About SSTU

Our Mission

To accumulate, maintain and enrich the best practices of higher education, research knowledge, innovative and economic potential, cultural and moral values of society based on the world’s experience, national heritage and values as the key factors for sustainable development of Saratov region. 

Our Strategy

Modernizing and development of university as an innovative academic and research community as it pursues the goals to prepare world class specialists, to ensure research and development for tech-intensive sectors of the regional economy.

Our Traditions

SSTU has almost a hundred years history. Since its founding in 1930 as Saratov Automobile and Road Institute, it has grown into an impressive academic and research centre teaching top-ranked and highly employable specialists. 

In 2011 SSTU was renamed in honour of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, and in 2017 it became the Flagship University of Saratov region. 

The new status was awarded as the evidence of SSTU’s commitment to academic and research excellence, its contribution into social and economic development of the region. This status offered SSTU a host of opportunities and prospects for advancement. 

Today Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov comprises 8 institutes, 48 departments and 2 branches which offer over 190 degree programs. It is the home for about 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students.


Flagship University

Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov (SSTU) is one of the leading technical higher education institutions in Russia. In 2017 it was awarded with the status of Flagship University. 

The mission, goals and development areas of SSTU are connected with the national Strategy-2030 of social and economic development of Saratov region.



Development Priorities of SSTU

Defined in 2017-2020 SSTU Development Program
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To create a flexible, practice-oriented system of lifelong learning to support an individual’s personal growth and to cater the current and future needs of social and economic development of the region.

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To improve the quality of research and innovation activities across the prioritized trends of technological advancement to promote greater integration with research institutions and business organizations.

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To create an innovative university ecosystem to contribute to the improvement of the country-wide and regional economy.


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To develop the human resources potential andthe mechanisms for human resources reproduction, strengthen the links between the generations of professionals, and gain international best practices.

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To shape the open academic environment as part of the city’ s infrastructure to enable creative and professional abilities of the citizens.

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To create an efficient system of interaction between the university and society characterized by the principles of openness, objectivity and transparency to support an effective public monitoring of its development.

SSTU facilities are provided with hi-tech equipment. The campus is an attractive and comfortable area, including excellent playing grounds for sports and creative activities, and comfortable residence halls. 

The degree programs are designed to prepare engineers that meet the standards of the Russian and world economies. Each program is to undergo expert appraisal by the community of professionals. 

Among the faculty members you will find specialists from the leading companies and enterprises of the region who share their knowledge and skills through on-the-job training programs. The students are inspired to study new topics connected with getting the new skills and competences necessary for the current market trends giving significant career opportunities. 

Traditionally, even undergraduate students focus on the development of their academic research skills and expertise, participate in the work of the university research teams, apply for and win research grants to realize their in-house projects. On the basis of their merits and excellence in social activities, they are awarded academic scholarships or provided an opportunity to take part in student exchange programs with universities around the world. 

Apart from academic activities, the students have an extensive range of opportunities to become involved in various sports clubs and creative cultural societies. They can take part in volunteering activities, or student government projects.

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SSTU faculty members are dedicated to a long-standing tradition of research and have established an array of leading research schools covering biomedicine, neurosciences, nanotechnologies, photonics, chemistry, materials science, civil transport systems, information and energy saving technologies, civil engineering and architecture.

The primary focus of the research interests of SSTU faculty members is to ensure effective and continuous links between the university research centres and enterprises and businesses to introduce their developments into the manufacturing process.

To deliver high quality teaching and outcomes for the students is essential for SSTU.

In fact, Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov can be proud of its alumni who have established careers as renowned academics, famous politicians, military officials, chief executive officers of the biggest enterprises in Russia, and recipients of the State Prizes.


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Oleg Afonin, Rector Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov

«Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov is a dynamic intellectual community of the talented faculty committed to contribute to its growth and to meet the new challenges, dedicated to teaching the elite of Russia’s science and technology. It’s the centre that combines the best academic practices and innovative technologies aimed to develop the well-being and prosperity of our outstanding nation».


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Contacts

Natalia Sergeeva, Head of the International Relations Office

Tel./fax: +7(8452)99-87-10, 99-87-09 (English, German)

E-mail: international@sstu.ru

Address

Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov

77 Politechnicheskaya street, Saratov, Russia, 410054