VyatSU - The leading university in the kirov region
Vyatka State Universitythe leading university in the Kirov region
Kirov region: summaryKirov region (Russ.: Kirovskaya oblast), located in the northeast of European Russia, is among the largest ones in the area.Total area: 120 400 sq.m.Population: 1,338,700 people (as of 01/01/2011).Administrativecentre: Kirov (population: 498,700), 900 km to the Northeast of Moscow.The region is part of the Volga federal district. It borders on 9 other regions of the Russian Federation.
Kirov region: summaryTransport infrastructure:railways - 2 200 km. highways - 24 100 km. waterways - 1 800 km.Time zone: UTC + 3 h (same as Moscow)Climate: continental, with long and snowy winters and moderately warm summers. The average temperatures range from – -12…-15° С in January to +17…+19° С in July. The average annual rainfall is from 505 mm in the southeast to 665 mm in the northwest.Natural resources available:1. Wood – 1.2 billion cu.m. (19th in Russia in reserves). 2. Phosphorites – 2 billion tonnes (45% of Russia’s total reserves). 3. Peat – 378,800,000 tonnes (484 felds bigger than 10 ha). 4. Raw materials for the building industry – glass sands, sand-gravel, clays, building stones, materials for cement production.
Kirov region: summaryNatural: the state nature reserve Nurgush, 3 state wildlife preserves, 9 game preserves, 39 hydrological sites of interest, 4 500 lakes, over 19 700 rivers, coniferous and mixed forests that cover more than half of the region, deposits of 18 mineral water types and of medicinal muds.Historical: 12 old towns and communities have the status of historical ones, 862 cultural heritage sites are protected by the government, 248 of them being of the national signifcance.Travel agencies: over 140, including 11 tour operators.Hotels: over 60.Spa and health resorts: 17, specializing in the treatment of diseases of the digestive system, respiratory organs, the locomotor apparatus, the cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine and genitourinary systems.Recreation facilities: about 30, including sports and tourist centres (among them those for downhill skiing), a holiday centre, a family health-improving centre, country recreation centres.Museums: 40, the unique ones being the Alexander Grin Museum in Kirov (the only museum dedicated to the great writer in Russia), the memorial house of Victor and Apollinary Vasnetsov in Ryabovo, Zuyevka district, the house-museum of Ivan Konev in the Podosinovets district, the Vyatka Regional Paleontological Museum and the Peasantry History Museum in the Kotelnich district. Folk arts and crafts: over 10, the indigenous ones being the Dymkovo clay toys and burl handicrafts.
Kirov region: scientific and cultural resoursesScientifc InstitutionThe major research-and-development institutions include: • Federal State Institution Kirov Research Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion; • Federal State Institution Research Institute of Microbiology of the Defence Ministry of the Russian Federation; • State Scientifc Institution B.M. Zhitkov All-Russian Research Institute of Gamekeeping and Fur Farming; • State Institution N.V. Rudnitsky Zonal Research Institute of Agriculture in the Northeast; • Research and Design Institute of the Biotechnology Industry ; • Kirov Institute for Planning the Hydroeconomic Construction; • State Research Institution Volgo-Vyatskyi Centre of Applied Biotechnology; • Laboratory of Biotechnology Monitoring, Komi Scientifc Centre, the Urals Regional branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. • Kirov Science and Research Project Institute of Timber Industry.
Kirov region: scientific and cultural resoursesUniversities and other educational institutionsThe educational system of the Kirov region consists of: • 24 higher educational institutions, among them Vyatka State University, Vyatka State University of Humanities, Vyatka State Agricultural Academy and Kirov State Medical Academy; • 61 institutions of the secondary vocational training; 22 institutions of the primary vocational training; 615 secondary schools with 45 branches, including 11 gymnasia, 10 lyceums, 57 general education schools with an advanced course of some subjects; • 132 institutions of additional education; • 47 innovative and testing grounds of federal, regional and municipal level. In recent years the results of the unifed state exam in the Kirov region have been above the average national level. The region is included in the “golden dozen” of the Russian regions with the highest number of winners in the all-Russian ‘Olympic’ knowledge contest among schoolchildren.
Kirov region: scientific and cultural resourses Culture The region’s cultural and historical heritage includes: • 3500 historical sites and cultural monuments, 883 of them being protected by the state; • 5 centres of ethnic culture; • 40 regional and municipal museums with their branches; • 3 theatres, a regional philharmonic society, municipal philharmonic society for children, a concert hall of the organ and chamber music, and a circus; • a variety of folk arts and crafts: the Dymkovo clay toy, the Vyatka bobbin laces, handicraft of root burls and the birch bark, the Vyatka matryoshka, wood carving, inlay and painting, plaiting of wicker, birch bark, pine roots, straw, bast, reed mace and other plant materials; pottery, weaving, garments of linen cloth with embroidery, of leather and fur, artistic smithery and casting;• deposits of fossil remains of prehistoric animals belonging to the Permian, Triassic and Jurassic periods, the world’s largest location of pareiasaurs;The history of the Vyatka land is inseparable from the life and work of the famous art masters and devotees of culture, such as the writers Alexander Hertzen, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedring, Vladimir Korolenko, Alexander Grin, the architect Alexander Vitberg, the classics of the Russian painting Ivan Shishkin, Victor and Appolinary Vasnetsov, the composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and the great opera singer Fyodor Shalyapin.
Vyatka State University: general information Federal Government-financed Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education «Vyatka State University» (FGEI HPE “VyatSU”) VyatSU is a modern university that prepares professionals for the real economy of the Kirov region and other regions. The main directions of the University are the biotechnology and chemical technology, energy efficiency and conservation, information technology, nanotechnology and nanomaterials.There are 12 departments at the University:· The Department of Automation and Computing Machines;· The Department of Applied Mathematics and Telecommunications;· The Department of Machine Building Automation;· The Electrical Engineering Department;· The Department of Building and Architecture;· The Department of Chemistry;· The Department of Biology;· The Social Economic Department;· The Department of Humanities;· The Evening and Correspondence Department; · The Department of Retraining Specialists;· The Department of Innovative Education.
Vyatka State University: general information Personnel Information Number of VSU employees - 1414 Faculty – 661 Doctors of Science and Professors - 73 Candidates of Science and Associate Professors – 311 259 employees have been awarded State and special AwardsEducational ActivityThe University is licensed for:75 specialities and areas of Higher Professional Education,8 specialities of Secondary Professional EducationThe University’s students and members of the faculty; managers and specialists of Kirov and Kirov region companies can enjoy any of the 31 programs of additional vocational training.
Vyatka State University: University in numbersThe university trains 12,849 students of whom:4967 full-time students355 evening courses students7527 correspondence students The scientific-and-educational activity is carried out at 9 R&D centers and 13 R&D and scientific-and-production laboratories
Scientific research areas Energetics New Materials Biotechnology and Computing systems Chemical EngineeringModeling of processes and materials Industrial and Civil Construction History and Ecology Ethnography Economics and Telecommunications Systems Analysis