Rectors Welcoming Speech

Dear Colleagues and Students,

Over the time it has been operating, Astrakhan State University has become the largest educational center of Astrakhan Region. Our University has trained thousands of highly qualified specialists who work successfully both in Russia and outside it. Our graduates make splendid careers at organizations whose activities relate to science, politics, economy, etc.

Our University is a multipurpose educational facility; it includes 8 Institutes, 21 Faculties, and 59 Chairs. Over 12, 000 students are mastering humanitarian, natural science, technical, agricultural, and pedagogical specializations.

Astrakhan State University has most modern facilities. Inside our buildings, you can find multimedia lecture halls, labs with the best equipment, and comfortable canteens. We have a unique swimming pool, comfortable hostels for our students, a preventorium, to say nothing of other numerous facilities. We have provided the right conditions for students with special needs to study.

Nowadays one of our most important tasks is to train specialists who are demanded and will shortly be demanded by organizations and institutions operating in economy, business, healthcare, the social sphere, etc. That's why the practice-oriented approach is of top priority for our educational process. Versatile training of our students is provided by our multi-level system of education and diversity of educational programs and specializations available for them.

Over the last decade, ASU acquired the status of an innovative research center; it keeps on developing in this field. Our Technopark, our laboratories and research centers are sites to conduct numerous researches in various sciences.

A lot of attention is paid to our international activities. We deliver educational programs jointly with foreign universities, which are our partners; our students and faculty take part in academic mobility programs on a regular basis.

Besides their educational and research activities, our students can demonstrate and develop their abilities in sports and arts by taking part in various socialization projects. Student life is so versatile at ASU: it is full of achievements in education and science, interesting and useful travels, and amazing leisure activities. Our doors are always open to you!

Dr. Konstantin Markelov, Acting Rector of ASU


: 04-12-2018,