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SARATOV STATE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (SSTU)



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Saratov State Technical University is one of the biggest educational and research centers of the Volga region and throughout Russia.

Saratov State Technical University was founded as an Automobile & Road Construction Institute in 1930. In March 1960 it was transformed Into Polytechnic Institute and then in December 1992 it got a University status.

Today SSTU is a unique educational and research complex Including 89 departments, 16 faculties, 9 educational-research centers and institutes. More than 1900 academic staff work here. SSTU has about 25000 students including International ones. SSTU offers a course of studies leading to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science and Ph.D. in 69 fields of studies.

Information Technologies, Software Engineering and Electronics, Mechanical Engineering and Cultural Studies, Industrial and Civil Engineering, Architecture and Design, Power Engineering and Social Science, Chemical Engineering and Machines for Food Industry, Transport Engineering and Instrument- Making, Sewing Technology and Fashion Design are main direction of education and research in our university.

University scientists are engaged in fundamental and applied research. SSTU is well known for its Russian outstanding schools in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Information Technologies, Electronics, Power Engineering, Mechanics, Industrial and Civil Engineering, Road Construction, Social Studies, the Liberal Arts. SSTU is among leaders in innovation activities.

SSTU has more than 770 post-graduates who are claiming Candidate and Dr. of Sciences Degrees. Our scientists have been applying their research findings at the Volga-Technika University Technological Park comprising 47 spin-off companies carried out research and production. We have been annually earning Gold Medals (since 1997) in the field of automatic precise processing technology at Brussels Exhibitions for Innovations and Technologies. Most of SSTU departments have industrial and research branches at the leading Saratov companies and industrial enterprises which allows students to do course and degree projects based on real needs of the business. From the beginning of 1990 SSTU has been successfully participating in international activities. Many students and academic staff are involved in international training and mobility programs. We are very experienced in Joint Projects within Tempus-Tacis, Eurasia, Inco-Copenicus, Bridge and other international programs. SSTU has links with universities and companies of Great Britain, the USA, Canada, France, Belgium, Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, India, Taiwan and others. Following the provisions of Bologna declaration SSTU offers joint curricula in Web-based Technologies together with the University of the West of England and in Hospitality Management - with the University of Brighton (UK).

Cooperation with International computer training institutions allows to combine higher educational standards of Russian Federation with professional IT standards. Graduates of International Educational Centre of SSTU could get double diplomas: diploma of higher education of Russian Federation and Higher APTECH Diploma in Software Engineering and Higher Diploma in Computer Graphics and Multi-Media.

Together with foreign partners our university organizes annual International Competition in Computer Graphics and Internet Technologies for Kids and Youth called Digital Wind. The age of participants is from 7 till 21. This competition is very popular in Russia and NIS and we invite kids and students from all over the world to take part in it.

 

POINT OF GRAMMAR

Present Continuous

FORM

I am - I'm working. Am I working?
He She is - It He's She's It's Is he she it
We You are — They We're You're They're Are we you they

 

I am - I'm not working. -   working.
He She is - It He's She's It's He She It isn't
We You are — They We're You're They're We You They aren't

 

Negative with not Negative with n't

USE

• For an action in progress now:

I'm reading a grammar book now.

What are you looking at?

She isn't eating at the moment.

 





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