Lipetsk State Technical University
Lipetsk State Technical University (LSTU) is one of the leading educational institutions of the Central Black-Earth region of the Russian Federation.
Established in 1956 as the Evening faculty of Tula Mechanical Institute, the first and only technical university in the region began its history with training specialists majoring in:
– Technology of mechanical engineering, metalcutting machines and tools;
– Machinery and technology of foundry.
The number of students was then 125.
In 1959 the Evening faculty was reorganized into the Lipetsk evening faculty of Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, and in 1966 it was reorganized into the Lipetsk branch of the Institute. In 1973, the branch became Lipetsk Polytechnic Institute, comprising four faculties that trained engineers majoring in 14 fields.
In 1994 the institute obtained the status of a technical university.
Currently LSTU is a diversified university training specialists for the metallurgical, machine building, chemical and other industries, as well as for academic, university and industrial science.
Today LSTU is the state technical university in the Lipetsk region, entirely complying with modern educational standards. It comprises 8 faculties and 2 institutes.
There are 44 departments in the university. More than 7000, students study here. The educational process at the University is conducted in accordance with the State Educational Standard of Higher Professional Education, adopted in the Russian Federation. Currently, the university has created and successfully implemented a multilevel system of educational programs for bachelors and masters. Lipetsk State Technical University is implementing basic educational programs of higher education in 65 directions of training, including 31 directions of training bachelors, 7 directions of training masters, 4 specialist programs, 3 programs of additional professional education according to the profile of the university.
The high quality of educational activities is provided by about 550 teachers, including 60 doctors and 290 candidates of science, 27 full members and 10 corresponding members of various academies, both Russian and foreign.
The university provides postgraduate and doctoral studies in 9 branches of science, within which 36 programs of post-graduate education are on offer. 65 doctors and professors are supervising the post-graduates.
Since its establishment, LSTU has paid a lot of attention to scientific research, which is predetermined by the development objectives of our city and region. Therefore, the principal directions in the university’s research work have been metallurgy and mechanical engineering, the industrial base for which has been Novolipetsk Steel. The university’s scientists have developed and then implemented in production hundreds of momentous technical solutions. Here are only some of them:
– a technology of sinter production, now used in the USA and Japan;
– the creation of mechanical stepless automatic transmissions for traction and transport vehicles;
– a method of integrated assessment of environmental qualities of motor vehicles and internal combustion engines;
– development of real systems simulating the operation of large industrial structures.