- Samara State Aerospace University
Samara State Aerospace University
Today, the Samara State Aerospace University provides education in 110 major programmes and 6 minor programmes. The University is home to 9 Doctor and Grand Doctor Dissertation Councils. The University’s faculty includes 5 members and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, around 100 members and corresponding members of the Public Academy of Sciences, 53 winners of Lenin, State and other prizes. 75 faculty members hold state awards, and 70 have received distinguished lifetime service awards. Teaching staff includes 1400 professors and lecturers. Internships for university students are organised at 57 enterprises in aerospace and other industries in the region and across the country. SSAU students are awarded stipends on an annual basis by different enterprises.
In 2006, as part of the Priority National Project on Education, the University won the national contest among universities working on innovative educational programmes with its project “Development
of the Centre of Competencies and Training World-Class Experts in Aerospace and Geoinformation Technologies.”
In 2009, the University became one of 14 higher education institutions in Russia to be awarded the status of National Research University.
In 2013, SSAU became one of 15 leading Russian universities implementing competitiveness development programmes for leading international science and education centres.
SSAU has been recognised as the key university for the aerospace cluster of Samara Region. The University cooperates with science centres and corporations in the Russian aerospace industry. Over the past decade, the University has continued blending research and educational activities. Many years of tradition, authoritative science schools and resources allow the University to remain one of the leading educational and research institutions of Russia, participate in state and regional science and technology programmes, and foster international cooperation.
Over the long years of its history, the University has trained more than 50,000 highly-qualified experts, many of whom have become renowned scholars, designers and managers, prominent public and government figures. Over the past fifty years, almost all heads of aerospace institutions in Samara Region were and are graduates of KuAI and SSAU. The University is proud of its alumni!
Let me welcome you to Samara State Aerospace University. It proudly bears the name of Sergei Korolev, and is recognized as a National Research University.
The university has always been in the front lines of ad-vances in research and technology, resolving important economic, social and political issues, and contributing to the glory of Russian higher educa-tion, and is still there now. In 2006 we won the first ever contest of innovative universities in Russia, held under National Priority Project “Education”. In 2009, in recognition of our posi-tion among the leading Russian universities, we were awarded the highly prestigious status of a National Research University. In 2013 we won a grant for entering the international university ratings and became one of top 15 universities in Russia.
Our students have a unique chance to progress in science using the one-of-a-kind research equipment, latest educational programs, and most modern informational technologies. We have recently opened 12 new research and educational centers. These include the intrau-niversity media-center with the “Sergei Korolev” – the most powerful supercomputer in Volga region, Povolzhie Center for Space Geoinformatics, centers for studies into aircraft aero-dynamics, machinery vibration and acoustics, nanotechnologies, SAM-technologies. These centers educate and train specialists on every level – from skilled workers to postgraduates. They prepare personnel with skills and knowledge vitally important for the area economics, high-technological industries, state research centers and aerospace corporations – all these work in close contact with SSAU. Our university is acknowledged as the core university for Samara aerospace cluster.
Our glorious traditions and the high mission of the Samara State Aerospace University is reflected in our history, and in our achievements. Over 60 thousand alumni, working all over Russia and beyond, call Samara State Aerospace University their alma mater.
I wish all of you to join our big and friendly family. Welcome, dear applicants, to a multifac-eted students’ life, full of exciting events, the thrill of discovery and achievement, your small and big victories. Good luck!
Prof. E. Shakhmatov, SSAU Rector
Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties
Space Engineering Institute
All students who have been trained at the institute become not only fluent users in modern computer technologies and computer-aided design, but also become developers of software packages. During the preparation, students reinforce their knowledge gained in the classroom, on the bases of innovation units engaged in design, construction, calculation and production of real products. On the basis of the Mechanical Engineering Space Research Institute, students and staff, together with specialists from Space Rocket Centre “Progress” are developing small spacecrafts “Aist”, two of which are already exploring near-Earth space. The Space Research Department develops nanosatellites with minimum dimensions and weight.
As a part of exchange programs and double degree programs, students of the Institute are trained in universities of Italy, Spain, Germany, France and China.
