World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.




Samara National Research University (Samara University)

Year of foundation: 1804

Location: Samara

Total students: 16,130 / International students: 535

Faculties: 19 / Departments: 93

Faculty: 1,445

Rector: Evgeniy Shakhmatov


This aerospace industry research and educational centre in Samara Region provides training in a wide variety of engineering disciplines.

The strategic goal of Samara University is to raise its global competitiveness to become one of the leading hi-tech engineering universities in Russia and Eastern Europe.

A unique feature of Samara University’s research productivity is a group of space satellites produced with the participation of students, as well as many commercialization projects implementing space industry achievements in other industries.

  • Aerospace engineering, materials and technologies
  • Propulsion engineering, dynamics and vibro-acoustics of machines
  • Informatics and photonics
  • Fundamental research for advanced technologies

International collaboration and partnerships

International partners of Samara University include:

  • Harbin Polytechnic Institute (China)
  • Bradley University (USA)
  • ENSICA Higher School of Aeronautics (France)
  • Sophia Technical University (Bulgaria)
  • Purdue University (USA)
  • Munich Technical University (Germany)
  • Vienna Institute of Information Processing (Austria), and others.

Distinguished alumni

  • Vitaly Markelov, member of the board of directors, deputy chairman of the board of Gazprom
  • Konstantin Titov, Russian statesman,  former governor of Samara Region.
  • Lev Khasis, member of the board, first deputy chairman of the board of Sberbank of Russia
  • Mikhail Degtyarev, politician, deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee for Science and Science-Intensive Technologies
  • Oleg Sysuev, first deputy chairman of the board of Alfa Bank, former deputy prime minister of Russia first deputy head of the Russian Presidential Administration, mayor of Samara
  • Oleg Demchenko, president of Irkut Сorporation JSC, СEO and chief construction engineer of JSC A.S. Yakovlev Design Bureau
  • Ilona Korstin, Russian basketball player, two-time Olympic champion, two-time world champion, three-time European сhampion as a member of the Russian team. СEO of the VTB United League.