The decision to establish the Institute of Space Research and High Technologies was not spontaneous. It was preceded by years of cooperation between SibSAU and the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Earlier the University, that two academic institutes: the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Computer Modeling. The establishment of this new institute motivated students to do research in the areas of nanotechnologies, space monitoring of the Earth, radioprobing, and space material development, all of which are approved and supported by the Russian government.
The academic institutes provided their laboratories for the implementation of objectives, and the leading scientists of the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center were appointed to supervise future researchers. As stated by Vasiliy Shabanov, the academician of the institute, cooperation between the University and the Science Academy would solve problems, help to train a young elite, establish the necessary research infrastructure, and draw investments to implement complex scientific technologies.
At present the Institute consists of the space materials and technologies department; the technical physics department; the space means and technologies department; the space monitoring and research centers; the joint laboratories of nanotechnologies and space material sciences, and the physical characteristics of semiconductors and nanomaterials, all equipped with modern research and analytical equipment.
Students are trained in the areas of natural resources research and physics. The Institute does its best to make its graduates highly-skilled: first-, second- and third-year students study physical and mathematical subjects. Training is implemented according to new training programs, meeting contemporary requirements of science, education, and science industries. Students also acquire knowledge in the area of computer science. For senior students, there are special individual curricula. Students regularly participate in All-Russia and International scientific conferences and projects in the areas of development, research, and the making of prospective materials for the aerospace branch; nanostructure development and space material sciences; space means and methods of natural resources research; new technologies of space navigation and communications; and mathematical modeling and software development in the natural and applied sciences.