Aerospace Propulsion Institute
Aerospace propulsion institute is one of the leading Russian aerospace institutes. Students study innovative computer technology design and engines production, working with the most advanced specialized software packages. Already at the end of the program, students will become highly qualified professionals with experience in dealing with complex production, management, scientific and technical problems. This is achieved by means of professional teaching staff and powerful modern material and technical base.
Academics, doctors and professors, designers, leading specialists in various economy and science industries are widely known among the graduates.
Institute collaborates with leading aerospace complex enterprises of Samara region, Russian Federation and foreign companies.
Aeronautical Engineering Institute
The Institute has a highly qualified faculty staff, excellent material and technical base – teaching and research laboratories, computer classes and the training airfield with many aircrafts.
Institute graduates become good aircraft designers and technologists, they maintain and test serial aircrafts, provide aircraft operations safety at the Russian and international airlines, work as an engineer of compressor stations on main gas pipelines and gas processing plants, organize transport logistics and ensure the efficiency of commercial aircraft work at the offices of Russian airlines abroad.
Since 2007, the aeronautical engineering department have been training aircraft maintenance specialists of foreign aircraft manufactures like Boeing and Airbus under order of airlines and maintenance organizations. Since 2008, the best students have been going abroad to the leading aircraft operating enterprises for internship.
Industrial Engineering Faculty
The faculty is one of the leading Russian scientific and educational centers in the field of modern materials and innovative technologies for the products production.
Faculty provides training of specialists who have skills in modern computer-aided design systems (COMPASS, NX, CATIA) and in reverse engineering (ANSYS, DEFORM, PAMSTAMP, PROCAST). Since the opening of training areas in “Nanoengineering” department, along with the traditional aerospace and engineering industries, faculty have been providing training for petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The faculty has already trained more than 5,000 highly qualified engineers, bachelors and masters, many of them received diplomas with honors. The engineering staff and top management of the Samara Metallurgical Plant – a part of the American company ALCOA, was formed by alumni of SSAU Industrial engineering faculty. International programs are implemented in cooperation with the leading scientific and educational United States and Germany centers of production.
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Institute
Electronics and instrumentation engineering institute is the largest division of the University that has trained more than 5,000 highly skilled specialists in the field of electronics.
Students have access to several computer classes and study computer technology, programming and mathematical modeling. Many students are actively involved in scientific research departments to create microelectronic, diagnostic equipment, computer systems, equipment for atmosphere research outside an aircraft, and equipment for aircraft liquid systems diagnostics, technology process controls and other processes.
Computer Science Faculty
Computer Science Faculty is a recognized educational and scientific center of Samara region in the field of information technology.
Image Processing Systems Institute of Russian Academy of Science and international IT companies NetCracker, EPAM Systems, Mercury Development, Haulmont, Adopt Innovation Inc. are actively participating in educational process.
Students get deep knowledge in the field of mathematics, physics and programming skills to work with computers and information technology. Students have free access to Internet (including free Wi-Fi), free access to the supercomputer center resources, to the world information databases, they also have opportunities to study modern computational and information GRID-technologies. There is a system of grant support for talented students to study abroad, with participation in exchange programs and international conferences.
Economics and Management Faculty
Faculty provides training of qualified specialists in the field of economics, management and business informatics.
The Faculty offers a wide range of economic and management disciplines with a focus on fundamental university training.
Big research projects are carried out on the Faculty. Each year, more than 70 graduate students and applicants study at the Faculty. There are three dissertation councils responsible for dissertation defenses in economics, which are the manpower sources for higher qualification of the faculty. Samara scientific and educational center of management problems was created together with the Institute of Control Sciences named after V.A. Trapeznikov Russian Academy of Science (RAS).
In 2015, publishing and book distribution department became a part of Economics and Management Faculty. The department provides training in two areas: “Printing and packaging production technology” and “Publishing”.
Basic Training and Fundamental Sciences Faculty
Basic Training and Fundamental Sciences Faculty was established in order to better coordinate and guide the process of preparation of careeroriented high school and undergraduate students. The faculty includes departments and units providing the fundamental training in basic sciences.
