DGTU: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW
Daghestan State Technical University is a big educational scientific and cultural centre of the south of Russia, a higher school of innovative type with a high intellectual and scientific potential. Since its creation the University has trained more than 40000 specialists of the most demanded engineering professions for many branches of industry of the Republic and the country.
The history of creation of FSBEE HPE “DGTU” dates back to 24 January 1970, when the Council of Ministers of the USSR enacted by-law on the organization of Daghestan State Polytechnic Institute. By order No 330 of the Minister of Higher and Specialized Secondary Education of the RSFSR of 17 August 1971 the structure of Daghestan State Polytechnic Institute, list of departments, laboratories, and classrooms as well as the consultative body of the Institute were confirmed, and by order No 71 of the RSFSR Ministry of Higher Schools of 24 February 1971 all the organizational issues were settled up, and in 1972 the institute was set up. Mechanical, Instrument-Making, Building and Technological faculties were considered to form the structure of the Institute.
The necessity in establishing a higher school of technical profile in Daghestan appeared not by chance. The late 50-s and the early 60-s of the XX century were marked by the rapid development of exact sciences, outer space exploration, technical modernization of the country, and as a result, a rapid growth of industry and the attempt to improve industrial and agrarian sectors of economy in the regions historically formed as agricultural ones. For construction and exploitation of big industrial enterprises there was a need in own local engineering skills. The development of production capacity of the republic, a great scope of fundamental constructions required the acceleration of engineering skills training, and a number of new specialties opening.
The first rector of Daghestan Polytechnic Institute was Kamil Maghomedovich Magomedov, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, a big Russian scientist in the sphere of computing gas dynamics. Having headed the Institute since the very foundation for 13 years Kamil Magomedov contributed a lot into the development of the higher school that greatly influenced the technical science formation in Daghestan and the industrial development of all the North Caucasian republics.
After appointing K. M. Magomedov as the Chairman of the Daghestan Academy of Science Presidium in 1985, Mail Sultanovich Aminov headed the Institute. Scientific and research work developed and a lot of different scientific equipment and devices were bought at the period of M. Aminov’s being at the head of the Institute.
In 1995 by order No 852 of the State Committee on Education of the RF Daghestan Polytechnic Institute was transformed into Daghestan State Technical University.
Fundamental changes at the University started in 2000, when educational policy of DGTU took the direction towards high international standards of a higher school. Being based on valuable traditions, accumulating intellectual capital by adopting the most advanced methods and strategies of development, improving its activity the University achieved the leading position in science and education, and was the first in the region transferring to innovative development. All these years are characterized by a forward and dynamic growth of the University. The University is headed by Taghir Abdurashidovich Ismailov, Doctor of Technology, Professor, the Honoured Worker of Science of the RF.
The main goal of scientific and educational policy of the University is introducing of innovations, and training of specialists on the level of the world qualification requirements, and the efficient use of educational, scientific and technical and innovative potential for the region development.
Today in the structure of the University there are 16 faculties, 64 departments, 4 research institutes, among which the basic ones for the University are Scientific and Research Institutes “Thermoelectric Devices” and “Microelectrotechnology and Nanotechnology”, 21 specialized centers including the biggest in the North Caucasian Federal Region Center of Modern Information Technologies, International Academic and Scientific Center of DGTU and the “Softline” company, which is the official representative of Microsoft corporation in Russia, Academic and Scientific Center “Modern Electronic Elements and Technologies”, set up together with the Analog Devices Inc., and a number of other innovative and technological structures, as well as 3 branches in the towns of Caspiysk, Kizlyar and Derbent. “The Center on Production and Job Placement Interconnection” and “The Center on Skills Training and Retraining” have been operating at the University.
DGTU holds a license in 59 specialties, 40 directions of Master’s level and 49 directions of Bachelor’s level, covering a wide range of engineering specialties and some economic and humanitarian specialties as well.
277 educational programs of different level including 150 programs of higher professional education, 41 programs of post-graduate courses, 56 programs of skills training and retraining, 18 programs of professional training are realized in the University. In the vocational school under the University the training on 12 specialties of primary vocational education is realized. The university staff takes an active part in research works in scientific and technical programs and grants, including those of the RF Ministry of Education and Science, and of the Russian Fund of Fundamental Investigations, and of presidents of RF and RD for supporting junior scientists and leading scientific schools.
136 research and project contracts on orders of enterprises and organizations of RD and the region are being fulfilled.
