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Structure of the university’s educational activity:

 • 5 institutes:

• Institute of Medicine, Ecology and Physical Culture (4 faculties, 28 departments,

including 3 specialized, 13 specialized clinical departments, 1 division, Medical college, 4 centers);

• Institute of Economics and Business (3 faculties, 10 departments, including 3 specialized, 3  divisions, 1 center, 1 academy);

• Institute of International Relations (3 faculties, 4 departments, 4 centers);

• Institute of Additional Education* (1 center, 5 divisions, courses);

• Institute of Open Education * (2 divisions, 1 college);

8 independent faculties:

 •Faculty of Mathematics,  Information and AviationTechnologies (7 departments, including 2 specialized);

• Engineering and Physics Faculty of High technologies (11 departments, including 3 specialized, 3 centers, Driver Training School);

• Faculty of Law (9 departments, including 3 specialized, law clinic);

• Faculty of Humanities and Social Technologies (5 departments, including 1 specialized, 2 centers);

• Faculty of Culture and Art (7 departments, including 1 specialized);

• Faculty of Transfer Specialties;

• Zavolzhsky Faculty of Economics and Humanities *;

• Faculty of Teachers’ professional development;

4 divisions of secondary professional education:

• Medical college (7 subject cycle boards);

• G. I. Shadrina Musical School   (10 subject cycle boards);

 •Automotive technical school (6 subject cycle boards, 1 center);

• Modern Open College «SOKOL» * (2 divisions);

Inza branch office (town of Inza, Ulyanovsk region) (1 department);

Novospassky representative office (settlement of Novospasskoye, Ulyanovsk region);

S. P. Kapitsa Research Institute of Technology

(6 centers, 1 science and technology park, 10 laboratories, 1 special design bureau, 1 design bureau);

Competence Center  «Aviation Technologies and Aviation Mobility»

(3 centers, 3 laboratories, 1 scientific and technical bureau);

31 educational and scientific and educational centers;

Lyceum of Physics, Mathematics and Information science No. 40 affiliated to USU;

• Specialized Pedagogics department of Pre-university education in Physics and Mathematics and Information technologies  affiliated to  Lyceum of Physics, Mathematics and Information science No. 40;

a network of profession-oriented classes at schools of the city and region.

* — non-budget educational divisions  


780 – all teachers at the university (578 (74%) core), of them:

131 doctors of science (112 (85%) core) – 17% of the total number of teachers;

436 candidates of science (349 (80%) core) – 56% of the total number of teachers;

• among the teachers of the university:

7 honored workers of the higher school of the Russian Federation;

 • 1 honoured worker of science of the Russian federation;

10 honored doctors of the Russian Federation;


1 people's artist of the Russian Federation;

10 honored workers of culture of the Russian Federation;

1 honored artist of the Russian Federation; 

1 honored painter of the Russian Federation;

3 honored school teachers of the Russian Federation;

1 honored agronomist of the Russian Federation;

97 honorary workers of higher education of the Russian Federation;

10 honorary workers of secondary professional education of the Russian Federation;

1 honorary worker of science and engineering of the Russian Federation;

 •1 winner of the USSR State Award;

2 members of the Union of Artists of the Russian Federation;

3 excellent workers of national education of the Russian Federation;

6 excellent workers of physical culture and sport;

4 excellent workers of health care of the Russian Federation;

2 excellent workers of science and technology of the Russian Federation;

• have been awarded:

 • 1 – with the medal «For Distinguished Military Service of the I Degree»;

• 1 – with the medal «For Labour Valour»;

• 2 – with the order of «Friendship»;

1– with the order «For Personal Courage»

 • 1 – with the badge «For the Commonwealth»;

 • 2 – with the badge «For Excellent Work» of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR;

 • 2 – with the badge «For Achievement in Culture» of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation;

 • 1 – with the silver medal of Empress Maria Fiodorovna for social service;

 • 167 – with the Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;

 • 1 – with the Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Education of  RSFSR;

•  1 – with the Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation;

• 3 – with the Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation;

• 1 – with the Certificate of Honor of State Professional Education of RSFSR; 

 • 1 – with the medal «For Labour Valour»;

 – with the medal «100 year anniversary of the Trade Union»;

1–  with the medal «For impeccable service» of the II degree;


53 department chairs (including in the branch office), of them:

36 (68%) doctors of sciences, professors and equated to them;

17 (32%) candidates of sciences, associate professors and equated to them;

6 directors of institutes, including research institutes, of them:

4 (67%) doctors of science, professors;

 •2 (33%) candidates of sciences, associate professors;

18 deans of the faculties, of them:

7 (39%) doctors of sciences, professors;

11 (61%) candidates of sciences, associate professors;

17 chairs of the specialized departments, of them:

2 (12%) doctors of sciences, professors;

5 (29%) candidates of sciences.

