A letter from the Director

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Welcome to one of the oldest educational institutions in the South of Russia, Sedov Water Transport Institute that provides training of personnel for water transport.

Our institute started its glorious history in 1876 from the Nautical Classes opened in Rostov-on-Don at the initiative of the Don Region Community and today it represents a modern educational center and the branch of the largest in the South of Russia Admiral Ushakov State Maritime University.

Water transport in Russia is an advanced and dynamically developing branch of the economy. Personnel on the most popular and top-requested sea-going specialities both for sea and river vessels, as well as shore-based professionals are trained in our Institute.

While training, cadets and students have their shipboard training in Russian and foreign companies, ship repair yards and ports. They also have march drills, keep watch, do sports and gain skills and experience needed for hard merchant fleet service.

2 libraries, 2 assembly halls, 2 museums as well as sport sections and an amateur-talent group are suggested to our cadets in their free time.

Training is carried out both on a budgetary and commercial basis. Young ladies as well as youth also study at the Institute including on sea-going specialities. The quality of education in our Institute provides our graduates with interesting and well paid job and confidence in the future.

Today the Institute is:

  • a staff of highly qualified teachers and other employees, including 10 doctors of science and professors, 46 candidates of science and associate professors.
  • over 4000 students of extramural and intramural studies;
  • high efficient updated institute laboratory system - 7 teaching blocks, a training ship, internationally approved simulators on training of seafarers;
  • 4 programs and majors for training of bachelors and engineers with higher education, 3 programs for training technicians with secondary professional education;
  • over 120 training programs for sea, river and shore-based professionals on advanced training, simulator training and working skills;
  • а research and development work on recent problems of the industry in our region;
  • an organization of shipboard training in Russian and foreign companies and ship repair yards;
  • providing cadets with uniform clothing, catering, accommodation in 3-hostels.

Sedov street, 8
Rostov-on-Don, 344006


Phone: +7 (863) 263-35-15
E-mail: director@iwtsedov.ru