Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University was founded in 1952. On 22 February 2012 Izhevsk State Technical University celebrated its 60th anniversary and was named after Mikhail Kalashnikov, a legendary designer of small arms and Honorary Professor of ISTU.

More than 12,000 students, including 275 international, study at 3 faculties and 7 institutes of the university.

The university accepts students in mechanical and instrumentation engineering, civil and power engineering, housing and utility infrastructure, information science and computer engineering, natural sciences, economics, architecture, design, and humanities for bachelor degree – in 39 programs, for master degree – in 31 programs, for specialist diploma programs – in 5 specialties, and for PhD degree – in 10 programs.

Kalashnikov ISTU offers 6 bachelor and 1 master programs in English, as well as the preparatory course for those wishing to proceed with Russian-taught programs.