Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering founded in 1930 is one of the most highly regarded engineering universities in Russia. The studies began on the 25th October 1930. At that time the Institute included 2 vocational colleges and 3 workers’ courses (rabfak). At first the Institute trained students only in one field of industrial and civil engineering. In 1951 it was transformed into Hydraulic Engineering Institute as the country needed specialists to build numerous hydro-power stations. In 1955 it was again renamed into the Institute of Civil Engineering. In April 1990 the Institute became the Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering, later (since in 1995-2004) Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering. In 2004 it received its current status of Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering.


SSUACE strives to connect its values and mission to the needs of Samara and the Volga Region. Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering currently offers about 40 degree programmes: Bachelor Degree (4 years) and Master Degree (2 years) programmes as well as postgraduate studies (Candidate of Science, Doctor of Science).


SSUACE currently has an enrolment of about 7,500 undergraduate students. SSUACE has 10 Faculties, and 37 Departments. SSUACE also has two branches – Open Institute (SSUACE Branch) in Pokhvistnevo (Samara Region) and Open Institute (SSUACE Branch) in Belebey (Bashkortostan).


Faculties of Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering:

SSUACE includes:                             

  • Institute of Architecture and Design
  • Institute of Civil Engineering
  • Institute of Environmental Engineering
  • Institute of Economics and Management
  • The Faculty of Information Systems and Technology
  • Institute of Pre-University Studies
  • Secondary Technical Education Faculty


  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Higher Mathematics
  • Department of Languages and Tourism
  • Department of Philosophy and History
  • Department of Physical Training
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Social Studies

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 accomodates 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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