Brest State Technical University is one of the largest scientific and educational centers in the western part of the Republic of Belarus. Training of highly qualified specialists, as well as fundamental scientific research work, is carried out in the fields of construction, architecture, electronics, mechanical engineering, economy, and ecology.
The University began as a Civil Engineering Institute on April 1, 1966. The first intake was 330 full-time students and 110 evening-class students. The teaching staff numbered 32 teachers. The teaching staff increased to 186 teachers. In 1989 the institute was reorganized into Polytechnic Institute. Since then Mechanical Engineering and Electronics Department and Economical Department were opened, new specialties appeared; the spectrum of research work has expanded. Now it is the largest technical institution of higher learning in the western region of Belarus.