Far Eastern State Technical University named after V.V. Kuibishev

Far Eastern State Technical University (FESTU) is a university located in Vladivostok, Russia. It was established on February 20, 1930 as Far Eastern Politechnical Institute. It was granted the university status in 1992.

FESTU is not a successor of Oriental Institute as it claimed to be. The court denied its claims and reassured Far Eastern Federal University as the only successor. But FESTU was established on base of closed Oriental Institute and the building of the original Oriental Institute is currently the main building of Far Eastern State Technical University.

 Faculties of Far Eastern State Technical University named after V.V. Kuibishev:

  • Institute of Civil Engineering,
  • Mining Institute,
  • Natural Science Institute,
  • Maritime Institute,
  • Institute of Architecture,
  • Institute of Humanities,
  • Institute of Radioelectronics,
  • Information Science and Instrumentmaking Engineering,
  • Institute of Mechanics,
  • Automation and Advanced Technologies,
  • Pacific Institute of Politics and Law,
  • Institute of Economics and Management,
  • Institute of Ecology,
  • Institute of Distance Education,
  • Navy and Engineering Institute,
  • Institute of Integrated Educational Systems,
  • Institute of Professional Improvement and Retraining of Teaching Staff.

Student Accommodation

Dorms consist of eight rooms per floor, with 2-3 people per room. Each floor also has one kitchen and two toilets, and the basement has a shower. Students cannot select their own rooms. We encourage students to apply early, as the number of rooms are limited. Some students may not be comfortable with dorm rules, as they are often considered strict.

All Dormitories have the following facilities:

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Medical aid cabinet
  • Gym
  • Reading room
  • Free Internet connection

Vladivostok City

Vladivostok is a city and seaport located on the Far East of Russia, the capital of Primorye krai and the Far Eastern Federal District, the last station of Trans-Siberian railway.

Vladivostok features and economy

Vladivostok is located on the shore of the Sea of Japan, on the Muraviev-Amursky Peninsula and islands in Peter the Great Bay. It is an important transport, industrial, trade, and financial center of Russia. The city is the main naval base of the Russian Pacific Fleet.

This city is also the largest scientific and educational center of the Far East region that includes Far Eastern Federal University and the Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences.

City Day is celebrated in the beginning of July. The name “Vladivostok” is similar to the name of the city of Vladikavkaz. It is derived from the Russian words meaning “to hold” and “east”. The original English name of Zolotoy Rog Bay was Port May.

The climate of Vladivostok is of monsoon type. Winters are dry and cold; springs are long and cool; summers are warm and humid; autumns are warm and dry. The average temperature in January is minus 11.7 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 18 degrees Celsius.

Vladivostok International Airport is located about 44 km to the north of the city. The federal highway A 370 “Ussuri” connects the city with Khabarovsk, the road A188 – with Nakhodka.

In 1983, Ilya Lagutenko formed a known Soviet and Russian rock group “Mumiy Troll” in Vladivostok.

Vladivostok industrial machinery is mainly represented by shipbuilding and ship repair as well as production of equipment for fishing. The city is a base of fishing and refrigerator fleets.

The city has an intermediate position between Trans-Siberian railway and seaways in the Pacific Ocean. This makes it an important cargo and passenger port.

Fish and sea food, timber, ferrous and non-ferrous metals are the main exported goods. Food, medicines, clothes, shoes, household techniques, ships are the main imported goods. Vladivostok is an important intermediate city for goods imported from Japan, South Korea and China.

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