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About Samara National Research University (Samara University)

Samara National Research University named after academician S.P. Korolev (Samara University) is one of the fastest-developing Russian institutions of higher education. Samara University has been listed among Russia’s 29 national research universities.  As of 2013, it has been included in the program for improving the competitiveness of Russian universities among the world’s top science-and-education centers (Project 5-100). It is aimed at unleashing the full scientific and educational potential of the best Russian universities on a global level.

The scientific and education activity of Samara University encompasses aerospace technologies, engine-building, and modern methods of information processing, as well as the fundamental technical and natural sciences and the humanities. 

Samara University since 1957 has been designing and building aerospace equipment, the strategic trend in research and training of specialists.

The university has formulated a world-class, unique research and educational complex, which involves the students directly in all stages of development, creation and testing of spacecraft.

The unique, distributed space laboratory with ground and space segments is based on:

  • An operating orbital small-size spacecraft (SSC) group of the Aist series for research and educational purposes, created by the university with its strategic partner SRC Progress JSC. This group has been operating since 2013 and is part of the distributed space laboratory with ground and space segments. There are two first generation Aist SSC currently in orbit along with the Aist-2 Earth remote sensing SSC. All of these craft were created by the SRC Progress, with the active participation of scientists and students from Samara University.
  • The SRC Progress has set up within the university a production and testing complex for high-tech production and development of Earth remote sensing (ERS) SSC, equipped with various types of special-purpose equipment.
  • The Centre for Testing and Comprehensive Development of Nanosatellite Systems of the CubeSat 1U-3U standard and their subsystems is a group of laboratories resolving a broad set of tasks.
  • The ground-control complex of SSC grouping of the Aist series (GCC SSC), which operates jointly with the Samara Data Acquisition and Processing Centre of the SRC Progress.  

 

After blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 19 April 2013, the Soyuz-2.1a rocket launched the Aist SSC into orbit as one of the payloads with the BION-M No. 1 satellite. The new light-class Soyuz-2.1v launched the injection unit Volga with second Aist SSC on 8 December 2013.

Aist-2D was launched on 28 April 2016 (during the first launch from the new Russian Vostochny Cosmodrome) with the Lomonosov satellite and the SamSat-218 nanosatellite, developed by the Samara students.

In June 2016, the leading research-and-education teams at Samara University were used as the basis for the formation of new interdisciplinary divisions – strategic academic units (SAU):

  • “Aerospace Engineering and Technology” (SAU-1).
  • “Gas-Turbine Engine-Building” (SAU-2).
  • “Nanophotonics, Emerging Technologies for Remote Earth Observation and Smart Geo-Information Systems” (SAU-3).  

The university maintains active cooperation with major scientific and educational structures from different countries, shares laboratories with foreign scientific research universities, and pursues student exchange and double-diploma programs.

About Samara National Research University (Samara University)

Samara National Research University named after academician S.P. Korolev (Samara University) is one of the fastest-developing Russian institutions of higher education. Samara University has been listed among Russia’s 29 national research universities.  As of 2013, it has been included in the program for improving the competitiveness of Russian universities among the world’s top science-and-education centers (Project 5-100). It is aimed at unleashing the full scientific and educational potential of the best Russian universities on a global level.

The scientific and education activity of Samara University encompasses aerospace technologies, engine-building, and modern methods of information processing, as well as the fundamental technical and natural sciences and the humanities. 

Samara University since 1957 has been designing and building aerospace equipment, the strategic trend in research and training of specialists.

The university has formulated a world-class, unique research and educational complex, which involves the students directly in all stages of development, creation and testing of spacecraft.

The unique, distributed space laboratory with ground and space segments is based on:

  • An operating orbital small-size spacecraft (SSC) group of the Aist series for research and educational purposes, created by the university with its strategic partner SRC Progress JSC. This group has been operating since 2013 and is part of the distributed space laboratory with ground and space segments. There are two first generation Aist SSC currently in orbit along with the Aist-2 Earth remote sensing SSC. All of these craft were created by the SRC Progress, with the active participation of scientists and students from Samara University.
  • The SRC Progress has set up within the university a production and testing complex for high-tech production and development of Earth remote sensing (ERS) SSC, equipped with various types of special-purpose equipment.
  • The Centre for Testing and Comprehensive Development of Nanosatellite Systems of the CubeSat 1U-3U standard and their subsystems is a group of laboratories resolving a broad set of tasks.
  • The ground-control complex of SSC grouping of the Aist series (GCC SSC), which operates jointly with the Samara Data Acquisition and Processing Centre of the SRC Progress.  

