Samara State Aerospace University (National Research University)

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Samara State Aerospace University (National Research University)
Самарский национальный исследовательский университет имени академика С. П. Королёва
Former name
Kuibyshev Aviation Institute (Kuai)
Motto Мы обгоним время!
Motto in English
We'll be ahead of time!
Type Public
Established 1942 (1942)
Rector E. V. Shakhmatov
Academic staff
Students 16976
Undergraduates 16976
Location Samara, Russia
Samara State Aerospace University

Samara State Aerospace University (National Research University) named after academician S.P. Korolyov (Russian: Самарский национальный исследовательский университет имени академика С. П. Королёва), in is one of Russia's leading engineering and technical institutions. It is located in the City of Samara.

The structure of the University includes[edit]

– Institutions: Space Engineering Institute, Aerospace Propulsion Institute, Aeronautical Engineering Institute, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Institute, Continuing Professional Education Institute, Continuing Professional Education Institute;

– Faculties: Industrial Engineering, Informational Science, Computer Science, Economics and Management, Basic Training and Fundamental Sciences and Correspondence Education;

– The research library stocked with over 1 million books and electronic resources;

– Research institutes: Research Institute of Machine Acoustics, Research Institute of Airframe constructions, Research Institute of Instrument-making, Research Institute of Technologies and Quality Problems, Research Institute of System Designing;

– Air Transport and Aviation Technical College;

– 35 research laboratories and centers;

– Training airfield;

– Center of the History of aircraft engines named after N.D. Kuznetsov; it is an educational and scientific-technical center which is included into the All-Russian Museum Register. The world's largest collection of Russian gas turbine engines is assembled here, the bank of the implemented engineering experience in the field of aviation gas turbine engine.

– Intercollegiate media center with supercomputer;

– The center for receiving and processing space information;

– Inter-department educational and research center of CAM-technologies;

– Public museum of aviation and cosmonautics;

– Health and fitness centers;

– Halls of residence for students and the hotel;

– The University has 9 dissertation councils for doctoral and master's theses.

The Supervisory Board SSAU[edit]

The Supervisory Board is one of the university administration. The composition of the Supervisory Board includes:[1]

  • Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Chairman of the RF Government;
  • Nikolay Merkushkin, the governor of the Samara region;
  • Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nobel Prize winner;
  • Kablov Yevgeny Nikolayevich, Director General of Federal State Unitary Enterprise All-Russian Institute Of Aviation Materials;
  • Kirilin Alexander, CEO of RCC "Samara Space Center" to them. DI. Kozlov;
  • Igor Komarov, general director of JSC "United Rocket and Space Corporation";
  • Edward F. Crawley, the rector of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology;
  • Povalko Alexander, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;
  • Mikhail Pogosyan, president of JSC "United Aircraft Corporation";
  • Tolstikova Ekaterina Andreevna, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;
  • Igolkin Alexey Yurevich, deputy chairman of the trade union SSAU employees.


Kuibyshev Aviation Institute(1942 )

Kuibyshev Aviation Institute (Kuai) formed in accordance with the order of the All-Union Committee on Higher Education in SNK for the military aviation industry designers in 1942. The first classes in the walls of the new institute started in October 1942.

In 1957 Kuai began active development of space technology and the training of qualified specialists in this field. Employees of the Institute participated in the development of rocket, in particular, in the development of carrier rockets Soyuz, "Lightning" and "East" and "Peace" in preparation for space programs at the space station. C 1956 Institute of management was taken over by the Hero of Socialist Labor, Professor VP Lukachёva that helped the university to go to the national level. February 22, 1966 under the decree number 136 of the CC CPSU and the USSR Council of Ministers "On the perpetuation of the memory of Academician SP Korolev" Kuai was named after SP Korolev, and in the next year by the decree of the Supreme Soviet Presidium of the institute was awarded the Order Red Banner of Labor.

After the departure of Professor VP Lukachёva in 1988, the new rector of Kuai was the future academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Pavlovich Shorin, but already in 1990 it was replaced by the new rector of Samara State Aerospace University Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Viktor Soifer. January 25, 1991 the town was renamed Kuibyshev in Samara, in its historical name, in connection with what has been renamed and the institution itself. He was named Samara Aviation Institute, but the September 23, 1992, he received university status and since then is its current name.[2]

In 2006, the Samara State Aerospace University took third place in the all-Russian contest of universities, introducing innovative educational programs held in the framework of the "Education" national project, putting on a competition of innovative educational program "Development of the center of competence and training of world-class experts in the field of aerospace and geoinformation technologies."

In 2009, the Samara State Aerospace University, along with other first 11 (from 39 in 2010) universities of the Russian Federation is the winner of the contest of national research universities.[3]

In July 2013 the University became one of 15 winners of the university increase the competitiveness of the project competition 5-100,[4] the aim of which is to hit the Top 100 universities in the world ranking.

In 2015 he entered the Samara State University of the Samara State Aerospace University.

April 6, 2016 the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation № 379 Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "Samara State Aerospace University named after Academician SP Korolev (National Research University)," renamed the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "Samara national Research University named after academician SP Korolev "(abbreviated name -" Samara University "). Renaming and subject to SSAU branch in Toliatti. Also, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation approved changes to the charter of the University related to changes in the name of the university.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°12′43″N 50°10′39″E / 53.2120°N 50.1776°E / 53.2120; 50.1776


  1. ^ Состав наблюдательного совета СГАУ
  2. ^ ↑ История СГАУ на официальном сайте
  3. ^ ↑ СПИСОК победителей конкурсного отбора программ развития университетов, в отношении которых устанавливается категория «национальный исследовательский университет» на официальном сайте министерства образования и науки Российской Федерации
  4. ^ ↑ Сайт Министерства образования и науки РФ, 08.07.2013
  5. ^ ↑ СГАУ переименован в Самарский университет