Samara State Aerospace University

General Information

Samara State Aerospace University (National Research University, Kuibyshev Aviation Institute) is a state institution of higher education and one of the leading technical universities in the Samara region and the Russian Federation. Samara State Aerospace University was established during World War II in 1942 as a Kuibyshev Aviation Institute.

After World War II, along with the expansion of areas of training, the Kuibyshev Aviation Institute developed new models of aircraft, including the first jet fighters and bombers MiG-9, MIG 15, MiG-17, IL-28, TU-16, TU-95. In 1957 the institute began training in space engineering. Nowadays, the Institute became one of the largest research centers in the region, to create unique scientific schools, especially in the field of construction and design of aircraft engines, aircraft, and spacecraft

During this period as the number of students increased, the Institute expanded its areas of training and research. In 2009, the Government of the Russian Federation gave Samara State Aerospace University the category of “National Research University”. Over the years Samara State Aerospace University has trained more than 50,000 highly skilled professionals, many of whom became prominent scientists, designers, and organizers of production in the state and public figures. Today Samara State Aerospace University employs 390 qualified teachers in 47 study departments.

Samara SAU is also recognized by the name Samara National Research University having widespread success in every sector of education like economics, law, engineering, technology, and aviation. It has research labs and is well facilitated and structured for technical students in every field and aviation study in Russia to be best at this place.

The students majorly from Russia, CIS countries, western Europe, South America, China, South East Asia, and Africa gather to study aviation at Samara. Samara provides all the extra amenities the students needed for their development and career growth like social training, cultural and social festivals, sports and games, accommodation and food, job placement support, and many more for international students as well.

Study Programs

Samara State Aerospace University provides studying processes in the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Aircraft
  • Faculty of Aircraft Engines
  • Faculty of Engineering of Air Transport
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Radio Technology
  • Faculty of Informatics
  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of Correspondence Training
  • Faculty of Basic Training and Basic Science

Accommodation and Housing

Samara State Aerospace University has the biggest campus in the city with well-equipped and beautiful buildings. It has several dormitories for both local and international students.  Rooms are shared between 2-4 students. All dorms are renovated and equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, air conditioning, and a central heating system.

The university has made available all the important and necessary facilities for the students including beds, cushions, wardrobes, study tables, and all daily required utilities. It has provided various specialized areas for students’ comfort like study areas, research labs, sports clubs, gyms, gardens, guest rooms, and many more at walking distance from the campus. The campus is purely safe and secure for all students, also for this, entry without a card is strictly prohibited.

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