Altai State University
Altai State University is one of the leading Russian classical higher education institutions established in 1973. It is a major educational, research and cultural center located in the Asian part of the country, integrated into international academic community, training the intellectual elite and conducting high-impact research.
ASU consists of 12 faculties; Institute for Additional Education; 4 scientific research institutes; more than 30 applied research laboratories and research centers, 15 of which are SB RAS joint laboratories; 14 scholar schools, 2 of which have been acknowledged to be the leading scholar schools of Russia; science museums network; library with the collection of more than 1 million units.
The University develops in the framework of 12 core and 45 additional scientific areas with the highest priority in agro bio industry; biotechnology; biomedicine; food and ecological security; physics; mathematical modelling of natural, technological, social and economic processes; information technologies; innovational development of Siberian economy; geo-ecological monitoring; nanotechnology.
The University employs more than 2,500 people, 1,000 of which are teaching staff and scientific workers, including 4 academicians and 3 corresponding members of RAS, 139 Doctors and 576 Candidates of Science.
The University takes one of the leading places in Siberia in terms of number of students being trained (around 13,000 students, more than 3,000 yearly graduates). The number of international students, coming mostly from Asian countries, is increasing annually by 50%.
Altai State University is a member of influential international organizations such as Shanghai Cooperation Organization University, Eurasian Universities Association, Asian Universities Association, Association of the Universities of Far East and Siberia of the Russian Federation and North-Eastern Regions of China, International Association for Continuing Education, Asia-Pacific Quality Network.
Altai State University (ASU) being one of the most important center of academic education and research, and socio-cultural complex in Siberia and the Far East serves to provide a distinguished learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields meeting the needs of modern knowledge-based post-industrial society, and contributing to the development of the region.
ASU strives to provide the continuous education of highest level by promoting free thinking and exchange of ideas, and to enable students to take best advantage of their educational opportunities conducting research and contributing to economic
and cultural life of society including global issues.
ASU is aimed at improving faculty capacity and material and technical basis to link its research and teaching at the highest world level. It actively promotes international cooperation and strategic collaboration with neighboring countries of Asia (Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, etc.) in the field of science, education, and culture. See more