Samara University

1001+
World University Rankings 2020
201–300 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
201–300 th
Impact Rankings: Good health and well-being for people 2019
34 Moskovskoye Shosse, Samara, 443086, Russian Federation

Samara National Research University (Samara University) is a dynamically developing higher education institution, which participates in a number of national strategic initiatives aimed at higher education system development and academic potential support of leading Russian universities. It is one of only 29 Russian universities granted a national research status and one of 21 universities participating in the 5-100 Project – Russian academic excellence project.

Samara University offers a wide range of educational programs in the fields of natural sciences (e.g., Mathematical Modeling and Information Technologies in Natural Sciences, Fundamental Mathematics and Applications, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biology), engineering and technology (e.g., Mathematical modelling in mechanics, Small-Sized Spacecrafts and Nanosatellites, Nanotechnologies of Electronics and Photonics, Composition and Design of Gas Turbine Engines and Power Plants, Maintenance and Repair of Aircraft Electric Systems and Navigation Instrumentation), social sciences (e.g., International Relations and Foreign Policy, Hospitality Business and Tourism Management, Business Models of Digital Economy) and humanities (e.g., History and Theory of Literature, Philosophical Anthropology: a Human in a Changing World, International History).

Science and research

Bearing the name of the “father” of practical astronautics, an outstanding Soviet designer and the lead engineer of advanced rocket and space technology in USSR, academician Sergei Korolev, Samara University has long become an advanced academic center for aerospace researches and technologies. Today studying at Samara University gives an opportunity to learn through research: annually almost 4000 students participate in the research and development, testing and engineering projects. The University has formed a globally unique academic complex enabling direct involvement of students in all the stages of elaboration, designing, testing, and on-orbit control of spacecraft.

On April 28, 2016, during the first launch from the new Russian Vostochny Cosmodrome, the Soyuz-2.1а launcher carried two satellites AIST-2D optoelectronic SSC and SamSat-218, both developed with the participation of the students and researchers from Samara University.

The research activity of Samara University is not limited to the field of aerospace technologies. Among the developments of the past years, it is worth highlighting metal rubber vibration isolators elaborated on the basis of Aeronautical Products Vibration Strength and Reliability Industrial Research Laboratory (ONIL-1) and a pressure pulsation damper for gas distribution plant of natural gas pipeline designed for Gazprom Transgaz Samara LLC. Furthermore, in collaboration with Samara State Medical University, Samara University has developed and tested a noninvasive haemoglobinometer – a measuring device of hemoglobin blood concentration suitable for blood disorders screening.

Samara University also facilitates interdisciplinary research such as Social Echo Sounder, which is a joint project of sociologists, psychologists and IT engineers of Samara University. Within the project, scientists are creating maps of the community social structure and sentiments prevailing in particular social subgroups based on the open data analysis. The project is implemented using Big Data technology actively developing at the University.

To learn more about the research areas of Samara University, please follow the link.

Connections and partnerships

Developing international relations, Samara University cooperates with prominent foreign scientists in the areas of aerospace, aircraft and industrial engineering, fundamental and material sciences. One of the most recent foreign scientists to work at the University is Alexander Mebel, a professor of the University of Florida. Under his leadership, the University is working on an experimental setup for detailed studying of the elementary atomic-molecular combustion processes that will allow elaboration of more economical and environmentally friendly engines for aviation and space.

Samara University regularly participates in the work of the UN Committee on Outer Space Affairs. In the fall of 2017, Samara held a UN workshop on Human Capacity-Building in Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Social and Economic Development.

Samara University also develops partnerships with leading international innovative companies and large global and national manufacturers. The university already collaborates with such well-known corporations as Intel, Robert Bosch, EPAM Systems, Netcracker, Segula Technologies, Altarix, Kelly Services, WorldQuant and others in the framework of research and educational projects.

In March 2018, the university entered into a cooperation agreement with the international Renault-Nissan Alliance represented by AvtoVAZ PJSC. Now Samara University can offer its engineering graduates internship and career opportunities in the global system of RENAULT group technical centers.

Samara University manages 3 Strategical Academic Units38 research and education centers, a supercomputer center, a center for receiving and processing of space information, a training airdrome, a center for History of Aviation Engines, a museum of Aviation and Cosmonautics and a botanic garden. To learn more about our campus, please follow the link.

7 institutes and 11 faculties of the University offer more than 200 bachelor’s, specialist’s and master’s programs as well as more than 50 PhD programs. Samara University is currently a home for more than 1000 international students studying both in Russian and in English.

Bachelor’s program in English

Master’s programs in English

PhD programs in English

E-learning

16 online courses in the fields of aerospace technologies, chemistry, entrepreneurial management, photography and computer programming.

2 of the online courses are available in English: Technical maintenance of aircraft and aircraft engines and Introduction to Crystal Chemistry.

International winter and summer schools

Foreign students are always welcomed on various international winter and summer schools of Samara University. Learn about space, management, mechatronics or Russian language and culture in the heart of Russia – enjoy the Volga river, its long beaches and beautiful enbankment, contemplate the Zhiguli Mountains and indulge yourself in multistyle architecture, ballet, opera and drama theaters, numerous museums and parks of Samara.

