Samara State Technical University

Samara State Technical University is one of the main universities in Russia. It offers a wide variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes to choose from its 12 faculties. At the moment we prepare specialists in the following fields: energy, oil and gas, chemistry and petrochemistry, mechanical engineering, transportation, food production, defense industry, information technology, mechanical and automotive engineering, engineering systems administration and automation, material science and metallurgy, biotechnology, industrial ecology, architecture, civil engineering and design.


Its history dates back to 1910, when the regional government decided to build a high educational institution in Samara, which was the leading industrial center throughout Volga Region. And so in 1914 Samara Polytechnic Institute was established. Since it was established more and more faculties appeared on its basis. Moreover, during its existence the institute changed its names several times. Until 1992 when Samara Polytechnic Institute gets university status to be called Samara State Technical University.


Besides that, during its existence several high educational institutions integrated with Samara Polytech, and in 2016 it became a Flagship University in Samara Region among other 11 regional universities of Russia.


More than 100 years of its existence are closely connected with the times of the formation and development of engineering education and science not only in Samara region, but also in neighboring regions.


Nowadays Samara State Technical University has three branches in other Russian cities: Syzran, Novokuybyshevsk and Belebey.


Our aim is to facilitate market needs in the areas which we specialize with students, who will work to become well-known scientists and academics for the country’s well-being.


Faculties of Samara State Technical University:

  • Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy and Transport Faculty
  • Petroleum Engineering Faculty
  • Chemical Engineering Faculty
  • Automation and Information Technology Institute
  • Electrical Engineering Faculty
  • Engineering and Technology Faculty
  • Heat Power Engineering Faculty
  • Food Production Technologies Faculty
  • Engineering Economics Faculty
  • Institute of Social and Human Sciences and Technologies
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering Academy Systems and Technologies
  • Inter-University Department of Information and Developmental Educational Systems and Technologies

Student Accommodation

A new dormitory unit opened in 2014 to accommodate more international students. Foreign students are placed 3 people in a room. Facilities included: shower/toilet in the room, kitchen, laundry, linen, Internet.

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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