- Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 10:43
Keeping traditions – turned to the future!
The Amur State University is one of the youngest and most perspective Universities in the Far Eastern Region. The Amur State University is growing fast. It was founded on March 20, 1975 as Blagoveshchensk Institute of Technology (BIT). In 1992 the institute of higher education was transformed into Blagoveshchensk Polytechnic Institute (BPI).
On October 19, 1994 as on the State Committee of the Russian Federation for Higher Education order BPI earned the status of the Amur State University (AmSU). It took less than 20 years for small technological Institute to become a classical university. Today the Amur State University is a center of education, science and culture of the Amur Region.
Classical university means that its' alumni can work in all spheres without exception from economics and science to education, management and culture.
The Present day
Today the AmSU has eight buildings, four libraries, 7 reading rooms (total library stock includes over 3 000 000 books), experimental laboratories, the Internet center, computer classes, a modern sports complex, a stadium, an assembly hall with 500 seats, two recreation facilities and a Students Center. In the territory of the campus dormitories, sports grounds, canteen, cafe, and laundry are located. In 2013 a swimming pool was put into service.
Special attention is devoted to students' needs to ensure that theyhave the best time possible whilst at the AmSU. Our students can be engaged in local theatres, choral and vocal singing, dancing and sports classes like volleyball, football, basketball, ping-pong, athletics or fitness.
Currently there are about 8 000 students studying at the University at 9 departments with 42 majors. More than 600 faculty members work at the University, 300 of them are professors and associate professors. Every year the teaching staff improves professional skill through different internships for teachers and lecturers. The academic year is divided into two semesters. Semester One runs from September to January (with assessment taking place after the New Year holidays) whilst Semester Two runs from February to June, also culminating in assessment. Many undergraduate courses at the AmSU offer the opportunity to study four (Bachelor level) or five (Specialist level) years. The postgraduate programs normally last two (Master level) and three (PhD) years. Each of 9 departments brings together staff and students through research, learning and teaching activities.
Since 1992 the Amur State University has been establishing international collaboration with a number of universities from China, South Korea, Germany, Poland, the United States and Japan. The AmSU has partner relations with Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Lodz University of Technology, Sun Moon University (Korea), Soon Chun Hyang University (Republic of Korea), Beijing University of Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Heilongjian Academy of Social Sciences, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Shenyang Aerospace University, Heihe University and the others.
Every year the Amur State University and its international partners take active part in students' and teacher staff exchange. We welcome students from all over the world.
There are a number of ways in which we can help international students as they prepare to apply the the AmSU. In our university foreign citizens have the following opportunities:
- get a bachelor's or a master's degree in natural sciences, humanities, technics and economics;
- write a candidate or a doctoral dissertation (PhD);
- follow the preparation courses before applying for a degree program in AmSU;
- take an internship.