University, founded in 1953, gained its status of a technical University in
1992. It is one of the top ten technical universities in Russia, and a large scientific and educational centre of Siberia.
NSTU trains specialists and
offers additional training in 35 areas and 10 faculties: Automation and Computer
Engineering; Applied Mathematics and Informatics; Automated Electromechanical
Systems; Automated Machine Building; Aircraft; Business; Power Engineering; and
The period of study is 4-6
years depending on the qualification as follows: Bachelor of Science 4 years;
Engineer 5 years; Master of Science 6 years. Students are awarded M.Sc. degree
in Engineering after defending their Master’s theses in the corresponding
fields of study. Postgraduate students are offered a 3 year program of study
and research leading to candidate of Science degree in Engineering.
The number of students at NSTU
is about 10000. The number of academic staff is about 1000. They work and study
at 61 departments.
The students actively
participate in all types of scientific research. The University publishes the
journals, scientific works, textbooks, monographs, and teaching manuals.
The university participates in
some international programs. It has relations with 12 Universities in Europe, Asia and America.
The University has 8 teaching
blocks. Its research laboratories are equipped with modern facilities. The
campus includes 7 students’ hostels, a sport centre with a swimming pool and
sky centre. The University has sports camps in the picturesque Altai Mountains and in suburbs of Novosibirsk.
The rector of the University
is Professor Anatoly S. Vostricov. He took office in 1990. He continues the
tradition began by Professor Georgi P. Lyshchinsky, to keep the University on
the leading edge, a place where students and academic staff are justifiably
proud to work and learn.
Faculty of Automation and
The Faculty of Automation and
Computer Engineering is one of the largest NSTU faculties. The faculty was set
up in 1963. It comprised three departments at that time. These were the Department
of Automation and Teleautomaties; Electric Metering Technology; and Mathematical
and Calculating Machine and Devices.
Since 1994 the Faculty has
been located in the seventh teaching block, being the only faculty occupying
At present the faculty
comprises six major departments awarding degrees. These are the following ones:
Department of Automation; Department of Automated Control System; Department of
Computer Engineering and others.
Students are given an
opportunity not only to obtain the most up-to-date knowledge in the area
chosen, but also to carry out research and participate in engineering
developments. The Faculty has about 40 instructional and research laboratories
and computer classrooms.
The Faculty offers multi-level
system of training awarding Bachelor’s, Master’s and Engineer’s degrees. The
Bachelor degree is awarded after 4 years of study, Engineer’s degree after 5.5
years, and Master’s degree after six years of study.
More than a 1000 students
study at the Faculty. The number of teaching staff is about 100 of teachers and
Students acquire fundamental
knowledge and practical training in various fields of science and engineering.
They actively participate in all types of work. There are a journal and some
teaching manuals, published by the faculty. The dean of the faculty is
Professor V.V. Gubarev.
As conclusion, I can say that
I study at this faculty, and I’m really proud of this.
In the past, computers were
used only in the workplace. They were commonly used for mathematical explorations
and innovations. The earliest computer was Babbage’s Analytic Engine. Charles
Babbage designed his Difference Engine in the nineteenth-century because people
were making many errors in calculations.
First computers were really
huge. They occupied whole rooms. And many people were needed to work with them.
Modern computers are able to
do great number of things, not only to calculate. In
today's society, computers are necessary. They are used in all kinds of jobs.
They are used in Science, Math, Medicine, mechanics and so on.
We can’t imagine
our life without computers. They have a respected place in the modern world. New
generations are using them for everything: to learn, to communicate, to do research,
etc. And old generations have become to accept them as well.
As a student of NSTU, I use
computers every day both in my studying and in my personal life. They help me to relax when my stress is maximum. I can also
find a lot of interesting and useful things by using the internet. By using
e-mail to communicate with my friends I save a lot of money because I don't
need to make long distance calls.
Computers help me
to make my life easier.
But on the other
hand computers are dangerous for people. They are very bad for our eyes and
nervous system. But in spite of this millions of people use computers in their
ordinary life. They can spend hours and hours in front one of them.
