Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Penza State Technological University" (PenzGTU) is a multilevel scientific and educational complex, involved in training specialists in different branches of the economy: machine building and instrument making industry, biotechnology and power engineering, food and chemical industry, information technologies and professional pedagogics, linguistics and finances.
The unique structure of the University includes:
Training of young specialists is based on junction of theory and practice, which allows to engage specialists from leading companies in the training of professionals, active involvement of young people in project scientific, innovative and social activities.
The training of over 8 thousand students and more than 200 post graduates is conducted in:
The main priorities of the University educational policy are:
The academic staff of the University conducts scientific researches both in federal special-purpose programmes and scientific and technical programmes. Under the guidance of experienced scientists and teachers the students of PenzGTU have become multiple winners of contests on the best student research work in natural, engineering and humanitarian sciences, All-Russia Youth Exhibition of Scientific and Technical Creativity ”HTTM” (Moscow, All-Russian Exhibition Center), Moscow International Innovations and Investments Fair, Penza Region Investment Forum, All-Russian Competition “National Heritage of Russia” and “Umnik” (“Best Brains”), as well as grant holders of educational youth forums and programmes (“Seliger”, “I-Volga”, “Technology Opportunities”, “Tavrida”).
The University is a regional platform for important federal scientific and educational events: “IT- Breakthrough”, “Digital Breakthrough”, “Festival of Science 0+”, “Multidisciplinary Engineering Olympiad “Zvezda”, “Trainings Day” etc.
For many years of its existence the University has trained over 20 thousand specialists employed in different companies of our region and the country. The heads of the leading industries and companies of our region Alexander I. Chernitsov, Yurii S. Pochivalov, Alexander I. Dmitriev, Andrei V. Nazemnov and many others are among the alumni of our University. Thanks to the preservation of zavod-vtuz traditions allowing the students to combine education and work, over 90% of graduates get employed before graduating from the University.
The University trains the leaders able to generate vibrant ideas, work in the world of innovations and be target - concentrated.
The University’s high level of educational activity is recognized at the national level. The University has become award and prizewinner in the national competition “Quality Assurance Systems for Training Specialists” held by Rosobrnadzor (the body that controls the education system in Russia) for the first time in Penza Region. The Technological University won “Best University” contest in Volga Federal District in 2012 twice and in 2014. Annually the academic programmes of the University receive the highest expert assessment and become prizewinners in “Best Educational Programmes in Innovative Russia” contest.
Today Penza State Technological University is:
PenzGTU is a part of three technological platforms from the list approved by the Government Commission on High Technologies and Innovations: “Medicine of the Future”, “Biotech-2030”, “Technologies of Mechatronics, Embedded Control Systems, Radio Frequency Identification and Robotics".
PenzGTU is a member of Penza Region Chamber of Industry and Commerce, a regional branch of the Union of Machine Builders in Russia, Penza Region Industrialists’ Association. The University has the Accreditation Certificate of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Russia, which proves that the University is ranked as the leading technological institution in the region and allows to coordinate its performance with the challenges of the labour market.