Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation


On January 25, 1941 the Leningrad Aviation Institute (LAI) was founded on the former premises of the Leningrad Road Institute (Gastello Street, 15) by the Decree of the Soviet Government. 1200 students were enrolled in three faculties of Aircraft Construction, Instrumentation and Motor Building. During the Great Patriotic War the Institute operated an aircraft and tank repair shop. While some of the students and the faculty standing for the city, the LAI was evacuated.

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Teleconference between Russian and French Aviation & Aerospace Education

May 27th, 2021 leading aviation and aerospace universities from Russia and France will meet to discuss cooperation in science and education. SUAI will talk to its old partners from Toulouse: ISAE-SUPAERO and IPSA.

The event will be held by the Russian house of science and culture in Paris to commemorate 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarins flight to space and 55th anniversary of French and Russian cooperation in space technologies.

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Eighth International Conference Philosophy and Culture of Information Society at SUAI

Eighth International Conference Philosophy and Culture of Information Society at SUAI

Faculty of Humanities, Department of History and Philosophy will traditionally hold the annual conference Philosophy and Culture of Information Society.

The Eighth session of the conference will take place on November 20-22, presided by the Rector of SUAI Yulia Antokhina.

This year the conference will be held online for the first time. However, it attracts more and more participants every year. 155 authors from Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Armenia, Azerbaijan and dozens of Russian universities and other institutions have sent their abstracts.

The growing geographical spread of the conference reflects the increase in understanding information society problems, with many methods and solutions being provided. SUAI has become an international platform for discussing challenges of modern world.

The conference proceeding will be published in the near future.

Organizing Committee


29 April, 2021
SUAI at For Education to Russia Exhibition

SUAI at For Education to Russia Exhibition

April 26-30, 2021 ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO is holding another stage of international education exhibitions, For Education to Russia, this time working in Europe. SUAI and other leading Russian universities presented their educational programs to meet students from Hungary, Greece, Slovakia and Germany.

To attract young talents more efficiently SUAI has prepared a presentation on its R&D, career prospects and cooperation with future employers.

There will be more exhibitions during the summer as a chance for good international recruitment despite the pandemic.

26 April, 2021
SUAI at Forum for International Students and Alumni

SUAI at Forum for International Students and Alumni

April 25-29 South Ural State University organized the second URAL FEST Forum for International Students and Alumni to support and develop the international student and alumni community. SUAIs Vice-Rector for International Affairs Konstantin Losev was invited to represent SUAIs international practices at the Forum.

The Forum aimed to discuss intercultural communications, effective cooperation between universities and students or alumni, employment issues and student experience in Russia.

A strategic session, training sessions, and entertainment and sports programs will provide a wholesome experience for the participants. Konstantin Losev has some individual meetings with colleagues from universities international structures to talk about enrollment and adaptation within the strategy of Russian education internationalization.

21 April, 2021
International Seminar onEffective Instruments for Chemical Reducation in Urban Ecosystems: NONHAZCITY PROJECT for St. Petersburg

International Seminar onEffective Instruments for Chemical Reducation in Urban Ecosystems: NONHAZCITY PROJECT for St. Petersburg

On April 21, 2021, the Boiling Point SUAI hosted an international seminar Effective istruments for chemical reduction in the urban ecosystems within the framework of the NonHazCity project with the financial support of the Interreg. Baltic Sea Region.

NonHazCity2 is a continuation of the global program of the European Regional Development Fund INTERREG for the reduction of hazardous substances, which has been operating in the EU since 2011.

The international seminar brought together European and Russian participants (more than 40 participants in person and more than 30 participants online). The program of the seminar included 2 sections: on the implementation of environmental criteria in green public procurement and chemical risk management in environmental management systems.

In connection with the outbreak of COVID-19, a hybrid format for the event was chosen: online and offline.

The opening of the seminar began with a welcoming speech by the Rector of the SUAI Yulia Antokhina.

In the context of the spread of coronavirus infection, the issues of reducing chemicals in urban ecosystems are becoming increasingly important. The forced use of disposable products containing plastics and hazardous additives increases the burden on the environment every day. The topic of conscious consumption does not lose its significance, is interesting for the participants, inspires for discussions and the development of specific solutions and proposals to achieve a favorable state of urban ecosystems - noted Yulia Antokhina.

