About Novosibirsk State Technical University
The Novosibirsk State Technical University was established in 1950. Novosibirsk State Technical University, one of the largest research and educational centres of Russia, was organized according to the USSR Council of Ministries' Decree of 19 August 1950 and the USSR Minister of Culture Order, and was known at the as Novosibirsk Institute of Electrical Engineering. In accordance with the Order of Russian Federation Ministry of Science, Higher School and Technical Policy of 24 December 1992 N 1133, Novosibirsk Institute of Electrical Engineering was renamed as Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU).
The University trains specialists in engineering, social-economic direction as well as humanities. Today, the University is granted a right to train students in twenty-seven licensed directions and sixty-six fields of higher and professional education, with the work aimed for licensing new fields going on. The annual state budget full-time enrolment in the first year of studies is 1415 students and 525 in correspondence. Besides, out-of-competition enrolment, with complete tuition fees paid, is made in all directions and fields of study.
Training specialists is carried out in lecture-rooms and laboratories totalling 112,525 square meters. The University occupies seven buildings which have all the necessary faculties for giving high quality lectures and classes. All - University, Faculties and Departments' computer classrooms on the on the basis of up-to-date personal computers (1230 all in all) have been set up. All the seven buildings are linked up to the local University network including more than forty servers of different levels and purposes. 1200 work places linked up to the Internet. Laboratories of engineering faculties are equipped with up-to-date machine-tools, test equipment, and industrial robots. The largest the city university library with its extensive stock of text-books, scientific literature, fiction, and periodical is available to students.
The University has ten faculties and two institutes: Institute of Social Rehabilitation and Institute of Distant Education, 73 departments, two branches and nine NSTU representative offices. The total number of students are 17,180, including 11,483 full-time students. 400 of this number are international students.
The teaching staff are 968 full-time lecturers including 101 full professor, D.Sc., 536 associate professors, Cand.Sc.; 216 lecturers are part-time teachers including 83 full professor, D.Sc., 126 associate professor, Cand.Sc. NSTU research scientists pursue fundamental and applied research in various directions of science and engineering, participate, on a competitive basis, in a number of federal and ministerial programmes. High level of scientific research allows the University to be come a venue of a number of international, all - Russian and regional conferences. The University scientists publish monographs, articles in foreign, Russian and university editions. They are authors of textbooks and teaching manuals as well. The University has long-standing traditions to pursue research in the field of higher education, increasing the quality if education and training specialists. NSTU has a significant innovation potential, experience in innovation activity and international innovation cooperation, with attracting students and teaching staff to carry out real-life innovation projects, which increases the quality of education and facilitates the training of highly-qualified specialists.
The University offers Cand.Sc. and (post) doctoral programmes, total number of postgraduate students and doctoral candidates, and Candidate degree competitors being 350 people. There are eleven specialist councils conferring Cand.Sc. degree. Among the University undergraduate and postgraduate students are many prize winners of republican and regional subject olympiads and creative competitions, holders of Russian Federation President's, Government's, Regional and City Administration grants as well as grant-holders of various foreign companies.