Summer School
"Controlling Systems for Robotics, Mechatronics and Laser Measurers"


From 11/08/2018 to 25/08/2018

Application deadline: 15/05/2018



Master students in the field of Automation, Laser and optic engineering, Fundamental metrology, Robotics, Medical technologies, Information technologies.


The Department of Automation, Faculty of Automation and Computer Engineering, has a good and fruitful experience in collaboration with many professors from Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, Mongolia, India, China etc, which are members of the editing board of Science Journal “Automation & Software Enginery”. This collaboration takes place not only on the direction of the editing of the joint journal, but also in the science and higher education. This gives the opportunity to hope that it will be possible to collect the necessary group of the Master-degree students, who will take part in the Summer School.


The proposed Summer School will allow increasing the collaboration, broadening the directions of it in the form of joint supervising of the post-graduate students, joint education program on double-diploma master degree, and science researches in the common humanitarian goals, such as robotic prosthetic device, intellectual wheelchair and so on.


Academic school program is available in Program section. As extracurricular activities for school participants we can offer trekking tours, horseback riding, rafting etc

Scholarships opportunities:

Participation fee is 650€, in order to motivate German students to get to know the region of East Central, Southeastern or Eastern Europe, the DAAD offers scholarships (that covers both travel and participation expenses) from the BMBF funds to participate in the summer school as part of the "Go East" initiative. More information is available at the "Go East" project site


Head of the project

Professor of NSTU,
Head of Department of Automation, Vadim Zhmud

Our сity:

Novosibirsk is the largest municipal entity in the Russian Federation with the third largest population count of all Russian cities. The resident population as of January 1, 2017, is 1,602.9 thousand (57.7% of the total Novosibirsk Region population). As of January 1, 2017, the city spans an area of 502.7 sq. km and has a population density of 3.2 thousand people per 1 sq. km.

Novosibirsk is situated at the junction of the forest-steppe and forest natural zones, on the Priobsk plateau, adjacent to the Ob river valley, and at the intersection of key transportation corridors, traditionally used for economic connections between Russian regions, both in the east-west direction (M-51 Baikal federal highway) and in the north-south direction (M-52 Chuisky Tract federal highway and navigable Ob River). The distance from Novosibirsk to Moscow is 3,191 km.

The natural conditions in the area are favorable for the city development. The natural forest areas, Ob water-storage basin, and small rivers and lakes which lie adjacent to the city together form a diverse complex of recreational resources.

The climate in Novosibirsk and its suburbs is continental. According to agro-climatic zoning, Novosibirsk is a moderately warm and insufficiently humid agro-climatic subregion. The average annual air temperature is +0.2ºC, with the average temperature in July being +19ºC and in January, −19ºC.

Novosibirsk was originally established in 1893 as a settlement for builders working on the railway bridge across the Ob River. The impetus for its development was the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

In less than 70 years, Novosibirsk’s population reached over a million. It remains the fastest growing city in the world to this day, for which it has been included in the Guinness Book of Records.

Our university:

Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU), founded in 1950 as the Novosibirsk Institute of Electrical Engineering, is one of the major research and educational centers, as well as one of the top technical universities in Russia. During the years of its existence, the university has trained more than 100000 specialists.

The university has experience training many students from foreign countries. During the last 20 years more than 1000 international students have graduated from the university and more than 1000 have studied Russian in various programs. In the 70's and 80's students from East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Cuba, Vietnam and Mongolia, countries of the so-called socialist community, studied here. Nowadays, there are 13,500 students from Russia and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and more than 100 foreign students from Germany, Italy, Finland, China, Mongolia, South Korea, India, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, African countries etc

Now NSTU is one of the leading universities in Russia; our innovation projects related to engineering education and innovative infrastructure are supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia. Two years ago NSTU was awarded 5 Stars by QS Stars university ranking for innovation and 3 Stars for overall performance.

For more information please visit NSTU site

Place of school:

As we plan (all of program details will depend on participants number), summer school will take place in Golden mountains of Altai, at our summer camp in the Chemal district of the Altai Republic

Status of Altai Mountains: State Biosphere Reserve , Natural Park, Quiet Zone
Area: ~16400 sqare km

The Altai mountains are located at the junction of Central Asia and Siberia. This territory, included into the World Heritage List in 1998, contains lots of peculiar features that give this unique area its striking and fascinating beauty.

There are few places in the world that embrace such a variety of contrasting landscapes within such a limited land area. Thanks to the varying elevation of the terrain, this area contains 5 altitude belts.

The mountains of AltaiThe flora and fauna of the region are unique and diverse. The Altai cedar forests that consist of the Siberian cedar pine, still grow in the area. These forests give cover and food to the diverse wildlife.

Here are also Siberia's largest alpine and sub-alpine meadows. The vegetation of the Southern Altai, where semi-desert, steppe and tundra have established close inter-relationships, produces its own peerless coloration. Diverse landscapes facilitated creation and preservation of endemic species who very often have vary small habitats. This area is a home for 60 mammalian species, 11 species of amphibians and reptiles and 20 fish species. Among rare species worth mentioning, is the snow leopard - one of the most beautiful cats in the world.

The exciting geological past of the region is reflected in the differing in their age rock formations comprising the Altai, and peculiar terrain shapes like, for example, the magnificent terraces of the Katun River valley, overwhelming in their grandeur, and grandiose Mount Belukha - the highest mountain in Siberia (4,506 m above the sea level), crowned with glaciers and snowfields and overlooking all the adjacent mountain ranges from almost a thousand meters above. River valleys and first of all those of the Katun and Chulyshman Rivers, look like deep and narrow canyons.

The valley of the Chulymshan is particularly colorful, decorated with of its multiple side tributaries, is particularly picturesque. The Teletskoye Lake is the true pearl of the Altai, which is very often called «the Small Baikal» for its clearest waters, majestic mountain crown around it and rich wildlife.

The unique nature diversity of the region has influenced the culture and religion of the local population - the Altaians. The achievements of the Altai folk-medicine are valued very high. As N.K. Rerikh once wrote "Lots of peoples came to the Altai and left their traces there: the Scythians, the Huns, the Turki". Outstanding scientists of our times call the Altai an open-air museum.

Some views of our summer camp:

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