Vologda State Pedagogical University

Vologda State University was founded on 15.03.1966 as a General Technical faculty of the North-Western Extramural Polytechnical Institute;


01.01.1975 was reorganized into Vologda Polytechnical Institute (VPI);

24.02.1999 was given a rank of university and renamed into Vologda State Technical University (VSTU);

23.11.2007 integrated Vologda Mechanical Engineering College into the structure;

24.10.2013 was renamed into Vologda State University (VSU);

11.06.2014 integrated Vologda State Pedagogical University into the structure.


Faculties of Vologda State Pedagogical University:

Institute of Pedagogics, Psychology and Physical Education

  • Social Work
  • Psychology and Pedagogics
  • Physical Education for Persons with Disabilities
  • Pedagogical Education:
  • Physical Education
  • Primary Education

Institute of Management, Economics and Law

  • Jurisprudence
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Public Administration
  • Innovation Studies
  • Economic Security

Institute of Civil Engineering

  • Architecture
  • Restoration
  • Construction
  • Heat Power Engineering
  • Technosphere Safety
  • Land Use and Cadastre

Institute of History and Philology

  • Journalism
  • Pedagogical Education:
  • History and Law of Russia
  • History of Russia and Economic
  • History of Russia
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Philology
  • Foreign Languages

Institute of Culture and Tourism

  • Science of Culture
  • Tourism
  • Hotel Business
  • Pedagogical Education:
  • Music and Additional Education
  • Science of Culture and Foreign Languages

Institute of Mathematics, Natural Science and Computer Science

  • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Ecology and Environmental Management
  • Applied Informatics
  • Information Systems and Technologies
  • Informatics and Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Biotechnical Systems and Technologies
  • Engineering Systems Control
  • Pedagogical Education:
  • Biology and Geography
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics and Physics

Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering and Transport

  • Operation of Transport and Technological Machines and Complexes
  • Land Transport and Technological Facilities
  • Design and Engineering Support for Machinery Production
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Electric Power Engineering
  • Informatics and Computer Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technical School

  • Information Systems (by Industry)
  • Information Systems and Programming
  • Industrial Equipment (by Industry): Installation, Maintenance and Repair
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Maintenance and Repair of Motor Vehicles
  • Economics and Accounting (by Industry)
  • Commerce (by Industry)

Student Accommodation

University dormitories are located in the areas with highly developed urban and social infrastructure (cafes, shopping malls, hospitals, movie theaters, barbershops etc.). All dormitories are under video surveillance 24/7. To provide comfortable living conditions, all the dormitories have TV rooms, gyms, recreation rooms, assembly halls, libraries and laundries with automatic washing machines, ironing and drying accessories. The dormitories are annually renovated. All rooms and common areas are fully furnished. Students live in double or triple rooms, all the student residents are provided with bedding. The dormitories have shared kitchens and bathrooms on every floor.

Vologda City

Vologda is a city in the north of the European part of Russia, the capital of the Vologda region, standing on the banks of the Vologda River about 465 km north-east of Moscow. It is one of the largest cities in north-west Russia, an important cultural, scientific and transport center. Vologda is among the cities that have particularly valuable historical heritage.

Vologda features

Vologda is a major economic center of the region, and the North-West Federal District with a developed industry and diversified service sector. The basis of the local industry was formed mainly in the 1950s-1980s.

The city is located in a zone of moderate continental climate with relatively warm, short summers and long cold winters. The average temperature in February – minus 10.9 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 18.6 degrees Celsius.

Vologda is one of the largest transportation hubs of the North-West Federal District. The following federal transportation corridors pass through the city: the road and rail route “South-North” (Moscow – Yaroslavl – Arkhangelsk) and the Trans-Siberian Railway (Vladivostok – Chelyabinsk – Kirov – Vologda – St. Petersburg). Public transport is presented by buses and trolleybuses.

It is one of the Russian cities with a particularly valuable historical heritage. There are a lot of architectural monuments of wooden and stone architecture, historical and memorial museums, green parks and gardens with pristine nature.

Vologda is also a festival center of the country continuing the ancient traditions of the Russian land. The city annually holds cultural events of national and international scale – the International Theater Festival “Voices of History”, International Festival of Linen and International Festival of Lace “VITA LACE”, International Festival “Voice of Crafts” and many others.

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