Moscow Higher Technical School
The founders of a trade school in 1830 in Moscow could not have imagined that it would become the cradle of many outstanding engineering ideas in Russia. Its education, even in the middle of the last century, provided practical skills combined with a high theoretical standard.
According to the programme of the school, the theoretical study at the institute was accompanied by practical training in industrial enterprises and research institutions. This was the so called "Russian method of teaching trade", and it formed the basis of the current system of training in many civil engineering specialities.
That close cooperation of the School with industrial enterprises and research institutions has become a tradition. It is of great importance for the development , of the national economy, Moscow Bauman Higher Technical School is one of the country's leading institutes, the alma mater of many of today's industries: aircraft and automobile building, instrument making, and locomotive construction. It is where the theory of mechanisms and machines originated.
The students of the School are active members of the Students' Scientific Technical Society (SSTS). The SSTS includes various scientific groups, design departments, computing centres and specialized laboratories. The task of the SSTS is to develop students' creative abilities, to organize their activity in accordance with individual interests, and to assist in the practical application of the results of their research.
In 1989 the School was reorganized into Moscow State Technical University named after Bauman.