Vologda State Technical University

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Vologda State Technical University
Вологодский государственный технический университет
VSTU Alkonost logo.png
Established 1975
Type Public
Rector Leonid I. Sokolov
Location Vologda, Vologda oblast, Russia
59°13′19″N 39°53′47″E / 59.22194°N 39.89639°E / 59.22194; 39.89639Coordinates: 59°13′19″N 39°53′47″E / 59.22194°N 39.89639°E / 59.22194; 39.89639
Campus Urban
Website http://www.vstu.edu.ru

Vologda State Technical University (Russian: Волого́дский госуда́рственный техни́ческий университе́т, ВоГТУ), is the largest technical university of the Vologda oblast in Russia.


The history of the University began in 1966, when the General engineering faculty of the North-Western Extra-mural Polytechnic Institute (NWPI) was founded in Vologda. There was only evening and extra-mural training at the faculty. In 1967 the faculty was reorganized into the Vologda Branch of the NWPI. There were only 2 faculties:

  • Internal faculty
  • Evening and Extra-mural faculty

In 1975 the Vologda oblast executive committee offered to reorganize the Vologda Branch of the NWPI into the Vologda Polytechnic Institute (VPI). In 1999 the VPI was given the highest accreditive rank of the university. Since then it is called the Vologda State Technical University (VSTU).


Power engineering faculty[edit]

The power engineering faculty (PEF) was founded in 1971 and alongside with the Faculty of industrial management it is one of the oldest faculties. It consists of the following departments::

  • Power Supply
  • Information Systems in Management
  • Electric Equipment
  • Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Automation and Computer Science
  • Information Systems and Technology

At present the power engineering faculty prepares students for the following specialties:

  • Power supply
  • Electric drive and automation of industrial installations and technological complexes
  • Control and information science in technical systems
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Computing machinery, complexes, systems and network
  • Software of computing machinery and automation systems
  • Engineering in medical and biological practice

and the following training programms:

  • Power engineering
  • Electrical engineering, electromechanics and electrical technology
  • Automation and control
  • Information science and computer engineering.

Industrial management faculty[edit]

The Industrial management faculty (IMF) got its name in 1997, before that it was called the mechanics-technological faculty. Along with the power engineering faculty it is the oldest faculty of the Vologda State Technical University. It includes the following departments:

  • department of technology of mechanical engineering
  • department of technology and equipment of the automated manufactures
  • department of automobiles
  • department of economy and technology of production
  • department of theory and design of machines and mechanisms
  • department of safety of life and industrial ecology.

Now FIM prepares students in 4 specialities:

  • "Mechanical engineering technology" with specialisation "Technology, industrial management and marketing in machinery engineering"
  • "Automation of technological processes and Industries" with specialisation "Systems of the automated designing"
  • "Automobiles and automobile industry"
  • "Economy and management of an enterprise" in the branch of "Science and scientific service" with specialization "Innovation management"

and 2 training programms:

  • Technological machinery and equipment
  • Innovation management

Besides at the faculty there are additional programs of the higher professional education provided with an extra fee:

  • the second higher economic education;
  • the parallel higher economic education;
  • the reduced engineering and economic programs

Construction engineering faculty[edit]

The Construction Engineering Faculty (CEF), founded in 1972, is one of the oldest faculties. It consists of the following departments:

  • Architecture and city construction
  • Industrial and civil construction
  • Gas and heat supply and ventilation
  • Highway construction
  • City cadastre and geodesy
  • Descriptive geometry and graphics
  • Strength of materials

The Construction Engineering Faculty prepares students for the following specialties:

  • Architecture
  • Design of architectural environment
  • Industrial and civil construction
  • Towns utility services
  • Heat and Gas supply and ventilation
  • Highway and airfield construction
  • Industrial heat energy

and the training programm "Construction engineering".

Faculty of ecology[edit]

The faculty of ecology received its name in 2000. In 1977-2000 its name was hydraulic. It comprises the following departments:

  • department of water supply and drainage.
  • department of geoecology and engineering geology.
  • department of urban cadastre and geodesy.
  • department of complex use and protection of natural resources.
  • department of chemistry.

Now the faculty trains students in the following specialties:

  • Geoecology
  • Urban cadastre
  • Water supply and sewerage system
  • Rescue in emergency situations
  • Nature management
  • Multiple use and protection of water resources
  • Environmental territory planning

Faculty of economics[edit]

The faculty of economics was created in 1994. It is one of the youngest faculties of the VSTU.The faculty consists of the following departments:

  • Economics and management
  • Management
  • Finance and credit
  • Accounting and auditing
  • Economics and mathematical modeling
  • Economic theory and national economy

Faculty of Economics prepares students for the following specialties:

  • National economy
  • Finance and credit
  • Accounting, analysis and audit"
  • Economics and management (mechanical engineering)
  • Economics and management (construction engineering)
  • State and municipal management
  • Management of an organization

Faculty of humanities[edit]

The faculty of humanities is the youngest in the university, it appeared in September 2000. It consists of the following departments:

  • department of social and humanitarian sciences
  • department of social-cultural service and tourism
  • department of foreign languages
  • department of physical education
  • department of philosophy and law
  • department of linguistics and intercultural communication

Now the faculty of humanities offers courses in four specialties:

  • Management organization (specialization "Social Technologies")
  • Social and cultural service and tourism (specialization "Social and cultural service")
  • Translation and translation studies (specialization "Translation and interpreting")
  • Theory and practice of intercultural communication

Faculty of correspondence and distance studying[edit]

The Faculty of correspondence and distance studying (FCDS) was founded in 1973 and until 2002 it was known as the faculty of evening and distance studying. Now it combines correspondence and evening branches of the university. The faculty provides studying in 13 specialties:

  • Electricity
  • Electrical and power engineering of businesses, organizations and institutions
  • Management and informatics in technical systems
  • Technology of mechanical engineering with specialization of industrial management and marketing in engineering
  • Automobiles and automobile industry
  • Industrial and civil construction
  • Water supply and sewerage (specialization: the protection of the hydrosphere and aquatic ecology)
  • Finance and credit
  • Economics and management in engineering
  • Economics and management in construction
  • Accounting, analysis and audit
  • State and municipal management
  • Management of organizations

Intermediate faculty[edit]

The intermediate faculty of VSTU was created on the basis of Vologda branch of the S.A. Zverev Leningrad Physical-Mechanical Engineering College, which was opened in Vologda in August 1979. In 1989 the college was сonnected with the Vologda Polytechnic Institute (VPI).Since 1990 the college was transformed into the intermediate faculty of VPI (from 1999 - VSTU). The faculty implements programs of secondary vocational education in the following specialties:

  • Economics and accounting (graduate's qualification - accountant)
  • Insurance business (graduate's qualification - specialist of insurance business).
  • Computers, complexes, systems and networks (graduate's qualification technician).

Machinery technical school[edit]

In 2008 the Vologda Machinery Technical School joined to the Vologda State Technical University. It was an independent educational institution of the secondary professional education before that. The technical school was established in 1967 to prepare specialists for the Bearing Plant. Now the technical school prepares students in the following specialities:

  • Economy and book-keeping
  • Commerce
  • Technology of mechanical engineering
  • Installation and technical operation of the industrial equipment
  • Technical service and automobile repair
  • Automated systems of management and processing the data


The symbol of the Vologda State Technical University is Alkonost. It is a mythical maiden-bird, who is the patron of scientists and knowledge. In her hands there are education and prosperity symbols - a retinue and a flower. Alkonost sits on silver clouds which is an accessory symbol of Vologda (in Russia only the arms of Vologda has an image of clouds).

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