We conduct training for academic subjects (modules) of a “Humanitarian, social and economic” and “Mathematics and sciences” cycles in the training of students in the fields and majors of the University faculties.
Continuing Professional Education Institute
This faculty serves as an integrator of the most popular knowledge and technology in the education market, it is one of the leading centers of professional development in the Samara region.
Extended educational programs adapted for the international market, which will be delivered in English
- Flow models of traffic for network security and communication quality
- Attitude dynamics and control/stabilization of spacecraft and gyrostat-satellites
- Design of the liquid rocket engines
- Processing methods of gas-turbine engine reliability and service life increasing
- State-of-art interfaces of digital systems
- Selection of design parameters and optimization trajectory of motion of electric propulsion spacecraft with low thrust
- Modern methods of analysis of dynamics and control of the space tether systems
- Quality management tools and methods
- Methods of structural design with stiffness requirements
- Modern methods of rocket stability and control evaluation
SSAU Aviation College was founded in 1944 to provide mid-level specialists for aircraft construction enterprises. Since 2008, the College has been a SSAU subdivision, it is still preparing mid-level specialists according to the needs of aerospace enterprises and other industries of Samara region.
SSAU Aviation College uses university staff potential and its educational-production base in educational activities. It provides full-time, part-time and external programs. At present, Aviation College gives preparation of mid-level specialists in six specialties, and since 2014 also provide one of the bachelor programs.
Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics
Students have an opportunity to work in eight scientific and research laboratories. Informatics classes are held in computer rooms equipped with modern information technologies and internet access. Scientific library gives access to full-text resources of the leading world publishing houses in the fields of mathematics and computer science.
The faculty offers postgraduate study in six majors. The faculty maintains close scientific contacts with the Russian Academy of Sciences and leading national research centres. Besides the scientists of the faculty have their internship in Germany, China, Australia, Spain, Poland, Sweden, the USA and cooperate with their colleagues in mutual scientific programs.
The Department prepares highly qualified specialists in Mathematics, Mechanics, Mathematical Modeling, IT and Information Protection which are in great demand among regional, Russian and international companies and enterprises.
The Faculty of Physics
The Faculty was founded in 1969. Professor A.D. Ershov was the first dean and the head of the Department of Physics. The Faculty has modern material, technical resources, and a highly qualified teaching staff.
The Faculty fruitfully cooperates with the leading academic, scientific and research organizations: Physical and Mathematical Institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Joint Institute of Nuclear Research (Dubna), Scientific-Research Institute of Nuclear Physics of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Institute of Metallophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute (St. Petersburg), Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science (Ukraine), Institute of Solid State Physics and Institute of Radio Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Quantum Technologies (National University of Durban, South African Republic).
The faculty prepares specialists for productive and rewarding careers in science and research, education and industry. Our graduates successfully work for such well-known companies as Samsung, LG-Electronics, Intel, and in universities and scientific institutions in Russia and abroad (USA, Japan, Great Britain, France, South African Republic, etc.)
Faculty of Biology
The Faculty of Biology and Chemistry was established in 1970. The history of the faculty is closely connected with the name of Dr., Professor L.F. Mavrinskaya who was the founder of the first Department – the Department of Zoology. John P. Mozgovoy, the senior lecturer, was the first dean of the Chemistry and Biology faculty; he made a great contribution into the development of the faculty.
Today the faculty of Biology continues to develope the traditions of its founders.
Biology is a synthetic science that requires profound knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Philosophy. The curriculum is designed to provide students with advanced theoretical and practical instruction. Practical training is implemented on the base of Zhiguli state reserve, Krasnosamarsky forestry, Samara Botanic Garden, etc.
The Departments actively implement research activities and participate in grant programmes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and foreign foundations. The academics and students of Biology conduct research work by request of regional enterprises and establishments.
The Faculty of Chemistry
Today the faculty comprises four Departments representing contemporary branches of Chemistry and offers wide variety of majors.
At the Department of Inorganic Chemistry students synthesize new inorganic compounds and research the correlations between composition, structure and properties applying contemporary methods of analysis. Scientific work of the academics and students is financed by Russian Foundation for Basic Research and awarded by MAIK “Nauka/ Interperiodika”.
