Altai State University (the city of Barnaul, the south of Western Siberia, Russia) is a federal state budget educational establishment of higher professional education.
Altai State University, founded in 1973, became the pioneer of classical education in Altai Region. Today the University is the center for development of classical higher professional education, fundamental and applied sciences, social and cultural life in the south of Western Siberia.

The University possesses significant research and staff potential. More than 900 teaching staff members collaborate here, including 97 doctors of sciences and 483 Ph.D. specialists. More than 18000 students are enrolled into academic studies on the 16 University schools. The University offers education in 52 specialties of higher professional education and 18 specialties of secondary professional education, 34 directions of Bachelor’s training and 32 directions of Master’s training, 56 Ph.D. and 16 doctoral scientific specialties.

The University encompasses 6 branches, 3 Scientific and Research Institutes, 21 Re-training and Qualification Improvement Centres, South-Siberian Botany Gardens, Lake Krasilovo field practice, Art-gallery “Universum”, 7 Research centers. 17 scientific schools have been formed and are actively developing in the University. The University is the founder of 5 small innovative enterprises.

Within the framework of the University Strategic Development Program 2012-2016 supported by the Russian Federation Ministry of Education and Science five research-educational complexes (RECs) have been formed such as “Molecular biology, nano- and biotechnologies”, “Geoecological monitoring and prognostication of geosystems’ state for sustainable socio-economic development of the region”, “Institute for cooperation with Asian countries”, “Innovative educational programmes on priority trends of Altai and Siberia”, “Innovative infrastructure and university management system”. 

Specialist’s Degree Programs

ASU offers students several Specialist’s Degree Programs. It is impossible to get the necessary skills within 4 years programs (Bachelor’s Degree Programs), that is why these programs last 5 years.

International Institute of Economics, Management and Informational Systems

  1. Economic security

Faculty of Chemistry

  1. Fundamental and Applied Chemistry

Faculty of Arts

  1. Concert Performing Art

Faculty of Psychology and Education

  1. Clinical Psychology
  2. Psychology of Employment Activity
  3. Pedagogics and Psychology of Deviant Behavior

Master’s Degree Programs

Choosing your Master’s Degree Program you choose to become a unique specialist with a great number of professional skills.

Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree to apply for Master’s Degree Program, but it should not necessarily be of the same speciality. You can choose any faculty and any program. Education can easily be combined with work and academic research.

Master’s Degree Program lasts for 2 years.

Master’s Degree Programs:


Master’s Degree Program


Historical research in terms of contemporary scientific knowledge

International Relations

International Cooperation (economic, political, law and cultural aspects)

Topical issues of international relations

Foreign Regional Studies

Topical issues of political, social and economic development of the region (China)

Topical issues of political, social and economic development of Central Asian countries

Records Management and Archivistics

Document systems and archives in a regional management system

Museology and Cultural Objects and Natural Heritage Preservation

Historical and cultural heritage: study, preservation and usage

Russian Regional Studies

Russia as part of Eurasia: history and modern times

Regional management, intercultural communication and international cooperation of Russia


Trade policy

International economy

Asian market economy

Economic and social policy

Accounting, auditing and analysis


Innovative management

Tax management

Banking and Finance

Banking and finance

Personnel Management

Personnel management in a commercial organization

State and Regional Management

State and regional management


Commercial activity in the commodities and services market

Applied Informatics

Applied informatics in financial management

Information technologies in management of social and economic processes


Constitutional and municipal law

Criminal law, criminology, penal law

Criminal process, forensics, investigative activities theory

Theory and history of law and state, history of legal doctrines

Civil law, law of domestic relations, private international law

Labour law, social security law

Legal groundwork for Eurasian economic integration

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Mathematical and computer modeling

Information technologies in education

Information security of educational networks

Applied Mathematics and Informatics

Computer software

Mathematic methods and information technologies in ecology and environmental management


