SSTU Celebrates 75th Birthday
Dr. Olga Dolinina
Director, Office of International Relations
Saratov State Technical University
One of the biggest
Russian institutions of higher education,
Saratov State Technical University (SSTU) is one of
the largest educational and scientific centers in the Volga region of the
The history of the University dates back to the 1930s when it was
founded as the Automobile & Road Construction Institute. In 1969 the Saratov
Auto-Road Institute was renamed as Saratov Polytechnical Institute.
In 1992, the institute was renamed
Today SSTU is a unique educational - research complex with 89 academic departments, 16 faculties, 5 educational-research centers and 4 institutes. More than 1100 academic staff members work there. SSTU has about 25000 students including undergraduates, postgraduates and international students.
The University takes
pride in the outstanding role that its alumni have played in development of the
country, the region and the city of
The culmination of the extended holiday was the formal anniversary celebration at the Drama Theatre in the city center on the October 6. The rector of SSTU, Yuri Chebotarevsky, received a personal message of congratulations from the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. The staff of SSTU received congratulations from the Governor of the Saratov Region, Pavel Ipatov, who stressed the important place of the University in the industry and economics of the Saratov region. The Rector of Moscow State University, who is also the President of the Russian Union of Rectors, Viktor Sadovnichy, also took part in that special celebration. His delivered remarks focused on the significant role of universities in everyday life in society. Also delivering congratulatory greetings were: deputies of the State and regional Dumas (the Parliament), representatives of the President’s Administration and of the various Ministries, directors of industrial enterprises, and social organizations.
The grand moment was also shared by international guests
Another of the special event was the International
Advanced Research Workshop “IMPLEMENTING INNOVATION POLICY IN DEVELOPED AND
DEVELOPING MARKET ECONOMIES: NATIONAL, REGIONAL ASPECTS AND PERSPECTIVES,” which took place from
October 6-8 at
Win Aung (USA), the General-Secretary of iNEER and Senior Staff Associate – Engineering
Education of the U.S. National Science Foundation, discussed the role of engineers’ education
in innovations. The Vice Rector of Silesian
Technological Institute, Prof. Jerzy Moscinski (
rectors of Russian universities came to
The SSTU anniversary celebrations and the International Advanced Research Workshop attracted the attention of a great number of directors and chief engineers of industrial enterprises who were SSTU graduates, and there were much reminiscences about their student years with sincere delight and affection.
Students and staff of SSTU staged a staggering concert following the anniversary ceremony. The concert program traced the history of the University.
Faculty members and students will remember the celebrations of the 75th birthday of SST for a long time to come.