The Department of Organic, Bioorganic and Medical Chemistry specializes in the field of organic synthesis. The Department of General Chemistry and Chromatography is the first and only one in Russia that trains specialists of Chromatography.
The Department of Analytic and Expert Chemistry, being the only such department in Russia, prepares specialists for chemical laboratories and production control departments of enterprises. It also trains forensic experts for forensic science centres and the departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, drug enforcements agencies, medicolegal investigation, Samara Centre for Standardization, Metrology and Certification, Consumer Protection Committee, etc.The Faculty creates a favourable environment for study and research. The academicians widely apply informational technologies and interactive forms of teaching. Students have access to a large scale of research material and rich library. They get acquainted with new methods of chemical analysis and research, as well as learn to use modern equipment.
The Faculty of Law
Students of Law actively participate in a numerous conferences, round tables and seminars in Samara and all over Russia as well. The best students’ theses are published in university scientific annuals.
Students have opportunities to put their theoretical knowledge into practice, the legal advice office attached to the Samara Regional Duma and Union of Lawyers. They provide free legal assistance to Samara citizens.
The department has a great number of contacts with other law universities in Russia and abroad and regularly invites professors who give lectures at university.
Faculty of Psychology
The faculty offers high quality education in significant social fields of contemporary science. Thus, social psychologists work with organizations, groups, teams and collectives (in sport, management, industry, etc.) Psychological counselors focus their professional competency on individual characteristics and human problems; enable people to find decisions in complicated life situations; teach them to overcome frustration, fears, phobias and stress; and help to give up negative addictions. In the field of Organizational Psychology and Management Psychology, a human being is considered as a subject of management and self-management. This covers Psychology of Advertising, Business Psychology, Psychology of Negotiation Process, Coaching, and Economic Psychology.
The degree programme “Psychological and Pedagogical Education” meets important social demands and trains highly qualified specialists for social work in families, institutions of general and additional education, pre-school preventive establishments, centres of children’s leisure and art, etc. The Social Pedagogy programme emphasizes on studying pedagogical and psychological disciplines, legal foundations of maternity and childhood protection, youth rights, life safety and protection of labour.
As a result our graduates have the opportunity to study and conduct research in a stimulating and highly rewarding environment where profound theoretical instruction is combined with in-depth practical training in a huge variety of organizations and establishments of social, business, medical, and educational fields.
The Faculty of Philology
The Faculty of Philology of Samara State University has always complied with to the highest standards of classical education, being loyal to academic traditions and following up-to-date directions. The demands for informational, communicative and cultural competencies are constantly growing in different professional spheres.
The faculty train specialists within the classical University program, harmoniously combining linguistics and study of literature with the classical curriculum. With proficiency in the foreign language, students receive knowledge about the society and the culture of the country, whose language they learn and become experienced in the research work.
The best students of the faculty receive personal scholarships from the President of Russian Federation; the Governor of Samara Region, P.V. Alabin’s Fund; the academic council of Samara State University; and the Oxford Russian Fund. Students are awarded medals by the Department of Education and Science of Russian Federation. Outstanding students of Foreign Philology (German Language and Literature) annually win scholarships offered by German Service of Academic Exchange for semester education in Germany, students and postgraduate students become the prize-winners of regional competitions and get research grants.
Our graduates successfully work as scientists, journalists, copywriters, advertising specialists, PR-specialists, editors, critics, interpreters, tutors, lecturers, teachers and in other fields.
Faculty of History
Today the Faculty of History implements graduate training that ranges from the ancient world to the present, and offers the foundation for a broad-based education. It is one of the largest History faculties in the region.
The graduate majors of the Faculty of History are designed to provide students with advanced instruction and training in three blocks: social and economic, natural sciences and professional disciplines. Senior students choose specific field of studies within their specialization. Experienced supervisors guide students’ academic and scientific work. Theoretical training is strengthened during practical work: archeological, museum, archive and teaching practices.
