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Novosibirsk State Technical University
Year found: 1950
Legal form State
Country Russia
City Novosibirsk

 Novosibirsk State Technical University

Legal form: State
Year found: 1950
Country: Russia
Awards: Bachelor Degree
                    Specialist Degree
                    Master Degree
City: Novosibirsk
Study language: Russian


At present Novosibirsk State Technical University is one of the largest universities in Siberia. The University has 8 teaching buildings, their total area being 115,729 m2. Its research laboratories and classrooms are provided with modern facilities and equipment to provide a high standard of training. All the premises of the University comprise21 buildings with the total area of 233,697 m2.

Training is carried out at 10 faculties: Aircraft; Applied Mathematics and Computer Science; Automation and Computer Engineering; Business Administration; Electromechanical; Power Engineering; Humanities; Mechanics and Technology; Physical Engineering, Radio Engineering, Electronics and Physics. There are 75 departments and 56 research and instructional laboratories functioning at the University. Several large centres, among them the research and methodology centre; information technologies centre; pre-university education centre as well as students` research and design centre, contribute to the activity of the University.

The University has signed 25 agreements on co-operation in science, education and culture with 13 countries of the world. The University has entered the European Association of Universities and the European Council of Rectors. It has become a member of the Salzburg seminar programme, the project of the World Technological University under the auspices of UNESCO and established co-operation with the British Council.



It was founded in 1893 at the future site of a Trans-Siberian Railway bridge crossing the great Siberian river of Ob and was named Novonikolayevsk, in honor of both Saint Nicholas and the reigning Tsar Nicholas II. The bridge was completed in the spring of 1897, making the new settlement the regional transport hub. The importance of the city further increased with the completion of the Turkestan-Siberia Railway in the early 20th century. The new railway connected Novosibirsk to Central Asia and the Caspian Sea.[19]

At the time of the bridge's opening, Novonikolayevsk hosted a population of 7,800 people. Its first bank opened in 1906, with a total of five banks operating by 1915. In 1907, Novosibirsk, now with a population exceeding 47,000, was granted town status with full rights for self-government. The pre-revolutionary period saw the population of Novosibirsk reach 80,000. During this period the city experienced steady and rapid economic growth, becoming one of the largest commercial and industrial centers of Siberia and developing a significant agricultural processing industry, as well as a power station, iron foundry, commodity market, several banks, and commercial and shipping companies. By 1917, Novosibirsk possessed seven Orthodox churches and one Roman Catholic church, several cinemas, forty primary schools, a high school, a teaching seminary, and the Romanov House non-classical secondary school. In 1913, Novonikolayevsk became one of the first places in Russia to institute compulsory primary education.[19]

The Russian Civil War took a toll on the city, with wartime epidemics, especially typhus and cholera, claiming thousands of lives. In the course of the War the Ob River Bridge was destroyed and for the first time in its history the population of Novonikolayevsk began to decline. The Soviet Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies of Novonikolayevsk took control of the city in December 1917. In May 1918,Czechoslovak prisoners of war rose in opposition to the revolutionary government and, together with the White Guards, captured Novonikolayevsk. The Red Army took the city in 1919, retaining it throughout the rest of the Civil War.[19]

Novonikolayevsk began reconstruction in 1921 at the start of Lenin's New Economic Policy. It was given its new name, Novosibirsk, in 1926.[19] The new name can be translated as "New Siberian City".

During Stalin's industrialization push, Novosibirsk secured its place as one of the largest industrial centers of Siberia. Several massive industrial facilities were created in the city, including the 'Sibkombain' plant, specializing in the production of heavy mining equipment. Additionally a metal processing plant, a food processing plant and other industrial enterprises and factories were built, as well as a new power station. The Great Soviet Famine saw the influx of more than 170,000 refugees to Novosibirsk. The new arrivals settled in barracks at the outskirts of the city, giving rise to slums such as Bolshaya Nakhalovka, Malaya Nakhalovka, and others.[19]

Rapid growth and industrialization were the reasons behind Novosibirsk's nickname: the "Chicago of Siberia".[20]

Tram rails were laid in 1934, by which time the population had reached 287,000, making Novosibirsk the largest city in Siberia. The following year the original bridge over the Ob River was replaced by the new Kommunalny bridge.[19]

The rapid growth of the city prompted the construction of a hydroelectric power station with a capacity of 400,000[21] kilowatts, necessitating the creation of a giant water reservoir, now known as the Ob Sea. As a direct result of the station's construction vast areas of fertile land were flooded as were relic pine woods in the area; additionally, the new open space created by the reservoir's surface caused average wind speeds to double, increasing the rate of soil erosion.[19]

In the 1950s, the Soviet Government directed that a center for scientific research be built in Novosibirsk; consequently, the multi-facilityscientific research complex of Akademgorodok was constructed about 30 kilometers (19 mi) south of the city center in 1957. The Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences has its headquarters in Akademgorodok, and the town hosts a total of fourteen research institutions and universities. Although it possesses a fully autonomous infrastructure, Akademgorodok is administratively a part of Novosibirsk.

