Altai State Technical University

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Altai State Technical University
Алтайский Государственный Технический Университет (АлтГТУ)
Established 1942
Rector Alexander Sitnikov
Academic staff
Students 30,000
Location Barnaul, Russia

The leading scientific university of the Altai region, Altai State Technical University (ASTU) is one of a number of universities of the city of Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia. It is one of the largest institutions of higher learning in Russia.

It was founded in February 1942 based on the Zaporozhye Engineering Institute. Altay State University was named after Ivan Polzunov who was the famous Barnaul inventor.

The University offers full-time, part-time, extramural and distant training. On graduating students receive degrees of Bachelor and diplomas of specialist. Post-graduate courses are also offered.

The facilities of the university include: 7 academic buildings, a complex of hostels, a large scientific library, computing center, publishing house, student clubs, a theater (the Kaleidoscope student theatre), a preventive clinic, as well as a skiing lodge, sports and rest camp by the river Ob.


  1. Automobiles and Tractors
  2. Food and Chemical Industry
  3. Human Education
  4. Natural Science
  5. Innovative Machinery Technologies
  6. Information Technologies
  7. Social Communication and Tourism
  8. Construction Technologies
  9. Energetics
  10. Architecture and Design
  11. Textile and Light Industry
  12. Economics and Management

Coordinates: 53°21′N 83°47′E / 53.350°N 83.783°E / 53.350; 83.783