The Faculty of Economics and Management
The faculty educates new leaders for productive careers in management, economy and business. The respected reputation of the faculty at the labour market is confirmed by successful employment and brilliant career of our graduates.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with profound knowledge in such disciplines, as: Personnel Management, Crisis Management, Logistics, Micro and Macroeconomics, Economic-Mathematical Modelling, Budgeting, Economic and Social Statistics, State Administration System, etc. Solid theoretical instruction is accompanied by deep practical training. Students of the faculty undertake internships in industrial enterprises, marketing and consulting agencies, transport companies, banks, regional and city administration, customs, etc. The faculty efficiently stimulates scientific and research work of students. The students have the opportunities to implement their scientific and research ambitions through participation in the Students’ Scientific Society and participation in annual scientific conferences.
Faculty of Sociology
The teaching staff is undoubtedly the keystone of success for the faculty. All of them are highly qualified professionals, who are devoted to their work and democratic to their students.
Major in “Cultural studies” provides education in the following specializations: Russian culture, Management of cultural sphere, Tourism, Cultural heritage protection.
Within major in “Social work” students can specialize in Social work management, and Social and legal protection of population.
Students of Journalism can choose between two specializations in Mass media and PR and advertising.
Institute of Social Techniques is founded at the Faculty of Sociology which enables students to participate in researches and surveys ordered by the Governor and Government of Samara region and other authorities of the city and the region. The Faculty of Sociology has strong connections with Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, faculties of the best Russian Universities as well as with the universities of Great Britain, Germany and the USA.
The Department of cultural studies has long-term contacts with Russian association of managers of culture, Russian association of theatre arts, Institute of cultural studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Department of theory and technology of social work cooperates with Russian department of UNESCO, International research institute of senior citizens’ problems, Russian state social university; it actively participates in different events held by Ministry of public health and social development of Samara region. Department of theory and history of journalism collaborates with editorial boards of the leading Samara mass media, non-governmental organizations of journalists of the regions as well as of Russia, with the best universities of the country.
In 1942 Kuibyshev Aviation Institute has been opened in the difficult wartime for the country. About 30 enterprises and the war industry organizations have been evacuated to Kuibyshev. The manufacture of the attack plane IL-2, which was the most mass plane of the Second World War, has been organized here. The front was in need of airplanes, and plants required engineers. ThAccording to the order of Soviet-Union committee on higher school affairs at Soviet People Commissars of the USSR, in October 1942 the training has begun at the institute, the first graduation has been carried out in 1944.
The huge role belongs to A.M. Soifer in the institute organization, who acted as the director of the institute from the moment of its creation till November 1942. Then F.I. Stebihov has been appointed the director of the institute.
The outstanding scientists were among the first teachers. They were evacuated from the Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Harcow and other cites of the USSR. There were the future vice-president of AS USSR M.D. Millionshikov, the corresponding member of AS Belorussia SSR M.G. Krain, the professors: A.M. Soifer, N.I. Reznikov, M.I. Razumihin, V.M. Dorofeev, A.A. Komarov and others. They have rendered assistance to the enterprises of the aviation industry in the preparation of the specialists, the decision of the specific problems of the manufacture, the creation and the implementation of the new engineering developments and the technologies.
The recourse-and-technical base and the research activity developed in the post-war years along with the expansion of the directions of the specialists’ preparation. The research activity has been directly connected with development of the production of the newest models of the aeronautical engineering including the first jet fighters and the bombers such as MIG-9,MIG-15, MIG-17, IL-28, TU-16, TU-95, the creation of engines VK-1, NK-12 and others.
In 1957 the specialists’ preparation has begun on the rocket and space engineering at the institute. The scientists and the specialists of the institute took part in the elaboration and development of the production of the first native intercontinental ballistic missiles R-7, R-7A, R-9; the carrier rockets “Vostok”, “Molniya”, “Souz” and their modifications; participated in creation of the rocket and space complex for providing with the manned flight on the Moon under the project of S.P. Korolyov, the aerospace systems “Energia-Buran”; developed the different kinds of the space vehicles including the space devices for the national control of the terrestrial surface; participated in the preparation and the realization of programmes on the orbital complex “MIR”, in the realization of other different projects including the programmes of the international cooperation.
