The Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) is Russia’s oldest and largest technical university dating back to 1830, making it the second oldest institution in the country.
Colloquially referred to as the Bauman School or Baumanka, the university offers degrees in a variety of engineering fields and applied sciences.
To ensure students maintain links with the professional world, BMSTU maintains close relationships with industrial, scientific, educational and cultural institutions within Russia, which include: TsAGI, Jukovsky Air Force Academy, Military Academy of Chemical Defense among others.
BMSTU also has wide international relations and student exchanges with more than 70 universities in Europe, America and Asia, and hosts annual conferences, seminars and congresses.
An annual concert is held yearly in November, called TuSSOvochka, which involves concert performances by students of the university as well as an award ceremony for veterans of the university. The university library is one of the oldest among Russian universities and includes an important section holding a collection of reports and theses made by former BMSTU students.
BMSTU also runs a state-of-the-art training centre for hearing-impaired students and has a unique experience of teaching hearing-impaired students since 1934.
Alumni of the university graduate to be prominent scientists and engineers, and include: aircraft and rockets designers such as Andrey Tupolev and Sergey Korolev; Nicholay Dollezhal, a designer of nuclear stations; and Sergey Lebedev, a chief designer of the first Soviet computer.