Our schools:

Samara University aspires to nurture students’ creativity, to enhance and deepen their knowledge, to challenge them with issues of the day and yet to fulfill their needs. We are also welcoming students of foreign countries to participate in our international winter and summer schools, to visit us in the framework of exchange or joint programs. Here is the feedback the students have to give about Samara University:

Infinite possibilities

If you are here, you really think that the impossible things may come possible”,

– Meza Gutierrez Rodrigo Alberto, a student of FES ARAGON UNAM (Mexico), about his Samara University experience during Space Science and Technology summer school 2019

“When I talk with my friends in Mexico I always say to him you need to apply to try to study here because this is amazing, the school is amazing – it’s bigger than in Mexico and you have an potion to do the things”,

– Marin Zarate Erick Daniel, a student of FES ARAGON UNAM (Mexico), about his Samara University experience during Space Science and Technology summer school 2019

Practice and quality

“Before coming to this program I think I didn’t assemble such rockets like that because we’re always learning much more about theory, that things, we don’t have so much practical things about this”,

Jiao Zhongtian, a student of Northwestern Polytechnical University (China), about his Samara University experience during Space Science and Technology summer school 2019

“ – And what makes the training of specialists in Canada different from how you were taught in Samara?

– We had a lot of practical classes. We were thoroughly studying airplanes, all material part, details. Every year we worked at the aerodrome. In Montreal there is no such practice. They teach how to do calculations, they are only engaged in theory. So my practical knowledge has become a big plus in the resume.

During out interview at “Airbus”, we were asked questions about our work experience. One applicant said that he had been designing airplanes for 10 years, the other one – 30 years. I said I hadn’t not designed planes even for a day, I had just been building them for six years, I know every detail. I think that’s why they entrusted me with the management of the department.

I am well versed in airplanes. And the professional knowledge that can be applied in practice was given to me in Samara”,

Victorien Loma Lono, a Samara University alumnus currently living in Canada and working for “Airbus” in his interview to Volzhskaia Kommuna newspaper

“The quality of education, like they tell us some information so detailed – I personally love it because I will get to know the background and history about how it happened and why it happens”,

– Nor Marlina Binti Makhtar, a Malaysian student, about experience during her study at Samara University under the student mobility program

Historically proven mastership

“When I learnt about this program in Mexico they said to me: “You can choose one school in wherever you want”, so when I saw Russia in the option I thought: “Russia is the most important historic part of the technology” so I want to learn about that because in the history, you know, you can do anything. So this is important for me and this is more important because I want to learn about you, about your technology, about your country. […] When I saw the rocket in the downtown I was excited because it is real – in Mexico you can never see the same so this is amazing”,

– Marin Zarate Erick Daniel, a student of FES ARAGON UNAM (Mexico), about his Samara University experience during Space Science and Technology summer school 2019

It’s a lovely place, it’s a different place […] and it’s so amazing with all the things that you get out of the city because Samara is a rocket city, it’s an astronautic city, so it’s so enjoyable and you are amazed when you get to this place”,

– Meza Gutierrez Rodrigo Alberto, a student of FES ARAGON UNAM (Mexico), about his Samara University experience during Space Science and Technology summer school 2019

“I did some research about Samara University and I found this university is great and this university is one of the top universities in Russia so I decided to come here”,

– Nurul Amirah Binti Azahar, a Malaysian student, about her study at Samara University under the student mobility program

The usefulness of knowledge matches the beauty of the city

“I will recommend my friends to come here because the city is beautiful and it was interesting to learn about space and the museum with different motors and the small museum about planes”,

– Zuñiga Nava Angelica Ikram, a student of FES ARAGON UNAM (Mexico), about her Samara University experience during Space Science and Technology summer school 2019

“Samara gives us a lot of knowledge and a lot of ability, a new culture. I think maybe Mexicans don’t know a lot of things Russia has but I talk about it, I talk with my friends, with my family about the beautiful city of Samara”,

– Romero Diaz Maria Fernanda, a student of UAEMéx (Mexico), about her Samara University experience during Space Science and Technology summer school 2019

“I am impressed with the school – it’s so big, it has everything my school doesn’t and it’s a very good opportunity for the students to study here. I’ve learnt a lot of new things here. In my 3 years at my school I thought I’d learnt everything but when I came here, when I study the new things here, that’s like a whole lot of new stuff I didn’t know about”,

– Nadiah Natasya Binti Zulkurnai, a Malaysian student, about her study at Samara University under the student mobility program

Atmosphere

 “People in here are very humble and friendly and they do not judge us because we are different from the others. And they want to talk to us even though we don’t know how to speak Russian but they try – they try to speak, to make friends”,

– Nurul Amirah Binti Azahar, a Malaysian student, about her study at Samara University under the student mobility program

“This university is like a small town, you have everything here – you have a sport complex, you have good facilities for the laboratory, you even have your own museum, so it’s very good”,

– Nadiah Natasya Binti Zulkurnai, a Malaysian student, her study at Samara University under the student mobility program

To learn more about foreign students’ impressions of Samara University, follow the link and see for yourself.

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Key statistics

  • 10.6
    No. of students per staff
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  • 11%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 51 : 49
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 9,660
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings

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