Established in 1914 Samara State Technical University is committed to the purity of science, research, and innovation. Samara State Technical University is one of the oldest universities in the Volga region. It has a very long and rich history. SSTU nowadays is the biggest research and educational center of the region. 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. The University is licensed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation to implement the educational activity in the field of higher education (License № 1938 from 17 February 2016). The University is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (State Accreditation Certificate № 1676 from 22 January 2016). University alumni successfully put into practice acquired knowledge. SSTU graduates are highly valued at the labor market. Our university alumni hold positions in Samara enterprises and organizations administration. There are 10 faculties at the University: Chemical Engineering, Engineering and Technology, Petroleum Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Thermal Power Engineering, Engineering Economics, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Food Production Technologies, Automation and Information Technology, Humanities and also Architecture and Civil Engineering Institute. Education is conducted in 24 integrated groups of specialties and areas of training (about 70-degree programs including Bachelor, Master Programs, and 20 Ph.D. Programs). More than 21 thousand of students study at the university. There are 1472 members of teaching staff including 778 professors with Ph.D. degrees and 200 Doctors of Science. All the degrees offered have been designed to provide students with professional knowledge and skills. All the programs aim towards the development of theoretical and practical skills. SSTU’s educational, scientific and social infrastructure is quite developed. Nowadays the University embraces 3 main campuses, 17 educational buildings, 8 dormitories, more than 50 research centers, 2 sports complexes and 3 recreation centers. More than 1250 students live in university dormitories which are situated in the center of the city and equipped with everything needed for students’ life. The Scientific and educational effectiveness of our university and positive dynamics in the Russian rankings prove the sustainable growth of SSTU. In the National University Ranking “INTERFAX” in 2016 SSTU took the 65th place out of 238 Russian universities. Within Top-100 Russian universities ranking held by RAEX, our university is in the 52nd position. As far as the international rankings are concerned, SSTU has participated in four rankings and has achieved quite impressive results in 2016: Academic Ranking of World Universities European Standard (ARES) – we rank №55 out of total 173, Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (70 out of 1417), University Web Ranking 4 International Colleges & Universities (80 out of 386), QS University Rankings: EECA (Emerging Europe and Central Asia) - our position is ranked 151-200.
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