Voronezh State University

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Voronezh State University
Воронежский государственный университет
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Motto «Semper in motu» (Always in motion)
Established 1918
Type Liberal Arts
Rector Endovitsky Dmitry Aleksandrvich
Academic staff
1300
Administrative staff
1700
Undergraduates over 22,000
Postgraduates almost 1000
Location Voronezh, Russia
Campus Multiple campuses
Website www.vsu.ru

Voronezh State University is one of the main universities in Central Russia, located in the city of Voronezh. The university was established in 1918 by evacuated professors from the University of Tartu in Estonia .The university has 18 faculties and an enrollment of 22,000 students from Russia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. Besides the university has 6 research institutes and 16 research laboratories administered by the Russian Academy of Science . The university is composed of 10 buildings and 7 resident halls situated throughout the city. For over 90 years the University has trained more than 100,000 professionals. Among university graduates - Nobel laureates, State Prize winners of the USSR and Russia, academics, ministers, representatives of science and culture. University graduates are working in more than 90 countries worldwide.

History[edit]

In 1802 following a decree of Russian Emperor Alexander I the Yuryev (Derpt) University in Estonia was established. As a result of the German occupation of Estonia during World War I in March 1918, Russian students and professors had to leave the Estonian territory for their own safety. It was decided that a new university would be established in central Russia. In July and September 1918 from Dorpat (now Tartu), arrived in Voronezh 39 professors, 45 lecturers, 43 staff and about 800 students. The first rector of the university was Basil E. Regel.

On the 12th of November 1918 four faculties started working, namely the faculty of Medicine, the faculty of Physics and Mathematics, the faculty of History and Philology and the Law faculty. In the beginning of 1919, the University had an enrollment of 10,000 students. Anyone could study there, only 4 years later in 1923 that entrance exams were introduced. In 1920, after the Treaty of Tartu, the properties of the University of Tartu (libraries, archives, manuals, documents and other objects) was returned to Russia. However, most of the teachers who have left due to the onset of the army of Imperial Germany and the occupation of Estonia, did not returned to Estonia.

In the early 1920s, the university was included Voronezh Institute of Education, which marked the beginning of pedagogical faculties, departments that prepares teachers of mathematics, physics, chemistry, natural science, Russian language and literature, social and economic disciplines for schools. In 1930, the Medical Faculty was transformed into an independent institute. During world war II the university was relocated in Yelabuga in the Republic of Tatarstan for a period of two years from 1941 to 1943.

Faculties[edit]

  • Applied Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Mechanics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Sciences
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Biology and soil sciences
  • Economics
  • Geography and Ecology
  • Geology
  • History
  • Institute of International Education
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Philology
  • Philosophy and Psychology
  • Romance and Germanic Philology
  • Military education

Buildings and infrastructures[edit]

Voronezh State University has 10 academic buildings and 7 residence halls located primarily in the city centre. The university also administers Galichya Gora, a nature reserve open to staff and students for research and study. Galichya Gora is the only university-affiliated nature reserve in Europe.

Fundamental research[edit]

research centres[edit]

  • Wave Processes in Inhomogeneous and Non-Linear Media ( Director: Prof. Aleksandr S. Sidorkin http://www.rec.vsu.ru/eng/)
  • Innovative Technologies (Director: Prof. Boris A. Zon )
  • Spacecraft and Rocket Engineering (Co-Director: Prof. Sergey A. Zapryagayev )
  • Radio Engineering and Electronics (Co-Director: Prof. Ivan I. Borisov )
  • Scientific and technological cooperation with the EU ( Director: Prof. Igor N. Zornikov )
  • Shared use of research equipment ( Director: Dr. Mikhail V. Lesovoy )
  • Technology Transfer ( Director: Dr. Igor V. Aristov )
  • Geography, Land use and Geo-ecology( Co-Director: Prof. Vladimir I. Fedotov )
  • Geology ( Co-Director: Prof. Sergey A. Zapryagayev )
  • Human ecology ( Co-Director: Prof. Semyon A. Kurolap )
  • Biology ("Venevitino")
  • Chemical Physics ( Co-Director: Prof. Ivan I. Borisov )

research laboratories[edit]

  • Wave Processes (Co-Director: Prof. Boris A. Zon http://www.vsu.ru/english/depts/research/labs/waveproc.html )
  • X-ray Crystallography (Co-Director: Dr. Kseniya B. Aleynikova )
  • Electron Spectroscopy for Solid-State Physics (Academic Director: Prof. Evelina P.Domashevskaya Administrative Director: Dr. S.V. Ryabtsev http://www.vsu.ru/english/depts/research/labs/spectroscopy.html)
  • Mathematical Simulation of Complex Nonlinear Processes and Structures (Co-Director: Prof. V.V. Obukhovskiy http://www.vsu.ru/english/depts/research/labs/mathsim.html)
  • Theoretical Physics (Director: Kopitin I.V. )
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems Monitoring
  • Conjugated Processes in Electrochemistry and Corrosion
  • Economics and Management
  • Ellipsometric Materials Research
  • Geodynamics and Seismic Monitoring Academic
  • Geology and Minerals
  • History of Archaeological Research and Records in Eurasia ( Co-Director: Prof. Anatoly D. Pryakhin)
  • Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geo-Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, Voronezh Branch ( Director: Prof. Nikolay M. Chernyshov )
  • Ion Exchange and Chromatography
  • Photostimulated Processes in Crystals (Co-Director: Prof. Anatoly N. Latyshev )
  • Physics and Chemistry of Nanoscale Structured Systems ( Co-Director: Prof. Irina Ya. Mittova )
  • Systematics and Ecology of Insects ( Co-Director: Prof. Oleg P. Negrobov )

research institutes[edit]

  • Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Geology
  • Mathematics (Director: Prof. Victor G. Zvyagin)
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences

Alumni[edit]

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°39′21″N 39°12′22″E / 51.65589°N 39.20609°E / 51.65589; 39.20609