Address of the Rector
Platov South Russian state polytechnic university (NPI) is the oldest higher educational institution in the south of Russia. Next year it will step over a 110-year boundary of its history. Eras, people and the country have changed, but in the NPI one thing remained constant - the high level of training of engineering personnel demanded by the domestic economy at all times.
For more than a century activity the higher educational institution has made a significant contribution to the development of engineering education in Russia, having trained more than 150 thousand of experts. Among them are seven Heroes of the Soviet Union, two Heroes of Russia, 23 Heroes of Socialist Labor, and also outstanding scientists, inventors and designers, heads of branch domestic enterprises, ministries and departments.
Currently the SRSPU (NPI) basic activities are the large-scale fundamental and applied scientific researches, innovative technologies aimed at training the highly qualified engineering personnel corresponding to strategic problems of the government in ensuring transition from the resource economy to the economy of innovative type. The current SRSPU (NPI) Development Strategy is a return to the traditions of Russian engineering school and the maximum focus on the training of system engineers realized by multilevel and complex systems of training.
Nowadays complex training of highly qualified specialists meeting the requirements of modern domestic economy is realized on the basis of scientific and educational processes, by actively engaging students in scientific researches and developmental works.
Versatile cooperation between the University and enterprises is aimed at vocational orientation of students and receiving qualitative knowledge and skills for further successful activity. Thanks to broad partnerships our students pass their externship at the leading industrial enterprises of the region and the country, and alumni successfully work in various parts of Russia, CIS and abroad.