Don State Technical University

401–600 th
Impact Rankings 2020
101–200 th
Impact Rankings: No poverty 2020
101–200 th
Impact Rankings: Life below water 2020
1 Gagarin Square, Rostov-on-Don, 344000, Russian Federation

About Don State Technical University

Don State Technical University is the flagship multi-disciplinary university of Russia’s Rostov region, and is located in Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, on the Don River around 55km from the Black Sea.

Founded in 1930 as the North Caucasus Institute of Agricultural Engineering, the university has an interesting history: during the Second World War, the institute was evacuated and its buildings destroyed by German bombers. In the 1960s, mass expansion of the university took place in order to support mass production and boost the Russian economy.

Today, the university centres its focus on sustainable development, and offers more than 370 study programmes across science, mathematics, history and social philosophy among others. The university is also known for its large number of technical and vocational training programmes in partnership with regional industry.

Don State Technical University is large: more than 40,000 students are enrolled on its courses. Its international student body is growing, currently with around 1,000 individuals of 58 different nationalities.

Russian language courses are offered to international students ahead of their degree start dates, and are available as an intensive course of Russian as a foreign language as well as specialised Russian language lessons for subjects such as engineering, IT, biomedicine and business.

Don State Technical University prides itself on its international partnerships, boasting research and teaching links with 175 foreign institutions.

Student life here is full and varied, with plentiful social and extracurricular activities on offer, including sports, theatre and drama. Clubs and societies are also responsible for arranging hiking trips to the nearby Rostov Nature Reserve and Ural Mountains, as well as beach excursions.

Facilities on campus include a professional-size swimming pools, an athletic training hall, open air tennis, volleyball and a football field.

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