SibSAU students and graduates, students and graduates of other universities after getting their first degree have an opportunity to continue their education within a great range of additional and refresher courses. It helps specialists continue enriching their knowledge throughout their lives and be competitive on a labour market.

The Institute of Life-Long Learning is a University unit established to improve the system of continuous education at SibSAU ensuring development of professional and personal qualities of a person at every stage of formation. Moreover, it offers tailored education and tries to meet needs of specialists focusing on different professional areas.

The Institute of Life-Long Learning consists of the following departments:

  • Part-Time Education Department;
  • Faculty of Refresher Training and Retraining;
  • Preparation Courses;
  • Center for Distance Learning Technologies;
  • Center for Professional Accreditation and Certification;
  • Center for Russian as a Foreign Language;
  • Foreign Languages Resource Center;
  • Technical Support Laboratory of the Educational Process.

All departments have specific purposes in life-long learning extension. They provide services for University applicants who plan to enter SibSAU and would like to take preparation courses. It helps them improve their skills in scientific areas which will be the primary ones in the process of their study. Their task is encouraging students to take more additional courses for improving their educational achievement, developing of the academic skills they will have when they graduate from high school.

Other groups of applicants are teaching staff of educational institutions located in the city and regions, and also specialists in various professional areas who need to undergo professional certification or attestation.

The Institute also got a status of a Certification Center for Russian as a Foreign Language which is responsible for running examination sessions for foreign citizens. Upon examination results test takers have an opportunity to obtain a work permit or Russian citizenship. Furthermore, the Center arranges courses of the Russian language for applicants who plan to enter the University to study for bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or postgraduate programs.

The Institute plays a crucial role for the University in terms of information and communication technologies implementation. It is in charge of developing distance learning at SibSAU and supporting teaching staff in using technologies in the educational process.

The Institute’s role is very vital for the whole University and contributes a lot into its development and prosperity.

The Humanities Faculty was established in 1989. The faculty consists of the Public Relations Department, Advertising and Cultural Studies Department, History and Humanities Department, Law Department, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department, and two Departments of Foreign Languages.

The instructors of the Faculty teach humanities to students of the whole university. The Faculty consists of 120 instructors, including 60 doctors and candidates of science and approximately 500 students.

The Humanities Faculty trains specialists in advertising and public relations. In 2009, the Faculty launched two Master’s degree programs: “Applied Computer Science in Design” and “Applied Computer Science in Arts and Humanities.”

In 2011, the Faculty launched the bachelor’s degree program “Advertising and Public Relations.”

All students and graduates have the opportunity to get the additional qualifications of “Translator in the Professional Communication Sphere” and “Consultant in the Legal Protection of Enterprises.” Moreover, they participate in additional training programs such as “A Second Foreign Language”, “Public Speaking”, and others. In addition, the students are trained by professors from U.S. universities.

Leading experts from Krasnoyarsk, as well as professors and practitioners from Irkutsk, Saint-Petersburg, and Moscow, are involved in the educational process of the Faculty.

The Faculty trains postgraduates and doctoral candidates in philosophy. The Philosophy Council reviews student works, and there have been more than 200 theses defended here.

Since 2009, the Public Relations Department of the Faculty has been recognized as one of the 10 best training centers in public relations and was awarded the “Silvery Archer” certificate of the Russian National Federation in the sphere of public relations. The specialty “Advertising” is accredited by the European Council for Business Education.

Over the past 20 years, the Faculty has become known as the faculty of creativity and scientific work. In the Faculty, there are various student sub-departments such as the Students’ Legal Laboratory, the German Language Testing Center, the Creative Laboratory, and the Laboratory for Human Research.

Students and instructors organize various municipal, regional, and All-Russia events, such as the regional round of the “Crystal Orange” All-Russia Open Student Contest of Projects, the “Youth, Society, Modern Science, Engineering and Innovations” All-Russia Scientific Student Foreign Languages Conference with International Participation, and others.

Thanks to highly-qualified instructors and expert teams, the Faculty wins awards at International and All-Russia contests, as well as conferences such as the All-Russia contests in public relations (Kazan), the “PR-Sphere” (Moscow), and others.

SibSAU has always maintained a close connection with the city of Zheleznogorsk, where a major enterprise in satellite construction is located. In the 1970s, primary departments of the university were organized within the satellite construction enterprise. Specialists have been trained in Zheleznogorsk since 1985.

The Zheleznogorsk subsidiary of SibSAU provides everything necessary for qualified training: the library holds a collection of 19,800 volumes of the newest literature, 48 periodical subscriptions, 4 computer rooms, 2 multimedia rooms, and an internet connection.

Currently, the subsidiary provides training in economic, technical, and humanities specialties. Students are able to intern in various capacities in the enterprises within the city. The SibSAU subsidiary’s graduates make up an important part of the workforce in the major enterprises of the city.

The majority of students combine studying with amateur performances and athletic activities. Creative teams were organized for students’ creative development. Football, volleyball, basketball, hockey, and swimming teams represent the University in municipal, territorial, and Federal sports events.

The Aerospace School was established in 1993. This municipal educational institution is a part of the pre-university training at SibSAU. The School works with students of 7th to 11th level. The 7th to 9th levels are considered to be pre-specialized forms, and students in the 10th to 11th levels begin specialized training.

In order to encourage students’ creativity, the School decided to reject the traditional system of lessons. Instead, it offers every student the opportunity to form his or her individual educational path in accordance with their interests and prospectives for further education.

The main feature of the School is a combination of vocational, scientific, research, and general education, including authors’ programs, courses based on safety, and the development of the traditions of Russian engineering education. Use of innovative pedagogical technologies reduces the period of students’ adaptation to a school of higher education and impacts academic and professional success for future specialists.

Lessons are given by instructors of SibSAU and other universities. Students are actively engaged in a scientific activity, participating in contests and conferences and defending patents for inventions.

Each year, over 80% of graduates of the School become students of the Siberian State Aerospace University.

The Aerospace College of SibSAU was founded through the reorganization of two schools: the Krasnoyarsk Technical High School of Space Engineering and the Krasnoyarsk Engineering College, both of which became parts of SibSAU.

The College provides non-university level postsecondary professional education leading to middle professional qualifications in ten specialties for the engineering and energy industries and the defense industry. College graduates have opportunities to continue training in the faculties of SibSAU through the lifelong learning system.

The staff of the College is highly-qualified. Instructors strive for innovations and constant improvement. Six instructors have been named honored instructors of the Krasnoyarsk territory and 17 instructors are honored workers of the high school.

Today, the College consists of 6 buildings with light, spacious rooms that are well-equipped with laboratories and offices. There are training workshops, a computation center, gyms and halls, two libraries with reading halls, and the National Museum of Glory.

Annually, students take part in municipal, regional, territorial and All-Russia contests and competitions, receive state academic and social scholarships, lead interesting lives, train in athletics, and participate in amateur performances. For aesthetic, artistic, and professional development there are 48 study groups and 12 open studios.

Facilitated by the College, there are volleyball tournaments among high schools dedicated to the military servant Nikolay Donskoy.

The College closely cooperates with major enterprises including PJSC “Krasmash State Enterprise”, PJSC “Information Satellite Systems”, and CCB “Geophysica”. The training is implemented based on the demands of Spaceagency "Roskosmos". Over its history, the College has trained 26,000 graduates, many of whom successfully work in enterprises of the aerospace industry.

As a part of the system of professional education, the College contributes to the development and improvement of rocket and space science in Russia.