Voronezh State University

Voronezh State University

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Voronezh State University is a research-led institution and its research activities are organised within a network of 18 faculties, 6 research institutes, 16 research laboratories administered by the Russian Academy of Sciences;

Our 10 research and developments centres have a strong record in collaborating with the region’s leading commercial and public sector organisations;

We pride ourselves on fundamental cutting-edge research currently carried out in the Nanotechnology Centre and the Science Park which house state-of-the-art facilities and implement advanced technologies enabling us to consistently retain high rankings among the leading Russian Universities;

We are among Top 100 BRICS Universities (17th in Russia and 90th in BRICS);

We have an excellent academic portfolio of over 100 postgraduate courses which are available both to Russian and international students. Aiming to provide greater research opportunities we expand the number of our postgraduate courses every year across different faculties;

We offer a multitude of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses (both full- and part-time) which centre around the following major research and teaching programmes:

  • physics and mathematics
  • radiophysics
  • electronics
  • natural sciences
  • geosciences
  • humanities and social sciences
  • educational theory and pedagogy
  • medicine and pharmaceutics
  • economics and management.

Apart from its 10 buildings and 7 residence halls located primarily in the city centre, the university’s infrastructure comprises:

  • a unique Nature Reserve Galichya Gora open to staff and students’ research and study: it is the only university-affiliated nature reserve in Europe
  • excellent library facilities providing access to numerous learning resources as well as a collection of old and rare books, some of which date back to the 16th century
  • Folk Culture and Ethnography Museum
  • Book Museum
  • University’s History Museum
  • Geological Museum
  • Soil Museum named after prof. P.G. Aderikhin
  • Museum of the Central Black Earth Region Flora named after prof. I.I. Barabash-Nikiforov
  • Usmanskyi Bor Natural Museum
  • Virtual VSU Computer Centre Museum.

Currently over 1400 staff are actively involved in research projects, including 100 research fellows, 3 full members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 70 academicians and corresponding members of Russian and foreign Academies, and 292 professors. A total of 43 staff members hold various honorary titles awarded by the government of the Russian Federation for their outstanding achievements and notable contribution to their research fields;

The university’s research portfolio includes as many as 28 key research areas with strong emphasis on ground-breaking research into nanotechnologies;

Over the course of its long and glorious history Voronezh State University has formed more than 40 internationally recognized academic and research communities which annually undertake more than 200 research projects and are regularly awarded national and international grants to pursue their research. Currently the staff are actively engaged in 8 international projects as part of TEMPUS and FP7 programmes;

Voronezh State University is home to 25 Dissertation Defense Boards which oversee the preparation and the defense of PhD, Dr. phil. habil and Dr. phil. nat. habil dissertations and submit recommendations to the Supreme Certifying Committee for the award of postgraduate degrees;

Voronezh State University is highly committed to distributing and exchanging knowledge and expertise generated by our researchers. We have rightfully earned a reputation as a leading research centre in Russia due to a total of more than 60 national and international conferences that we host on an annual basis. We also view it as our number-one priority to uphold a long-established tradition of international quality academic publishing;

Over a span of more than 95 years of our history we are proud to have awarded degrees to more than 100 000 graduates;

Nearly 1650 academic staff work at the university, including 277 professors and 856 senior lecturers. Some of the university’s most notable members of staff include.


Voronezh State University is one of Russia’s leading public research universities whose history can be traced back to 1802.

In 1802 following a decree of Russian Emperor Alexander I Yuriev (Derpt) University in Estonia was established. The German occupation of Estonia during the First World War necessitated the relocation of Yuriev university to Central Russia and the City of Voronezh was chosen as a suitable location.

In 1918 the University staff and students moved from Yuriev (currently Tartu) to Voronezh, hence its new name – Voronezh State University.

Voronezh State University is currently one of the country’s most renowned universities and it prides itself on being the largest research university in the Central Black Earth Region of the Russian Federation.

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  • Applied Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics
  • Biology and Soil Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Sciences
  • Economics
  • Geography, Geoecology and Tourism
  • Geology
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Military Education
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Philology
  • Philosophy and Psychology
  • Physics
  • Romance and Germanic Philology

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