 • 13 chairs of specialized clinical departments, of them:

 • 10 (77%) doctors of science, professors;

 • 3 (23%) candidates of sciences.



80 (15*) specialties and 22 (86 *) programs of higher education

(bachelor degree, master degree programs);

35 (33 *) programs of secondary professional education;

31 programs of vocational training (blue-collar specialties);

80 programs of postgraduate study;

5 programs of doctoral studies;

23 internship programs;

46 residency programs;

7 programs of additional education.


22 419 – total number of applications for the budget-financed and off-budget seats in 2016;

10,4 applications for one budget-financed seat – average competition of applications in 2016;

• more than 8,4 thousand people are involved in various educational and professional orientation programs (profession orientation meetings, University Olympic Games, Days of  Prospective students, Open Days, etc.) in 2016.


11 960 – total number of students in 2016–2017 academic year, including:

5651 – full-time;

63 – full-time and part-time forms of education;

2993 – part-time;

394 – taking a second degree;

2278 – vocational school students;

133 – students of the Inza branch office;

448 – international students.


737 805 copies – the volume of the library holdings at USU on 31.12.2016;

0,5:1 – average ratio of books available for use by students on subjects;

384 – number of seats in reading rooms;

48 – number of computerized seats for readers;

2419,47 sq.m –  total area of the Scientific library.


49 383 certified specialists were graduated by university from 1992 to 2016,

 of them 2427 – in 2016, including with higher education:

1165 – full-time;

655 – part-time;

18 – by external studies;

7- full-time and part-time form of education;

• among graduates of 2016:

502 – students of vocational schools;

43 – graduates of the USU Inza branch (with  higher education: 9– full time students,  34 – external forms of education);

44 – foreign citizens.


In 2016  1969  applications from the enterprises and the agencies of Ulyanovsk and  Ulyanovsk region were received for 1174 graduates with  higher education of full-time education (including accelerated programs and Inza branch office).


* Majors and programs from 01.09.2011 due to the transition to the federal state education standards of the 3d generation.


1158 people (99%) were employed,  among them:

543 people (46,3%)  employed at enterprises and organizations of the region;

398 people (34%) continue training, of them 5 – at postgraduate school, 186 – take internship and residency programs;

 • 79 people (6,7%) went to other regions, 49 of them found jobs in other regions, 30 people continue studying;

122 people (10,4%) were called up for military service;

16 people (1,4%) are on maternity leave.



523 people are trained according to higher education programs of   the 3d  level

in the 2016–2017 academic year, of them:

216 – number of postgraduate students (212 people) and competitors (4 people) in 50 programs of postgraduate study;

3,4 – specific number of postgraduate students for 100 students;

11,1% – postgraduates who defended dissertations within the term of their training;

13% –ratio of the  thesis defense number by postgraduate students within one year after graduation  to the number of postgraduates admitted in the corresponding year; on average in 5 years – 15,2%;

3 doctoral candidate on 1 program of doctoral studies;

131 – work towards a degree on 16  internship programs;

175 – work towards a degree on 39 residency programs.


3 doctoral dissertation councils;

9 scientific programs (directions) in dissertation councils.


•  20 PhD theses were defended by postgraduate students, competitors and staff members of USU in 2016;

134 doctoral and 1140 PhD dissertations were defended by postgraduate students, competitors and USU staff members during 1993–2016.


• more than 2000 – total number of scientific publications in 2016,  of them:

583 publications in the Russian Science Citation Index; 

92 articles in the foreign journals indexed by Web of Science and Scopus;

 • 119 articles in international journals indexed by Scopus;

67 monographs;

161 textbooks and manuals, including 8 – approved by the Educational Methodological Association Board; 


51,9 – number of articles’ citations in the system of science citation index

Web of Science on 100 scientific and practical works;

68,2 – number of articles’ citations in the system of science citation index Scopus

 on 100 scientific and practical works;

243,56 – number of articles’ citations in the Russian Index of Science Citation (RISC) calculated on 100 scientific and practical works;

11,39 – number of articles in Web of Science calculated on 100 scientific and practical works;

14,72 – number of articles in Scopus calculated on 100 scientific and practical works;

72,15 – number of articles in the RISC calculated on 100 scientific and practical works.


16 scientific conferences and seminars held at USU in 2016, of them:

4 international;

9 All-Russian.


6 – number of small innovative enterprises (SIE) set up in the framework of 

Federal Law 217.


267 – the total number of copyright protection documents for  intellectual property objects received by USU, of them:

44 copyright protection documents received in 2016;

52 – number of the registered applications for obtaining copyright protection documents in 2016.