The Hero of Socialist Work, the professor V.P. Lukachev was the rector of the institute since 1956 till 1988. In these years the institute became one of the biggest research center of the region, which established the unique research schools first of all in the sphere of the designing of engines, the planes, the space vehicles. During this period the directions of the specialists’ preparation and the scientific researches have considerably extended at the institute. Also the contingent of the students has grown, the institute material resources have roughly developed.
At the end of the fifties the institute has stepped forward as the initiator of the creation of the industrial branch research laboratories. It has served as a powerful inpactt for development of a high school science. The famous scientists and the production workers have been employed at the institute. The academician of AS USSR and RAS N.D. Kuznetsov was the head of the Chair “Designing of Flying Vehicles Engine”, and at the same time was the general designer of the flying vehicles engine. The founder of Russian astronautics, the corresponding member of AS USSR and RAS D.I. Kozlov was the head of the Chair “Flying Vehicles” till recently; he was the general director and the general designer of the state scientific production space-rocket center “Central Specialized Design Bureau Progress”.
The creation of the unique material MR (metal-rubber), which is widely applied all over the world to manufacture the vibration damping complex in the difficult units, and the elaboration of the whole scale of the micropower plant and the original refrigerating plants with use of the vortical effect, the production of the material by the method of the powder metallurgy and others can be noted among the scientific developments of 50-70th years. The scientific results of the scientists of the institute were applied at designing and manufacture of the air planes TU-144, TU-54, IL-76, IL-86, IL-114 and others.
In accordance with the decision of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and the USSR Counsil of Ministers of “Memory perpetuating of the academician S.P. Korolyov” № 136 from the 22nd of February, 1966 Kuibyshev Aviation Institute was named after academician S.P. Korolyov. In accordance with the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Supreme Soviet from the 7th of January, 1967 Kuibyshev Aviation Institute was awarded the order of the Red Banner of Labour, in connection with its the 25 anniversary.
The research works in the sphere of the vibration durability and the reliability of engine, the optimization of the processes and the systems of the movement control of space vehicles, the researches in the sphere of the computer optics and other high technologies had wide development in 70-80th years. At this time the alternation of generations of chairs and faculties heads has occurred, the network of dissertation councils has extended, the contacts with the Academy of Sciences of USSR, with the scientific organizations and industrial enterprises of the country have become stronger at the institute.
In 1988 the professor (now he is the academician of RAS) V.P. Shorin became the rector of the institute. The Corresponding Member of RAS V.A. Soifer is the rector of the University since 1990 till 2010. In 2010, as a result of alternative choices the new rector was elected – Professor E.V. Shahmatov.
The institute was named the Samara Aviation Institute after renaming of the city of Kuibyshev into the city of Samara. In accordance with the Order of the Ministry of science, the higher school and the technical policy of the Russian Federation (RF) №1077 from the 23d of September, 1992 the Samara Aviation Institute was renamed into Samara State Aerospace University named after academician S.P. Korolev.
In 2009, the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation № 1613-r of November 2 SSAU established the category of “national research university”. For last decades of years the integration of the science researches and the educational process proceeded at the University. At present time the long-term traditions, the famous scientific schools and the material resources allow to the University to be one of the leading, scientific and educational center of Russia, to take an active part in the accomplishment of the state and the regional scientific and technical programmes, to develop the international cooperation.
For all these years the University graduated about 50 000 specialists. Many of them became the outstanding scientists, the designers and the organizers of the production, the famous statesmen and elders. Among them there are the famous chairman of Council of Ministers of RSFSR V.I.Vorotnikov, the ministers and the deputies of the ministers: S.S.Kurdukov, I.M.Burov, N.A.Dondukov, O.N.Siesuev, A.N.Geraschenko, A.G.Iljin, L.S.Svechnikov, V.V.Gorlov, the academician of RAS V.P.Shorin, the governor of the Samara region K.A.Titov.
During semicentury almost all leaders of the aerospace enterprises of the Samara region were and are the graduates of the KuAI-SSAU. The University is proud of them.
e decision to found Kuibyshev Aviation Institute was accepted for the preparation of the engineering staff.
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