Construction of Railways, Bridges and Transport Tunnels in Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University

Specialist’s program

Faculty of Transport Construction,

Department “Railway Track”






Liudmila S. BLAZHKO,

Head of the Department

Tel. +7 812 315-18-54


Achievements and awards. Students are prize winners of prestigious contests, holders of 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 170 teachers (over 75% 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 Lengiprotrans, Institute Stroyproekt, St. Petersburg Metro, Metrostroy, and other specialized organizations.

Facilities and resources. 22 research laboratories: “Grounds and construction materials,” “Bridge laboratory,” etc.; 9 testing centers, 2 innovative enterprises; the first Russian research mechanical laboratory named after Professor N.A. Belelyubsky established in 1854; a laboratory named after D.I. Mendeleev.

Research. Development of a road map for high-speed railway traffic in Russia; justification of investments in construction of the Ural High-Speed Railway Chelyabinsk – Yekaterinburg; design of high-speed passenger and specialized cargo rail lines of Russia and the CIS countries; development of project specific technical specifications for design and construction of the Moscow — Kazan High-Speed Railway with speeds up to 400 km/h; development of innovative rolling stock based on magnetic levitation transport technologies.

Education. 210 years of educational traditions; digital technologies: Plaxis 3D Tunnel, Midas Civil, Google Earth, etc; supplementary education programs; author's classes of top companies.

Strategic partners. RZD JSC, Yamal Railway Company, Metrostroy, RZD International, the Center for Operation of Space Ground Based Infrastructure, Transmost PLC, ICA Astaldi ICTAS, etc.

International projects and programs. 124 cooperation agreements with foreign academic partners, Erasmus+, the European Diploma Supplement, study placements, double degree programs with Saimaa University of Applied Sciences and Beijing Jiaotong University.

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

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.