Samarkand State Architectural and Civil Engineering
Institute was established in 1966.
Its 31 departments are organized into 6 faculties, (or colleges),
which provide instruction to more than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate
students. The faculties are as follows: Architecture, Construction,
Management, Ecology, Construction Technology, and Pedagogical Technology.
SamSACEI also houses schools for Business and
International Business. Recently, a
Business Incubator program was launched with a mandate to improve small
business practices in Uzbekistan -
the result of a partnership between the national government and the United
Nations Organization. The program, conducted in English rather than Uzbek
or Russian, offers instruction in the following areas: economics, business
management, and finance and banking.
Soon SamSACEI also expects to open an architectural college with a
grant from UNESCO’s fund for “Repair of architectural monuments and
reconstruction of historical cities”.
The Institute also plans to offer a graduate program in Economics
and Fine Arts.
Research areas at SamSACEI include: "Soil mechanics,
composition, and foundations of buildings", "Architecture of
buildings", "Heating gas provision, conditioning and protection
of air pools", "Sewerage and water supply systems: protection and
effective utilization", "Environmental protection",
"Reinforced concrete and stone-brick construction", "Metal,
wood and plastic construction", "Construction and theoretical
mechanics", "Resistance of materials", "Construction
SamSACEI’s graduate students have research interests in
19 subject areas, including: "Deformation solid substances
mechanics", "Gas and fluid mechanics", "Buildings and
their construction", "Architecture theory and history",
"Restoration of architectural monuments", "Water supply and
ecology", "Soil mechanics, basis and schemes", "Geodesy
& land cadastre". Doctoral
thesis subjects have included, "Water supply & environment
protection", "The theory and history of architecture of
architectural monuments", "Liquid & plasma mechanics".
The Institute has pursued projects in collaboration with the following
institutions: Politechnico de Milano University of Italy, The Veimar
Architectural and Construction Institute of Germany, Technics University of
Barcelona, La Kambre Architectural Institute of Belgium, and others.