I think my future profession
will be connected with computers. At real I think that all professions in the
nearest future will be connected with them.
Alexander Bell never planned
to be an inventor; he wanted to be a musician or a teacher of deaf people. The
subjects that he studied at school included music, art, literature, Latin and
Greek. They did not include German which all scientists used in their books.
Alexander’s mother was a painter and a musician. His father was a well-known
teacher of deaf people.
When Alexander was only
sixteen, he became a teacher in boy’s school in Scotland. He liked teaching
there, but he still wanted to become a teacher of deaf people as his father.
At twenty five Alexander
became interested in finding a way to send human voice through an electric
wire. The parents of his pupils invested money for the equipment. He found an
assistant, Tom Watson, who worked in an electrical shop. For two years Tom and
Alexander were working together to build a machine that people could use to talk
to one another over long distances. One day, when they were working on a new
transmitter Alexander spilled some acid on himself. Tom Watson, who was alone
in another room, heard a voice. The voice was coming through a wire on the
table. It was Alexander’s voice.
The first telephone line was
built in Germany in 1877. Then a telephone lines were opened in the United States. First telephones were big. And the distance of talking wasn’t very long.
Now there are such great
inventions as mobile and video telephones. And you can speak with your friend from
any part of the world.
Who knows, may be in the
future telephones will transmit smells and feelings.
Novosibirsk was born in the point of intersection of the mighty
Siberian River Ob and Trans-Siberian Railway in 1893. It was called Novonikolaevsk
those days. The god-father of Novosibirsk was famous Russian engineer Garin-Mikhaylovsky,
who selected a place for the construction of the railway bridge across the Ob
The city was developing at a
super fast rate of growth. In the twenties it became the centre of new
administrative formation – the vast Siberian territory.
Today, Novosibirsk is an
important industrial, cultural and educational centre.
The city’s rich cultural life
includes the world-class Opera and Ballet theatre, the Conservatoire of Music,
more than a 100 libraries, museums and so on. Novosibirsk Picture Gallery is
one of the finest and valuable in Russia.
The city is also home to The
State and Public and Scientific and Technical Library that celebrated its 80th
anniversary in 1998.
Novosibirsk is also a scientific centre. Academgorodok, the
township of the Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences is famous throughout
the world. It was founded by the Academy in the 1950’s in a picturesque place
near the Ob Sea. Today a number of research institutes, laboratories, schools
and Novosibirsk State University are situated there.
The 2nd half of the
1980s is a very remarkable time period in the history of Novosibirsk. That is
when a metro was built in the city. Today its passenger turnover is the 3d in Russia.
As conclusion, I can say that
I live in Novosibirsk. I love my city. And I’m very proud of it.
Attributes of a
Sadly, most people don't
realize how valuable and rare a good employee is, nor how good it is to be one
themselves, until they own their own business or are in charge of their own
First, it is important to have
a fundamental information about the product of your company or group. You have
to use the product yourself.
Second, you need a real
interest in discussion with customers about how they use your product, what
they like or don’t like in order to know where your company’s product could be
Third, once you understand
your customer’s needs, you have to enjoy thinking through how this product can
make work more interesting.
These first three points are
related. Success comes from understanding and caring deeply about your
products, your technology and your customers’ needs.
Fourth, you as an
individual employee should develop your own skills and those of the people you
work with. If maximizing your next bonus or salary increase is all that
motivates you, you will lose out.
Fifth, you need to
have specialized knowledge or skills. Big companies, in particular, need employees
who can learn specialties quickly, so a willingness to learn is critical.
Sixth, a good
employee will want to learn the economics of the business. And a company, in
turn, should educate its employees in the fundamental financial realities of
Seventh, you must
focus on competitors, you must think about what is going on in the marketplace.
Finally, being a good employee
means being a good person. You should be patient, attentive, courteous and
reliable. Good companies know that those values cannot be learned in any
college, or on the job training. They must be within you before you work for
them and not only are they the most valued characteristics to find in an
employee, they are also the most rare.