Omsk State Transport University (OSTU) is one of the oldest educational institutions in Siberia.

The OSTU foundation is closely connected with the great Trans-Siberian Railway construction that created the demand for the qualified railway transport specialists.

Training of engineers for locomotive and passenger cars enterprises started in Tomsk in 1900. Starting from 1961 it continued in Omsk.

Today OSTU is a multi-disciplinary higher education institution providing training in a wide range of higher education study programs with the period of 4 years for obtaining Bachelor degree, 5 years – Specialist degree, 2 years – Master degree, 3-4 years – Post-graduate and Doctoral studies.

High quality of our graduates’ theoretical and professional training is achieved through the University teaching staff’s high level of scientific potential, modern training facilities, good accommodation conditions, catering, sports and recreation facilities for the students as well as scientific studies for industrial and transport enterprises carried out at the University. Upon these indications OSTU holds the key position among Russian technical universities in the ranking of Russian Federation Ministry for Education and Science.

The University quality management system was certified in 2006 in ISO 9001: 2000, GOST-R, EVROCERT, OQS, IQNet, in the subsequent years it has been twice recertified. OSTU is awarded with the diploma of the Russian Federation government as well as the diploma and the medal in the field of quality “Top-100 of the Russian Universities”, is a laureate of the prize "Internationalization of higher education". Among our graduates there are CEOs of the regional railroads, of major industrial and transport enterprises and banks both in Russia and abroad.

Today OSTU is comprised of 3 Institutes (Institute of Automation, Telecommunications and Information Technologies, Institute of Management and Economics, Institute of Railway Employees’ Advanced Training and Retraining), 5 Faculties (Faculty of Mechanics, Faculty of Heat and Power Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Distance Learning, Faculty of Pre-University Training and Professional Orientation), Branch in Taiga town (including local Secondary Technical School of Railway Transport), Medical School of Railway Transport, Omsk Secondary Technical School of Railway Transport and 28 Chairs providing high quality education for more than 12,000 students including ca. 1000 foreign students.

The University Alumni Association (including international alumni) comprises of ca. 5,000 people. The members of Association take part in versatile life of their Alma Mater contributing to OSTU development and prosperity.

The Volunteer Center was opened at OSTU on May 14, 2011. OSTU volunteers help foster homes, boarding schools and war veterans. They take part in running sport competitions both in Russia and abroad.

OSTU provides full-time education in the following courses and majors:

Bachelor level:

  • Journalism;

  • Economics;

  • Advertising and Public Relations;

  • Management;

  • Business Informatics;

  • Tourism;

  • Commerce;

  • Heat Power and Thermal Engineering;

  • Electric Power and Electrical Engineering;

  • Design-Engineering Maintenance of Machinery Production;

  • Instrument Engineering;

  • Ground Transport Technological Complexes;

  • Control in Engineering Systems;

  • Mechatronics and Robotic Engineering;

  • Quality Management;

  • Standardization and Metrology;

  • Informatics and Computer Science;

  • Information Systems and Technologies.

Specialist level:

  • Railway Rolling Stock;

  • Railway Traffic Support Systems;

  • Information Security of Telecommunication Systems;

  • Information Security of Computerized System;

  • Information and Analytical Security Systems;

  • Customs Affairs.

Master level:

  • Economics;

  • Management;

  • Finances and Credit System;

  • Business Informatics;

  • Heat Power and Thermal Engineering;

  • Electric Power and Electrical Engineering;

  • Management in Engineering Systems;

  • Information Systems and Technologies;

  • Ground Transport Technological Complexes;

  • Design-Engineering Maintenance of Machinery Production.

  • Most of the above mentioned courses are available in a part-time form.

Departments of Secondary Vocational Education are providing the following courses:

  • “Medical School of Railway Transport”:

  • Medical Care (duration - 4 years, final qualification – Physician Assistant);

  • Nursing Care (duration - 3 years, final qualification – Medical Assistant).

  • “Omsk Secondary Technical School of Railway Transport”:

  • Railway Transport Automatics and Telecommunications;

  • Electric Supply (branch-wise);

  • Construction of Railways, Track and Track Facilities;

  • Transport Management and Logistics (branch-wise);

  • Economics and Accounting (branch-wise);

  • Technical Maintenance of Railway Rolling Stock (Electric Rolling Stock, Cars).

Doctoral Studies. More than 200 students are doing their research studies in 14 research schools:

  • Mathematics and Mechanics;

  • Informatics and Computer Science;

  • Information Security;

  • Electronics, Radio Engineering and Communication Systems;

  • Photonics, Instrument Engineering, Optical and Biotechnical Systems and Technologies;

  • Electric and Heat Engineering;

  • Machine Engineering;

  • Materials Technology;

  • Engineering and Technology of the Surface Transport;

  • Management in Engineering Systems;

  • Economics;

  • Sociological Science;

  • Historical Science and Archaeology;

  • Cultural Studies.

Institute of Advanced Training and Retraining.

Annually more than 5,000 employees of railway transport and industrial enterprises are retrained at the Institute.

Taiga Institute of Railway Transport” Branch of the University

Courses of the Faculty of Higher Vocational Education (part-time):

  • Railway Rolling Stock;

  • Railway Traffic Support Systems.

Courses of The Faculty of Secondary Vocational Education

«Taiga Secondary Vocational School of Railway Transport»:

  • Railway Electric Supply;

  • Technical Maintenance of Handling, Construction, Road-Building Machines and Equipment;

  • Technical Maintenance of Railway Rolling Stock.

Today the University is a leading teaching, research and industrial complex with modern experimental facilities, where innovative tasks are performed both for transport and industry: improvement of reliability and efficiency of the rolling stock functioning and repair; upgrading of electrical railways power systems; development of diagnostic units, communication systems and channels, energy-and resource-saving technologies and equipment.

International students at OSTU study Russian language first, and then take the chosen courses (majors) if they wish to continue their studies. Individual and group teaching of Russian language to foreign students is organized during both the academic year and the summer holidays in July–August (Russian Language Summer School).

Foreign students take courses at both secondary vocational and higher professional education levels at the University.

Taking into consideration increasing demand for learning Russian as a foreign language OSTU has launched Russian Language Summer School since 2010. Today ca.30 students attend it annually. Students studying at Summer School are striving to improve their knowledge of Russian language for further more successful studying at the University or for obtaining communicative skills that can be used while working in Russia or in their own country (e.g. in hospitality management). It is not only reading books in the lecture rooms that Summer School students study Russian language, but also through face-to-face communication with native speakers during various sightseeing activities.