Further, the Chairman of the organizing committee, Director of the Institute for Fundamental Training and Technological Innovation, Elena Semenova made a welcoming speech and noted that SUAI has many years of experience in international cooperation on environmental issues. Raising the priority of environmental and human health issues requires concerted action.

President of the Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF) Heidrun Fammler in her welcoming speech presented the NonHazCity2 project (reduction of the use of chemicals in products in the cities of the Baltic region).

In the first section, representatives of Germany (Heidrun Fammler, BEF Germany), Finland (Hannamaria Yliruusi, Turku University of Applied Sciences), Sweden (Eva Cruz, City of Västerås), Latvia (Normunds Vagalis, Riga City Council), Lithuania (Audrone Alijošuitė, BEF Lithuania), Russia (Evgeniya Kuznetsova, Ecological Union) shared their experience on the inclusion of environmental criteria in the public procurement system, discussed barriers and ways to overcome. Evgenia Kuznetsova presented the Guide for Green Public Procurement, developed jointly by the Ecological Union and SUAI.

Jens Kerstan, Minister of Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture of the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Germany), made a detailed presentation on the importance of public green procurement and its impact on the state of the urban environment.

The work of the second section was no less lively. The section was opened by Robert Pochyluk (Vice-President of the Association Polish Forum ISO 14000, Poland) with a report on chemical risk management in the framework of ISO 14001. Further representatives of Russian organizations Galina Ivanova (Deputy Director of the FBU Test St. Petersburg), Elizaveta Novozhilova and Irina Yakovleva (Certification Association Russian Register) spoke in detail about the application of best management practices, certification of environmental management systems, as well as the integration of chemical risk management into the environmental management system.

During the seminar, the participants developed a number of effective solutions to ensure a comfortable and safe environment.


Stream link:

- in Russian:

- English version:

21 April, 2021
SUAI at Belarus  St. Petersburg Work Group Session

SUAI at Belarus St. Petersburg Work Group Session

April 21, 2021 SUAI took part in an online-session by the Belarus - St. Petersburg Work Group on science and technical activities, organized by the State Committee on Science and Technologies of Belarus and the Committee on Science and Higher Education.

The meeting aimed at discussions on current projects and future programs of cooperation. The leaders of universities and research centers exchanged experience and arranged a more in-depth transfer of technologies between the countries. St. Petersburg, open for international contacts, is one of the key partners in science and education for Belarus.

The session resulted in a roadmap of activities and measures to enhance cooperation and attract more participants for mutual development.

21 April, 2021
SUAI at International Education Exhibition Go to Russia for Education

SUAI at International Education Exhibition Go to Russia for Education

             April 19-23, 2021 ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO holds Go to Russia for Education exhibitions in Asia. SUAI and over 50 Russian universities participate to promote Russian professional education and attract international students.

            On April 21st SUAIs internationalists gave a presentation for candidates from Bangladesh. Potential students found out how to enter SUAI and received a list of educational programs. SUAIs stand provides additional information for students from Bangladesh, Japan, Syria and Vietnam. Also, Japanese students will be listening to another presentation on SUAIs technical education.

            ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO and participating universities hope to continue events of various formats to attract international students to Russian universities.

17 April, 2021
16th International Conference on Electromechanics and Robotics "Zavalishin's Readings" 2021

16th International Conference on Electromechanics and Robotics "Zavalishin's Readings" 2021

April 14-17th, 2021 SUAI hosted the 16th International Conference on Electromechanics and Robotics "Zavalishin's Readings" 2021 together with the XV International Conference Vibration-2021. Vibration technologies, mechatronics and controlled machines and VI International Conference Electric drive, electrical technology and electrical equipment of enterprises.

This year the conference introduced a mixed format of online and offline events, including the opening ceremony, a youth section, Russian speaking and English speaking sections and keynote speeches. Also, a videoconference was organized by SUAIs Rector Yulia Antokhina to meet the Vice-Rector Ildus Ibragimov from Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, the Vice-Rector Oksana Loktionova from the Southwest State University and the Andrey Ronzhin, the Director of St. Petersburg Research Center at RAS.

The Conference traditionally became an open platform to share knowledge and meet colleagues in such interests as Robotics and Automation, Electric Power Engineering, Mechatronics and Vibration Technologies, Electric Drives and Technologies.

The articles are to be published in traditional journals of the Conference.

