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Astrakhan State Technical University



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Astrakhan Institute of Fish Industry was founded in 1930. In the 1938 the Institute was renamed into Astrakhan Technical Institute of Fish Industry and Economy. In 1994 it got the status of a university and was transformed to Astrakhan State Technical University.

There are 12 departments at the university. More than 12000 students study professions in fishing industry, chemical and food technology, biology and microbiology, refrigerating and production machines, sea equipment, energy equipment and transport, ports and transport terminals, ecology and nature management, economics and finance, construction, management and quality control, marketing and advertising, automation and control, information technologies and communications, computer engineering and commutation, oil and gas area, law and tourism.

ASTU is switching to federal state educational standards of the third generation nowadays. The University has been managing the preparation according to the level-based system "bachelor master" on more than 30 directions for a long time.

Astrakhan State Technical University has won the award "Inner-university systems for providing qualified preparation of specialists" by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. The University worked out and implemented the system of quality management which is based on the international standards ISO-9001 : 2000. Abidance with these standards was certified in Germany (DQS) and International Association of Certification Institutions (IQNet) which are approved in more than 60 countries.

The University is carrying out practical training of its students on high-tech plants and industrial ventures in shipbuilding, IT, oil and gas areas. The University is cooperating with SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, BOSCH, INTERCOLOR and the Institute of marine engineering, science and technology (Great Britain). ASTU is one of the world-famous educational institutions that conduct training for their students according to Microsoft IT Academy program. The opening of IT Academy led to the foundation of Certification Center in the directions Microsoft Specialists, Internet and Computer Core Certification. The center allows to acquire international certificates which are valid and acknowledged in more than 60 countries.

Till present day the University has trained more than 2200 specialists from 77 countries and 100 candidates of sciences. More than 250 foreign citizens have gone through skills improvement programs and internships. At present more than 400 students from 37 countries are studying at the University.

Preparatory courses of the Pre-education Center are conducted from September, 15 to April, 1 in the evening. There are also short-term courses from June, 20 to July, 15 on Sundays.

The Russian language courses of the Preparatory Faculty for foreign citizens are delivered in the following directions: economics, engineering, natural sciences and medical and biological direction. After passing final examinations at the Preparatory faculty graduates may continue their education both at ASTU and in any other higher education intuition in Russia.

Contacts
414025, Russian Federation, Astrakhan, Tatischeva Street, 16. Tel. (8512)250923; Fax (8512)257368; e-mail: astu@astu.org
International Relations Department - tel./fax (8512) 251490 e-mail: interbureau@mail.ru, intern.bureau@gmail.com

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