territory governing
  • Extramural and open education
  • Supplementary education
  • Supplementary professional education
  • Pre-university training
  • Teaching foreign citizens


Student Accommodation

There are 4 hostels, which can accommodate more than 2000 students. All the hostels are flat type i.e. with attached bathroom, toilet and kitchen. The hostels are centrally heated. The hostels are fully furnished. The basic system is two/three students in one room. Separate arrangements for boys and girls.

These are two hostels specially renovated on. The rules and regulations for residing in these hostels are very strict. It is compulsory for foreign students to live in the hostel.

The system of residence is separate for boys and girls, 2 and 3 seated big rooms, upgraded comforts, central heating, full furniture with beddings, room has a balcony with picturesque view, shower room, toilet, washbasin room, cable TV with Indian News & Informative Channels, charged Internet in every room, security guards, reception, laundry, cleaning and washing personnel, reading rooms, computer hall, Internet hall, recreation hall, 24 hour medical center, well equipped Gymnasiums with hi-tech machines.


Penza City

Penza is a city located on the Volga Uplands in the center of the European part of Russia, on the Sura River (a tributary of the Volga River), 642 km south-east of Moscow. It is an administrative, economic and cultural center of the Penza region.

Penza features

Penza climate is temperate continental. The average temperature in February is minus 9.1 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 20.4 degrees Celsius.

The city is divided into four districts: Zheleznodorzhny, Leninsky, Oktyabrsky, Pervomaisky. The main types of industrial products manufactured by local enterprises: steel pipes, machines for municipal utilities, medical equipment, instrumentation and automation equipment, chemical equipment, computer equipment.

Penza is a large railway junction. The federal highway M5 “Ural” (Moscow – Chelyabinsk) passes through Penza. The highway P209 Penza – Tambov starts here. Penza bus station is the largest in the region connecting the city with all district centers and neighboring regions.

In the southern outskirt of Penza there is an airport. Flights to Moscow, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod are available.

Penza urban transport consists of trolley-buses, buses and minivans. It is one of the largest cities in Russia which doesn’t have trams.

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