190,7 million rubles – overall amount at USU in 2016;

233,8 thousand rubles – per 1 scientific and pedagogical worker.


1909 – total number of computers at the university, of them:

1858 (97%) have been integrated into the corporate local computer network on the basis of fiber-optical data channels with the distributed system of the specialized servers providing Internet connection;

48 – total number of university computer classes;

57 – access points of  the wireless Wi-Fi network;

In 2016 the implementation of the project «Electronic campus» together with the Joint Stock Company Sberbank was launched. The first stage of this project consists in introducing the control and management system of access to campus buildings and electronic library development;

In 2016 the automated system of managing the academic process «1° C: Universitet Prof» was put into operation;

In 2015 the overall Internet access channel capacity went up to 130 Mb/s

• the automated system Matrix 42 Physical (Empirum) for managing information and telecommunication assets  has been operating at USU since 2015;

• since 2013 a new web portal abiturient.ulsu.ru for prospective students  has been operating;

• since 2012 the system of wireless access to the Internet on the Wi-Fi technology for students and teachers has gained active development;

• since 2011 the system of corporate telephony on the basis of the VoIP technology has been used;

• since 2011 work of the university structural divisions  has been performed in the system of electronic document flow «Dokumentooborot-Prof»;

• since 2010 the control system of educational process  «Tandem University» has been implemented;

• since 2009 the control system of the USU website content has been operating;

• since 2008 regular sessions of video lectures for the Inza branch office have been carried out;

• since 2007 the equipment allowing to carry out video conferences has been modernized; the Center of  telemedicine got new development;

• the Competence Center «Aviation Technologies and Aviation Mobility» operates at university equipped with the software of the leading foreign and Russian developers and a powerful server infrastructure;

• since 2006 the Science and technology park «USU – high technologies» has been functioning that has the working areas equipped with modern computers and office equipment;

• since 2004 the cooperation with Microsoft Corporation, Sun Microsystems, SAP AG, Autodesk, 1° C, etc. has intensively been developing;

• since 2002 the department for working out electronic textbooks and creating modern educational resources and training technologies has been  operating.



• USU official web-site has become available on Cyrillic domain name ÓëÃÓ.ÐÔ since 2015 

• the University is the regional center  of the federal university telecommunication network  of RUNNet, providing higher educational institutions of the region, schools, healthcare and cultural institutions with access to information and telecommunication services of the network;

• the Center of Telemedicine providing the introduction of up-to-date information technologies into scientific practical activities, preparation of highly qualified personnel and postdegree professional development of health workers of the city and region has been functioning since 2002;

• in partnership with the state scientific centers, Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian  Academy of Education, scientific and educational centers (SEC) of USU operate: Center of experimental biology and medicine (has been operating together with Institute of physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 2007); Center of laser, fiber-optical and radiation technologies (has been operating together with Scientific center of fiber optics of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 2007); Center of radiation technologies (has been operating together with JSC State Research Center of atomic reactors since 2004); Center of mathematical and computer modeling (has been operating together with the Computer center named after A.A. Dorodnizyna RAS since 2008); Center in the field of pedagogics and psychology (has been operating together with Psychological institute of Russian Academy of Education since 2005);

• Lyceum No. 40 affiliated with USU is the federal platform of the innovative educational program «League of RUSNANO schools», it took second place in the independent public professional performance appraisal of Russian schools.


• as structural divisions of the Institute of  International Relations the Russian-German and Russian-American faculties implement joint academic programs and help university students to have training and practical training in Germany and the USA who receive the corresponding diplomas and certificates;

• cooperation agreements have been concluded with foreign partner higher education institutions of USU in the USA, Germany, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Poland, Finland, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, India, Vietnam;

• according to the signed contracts on cooperation  USU conducts collaboration with higher education institutions of the neighboring countries: the universities of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Ukraine,  Azerbaijan;

• In 2016 4 students of the Russian-American and Russian-German faculties left for foreign higher education institutions to continue training according to dual diploma programs;

568 foreign citizens (431 students of higher education, 2 postgraduate students,  2 residents, 4 interns, 17 students of Secondary Professional Education, 104 listeners of the preparatory course and 8 listeners of the Faculty of Culture and Art) from the 37 countries of neighboring countries and beyond  are trained at USU.


201 349,59 sq.m –total area of buildings, rooms and facilities of indoor and outdoor type in 2016,  of them:

112 830,77 sq.m – area of buildings and indoor rooms;

88 518,82 sq.m – area of plate structures and outdoor objects.


1 752 045,456 thousand rubles, including 260 743,317 thousand rubles – under the extra budget (including the Inza branch office and recreation camp “Chaika”).