In 1933, the Siberian Astronomy and Geodesy Institute was founded in Omsk by the government. In 1934, the institute moved to Novosibirsk. In 1936, the Novosibirsk Institute of Geodesy and Cartography (NIIGAiK) was founded from the geodesy department. In the 1950s, the specialty “applied geodesy” was added. From 1945 to 1960 the institute formed a system of basic geodesy specialties, developed methodical bases and formed a team of highly qualified teachers and staff. During the period from 1960 to 1970 it laid the foundation for the introduction of computer technology to the educational process and scientific research; students began studying programming and the first vacuum tube computers appeared. Since 1964, the training of optical profile engineers has been tailored into two specialties. In the 1970s, there were several research areas related to automation and the simulation of practical and theoretical work in the field of geodesy. In the 1980s, computer-aided design (CAD) systems were applied. The laboratories of NIIGAiK were completed with optical theodolites, personal computers and other technical equipment. In 1987, the institute established a specialised faculty of Microprocessor Technology, and in 1988-1990 two new specialties were created: the study of natural resources and space geodesy. The most important projects have been Leningrad and Chernobyl Nuclear Power Stations, Volgodonsk Nuclear Engineering Plant, Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant and machinery factories in Novosibirsk, Omsk and Barnaul. In the 1990s, despite the global changes in politics and economics, the institute continued branching out into new specialties. It became known as the Siberian State Academy of Geodesy (SSGA). In 2010, Novosibirsk Technical School of Geodesy and Cartography joined the academy as one of its subdivisions. In 2014, the SSGA held the X International Exhibition and Scientific Congress “Interexpo GEO-Siberia”. In 2014, the academy obtained a new status and was renamed the Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies.