Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation

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Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation
Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет гражданской авиации
Type Public
Established 1955
Rector Mihail Smurov
Address 38, Pilotov Street, Saint Petersburg, Russia 196210, Saint Petersburg, Russia Russia
Campus suburban

The Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation is an aviation school in Saint Petersburg, Russia.


In 1955 the Government of the USSR in Leningrad decided to advance studies of senior commanding staff for Civil Aviation with supervision of the Civil Aviation Administration. This led to the birth of an institution named the "High School of Civil Aviation". During the early '60s the high school started its graduate department, research and publishing department and simultaneously published its first collection of scientific papers.

In 1971 the High school of Civil Aviation was awarded the highest government award that time—the "Order of Lenin". Thereafter the institute was reorganized as the "Academy of Civil Aviation" and it was moved to a new campus in Aviagorodok (Aviation town), a suburb of Leningrad next to present-day Pulkovo Airport.

The '70s in the history of the University were characterized by intensive construction and development of teaching and laboratory and residential facilities, opening of new faculties, specialties, and specialty training.

In 2004, the Academy of Civil Aviation passed the state accreditation and has received a new status - Saint-Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation (Order of the Ministry of Education and Science on 01. December 2004, № 461).

For half a century of its activities the school has prepared for civil aviation about 25 thousand managers and highly qualified specialists who have made significant contributions to the industry. Graduates of the University of Civil Aviation are working for higher and senior positions in regional offices, associations, airline and company flying commanders and navigators of modern aircraft, air traffic control, direct the airline offices abroad, Civil Aviation representatives of ICAO.

University campus in Aviagorodok at Pulkovo, Vertoletnaya street

Coordinates: 59°49′09″N 30°17′28″E / 59.81917°N 30.29111°E / 59.81917; 30.29111