A Brief History
History of the university is closely associated with the history of the Amur Region. Blagoveshchensk Technological Institute was founded on the basis of Blagoveshchensk Technical Faculty in 1975. At that moment it was the first institute of light industry in the Far East. In 1992 Blagoveshchensk Technological Institute was renamed into Blagoveshchensk Polytechnical Institute. Two years later the Polytechnical Institute developed into a full-fledged multidisciplinary university – the Amur State University.
AmSU historical events
1975 Blagoveschensk Technological Institute was founded on the basis of Technical Department.
1992 Blagoveschensk Technological Institute was renamed into Blagoveschensk Polytechnical Institute. It had 3 schools at that moment – Engineering Department, Department of Economics, and Department of Technology (currently it is Department of Design and Technology).
1993 There was founded a Department of International Relations and Foreign Economic Cooperation. First international students came to study at AmSU.
1994 Blagoveschensk Polytechnical Institute was renamed into the Amur State University.
1995 More schools appear: Law Department, Department of Social Science, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.
1998 There were signed first protocols and agreements of international cooperation and academic exchanges with foreign institutions. Russian students went abroad for their first language internship.
1998 Department of International Relations, Philological Department, and Department of Engineering and Physics enlarged the list of schools.
2008 In 2008 Research and Educational Center was founded. Today it has several scientific laboratories.
2012 In 2012 the Amur State University joined the Association of the Far-Eastern and Siberian Institutes of the Russian Federation and Institutes of Northeastern China.
2014 In 2014 the Amur State University became a member of the Association of Sino-Russian Technical Universities (ASRTU) that includes 29 Russian and Chinese universities.
2017 In 2017 the Amur State University became a basic university of the Russian aerospace industry.
Since 1993 the Amur State University has been establishing international cooperation by opening a Department of International Relations and Foreign Economic Cooperation. In 1997 it was renamed in the Department of International Relations. Since that time it changed its name twice: in 2001 – the Department of International Projects and in 2014 – the International Affairs Office.