Belgorod state technological university (BSTU named after V. G. Shukhov is a unique educational institution in Russia. With almost 60 years of experience, it has trained over 65 thousand highly qualified specialists in the building and construction industry. Today the university is the only one which has such specialization in Europe Its graduates are currently been employed not only in the Russian Federation but in CIS countries and abroad. Since 2010 professor, and doctor of economic sciences Sergey Glagolev has been the rector of the university.
.According to the result of the rating of the Ministry of Education and science of the Russian Federation the university holds the first position among architectural and construction educational institutions in Russia. According to the results of independent monitoring of Russian schools of higher education, BSTU named after V. G. Shoukhov is listed in the top 16 Russian universities by the quality of professional training, employer demand for graduates and their successful career development. BSTU's strategic development program is being successfully implemented, the university is included in for universities to fulfil target indices by 100%.
BSTU named after V.G. Shukhov became the top award winner of the contest "Healthy lifestyle University". The Students' Council became the winner of the contest for a grant from the Ministry of Education and science of the Russian Federation for developing students' self-government.
In 2012 over 60 students, post-graduate students and young scientists were awarded a scholarship from the President of the Russian Federation and the Russian Government, which is the best result in the Central Federal District. Seven of our young scientists became the President's scholarship awardees, and five - got grants from the Russian President.
Our university is listed in the top 25 universities to admit school leavers, who won all-Russian school subject olympiads.
We are ranked third among Russian universities by the number of small innovative businesses.
In all Russian student contests and olympiads in all subjects (mathematics, physics, the strength of materials, ecology, etc.) our students got awards and became the winners of the contest held by Simens company. In contests among graduation theses and olympiads in the specialization areas, the students got awards in a number of fields. Our young students became award winners of such significant all-Russian contests as "Archimedes" and "Lomonosov".
The above top indices achieved a justification that the university is in high demand among the talented youth in the local educational space, greatly influencing the economic development not only in Belgorod but in Russia as a whole.
The university incorporates 9 institutes and over 60 departments. Pre-university training courses are available and successfully operating, holding subject olympiads. This enables applicants to have an extra opportunity to be enrolled as state scholarship students.
Training at the university is multi-level and multidisciplinary Candidates can apply for 31 bachelor courses, 9 specialist level courses and 23 master courses. Students can study both full-time and part-time, including distance learning options. The total number of students is about 25 thousand, with over 1000 foreign nationals from 70 among them: from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Belgorod State technological university named after V.G. Shukhov is a Russian educational and scientific centre, which brings leading scientists together. The university is a venue for international conferences. In the field of building materials science, the university has founded big scientific schools. BSTU has 8 dissertation councils.
A Students scientific society is successfully functioning. The university is actively cooperating with foreign companies and universities in the USA, Great Britain, Germany, China, Egypt, Serbia, Poland, Israel and others. A high level of educational activity is justified by the students' awards at all-Russian and international conferences and contests.
BSTU named after V. G. Shoukhov represents a modern university campus. The area of 35 hectares includes academic and laboratory buildings, experimental and production facilities, a science and research library, halls of residence, a residential estate for the academic staff and employees, catering facilities, students' art centre, and sports facilities/ all of them located in close proximity. BSTU has created an efficient healthcare service for preventive care and health improvement, which incorporates a sanatorium and a medical centre.
The social and cultural life of the university is concentrated in the Community Centre - Students' Art Centre, where you can join amateur creative groups, be a part odf studio, and clubs by interests. The centre arranges festivals, concerts, theme nights, recreation events, and disco parties.
BSTU campus has repeatedly been the winner of the All-Russian contest for the best students' hostel. Students, living outside Belgorod are given accommodation in the halls of residence.
BSTU is committed to a healthy lifestyle policy, promoting physical education and sports. A modern stadium meeting international standards, tennis courts, sports grounds, and gyms are at the student's disposal, including one swimming pool functioning and another one to be opened in the near future. Qualified coaches have contributed to the success of our students both locally and in the international arena. Among our students are Russian, European and World Champions, including para Olympic prize winners.
The science and research library houses a substantial and diversified collection of over 1,5 million volumes. It contains scientific, academic, and art editions as well as reference books. The library is extending its collection of electronically-held information.
According to prominent public officials, and distinguished scientists, who have visited our university, the university staff is successfully carrying out the primary objectives of training highly qualified specialists, who are in great demand not only in the Russian labour market but also abroad.