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Main areas of cooperation and achievements

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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 and Africa. Currently over 275 international students from 33 countries are educated at Kalashnikov ISTU, namely from Algeria, Belarus, Cameroon, China, Congo, Egypt, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, RSA, Senegal, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Zambia 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.

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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. 150 participants, including 30 representatives from 15 foreign universities from Austria, Azerbaijan, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Syria and Turkey took part in VII Conference hosted by our university in 2017. VIII Conference will take place on April 23-24, 2019 and will be 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, 7 staff members and 12 students of our university have been hosted by Széchenyi István University, Győr, Hungary, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovak Republic, University of Zadar, Croatia and Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic within the program. In academic year 2017/2018 four PhD students of Kalashnikov ISTU will work on their research projects at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, at the same time, our university will host 1 PhD and 1 master student from our Slovak partner. The new calls that won: University of Pécs, Hungary and University of Zadar, Croatia.


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, Hungary and Dr. Jozef Mudrik, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. At present, 23 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 84 ERU students were granted bachelor diplomas of Kalashnikov ISTU. In academic year 2017/2018 our university launched 2 new bachelor programs in English – «Software Engineering» and «Civil 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 2013-2018 the diplomas of Kalashnikov ISTU and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences were granted to 16 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.

In 2014 Kalashnikov ISTU hosted the International Symposium «Theory and Practice of Gearing – 2014» dedicated to 100th birthday of Faydor Litvin, the founder of the general theory of gearing. The symposium was held under the auspices of International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM). Over 20 leading experts from Russia, Italy, Spain, UK, China, Japan, USA, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus took part in this event.

about-us-10Kalashnikov 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 April 2015 Mr. Zhao Gochen, Plenipotentiary Minister, Advisor on Education in Chinese Embassy in Moscow paid the visit to our university. In 2014-2015 Kalashnikov ISTU signed the agreements of cooperation with Harbin Institute of Technology and Nanjing University of Science and Technology. At present 7 graduates of bachelor and master programs of our university are being educated at Harbin Institute of Technology with the scholarships of Chinese Government, and 3 more graduates will start their studies from the next academic year onwards.