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Main areas of cooperation and achievements


Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University is currently developing cooperation in education, research and academic exchanges with 45 foreign universities and research organizations from Europe, Asia, Near East andAfrica. Currently over 320 international students from 41 countries are educated at Kalashnikov ISTU, namely from Algeria, Azerbaijan, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Congo, Egypt, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, RSA, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, Yemen and Zimbabwe. 

On September 18, 2004 Kalashnikov ISTU signed Magna Charta Universitatum in Bologna, Italy. On January 21, 2005 Kalashnikov ISTU was granted a full membership in European University Association alongside with over 850 members from 47 European countries, including 18 Russian higher educational institutions. The university administration regularly participates in international conferences under the auspices of EUA. 


Since 2004 Kalashnikov ISTU has been hosting the biannual International Forum (Education Quality) which comprises the International Conference «Technical Universities: Integration with European and World Systems of Education», Forum of Young Researchers, roundtable discussions, exhibitions. Over 150 participants, including 37 representatives from 14 foreign universities and companies from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Syria took part in VIII Conference on April 23-24, 2019 dedicated to the 100th jubilee of Mikhail Kalashnikov.  

inter-2aKalashnikov ISTU participates together with its European partners in the program «Staff mobility for teaching and training» / «Student mobility» in the frameworks of Erasmus+. At present, 11 teachers, 8 staff members and 17 students of our university have been hosted by Széchenyi István University, Győr, Hungary, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovak Republic, University of Zadar, Croatia, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, and University of Pécs, Hungary within the program. In academic year 2017/2018 four PhD students of Kalashnikov ISTU worked on their research projects at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, at the same time, our university hosted 1 PhD and 1 master student from our Slovak partner. 


Every year the university awards the title «Doctor Honoris Causa of Kalashnikov ISTU» to foreign partners for the important contribution to the development of cooperation between the universities. The first holders of this title in 2001 became Prof. Jozsef Orban,University of Pécs,Hungaryand Dr. Jozef Mudrik, Slovak University of Technology inBratislava,SlovakRepublic. At present, 26 foreign professors are Doctors Honoris Causa of Kalashnikov ISTU.     

6 bachelor and 1 master study programs of Kalashnikov ISTU have been accredited by Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency ZEvA,Hannover,Germany.

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Kalashnikov ISTU offers a number of study programs in English. From 2013 in the frameworks of cooperation with Egyptian-Russian University – bachelor programs «Civil Engineering», «Mechatronics and Robotics» and «Info-Communication Technologies and Communication Systems», and from 2015 – master program «Project Management in Construction». Up to now 114 ERU students were granted bachelor diplomas of Kalashnikov ISTU. In academic year 2017/2018 our university launched a new bachelor program in English – «Software Engineering», and one more the next academic year – «Management».

about-us-5Kalashnikov ISTU is implementing 4 double degree programs together with foreign partner universities: Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and Egyptian-Russian University (Egypt). For instance, in 2011 Faculty of Heat Engineering of Kalashnikov ISTU and Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, Germany have developed and implemented the bi-national bachelor program «Water and heat supply for populated areas» which assumes a 1-year study in the partner university with further defense of graduation project and issuing of two diplomas. For the period 2013-2019 the diplomas of Kalashnikov ISTU and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences were granted to 23 students.

about-us-6Kalashnikov ISTU took part in the project «Training for the operation of forward-looking and environmentally oriented surface technology companies in Russia» together with Aalen University (Germany), MKV GmbH (Allersberg, Germany) and Zeh Metallveredelungs GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany). In the course of project implementation the International Center of Surface Technologies was founded at Kalashnikov ISTU which was solemnly opened in 2013. The Center deals with training students, making research works and arranging skill update courses for industry.

inter-12Kalashnikov ISTU is currently implementing 2 international projects with LESER GmbH & Co (Germany): «Development of software package for numerical analysis of spring-loaded safety valve functioning dynamics» and «Development of the device for contactless determination of the safety valve operation and its operating time».


Two language centers are functioning at the Institute of Professional Translation of Kalashnikov ISTU: Center of Spanish Language and Culture «¡Hola!» opened together with University of Granada (Spain) and Center of Czech Language and Culture opened together with Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic) and South-Moravian Center of International Mobility (Czech Republic).

about-us-8From 2004 teams of Kalashnikov ISTU programmers won all sorts of medals: silver (Prague, 2004), bronze (Shanghai, 2005) and gold (Banff, Canada, 2008) at world competitions on programming «ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest» sponsored by IBM.

about-us-9In 2011 Kalashnikov ISTU hosted I Student International Olympiad on Mechanism and Machine Science (SIOMMS) under the auspices of International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM). The teams of 17 universities from 8 countries participated in this event. In October 2013 II Students International Olympiad in Mechanism and Machine Science (SIOMMS – 2013) took place in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. The participants of SIOMMS-2013 were 15 teams from the universities of 7 countries: China, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea and Spain, including the team of Kalashnikov ISTU. In October 2016 our team took the 11th position at SIOMMS-2016 hosted by Carlos III University (Madrid, Spain). In October 2018 the IV Olympiad will be hosted by Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Among the participants there will be university teams from South and North America, Europe, China and Russia. Our country will be represented by Bauman Moscow State Technical University and Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University. V Student International Olympiad on Mechanism and Machine Science will take place at Kalashnikov ISTU in October 2020. 

kalashnikovIn November 2019 Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University celebrated the 100th jubilee of legendary small arms designer Mikhail Kalashnikov. Our university was named after Mikhail Kalashnikov on February 22, 2012 on the date of its 60th anniversary after the approval of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Government of the Russian Federation.


Kalashnikov ISTU is actively developing the cooperation with educational institutions and research organizations from China. Our university is a member of Association of Sino-Russian Technical Universities (ASRTU) taking an active part in all the events under its auspices.

In 2014-2015 Kalashnikov ISTU signed the agreements of cooperation with Harbin Institute of Technology and Nanjing University of Science and Technology and renewed in 2019-2020. Till today 12 graduates of bachelor and master programs of our university are educated or have completed their studies at Harbin Institute of Technology with the scholarships of Chinese Government.

In September 2019 the delegation from the city of Xi’anvisited Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University in the frameworks of RCYBI (Russian-Chinese Youth Business Incubator) – a unique acceleration program designed to bring Russian projects to foreign markets and attract foreign investments into the Russian economy. In October 2019 the delegation of Udmurt Republic, including representatives of Kalashnikov ISTU, returned the visit to Xi’an.