Physics of nano systems

Physical methods and information technologies in medicine


Electromagnetic waves in the environment

Information Security

Information security of automation systems

Informatics and Computers

Microprocessor systems


Analytical chemistry

Organic chemistry

Physical chemistry

Nanoengineering of functional and biomimetic materials

Modern problems of chemistry education

Technosphere safety

Complex safety, human safety and resource conservation as parts of life safety



Vertebrata zoology

Biochemistry and molecular biology


Industrial microbiology

Physical and chemical biology and biotechnology

Clinical biochemistry and physiology

Human and animal physiology

Information technologies in biological education

Ecology and Environmental Management

General ecology

Agroecology and rational environmental management

Environmental management


Theory and practice of speech communication

Russian literature

Language in terms of polyculture

Philological basics of translation

Linguistic integration of Eurasian cultural resources


Theory and methodology of journalistic work


Social philosophy

Political Science

Political management and PR

Religious Studies

State and confessional policy and ethno-religious processes


Information technologies in study and management of natural and anthropogenic systems

Landscape planning and design

Geographical basics of stable recreational and touristic development

Area planning

Country studies and international tourism


Modern methods and technologies of service in social and cultural area


Tourism and tourism markets: global, national, regional

Tourism: design and management of touristic and recreational systems


Sociology of law

Sociology of management

Sociology and ethics of business

Social Work

Organization and management in social work

Innovative technologies of population social security


Psychology of personality

Psychology of health

Psychological, medical and biological basics of human safety

History of Arts

History of Russian arts (history of architecture, visual art, applied and decorative art)

Professional education

Applied and decorative art and design

Textile and Costume Art

Costume artistic design



Currently, the campus of ASU has the ability to accommodate those who wish for a long period of residence in conditions of increased comfort. To do this, ASU created superior roomsin the hostel № 5 at ul. Chervonnaya, 5.

Students who have signed a tenancy agreement can move into superior rooms on the campus of AltSU, according to a personal statement submitted to the campus, 215M. Accommodation in these rooms is paid according to the order of the cost of living. There are wonderful conditions for living here: a separate room is available for living, fully equipped with furniture and necessary equipment. This allows you to have a personal space and equip it to your own taste and needs. Due to the smaller number of residents, it is easy to establish communication and relationships in the section and create an atmosphere close to family. The sections, the corridor and the kitchen on the higher comfort floor are serviced by the hostel staff who maintain comfort, cleanliness and order.

If there is a need for short-term accommodation in the city of Barnaul, ASU hostels have the possibility of temporary settlement for up to 1 month in hotel-type rooms for business travelers. Rooms for seconded employees are located in hostels №1 and №5.

Rooms for business travelers can use for living as students of the correspondence form during the session and certification tests, as well as employees of branches of ASU, as well as employees and students of other universities at the invitation of AltGU. The cost of living can be found here. You can move into rooms for business travelers on the basis of a certificate – a call to a session (for correspondence students) or at the request of the inviting party. An application for accommodation in rooms for business travelers is provided at 215M. Accommodation is paid for at the university cash desk (103M) or through the terminals of any bank using the details of ASU.


Barnaul is located in the forest steppe zone of the West Siberian Plain, on the left bank of the Ob River, at the confluence of the Barnaulka and the Ob.
The border with Kazakhstan is 345 kilometers (210 mi) to the south, which makes Barnaul the closest major city to the Altai Mountains. The city is also situated relatively close to the Russian border with Mongolia and the border with China.
The humid continental climate of Barnaul  is defined by its geographical position at the southern end of the Siberian steppe: it is subject to long winters, with an average of −15.5 °C (4.1 °F) in January, but also enjoys a short warm season in the summer with an average temperature of 19.9 °C (67.8 °F) in July. Temperatures can vary in the extreme, from below −45 °C (−49 °F) in the winter to above 35 °C (95 °F) in the summer.
The climate is relatively dry. The average precipitation in the area is 433 millimeters (17.0 in) per year, 75% of which occurs during the region’s warmer season.

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