Belgorod State Technological University

Belgorod State Technological University named after V.G Shukhov (BSTU) is one of higher educational establishments in Russia, which has been training students for 50 years in the field of construction industry. It was founded as a basic institution of building materials. 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 institutions of Russia. According to the results of monitoring of Russian higher educational establishments, conducted by «Business Russia», Belgorod State Technological University named after V. G. Shukhov is ranked as the leader of business rating, and is included into a number of high-ranking institutions in the country in terms of the quality of education and demand for its graduates.

Brief history of the University:

In 1876, the University was established by the order of the Ministry of Public Education.

In 1919, Belgorod Teacher’s Training Institute was reorganized into Belgorod Pedagogical Institute and in 1920, it was reorganized into Belgorod Institute of Public Education.

In 1922, Belgorod Institute of Public Education was reorganized into Belgorod Practical Institute of Public Education. In a year, it was reordered into the Pedagogical Secondary School.

In 1939, it became the Teacher’s Training Institute again.

In 1954, the Teacher’s Training Institute was reorganized into the Pedagogical Institute.

In 1967, Belgorod State Pedagogical Institute was named after М.S. Olminsky.

In 1994, Belgorod State Pedagogical Institute named after М.S. Olminsky was renamed as Belgorod State Pedagogical University named after М.S. Olminsky.

In 2009, the University became the base institution of The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Network University, in the priority areas of Nanotechnology, Regional Studies and Ecology.

In 2010, Belgorod State Technological University was appointed by the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment of the Russian Federation as one of only a hand­ful of National Research Uni­ver­si­ties. This des­ig­na­tion has brought addi­tional resources to the Uni­ver­sity and has encouraged the devel­op­ment of the University’s campus.

In 2012, the University joined the rank of the 30 best national universities

In 2012 and 2014, Belgorod State Technological University won in the competitions of development programs for students’ associations.

The University consists of 11 institutes: construction materials science, economics and management, technological equipment and complexes, architecture and construction, information technology and control systems; automobile and road construction, environmental engineering, computerization of machine building technology, energy, distance learning and correspondence studies. The Academic staff of the University consists of highly qualified professionals. There are 150 Doctors and Professors, including 47 Academicians and Corresponding Members of the State and Social Academies, over 400 candidates of science (PhD) and assistant professors, more than 30 laureates of honorary titles, 5 honored inventors.

Students are offered to use a huge scientific library. It consists of more than 1.5 million volumes. There are different kinds of books so that students can improve their knowledge in various fields. There is also an electronic library; it is very useful for distance learning.

Great attention is paid to the sports life of the students: there are more than 30 sections on various kinds of sports. Sports competitions of different levels and kinds are conducted at the University. The University stadium is of a very large size. Students are offered: tennis courts, a playground with two sites for handball and indoor soccer. A new swimming pool is under construction. Currently, it is the only university of this profile in the whole Europe, which provides full professional training of specialists for this branch.

The University has trained over 65 thousand highly qualified specialists for the building and construction industry, including students from more than 32 foreign countries. Foreign Students take an active part in the social, cultural and sports life of the University. All the students can obtain undergraduate and postgraduate education at this University.

Belgorod State Technological University actively collaborates with institutions of the USA, Great Britain, Germany, China, Egypt, Serbia, Poland, Israel and others. The University obtained international accreditation from the British Institute of civil engineers for a number of specialties.

Facilities of the University:

  • Stadium
  • Gym
  • Scientific Library
  • Sports Complex
  • Research Laboratories
  • Technology Park
  • Electronic Library
  • Youth Cultural Center
  • Botanic Garden
  • Reading Halls
  • Museums
  • University Clinic
  • Tennis Courts
  • Playgrounds

Departments and Institutes of the University:

Institute of Architecture and Construction:

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Architectural Environment Design and Urban Planning
  • Department of Building and Urban Development
  • Department of Architectural Structures
  • Department of Urban Cadaster and Engineering survey
  • Department of Heat, Gas Supply and Ventilation
  • Department of Construction Materials Science, Products and Structures
  • Department of Real Estate Assessment and Management
  • Department of Strength of Materials and Structural Mechanics
  • Department of Theoretical Mechanics

Institute of Construction Materials Science and Environmental Engineering:

  • Department of Technology of Cement and Composite Materials, Теchnology of Glass and Ceramics
  • Department of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Protection in Emergency
  • Institute of Economics and Management:
  • Department of Theory and Methodology of Science
  • Department of Higher Mathematic
  • Department of Foreign Languages

Institute of Information Technologies and Operating Systems:

  • Department of Information Technologies
  • Department of Engineering Cybernetics

Institute of Technological Equipment and Machine Building:

  • Department of Mechanical Equipment and Machine Building Technology
  • Department of Materials Science and Technology of Metals
  • Department of Machine Parts and Theory of Mechanisms and Machines
  • Department of Descriptive Geometry and Graphics

Power Engineering Institute:

  • Department of Electric Power Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
  • Department of Heat Power Engineering
  • Department of Physics


Belgorod State Technological University has a very good hostel system with fully furnished rooms. All the rooms are provided with Internet access, telephone and TV set. There is a bed, mattress, pillow, blanket, desk, chair in every room. All the rooms are comfortable for studying and relaxation. There are common areas where students can communicate and have fun. Students are offered to use facilities on the sharing basis. All the students’ hostels are well heated. If the student takes a University room, he or she will be asked to sign a contract for the complete academic course.

Getting an education in Belgorod State Technological University provides a student with exceptional groundwork for their career growth. Having a degree from Belgorod State Technological University is being confident in your bright future and unfathomable career opportunities.