On September 2, 1962, the population of Novosibirsk reached one million. At that time, it was the youngest city in the world with over a million people. Novosibirsk took fewer than seventy years to achieve this milestone.[22]

In 1979, work began on the Novosibirsk Metro Transit System, culminating in the opening of the first line in 1985.[19]

On August 1, 2008, Novosibirsk was in the center of the path of a solar eclipse, with a duration of 2 minutes and 20 seconds.

Geography and climate


The city stands on the banks of the Ob River in the West Siberian Plain. To the south of the city lies the Ukok Plateau, which forms part of the Golden Mountains of Altai UNESCO World Heritage Site.[23]


The climate is humid continental (Koppen Dfb), with warm summers and severely cold winters. Snow is frequent, falling on almost half of winter days, but individual snowfalls are usually light. Average temperatures range in summer is from +15 °C (59 °F) to +26 °C (79 °F), in winter from −20 °C (−4 °F) to −12 °C (10 °F). However, winter temperatures can go as low as −30 °C (−22 °F) to −35 °C (−31 °F), and summer temperatures can go as high as +30 °C (86 °F) to +35 °C (95 °F).[18] The difference between the record high and the record low temperatures is 88 °C (158 °F). Most days the weather is sunny, with an average of 2,880 hours of sunshine per year, but heavy rain is possible in summer.[18]

Travelers coming from countries with mild climates may find Novosibirsk’s winter tough, but it will not be extraordinary for those from northern countries. At times, bitter cold may hold for some days, but temperatures of −40 °C (−40 °F) and lower do not occur every year. In the springtime, streets and roads become dirty as a result of mud and melting snow, while the weather is still cold.






Aircraft and rocket construction

Applied mechanics

Applied mathematics and computer science
Automation and control
Instrument engineering
Information science and computer engineering
Biomedical engineering


Electrical engineering, electromechanics and electrical technologies

Regional studies
Social work

Manufacturing Engineering

Operation and Maintenance of Transportation and Production Machines and Equipment
Machines and apparatus for chemical engineering and building materials plants
Metal-Cutting Machine-Tools and Tooling
Food Industry Machines and Apparatuses
Automation of Manufacturing Processes and Production
Economy and control of manufacturing enterprises
Materials Science in Mechanical Engineering
Technology of Artistic Finishing Treatment of Materials

Heat power engineering
Electrical power engineering
Automation and management

Semiconductor Devices and Microelectronics
Radio Engineering


Hostel of box type, settling in rooms for two or three persons, shower room and WC are separated.

There are students’ canteens in the hostel and in the main building of university.







When student arrive to airport he/she will be met and transferred to university. At university student have orientation and welcome brief. After orientation student will be placed at university hostel.

During all time of studying at university foreign students are supported by qualified team of International Department. All their needs will be satisfied with pleasure. There is very helpful consultancy for students who have educational difficulties. University has own security system.

All university hostels are secured and have time restrictions for guest to ensure safety and good condition of living. The Russian people are well-wishing and peaceful. Cities are secured by powerful police system observation. You will find that we share dry, cynical humor about people and events. There is no racism at all. Strangers will be extremely friendly with you and be impressed that you made the effort to visit their country over their more visited neighbors. Foreign people came to Russia for education or business highly respected by Russian people. So, welcome, Russia is waiting for you!



Novosibirsk State Technical University is one of the largest research and educational centers of Russia and is a participant of European programs such as EAU, EAIE, SPACE and TEMPUS ERASMUS MUNDUS.

NSTU actively collaborates with Novosibirsk Academgorodok scientific Institutes and a number of foreign partners. At present NSTU is a signatory to 25 agreements on educational and scientific research with domestic as well as foreign universities. University teaching staff participates in large number international conferences, seminars, symposiums and EU programs.

Tuition fee for all courses

Preparatory course (1 year): USD 2000

All degree courses: USD 2500-4000 per year


Other expenses:

- Accomodation fee: USD 80 per month
- Medical insurance: USD 180 per year
- Living Expenses: from USD 350 per month
- Airport trasfer: USD 100 from Novosibirsk



Please note, tuition fee could change (1-3%) due to exchange rate.                          23/06/2012 update