Having been founded on the basis of Moscow Technical Institute for the Fishery Industry, Kaliningrad State Technical University (KSTU) is justly considered as the beginning of Russian higher fishery education and a range of scientific schools in navigation, commercial fishery, and progressive technologies of food production. At present, it develops as a multi-disciplinary institution considering the demands and the economic potential of the Region, maintaining traditions of high quality specialist training for the fishery industry.
Students are trained in 42 higher educational courses at various levels, namely, Bachelor, Professional Diploma, Master, post-graduate (Kandidat Nauk) and doctorate (Doktor Nauk) Degrees; professionals are offered various upgrading courses.600 teachers and researchers, including 75 professors holding the Doktor Nauk Degree, 80 academicians and corresponding members of international and public Russian Academies of Science form the faculty if the University. 28 scientists are awarded titles of honored workers of science, Russian higher education, branches of science, and the fishery industry.
Scientific research is traditionally undertaken in many areas being the most important for the modern navigation, fisheries and seafood processing, power engineering, construction, production automation and control, information technology, natural science, nano-technology, etc. The University founded effectively working schools in ichthyology, commercial fishery, ship-building and repair, automation of production and control, technique and technology of raw materials processing. There are 12 research laboratories and scientific centers, four of them being of the applied character. Four dissertation councils work at the University.
Recently, intensification of scientific work has involved the University into 25 federal scientific programs, as well as in TEMPUS and TACIS projects. Regional representatives of public professional Academies of Science applied Centre for new Information Technologies, Research Institute for Maritime Engineering Service, Institute of Ecology and Sustainable Development successfully operate on the University basis.
International co-operation of the University with foreign educational and research organizations is constantly expanding, with the Baltic Sea region in particular.
Developing progressively, Kaliningrad State Technical University looks ahead with confidence.
Faculties of Kaliningrad State Technical University:
Students of our University are provided with rooms at the University hostel. They have the right to use classrooms and training facilities, libraries and reading rooms, teaching aids and materials and also sport and cultural facilities of KSTU along with Russian students.
Kaliningrad is a city in Russia, the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, the westernmost regional center of the country. Until July 4, 1946, this city was called Konigsberg.
Kaliningrad – Features
The city of Kaliningrad, located about 1,250 km west of Moscow, is the administrative center of the westernmost region of Russia, the only region of the Russian Federation, which is completely separated from the rest of the country by hundreds of kilometers, land borders of two states (Poland, Lithuania), and international sea waters.
Pskov, the nearest regional center of Russia, is 800 km away. At the same time, the distances to a lot of European capitals are relatively small: 350 km to Warsaw and Vilnius, 390 km to Riga, 550 km to Minsk, 600 km to Berlin, 650 km to Stockholm, 680 km to Copenhagen.
Kaliningrad stands on both banks of the Pregolya River, not far from the Kaliningrad Bay located in the southeastern Baltic Sea. This is the largest city in the North-West Federal District of Russia after St. Petersburg, the third largest city (after Riga and Vilnius) in the Baltic states.
The climate of the city is transitional from maritime to continental. Thanks to the influence of the Gulf Stream, winters are warmer than in the mainland of Eurasia. Due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, summer in Kaliningrad is moderately cool and begins, on average, on June 11. The average temperature in January is minus 1.5 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 18.1 degrees Celsius.
Kaliningrad is the most important transport hub in the region because it is the only non-freezing Russian port in the Baltic Sea. Khrabrovo International Airport offers regular flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Riga, Minsk, Warsaw. Regular bus routes connect Kaliningrad with Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Germany.
The Pregolya River divides Kaliningrad into four parts. There are eight bridges across it. Seven bridges existed in Konigsberg in the 16th – 20th centuries. The mutual arrangement of these bridges prompted mathematician Leonhard Euler to think about it, which led to the emergence of graph theory. The mathematical problem known as the Seven Bridges of Konigsberg is also related to these bridges.
Tourism is one of the priorities for the development of the city. Most of the cultural and historical sites, museums, architectural monuments, and entertainment complexes of Kaliningrad Oblast are located here. In total, there are 536 cultural heritage sites. In Kaliningrad, you can also find a unique phenomenon for Russia – Orthodox churches located in old German churches.
Among foreign tourists visiting Kaliningrad Oblast, tourists from Germany make up the bulk, which is approximately equal to the combined presence of all tourists from other countries. In Kaliningrad, there are more than 100 hotels of various categories. Kaliningrad hotels are among the best in Russia.
With rare exceptions, almost no pre-war buildings have been preserved in the city center. The surviving German buildings are located closer to the outskirts. In the last third of the 20th century, the attitude towards German architecture began to change, some of the German buildings that had been preserved until that time were restored.
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