Land Transport Technology in Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University

Specialist’s program

Faculty of Transport Systems and Power Engineering






Sergei N. CHUIAN,


Tel. + 7 812 315-40-53


Achievements and awards. Graduates are heads of enterprises and organizations such as: Russian Railways JSC (RZD JSC), St. Petersburg Metro, machine building and construction enterprises. Students hold scholarships of the RF President, the RF Government, the SPb Government, CEO – Chairman of the Executive Board of RZD JSC.

Teaching staff. The program is implemented by over 80 teachers (over 80% have an academic degree) including members of expert, coordination, science and technology, dissertation councils under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the RF, the Ministry of Transport of the RF, RZD JSC, heads and specialists of major Russian transport design and construction companies.

Facilities and resources. 22 research laboratories, 9 testing centers, 2 innovative enterprises.

Research. Scientific schools: Modern track machines; Industrial security of lifting devices; Machine design methodology.

Research areas: ensuring safe operation of St. Petersburg Metro escalators with the development of the system of maintenance and repair as required; railway ballast compaction processes; state-of-the-art information technologies in machine design.

Education. State-of-the-art digital technologies: Solidworks, Medyna, virtual textbooks, laboratory works; supplementary education programs; author's classes of top companies.

Strategic partners. RZD JSC, St. Petersburg Metro, transport, construction and machine building enterprises of St. Petersburg, the Union of Railways of Cuba, ADVANTECH CO., LTD, etc. Partner universities: University of Tromsø, NORUT, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Zhejiang Institute of Communications, Iran University of Science and Technology, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, CUJAE, University of Havana, etc.

International projects and programs.124 cooperation agreements with foreign academic partners, Erasmus+, the European Diploma Supplement, double degree programs, study placements.

Competitive advantages. 8 dormitories, a gym, a swimming pool, a clinic and a geological facility; specialized sports clubs and artistic collectives, a fine arts studio, The Club of the Funny and Inventive (the KVN), 12 student production brigades, volunteering, etc.; financial assistance for students: enhanced scholarships, grants, etc. Over 97% of students undertake internships and get employed at major enterprises of the sector.

Assistance and support for foreign students and teachers. Pre-university training for foreign citizens (applicants), summer/winter schools, a comfortable learning and living environment for foreign students.

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