The Organizing Committiee thanks the participants and invites everyone to cooperate in future.

14 April, 2021
SUAI Meets Hungarian Consul for Trade and Economic Affairs

SUAI Meets Hungarian Consul for Trade and Economic Affairs

April 14th, 2021 Mr. Gábor Mikecz, the Consul for Trade and Economic Affairs from the Consulate General of Hungary in St. Petersburg, visited SUAI to find out about SUAIs education and research potential for Hungarian universities.

The Vice-Rector for International Affairs Konstantin Losev welcomed Mr. Mikecz at SUAI speaking about SUAIs educational programs and experience of cooperation with two Hungarian universities: Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Óbuda University. Thus, SUAI has a platform to establish new contacts with Hungarian higher education.

The Director of the Center for Coordination of Scientific Research Alexey Rabin promoted SUAIs laboratories and their projects with Russian and international partners.

Searching for cooperation ideas, the Hungarian Consul agreed to spread information about SUAIs opportunities for Hungarian universities and appreciated the Universitys efforts in developing cooperation with Hungary.

12 April, 2021
70 Thousand Participants at SUAIs Alumni Meeting

70 Thousand Participants at SUAIs Alumni Meeting

April 8-9th, 2021 SUAI has held a global Alumni Meeting to commemorate its 80th Anniversary. For the first time the event took place online setting a record number of participants. The spectators enjoyed the two days of various activities.

The Boiling Point Center at SUAI was open for the eminent graduates, distinguished professors and faculty leaders to give speeches.

Anatoly Lukoshkin, Anatoly Ovodenko and Yulia Antokhina, the three consequent SUAIs rectors since 1970, met the Universitys recent and elder graduates.

In the Meeting the participants discussed highlights of SUAIs history, shared memories on students life and educational process, admired shows and online-excursions around the University.

01 April, 2021
SUAI at PHOTONICS 2021 Exhibition

SUAI at PHOTONICS 2021 Exhibition

March 29th April 2nd SUAIs delegation from the Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Communications went to Moscow with a stand on Automated system for precision laser processing of materials with acousto-optic power control.

The delegation of Oleg Shakin, Temirgaziz Sharafutdinov, Vasily Kazakov, ksenia Serdiuk and Alexander Denisov represented a unique technology that uses an axicon to form an outcoming quasi-diffractionless beam, thus ensuring advanced materials processing.

The President of the Laser Association Ivan Kovsh awarded Ksenia Serdiuk from SUAI as the winner of the competition on best graduation works.

26 March, 2021
SUAI at Eurasian Educational Forum

SUAI at Eurasian Educational Forum

March 23rd, Eurasian Educational Forum opened in Kyrgyzstan with two host locations in Osh (March 23-24) and Bishkek (March 26-28).

The Forum will increase University-University partnership between educational organizations in the region and participants from other countries. The event promotes easier realization of educational services, better access to higher education and standardization of programs and methodology.

SUAI has an information stand at the Forum, also posting details at the Middle Asia Education Expo (MAEEXPO) platform to attract candidates and establish contacts.

24 March, 2021
Attention!!! Instruction for International Students on How to Arrive in Russia during COVID-19

Attention!!! Instruction for International Students on How to Arrive in Russia during COVID-19

1. Before going to Russia you must announce the University via email to about the arrival date (not less than 10 days in advance). An answer with information about your arrival will be sent to your email. If there are any questions about this step, call 8 (812) 570-13-32.

2. Not less than 3 days before arrival in Russia you are supposed to pass a PCR COVID-19 test. In case it is negative, you must obtain a confirmation document in Russian or English in your country.

3. Within 72 hours after arrival in Russia you must pass another PCR test (information on where to pass the test can be found on the website or by calling 8 (812) 315-80-42. Until you get the results, you should stay self-isolated in the place of your residence. While isolated, you will study online. Without the second test we dont let students visit the University.

4. In case you feel symptoms of respiratory illnesses during the self-isolation (high temperature, throat ache, head cold, cough), you must announce the University and call the doctor (call "103" or "112") to the place of your residence.

Creative Activities

For decades, SUAI graduates leading designers, chief engineers, heads of large industrial enterprises have been shaping the aircraft, the space and the instrumentation engineering.

- Georgy Poltavchenko

The Ex-Governor of St. Petersburg,
graduate of the SUAI Institute of Aerospace Instruments and Systems