«Today we face shortage of universal construction specialists with different level of qualification...» –reported the head of the Astrakhan Administration on September 16, 1992. The respective resolution, signed on that date, became the basis of establishment of the Astrakhan Engineering Construction Institute (AECI) on the platform of the Astrakhan higher engineering construction school.
On December 30, 2015 the Ministry of Education and Science of the Astrakhan region ordered to reorganize AECI into a state autonomous higher educational institution “Astrakhan State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering” (ASUACE). The change of its status was a result of the university acknowledgment as higher educational establishment offering students innovative education of the highest level with the best old school traditions.
Today the university has 10 specialized departments, united into four faculties: construction, architectural, economical and engineering and fire safety faculties.
ASUACE is the most dynamically developing institutions in the city. Recently its material and technical base improved greatly, students have everything necessary to receive quality education. The university includes three secondary vocational schools (construction and economics school, housing and utility school and technical school), multifunctional center of vocational training, Junior Academy for children going to enter architectural faculty, Scientific and technical creativity center and the Planetarium. We even have our own mini-Skolkovo – regional techno park – a child center of robotic technologies and microelectronics. Another pride is agro-industrial park for young people called “Agropolis”. It represents a complex of educational innovative developments in agricultural industry and farm business. Soon it will become a core regional support center of young agricultural producers in the region.
ASUACE is a member of the International Association of Educational Civil Engineering Institutions of Construction (AECEI) and the Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties (AECEF).
About 4500 graduates honorably represent our university in every field of construction not only in Astrakhan, but also in other regions of Russia and abroad, among them public officials, managers of ministries and large enterprises.