There are 6 Thesis Defense Councils operating at the university. More than 350 postgraduate and doctoral students are trained on 41 directions of postgraduate courses and 5 directions of doctorate courses.
A fruitful inventive activity of the University scientists is approved by appropriate patents and certificates. Only in 2011 the University achieved 126 patents and 586 favourable decisions for inventions, that is a high indicator among higher schools and scientific establishments of the RF. Scientific and production centers of DGTU work with the biggest Russian and international companies for which the investigations are being held in the most various directions. The advanced developments of the technical university are exposed at the biggest exhibitions of scientific world achievements.
Since 2005 the University employees have been taking an active part in the “Start” program, arranged by the State Fund of Assistance to Small Enterprises in scientific and technical sphere. In the frameworks of this program 11 small enterprises engaged with scientific production development were set up. They form a part of the Business-incubator operating in the Technological Park of DGTU. This allows providing integration of education, science and production in the most efficient way.
10 thousand students are trained by the highly-qualified scientific and pedagogical University staff consisting of 126 doctors of science and professors, about 500 candidates of science and associate professors, corresponding members of the Academy of Science, 42 academicians and corresponding members of Russian and international social academies.
The university trains specialists on such perspective for the republic directions and specialties as Nan electronics and Nan materials, micro system technology, communication facilities, electro energetic systems and nets, defense in emergency, oil and gas business, technology of fermentation industry and wine-making, court (legal) expertise, property expertise and management, innovation business, highway transportation facilities and airports, hydraulic engineering construction, software of computing and automated systems, radio engineering, technology of public catering, garments design, applied informatics, organization and safety of traffic, and others.
Olympiads, contests and competitions are often held in the University and the university students often participate in the competitions of different level. The third stage of the regional all-Russian Olympiad of schoolchildren on mathematics and physics, all-Russian contests of qualification works, all-Russian subject on-line Olympiads and students’ Olympiads are held annually. Many students-winners of the university and online Olympiads participate in the regional Olympiads and take prize-winning places.
The university pays great attention to active interconnection of its departments and graduates with the employers. Autumn and spring fairs of graduates with inviting the heads of enterprises and organizations of the republic take place annually. And the employers concerned have an opportunity of a direct dialog and making contracts on the best graduates’ employment. The meetings of the representatives of enterprises and organizations with the representatives of the university departments take place simultaneously, with discussing the matters topical for enterprises, and the ways and methods of cooperation are determined.
There is a scientific and technical library at the university with the fund of more than 1 million issues of literature.
Students from other towns and regions are accommodated at the university hostels with all modern conveniences. There are gymnasiums, stadiums, students clubs, canteens and a preventorium in the university campus.
DGTU is a five-fold winner of the “Students’ Spring” festival of the republican level (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). Presenting Daghestan at the all-Russian Student’s Spring festival in 2012 the students won a victory triumph in Chelyabinsk having taken 3 top places and 2 second and 2 third ones. Having become a member of National Team of the Russian Federation, DGTU won the Grand prize of the International Students’ Spring Festival of the CIS in the Caucasus. The University combined team of KVN being the winner of regional tournaments, takes prize-winning places in the all-Russian contest “Cheerful! Healthy! Successful!” and performs successfully in the Central Krasnodar League of KVN.
In honour of the 40th anniversary of DGTU a tourist and sport club of the University climbed the peak of Shalbuzdag the Eastern (the third peak, 4050 m.), named now “The Peak of Polytech”.
DGTU is the winner of the all-Russian hostel (students’ campus) competition, held by the Ministry of Education and Science of the RF, and the winner of the first republican competition “The Best Students Hostel”. For seven years running DGTU has been the winner of “The Best University Yard” competition held by the administration of the city of Makhachkala.
There are facilities for all kinds of sport at the University. A number of sport events take place here: wrestling, and volleyball, and table tennis, and chess tournaments. There two football fields, modern fitness halls and a summer sports ground in DGTU. Among the University graduates are the world and the Europe champions, winners and prize-winners of Olympics. At the seaside of the Caspian Sea there is a sport and fitness camp “Polytechnic” operating at the distance of 30 kilometers from the University.
Putting new social and economic innovative projects into practice DGTU successfully realizes the first-priority directions and tasks of higher professional education. The strategy of the University modernization allows introducing efficient development programs for the near future, taking into account wide opportunities of the Technical University.
Federal State Budget Educational Establishment of Higher Professional Education
“Daghestan State Technical University” (FSBEE HPE “DGTU”)
The Republic of Daghestan
70, I.Shamyl Ave.