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Samara National Research University

The university has always been in the front lines of advances in research and technology, resolving important economic, social and political issues, and contributing to the glory of Russian higher education, and is still there now.



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.


Samara National Research University accomplishes the preparation of the specialists for the space-rocket, aircraft, radio-electronic, metallurgical, automotive industry and other industries on full-time, part-time (evening) and correspondence courses for 54 basic educational programs and 6 programs of additional professional education. After graduation, the state diploma is given with such qualifications: Specialist, Bachelor, Master.


Major Research Areas of Samara National Research University

  • Space engineering
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace engine construction
  • Dynamics and vibroacoustics of machines
  • Perspective material and technologies
  • Laser and biomedical systems
  • Radioelectronics, Micro- and Nanoelectronics
  • Information technologies, computer optics and image processing
  • Space geoinformatics and information security
  • Physics, chemistry and gas dynamics


Career Development Center was established in 2001. The main objective of the Center is to help students and graduates get jobs. Finding a good job is as difficult for a young professional as recruiting qualified specialists for the companies. We do our best to help them find each other.

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Housing services

The dormitories of Samara National Research University provide housing to full time students of the University who are not residents of Samara, including postgraduate and doctoral students, trainees, students of preparatory courses, students enrolled in continuing education and professional improvement programs, for the duration of their studies.

Full-time graduate and postgraduate students who are enrolled into free public education state programs have priority. In exceptional cases, the Rector retains the right to provide lodging to students who are residents of Samara, and to other groups. International students have the same rights and responsibilities as Russian citizens.

Library services

The Samara University Science and Technology Library is one of the best university libraries in Samara. The library boasts a unique collection of scientific and educational literature and fiction.

ICT services

There are several ways to access the Internet on campus.

  • You can log onto the Wi-Fi network at “SSAU” This official Wi-Fi service is available in university buildings and nearby. Use login/password from your personal cabinet to enter the network;
  • any cafes or dining facilities on campus.

Medical services

Medical service for students is performed by the University's health center which is also provided by a link with Inter-University clinics. The functions of the health center are to organize and carry out regular clinical surveys, clinical examinations and vaccination of students and staff of Samara National Research University.

Student Life

Campus life

Accommodation is a very important aspect for an international student.

There are several dorms on campus, which allows students to get to the University very quickly without having to spend any money or time.

Every resident must have a residence card issued by the dormitory director. As they enter, students must present their residence card to the security officer. Do not wait to be asked to show your ID

Sports facilities

The University has well-equipped athletic facilities for physical fitness and sports activities. Students can attend training sessions leading to Candidate to Master of Sport and Master of Sport ranks in 14 disciplines: swimming, football, volleyball, basketball, martial arts (sambo and judo), aerobics, gymnastics, sailing, general fitness, track and field, weightlifting, powerlifting, table tennis, skiing.

Student clubs

Samara National Research University provides a large number of students associations, clubs, sections and project groups. Each student has the opportunity to prove themselves in one field of extracurricular activity or another.Protection of the rights and interests of students and the development of their creative and leadership potential is provided by the University’s students trade union.The Council of young scientists and specialists is intended to involve students into scientific work and promote it at the University: a Students’ Design Bureau, an inter-departmental aircraft Design Bureau,an information technology club (ASIS IT-club), etc.

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