Leningrad Construction Engineering Institute Lisi

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Leningrad Construction Engineering Institute (Lisi)


one of the oldest higher educational institutions for civil engineering in the USSR, organized in St. Petersburg in 1832 from an architectural school that had been established in 1830. Until 1882 the institute was called the School of Civil Engineering; between 1882 and 1931 it was called the Institute for Civil Engineers.

A number of prominent Soviet scientists and architects have been educated at the Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute, including N. N. Aistov, V. A. Vesnin, V. A. Gastev, A. I. Gegello, L. A. Il’in, A. S. Nikol’skii, A. A. Ol’, V. A. Vitman, and N. A. Tsitovich.

As of 1973, the institute had departments of construction engineering, architecture, highway construction, mechanics, sanitary engineering, and general engineering. There are evening, correspondence, and advanced-training departments, a preparatory division, and a graduate program. There are 41 subdepartments and four sectorial laboratories for scientific research. The library has more than 700,000 volumes.

During the 1972–73 academic year, the institute had approximately 10,000 students. Of a teaching staff of 665, there were 38 professors and doctors of science and 328 docents and candidates of science. The institute is empowered to hear candidates’ and doctors’ dissertations for defense. It has published the journal Sbornik Nauchnykh Trudov (Collection of Scientific Works) since 1934. The Leningrad Civil Engineering Institute has trained more than 22,000 engineers and architects during its existence. It was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor in 1945.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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