Founded in 1930, Irkutsk National Research Technical University nowadays is an actively developing academic and research center with the best traditions of Russian engineering school and powerful educational, research and innovative potential.
The University comprises 10 institutes with over 15000 degree students and 1000 teaching staff delivering a wide range of educational programs in the field of engineering and technology, humanities, and economics. State-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment of the University ensure the high quality of education and research.
INRTU gives much consideration to the growth of its international openness and internationalisation. Currently, there are 1300 international students from 35 countries of Asia, Europe and Africa. The University has reliable partnership relations with more than 80 educational and research organisations in the world. Joint research projects, teachers’ and students’ mobility, joint scientific events and publications are the main areas of collaboration. INRTU actively participates in national and international projects.
In 2017 Baikal School of BRICS was established at INRTU to develop and launch English medium programmes in order to enhance the global competitiveness of the University and to increase the educational services export volume. At the moment there are 3 B.A. and 3 M.A. English-medium programmes. The University furthermore offers 4 double-degree programmes in English implemented in cooperation with Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany), Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Poland), Mongolian University of Science and Technology (Mongolia), and Shandong University (China). Launch of new English-medium programmes including DD ones with EU and Asian universities and enhancement of the quality of teaching and learning in English are among priorities of the University development for near-term outlook.