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
Institute of Management, Economics and Law
Institute of Civil Engineering
Institute of History and Philology
Institute of Culture and Tourism
Institute of Mathematics, Natural Science and Computer Science
Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering and Transport
Mechanical Engineering Technical School
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 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 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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