Architecture in Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Master’s program


Faculty of Architecture and Design


Elena Kaidalova, Dean
+7 (831) 430-17-73, 430-75-11


Achievements. Every year more than ten educational programs of the university become laureates of the Best Educational Programs of Innovative Russia contest. NNSUACE has one of Russia’s leading architecture schools. The works of NNSUACE architecture students become leaders in most categories at annual international review contests.

Teaching staff. Training is provided by more than 100 highly qualified teachers. More than 70% hold academic degrees of Candidate or Doctor of Sciences and are members of the Union of Architects of Russia, and around 50% of teachers have many years’ practical experience.

Facilities and resources. State-of-the-art laboratory equipment and modern software, cutting-edge educational technologies.

Education. Teachers use innovative educational technologies such as original courses of Russia’s leading architects, partner universities’ electives that are included in the educational program, video lectures, course and graduation projects based on real cases, advanced training and professional retraining programs offered on favorable terms for students, including professional English and French language courses.

Research. The scientists conduct basic research in ten research areas, take part in all-Russian and international conferences, review contests and creative exhibitions. NNSUACE has the Architectural Workshop that implements the most complex projects for Nizhny Novgorod and the region involving students. Students participate in the project “Creating a Comfortable Urban Environment.”

Strategic partners. The university has strategic partnership and cooperation agreements with universities in Russia, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, China, and other countries as well as major enterprises and organizations in the region.

Competitive advantages. Experienced and highly qualified teaching staff, popular educational programs, state-of-the-art facilities and resources, the well-developed continuing professional education system as a factor of career advancement, dormitories
for Russian and international students, the comfortable campus in the city center with high traffic convenience, the active student community.

Employers and employment. The Department of Urban Development of the Territory of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, the Department of Urban Development and Architecture of the Nizhny Novgorod Administration, the Nizhny Novgorod Chief Architect Office, the
Department of State Protection of Cultural Heritage Sites of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, the Municipal Enterprise Institute of City Development NizhegorodgrazhdanNIIproekt, NNSUACE Architectural Workshop, the Arhitektonika research and production enterprise,
the Archstroy Research and Production Association, the Ethnos research enterprise, creative architecture workshops in Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Vladimir, Archangelsk, Ivanovo, Voronezh, and other cities.

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