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R&D and Innovation

Our innovative centers ultimately have a combination of IT and software engineers, scientists, researchers and technicians who carry out a full DSTU Research and Development strategy as part of global University Development Programme 2020.

In addition to our R&D centers, we invest in partnerships with educational centers all over the world in order to create the next generation of world-class experts. We have established collaborative partnerships with universities worldwide, investing more than 100 000 € in recent years to support joint programmes at DSTU and partner HEIs.

Active involvement in the work of R&D centers provides students a great chance to start their careers straight fr om the university and continue work in one of the R&D based partner companies.

Mediapark “South Region – DSTU

The mediapark is aimed at creation of an environment for staff involvement in multimedia technologies, promotion of innovative development of the city and region, educational system upgrade for formation of a new generation of media engineers.
The mediapark is targeted at development and support of student start-ups in the sphere of info-communication and multimedia business by providing its facilities, . We involve academics, media and IT specialists in participation in all our events and processes. The educational activities of "Mediapark South Region – DSTU" are an important component of the project targeted at strengthening the practical orientation of study process, training and retraining of highly - qualified IT and media experts.



Industrial coworking "Garazh" is the first Russian business center of that kind established at DSTU. Our coworking is the "ingress point" in DSTU for any innovator or entrepreneur. This is the place wh ere business or engineering initiative can get expert and resource "support" for further steps.
"Garazh" is aimed to support everybody’s initiatives who is ready to implement technological innovations and startup ideas. Coworking residents have learning opportunities, consulting services by DSTU experts and specialists, the university industrial equipment available, opportunities to communicate to investors and lead markets search. 
DSTU establishes joint small innovative enterprises and participates in the production of the first experimental small-lot batch with the most promising residents. The industrial coworking is to help prospective entrepreneurs to get access to financing for prototype or pilot model production.
Industrial coworking is not only office-working space but also a platform for residents joint training for necessary competencies in order to develop a successful startup. Our academic and scientific staff provide free consulting services in various areas for residents.
The industrial coworking "Garazh" works to bring together inventors and prospective entrepreneurs in industry, helping them to develop projects on the basis of DSTU technological and human resources. We hope that it will become the center of attraction of talented students, inventors, engineers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.


Russian-Chinese Center for innovations and high technologies transfer

The Center is a platform for promotion of innovative developments, products and technologies.
The cooperation is being realized with the following Chinese universities and organizations:
- Sino-Russian Hi-Tech Industrial Zone, Yantai
- China Agricultural University 
- Ludong University, Yantai
- Eurasia Development Ltd, Hong Kong , China
- Yantai Hi-Thech company of international cooperation
- Central South University School of Software, Changsha
- Chongqing University
- Changchun University of Science and Technology
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
This partnership gives more possibilities for promotion of technology transfer, development of joint degree programs, realization of joint research projects, implementation of social and youth initiatives. The Center provides all the necessary conditions for international technology transfer in Rostov region and contributes to mutually beneficial collaboration.
The Center involves Russian and foreign companies-investors into commercialization of ideas, technologies, products, goods, services, developments and inventions, creation of information support to promotion of innovative technologies at the international market, development of relevant joint technological solutions.
Prospects for cooperation:

  1. The Center as a platform for contribution to  investment attractiveness creation of the region
  2. Joint scientific researches and spin-offs
  3. Technical expertise, consulting, project management
  4. Applied researches and joint companies on capitalization of intellectual products
  5. MBA / MPA / internship / business-oriented programs
  6. further training / incentives  /  traineeship
  7. MICE-services:  organizing and holding of international business-events, forums, workshops, show-rooms and others.

International educational center ARENA Multimedia

The centre was created by famous Indian corporation Aptech Computer. Graduates of the center can find themselves in the following professions: graphic design, web-design, multimedia programming, 2D and 3D-animation, games development and many others.


Robotics Design and Engineering Park “DSTU-Robotics”

The Park promotes high standards of engineering education; enables students for regional and international R&D projects; hosts annual RoboFest Contest in Russian Federation. Develops competitive and professional competences and provide best practice of business & innovation training model implementation. All activities are based on strong collaboration between DSTU and MIT Group of institutions in India and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


Innovative technological center of engineering education “MESO-bureau”

The MESO-bureau was established as a joint laboratory of Don State Technical University and the Rostov Oncologic Research Institute in the framework of Tempus IV project “Modernization of two cycles (MA, BA) of competence-based curricula in Material Engineering according to the best experience of Bologna Process - MMATENG”. The center provides knowledge and services to help researchers to transfer nanomaterials from the laboratory into approved clinical trials.


Engineering Industry Modernization Center”

Engineering Industry Modernization Center.


Nuclear Power Information Center”

Nuclear Power Information Center.