Rostov State Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering

The Rostov State Institute of Architecture is a state educational institution of federal subordination. It was established in 1988 on the basis of the Faculty of Architecture of the Rostov Civil Engineering Institute. This institute introduced architecture in 1944 and trained engineers-architects. These specialists took part in the reconstruction of the cities and towns of the South Russia after World War II. Within this period of time about 5,000 architects were trained. They work now in all parts of Russia and abroad – in European, Near Eastern, African and Asian countries. The Russian graduates are the heads of Architectural and Urban Development Committees of the cities and towns of Russia, the directors of research institutes, the teachers of higher schools. Among them are the state and regional prize winners.


Since the first days of its foundation the institute began to develop architectural and Artistic education (professional guidance) in secondary schools. The additional disciplines – History of Art, the Fundamentals of Architectural and Artistic Composition, Painting, Drawing are studied in special classes side by side with general subjects. The special curriculums for schools have been worked out by the scientists of the institute.


In 1994 the Rostov State Institute of Architecture introduced new specialties for the training of artists: Design (Graphic Design, Superscript, Design of Objects, Advertising) Arts and Crafts, Fashion Design.


As a rule, students diploma and course projects are made by the orders of city authorities and considered to be the real projects.


Every year International competitions of diploma projects take place in Russia. 75-90 per cent of submitted by the institute works receive the certificates of the first degree and prizes.


The highly skilled specialists of the institute trained would-be architects and artists.


About 70 per cent of teachers of professional chairs have academic degrees and statuses, there are a corresponding member of the Academy of Architecture and Building Sciences, the counselors of this Academy, the academicians of the Quality and Ecology Problems Academy, practicing architects and designers, members of the Russia Architects, Artists, Designers Unions.


A great attention is paid to research work and creativity. 7 textbooks have been compiled and published by the scientists of the institute. The Ministry of Education of Russia recommended to use them in the educational system of the country.


The main trends of the institute’s scientific activity are the study of the regional problems of Dwelling Architecture, the Problem of Urban Development of the Northern Caucasus Region, History of Architecture and Art, Informatization of Architectural Education, Informatization of Projection and Design, the technologies of the Usage of Raw Materials in Arts and Crafts, Management in Architectural Projection and Design.


The Rostov State Institute of Architecture is an associative member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Building Sciences. The South Branch of this Academy was set up on the basis of the institute. Scientific regional and all-Russian conferences often take place here.


The institute `s Information Technologies Centre is equipped with up-to-date computer facilities. Students are taught to work in the system of Computer Aided Design.


The Rostov State Institute of Architecture has a leading position in the creation of new technologies in architectural and engineering education. It is also the main participant of the regional Program “Don”, it takes part in all-Russian program “Architecture and Construction”, “New Technologies in Education”, “The Peoples of Russia”, “Amateur and Folk Culture”.


The institute has its own library, the library of the Rostov Building University, the Architects’s Union Library, the Don Public Library and the Gorky City library are at students’ disposal.


The main features of educational process of the institute are the substantial training in Computer Aided Design, the artistic training (the course of Fine Arts is 4 years long ) and thorough professional training . Students make two course projects a term, these are the projects of individual, tenement, residential houses , the projects of the house with catering ,the projects of public and industrial buildings, the project on Urban Development.


Rostov -on-Don is situated in the South of Russia. It is one of the largest industrial and agricultural centers of the country. Rostov is often called the gates of the Northern Caucasus. The institute is in the center of the city.


The training in the institute is carried out according to the two-level system. Field of study: Architecture – the 1st level – Bachelor of Architecture, (4,5 years), 3 final state examinations are taken; the defense of the diploma thesis. the 2nd level – A) Specialist architect, Specialist – Designer (1,5 years.), the defense of the diploma thesis. B) Master of Architecture (5 years), the defense of the Master s thesis. Field of study: Art – the 1st level -Bachelor of Art, (4 years), 3 final State examinations are taken, the defense of the diploma thesis. The 2nd level – Specialist – Artist -Designer; Specialist -Artist (Interior and Equipment); Specialist – Artist (Arts and Crafts) (2 years), the defense of the diploma thesis. One-level system: Specialist-Manager in Social Sphere (5 years), the defense of the diploma thesis; Specialist in Fashion Design (5 years), the defense of the diploma thesis.


Faculties of Rostov State Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering:


  • Industrial and Civil Engineering;
  • Structure’s Design;
  • Expertise and Estate Management;
  • Information Systems and Technologies;
  • Organisation Management;
  • Architectural Heritage Reconstruction and Restoration;
  • Production of Building Materials, Units and Structures Industry;
  • Mechanisation and Automation in Construction;
  • Standardisation and Certification;
  • Sales Management and Goods’ Expertise in Construction Industry;
  • Roads and Aerodromes;
  • Traffic Machine and Machine Equipment Maintenance (auto service);
  • Organisation of Carriages and Road Traffic Control;
  • Organisation of Traffic and Safety on the Roads;
  • Heat and Gas Supply and Ventilation;
  • Water Supply and Sewage;
  • Engineering Protection of Environment;
  • Fire Safety;
  • Technological Process and Production Safety;
  • Emergency Situation Safety;
  • Finances and Credit;
  • Accounting, Analysis and Audit;
  • Economics and Management at Enterprises;
  • Marketing;
  • Anti-crisis Management;
  • Advertising;
  • Applied Informatics in Economy;
  • Applied Geodesy (Survey);
  • Urban Cadaster.


  • Industrial and civil engineering Institute
  • Civil Engineering Technology and Materials Institute
  • Highway and Transport Institute
  • Engineering Ecological Systems Institute
  • Economics and Management Institute
  • Refresher Institute for Specialists

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.


Rostov-on-Don City

Rostov-on-Don or Rostov-na-Donu is the largest city in the south of Russia, the capital of the Rostov region and the Southern Federal District. It is a major administrative, cultural, scientific, educational, and industrial center and a major transport hub of southern Russia.

Informally, Rostov-on-Don is called “the Gate to the Caucasus” and the southern capital of Russia.

Rostov-on-Don features

The City Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of September.

Rostov-on-Don stands on the banks of the Don River, about 46 km east of the Azov Sea and 1,070 km south of Moscow. The climate is temperate continental. The average temperature in January is minus 3 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 23.4 degrees Celsius.

Rostov-on-Don has a specific unique outlook because of its rich historical and cultural heritage. There are about 1,000 objects of cultural heritage in the city, including 482 architectural monuments (16 monuments of history and culture of federal importance), 70 archaeological monuments, 8 large memorial complexes, 106 monuments, and about 400 memorial plaques.

It is a major transport hub of the southern part of European Russia: several highways of federal and regional importance, the railway “St. Petersburg – Rostov-on-Don – Caucasus”, a navigable waterway from the center of Russia to the Black Sea. Also, there is an international airport in the city (regular flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg).

Rostov-on-Don is a large educational and scientific center of Russia. Southern Federal University is one of the largest universities in the country (about 56 thousand students).

Also, the city is one of the largest jazz centers of the country. It has become a tradition to hold the following art festivals: “Donskaya vesna” (“Don spring”), “Mini-fest”, “Russian comedy” and international jazz festivals.

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