 

After blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 19 April 2013, the Soyuz-2.1a rocket launched the Aist SSC into orbit as one of the payloads with the BION-M No. 1 satellite. The new light-class Soyuz-2.1v launched the injection unit Volga with second Aist SSC on 8 December 2013.

Aist-2D was launched on 28 April 2016 (during the first launch from the new Russian Vostochny Cosmodrome) with the Lomonosov satellite and the SamSat-218 nanosatellite, developed by the Samara students.

In June 2016, the leading research-and-education teams at Samara University were used as the basis for the formation of new interdisciplinary divisions – strategic academic units (SAU):

  • “Aerospace Engineering and Technology” (SAU-1).
  • “Gas-Turbine Engine-Building” (SAU-2).
  • “Nanophotonics, Emerging Technologies for Remote Earth Observation and Smart Geo-Information Systems” (SAU-3).  

The university maintains active cooperation with major scientific and educational structures from different countries, shares laboratories with foreign scientific research universities, and pursues student exchange and double-diploma programs.

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Samara National Research University (Samara University) is one of the top public universities in Samara, Russia. It is ranked #601-650 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2018
    #801-1000
  • 2019
    #701-750
  • 2020
    #651-700
  • 2021
    #591-600
  • 2022
    #581-590
  • 2023
    #601-650

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Academic Reputation
2.3
Employer Reputation
83.1
Faculty Student Ratio
2.6
Citations per Faculty
4.1
International Faculty Ratio
21.9
International Students Ratio
18.3
International Research Network
14.8
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Samara National Research University named after academician S.P. Korolev (Samara University) is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Russia. In 2015, it amalgamated collectives from the aerospace (SGAU) and classical (SamGU) universities, becoming the rightful heir to their illustrious achievements and traditions.

For many years now, the university has been inextricably linked to the overall industrial and economic development of Samara Region, one of the leading domestic and global centers of aerospace technologies. 

Scientists, experts and graduates of Samara University are proactively engaged in the elaboration and manufacturing of the latest specimens of Russian aviation and space-rocket machinery. 

It was in Samara where a batch production of the world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile R-7 started. Carrier rockets developed later on the basis of the legendary R-7 ushered in the Space Age. Both the first artificial Earth satellite and the spacecraft with the world’s first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin were placed into orbit with rockets manufactured in Samara.

Now Samara is the burgeoning home to all manner of cutting-edge space equipment. This equipment includes rocket propulsion systems, various types of satellites designed for Earth remote sensing and for researching – Resurs, AIST, Bion, and, of course, the most reliable family of carrier rockets in the history of space exploration – the Soyuz. In the second decade of the twenty-first century, the Soyuz rockets emerged as the only way to send relief crews to the International Space Station.

Today, Samara University aims to broaden its opportunities of interdisciplinary researches. We are planning to establish new scientific and educational sites – greenfields. We are currently working to open an Institute of Artificial Intelligence, which is one of these projects. In the near future, Samara University is also planning to establish a biotechnological greenfield, which will integrate engineering, medicine and biology. Another project is socio-humanitarian cybernetics focusing on psychological and sociological researches implementing computer science tools.

The main educational programs at Samara University are aimed at training in technology, the natural sciences and the humanities.

The learning process at the university proceeds according to the principle “education through research.” Every year, more than 3,000 students take part in the scientific-research, experimental-design and technological-engineering projects unfolding at the university. 

Thanks to our close integration with the leading industrial centers, our students and graduates can bring their ideas and advanced concepts to life – design a spacecraft, assemble it, launch it into space, and then control it in orbit. They create machinery for research satellites and take part in space experiments. Samara University is one of the select few research-and-education centers in the world to boast its own orbital family of small spacecraft intended for R&D purposes. 

Aside from its aerospace stream, Samara University also pursues scientific research and conducts the training of specialists in the field of cutting-edge biotechnologies, the creation of micro- and nano-devices for the next-generation of electronic and optoelectronic information systems, and the design of materials with pre-set properties. Coursework at the university also entails the study of fundamental social processes, exposure to the theory and practice of the preservation of cultural and linguistic heritage, and training for teaching and research pursuits.

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