Irkutsk State Technical University

March 3, 2015, began a new stage in the history of Irkutsk State Technical University. Now the university is called – the Irkutsk National Research State Technical University – INRTU.


Today INRTU – a university with the best traditions of Russian engineering school with a strong educational, scientific and innovative potential. The University includes 10 institutes, 6 faculties, with an enrollment of over 18 thousand students. Training is carried out in Russian.


In the year 85 – the anniversary of the leading technical university, covering the territory from Tomsk to Khabarovsk, meets with a new name, new challenges, and prospects for the future.


The university’s mission – to provide quality, affordable, modern education, transformed through the development of science and technology education for graduates of the new formation, capable of practical implementation of the acquired knowledge in science, business, entrepreneurship.


University Values:


High-quality training of graduates, according to the requirements of society and the state

Responsibility for the effectiveness of the implementation of the University of the tasks assigned to him by the state and society, for quality to ensure customer needs education and other services


Transparency and accessibility of the university intellectual potential, readiness for fruitful cooperation with the students, potential employers and other stakeholders Highly scientific – teaching staff possessing the conditions for free scientific research, creativity and maximize realizing their intellectual potential in the areas of university activity

Democracy in the management, eligibility management, collective decision-making, personnel reserve


The leading role of university leadership and innovative approach in the definition and implementation of the University’s development priorities

Cohesion university staff, the support of family values


The fundamental role of educational and scientific activities of the university as a foundation of high-quality training of students.

Continuity and continuity, the unity of teaching, research and the educational process in the university


Respect for the individual, respect for social, national, religious and other principles of equality of employees and students, creating a comfortable environment for creativity and development


Social responsibility in the field of educational activities, training of professionals in demand in the labor market, the guarantee of veterans, young professionals and other categories of university staff


Optimal conditions for free creative work, increasing the level of education, professional development and expression of university staff


Availability of infrastructure and material and technical base, providing high quality educational, scientific, cultural and social activities of the university

Integration into the world educational, scientific and cultural space

High human potential, social guarantees for employees

Faculties of Irkutsk State Technical University:

  • Institute of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy
  • Institute of Aircraft Construction, Mechanical Engineering and Transport
  • Institute of Architecture, Construction and Design
  • Institute of Cybernetics
  • Institute of Mineral Resource Management and Processing
  • Institute of Food Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Institute of Economics, Management and Law
  • Institute of Power Engineering
  • Institute of Physics and Technology

Student Accommodation

Students are offered to live in well heated and fully furnished comfortable rooms. Accommodation facilities for students are organized on the sharing basis. There are twin – and triple – rooms. Male and female students live separately on the different floors. All the hostels for students are protected by the police. There are special rooms for students where they can socialize, have fun and make new friends. All the rooms are provided with a bed, mattress, pillow, blanket, desk, chair, heater, and lighting, suitable for both: study and relaxation, as well as the Internet access and telephone for students to get in touch with their close friends and relatives.

Irkutsk City

Irkutsk is a city located in Eastern Siberia in Russia, the administrative center of Irkutsk Oblast, one of the largest cities in Siberia. Founded in 1661, Irkutsk is included in the list of historical settlements of Russia.


Irkutsk – Features


Irkutsk is a unique, old city, the capital of Eastern Siberia. located on the banks of the Angara River in the immediate vicinity of the reservoir formed by the dam of the Irkutsk Hydroelectric Power Station, about 76 from Lake Baikal. The nearest large city is Ulan-Ude located 457 km east of Irkutsk, on the other side of Lake Baikal. The distance to Moscow is about 5,200 km.


The Angara River divides Irkutsk into the right-bank and left-bank parts. The length of the river within the city is 29 km, the width under the Old Angara Bridge in the city center is about 300 meters; there are more than 30 islands on the river.

The climate of Irkutsk is sharply continental with significant daily and annual fluctuations in air temperature. Winter is cold, long and lasts more than 5 months (from late October to early April). The coldest month of the year is January, the average temperature is minus 17.8 degrees Celsius. Summer in the first half is hot and dry, in the second half there are heavy rains. The warmest month is July, the average temperature is plus 18.3 degrees Celsius.

Irkutsk is a large industrial center of Eastern Siberia. “Irkutskenergo” is one of the largests energy companies in Russia with 3 hydroelectric power stations of the Angara River cascade with a capacity of 9 GW, thermal power plants with a capacity of 3.9 GW, as well as coal mines and regional heating systems. Irkutsk Hydroelectric Power Station produces 4.1 billion kWh per year.

The leading industrial enterprise of the city is the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, which gave the name to the current Russian aircraft manufacturing corporation “Irkut”. The plant produces military and civil aircraft and employs about 12 thousand people. Irkutsk Heavy Engineering Plant manufactures gold mining, mining and processing, and metallurgical equipment.

Irkutsk is one of the largest scientific and educational centers of Siberia. The city has a branch of the Siberian Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences with a network of scientific institutes and a number of universities, in which about 100 thousand students study.

Tourism in Irkutsk is mainly transit on the way to Lake Baikal. Foreign tourists stay in the city on average 1.5-2 days, most of them are travelers from China, Germany, and Japan. About 70% of tourists come in the summer season.

Across the left bank of the Angara, the federal highway “Baikal” Novosibirsk-Chita passes through the city. Irkutsk is the railway junction of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Irkutsk International Airport provides flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Yakutsk. Public transport includes buses, trolleybuses, trams.

On the coat of arms of Irkutsk you can see a “babr” holding a sable in its mouth. From the 17th century, the word “babr” was used to name the Amur tiger inhabiting the Baikal region. There is an interesting story with this word.

In 1859, a large-scale reform of Russian heraldry was launched in order to correct errors accumulated over time. However, it led to new errors. The word “babr” was mostly known to local residents and the people involved in the reform decided that it was just a mistake in the Russian word “bobr” (meaning “beaver”) and approved the new description of the coat of arms of Irkutsk – a beaver holding a sable in its mouth.

However, not a single image was painted of the Irkutsk coat of arms with a beaver holding a sable in its mouth. Instead, the tiger received a large beaver tail and webbed hind legs and turned into a new, mythical animal.

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