Altai State Academy of Education

Altai State University is one of the leading Russian classical higher education institutions established in 1973. It is a major educational, research and cultural center located in the Asian part of the country, integrated into international academic community, training the intellectual elite and conducting high-impact research.


ASU consists of 12 faculties; Institute for Additional Education; 4 scientific research institutes; more than 30 applied research laboratories and research centers, 15 of which are SB RAS joint laboratories; 14 scholar schools, 2 of which have been acknowledged to be the leading scholar schools of Russia; science museums network; library with the collection of more than 1 million units.


The University develops in the framework of 12 core and 45 additional scientific areas with the highest priority in agro bio industry; biotechnology; biomedicine; food and ecological security; physics; mathematical modelling of natural, technological, social and economic processes; information technologies; innovational development of Siberian economy; geo-ecological monitoring; nanotechnology.


The University employs more than 2,500 people, 1,000 of which are teaching staff and scientific workers, including 4 academicians and 3 corresponding members of RAS, 139 Doctors and 576 Candidates of Science.


The University takes one of the leading places in Siberia in terms of number of students being trained (around 13,000 students, more than 3,000 yearly graduates). The number of international students, coming mostly from Asian countries, is increasing annually by 50%.


Altai State University is a member of influential international organizations such as Shanghai Cooperation Organization University, Eurasian Universities Association, Asian Universities Association, Association of the Universities of Far East and Siberia of the Russian Federation and North-Eastern Regions of China, International Association for Continuing Education, Asia-Pacific Quality Network.


The University’s high status is being constantly verified by Russian and international rankings:


  • 141-150 place in Top BRICS Universities Ranking by QS;
  • 81-90 place in Universities of CIS, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia Ranking by INTERFAX Information Agency;
  • 104-153 place in CIS Universities Ranking by Expert RA Agency;
  • 66 place of 1484 Russian Educational and Scientific Institutions by Webometrics;
  • 9 place in Ranking Web of Repositories Webometrics among Russian electronic libraries;
  • 31 place in Ranking of 386 Russian Universities;
  • 4 place in GreenMetric Ranking of Russian Higher Education Organizations.


ASU is located in Barnaul, the capital of Altai Krai. Altai Krai is a Russian federal subject situated in the South-East of Western Siberia at 3000 km from Moscow. The region possesses extensive land, water and forest resources, huge reserves of minerals, enormous recreational potential – more than 30 reservations and nature sanctuaries provide the unique flora and fauna preservation. The most important economic sectors are trade, agriculture, food industry, pharmaceuticals, and mechanical engineering. The region is particularly proud of its high ecological rating, which predetermines rapid tourism development.


The unique geographical position of Altai Krai, located in the center of Asia near such countries as Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, predestinates the University’s mission – to appear as an international research and educational center that integrates, develops and spreads the modern Western, Russian and Asian knowledge in education, science and culture within the Asian region. ASU is a participant and organizer of a number of landmark events: I Asian Students Forum “Education without borders. Altai-Asia – 2012”, II Asian Students Forum “Kyrgyzstan-Asia – 2015”, International Biotechnological Symposium “Bio-Asia, Altai – 2015”, Central Asian Youth Leadership Summit, International School for Young Asian Scientists, etc.  Active collaboration between ASU and colleagues from foreign countries encourages the strengthening of international relations and culture, productive scientific activities, integration into education space of Asian region.


Faculties of Altai State Academy of Education:

  • Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogics
  • Faculty of Sociology
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Arts and Design
  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Geography
  • Faculty of History
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Mathematics and IT
  • Faculty of Mass Communication, Philology and Political Science
  • Faculty of Physics and Technology
  • International Institute of Economics, Management and Informational Systems



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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