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VolSU milestone

Volgograd Regional Committee of the Communist Party decides to establish a state university in the city. 

July 10th, 1980 
By decree of the RSFSR Higher Education Ministry, the Department of Arts and Sciences is to become the first VolSU department providing instruction for students under following programs: Russian Language and Literature, Romanic and Germanic Languages and Literature, History, Mathematics, and Physics. 

September 1st, 1980 
The day of the University’s grand opening. Two hundred fifty lucky undergraduates become first students of the country’s newest institution. The emblematic student identity card number 1 is officially presented to Marina Ukolova, a first year student. 

August 8th, 1984
The first cooperation agreement was concluded with Olomouc State University (Olomouc, Slovakia) on the exchange of students and teachers.

June 21, 1985
The first 216 specialists graduated from VolSU (45 mathematicians, 39 physicists, 45 historians, 39 philologists and 48 linguists).

December 15th, 1993
The University enters into an agreement with the University of Cologne, Germany, on the exchange of students and teachers. This agreement is still in effect. 

July 3rd, 1995 
Oleg Inshakov is appointed rector of VolSU. 

April 17th, 1996
The University History Museum is established. 

November 26th, 2004                                                                                                             

The University Medical Unit is established, comprising of the health center, sanatorium and dispensary. 

October 3rd, 2007                                  

At the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Technologies started the educational project "Intellectual Wednesday". Every Wednesday, public lectures were held on topical issues of the philosophy of culture, cultural studies, literary studies, and sociology.

May 24th, 2010 
The Volgograd State University celebrates its 30th anniversary. 

March 2012 
Volgograd State University ranks 1st among Russian universities in a nation-wide competition with their “Growth Formula” program aimed at supporting student associations. 

March 13th, 2013
Free Economic Society awarded the rector of VolSU Oleg Inshakov the Silver Medal for his significant contribution to the development of economic science, longstanding fruitful activity aimed at strengthening  Russia`s economic potential and its regions.

January 20th, 2014
The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay took place in Volgograd with the participation of 252 torchbearers.

January 20th, 2015
The Center for Public Diplomacy is opened at VolSU.

Februrary 13th, 2015
The first 3D laboratory in the Volgograd region was opened at Volgograd State University.

December 10th, 2015
The FIFA World Cup Volunteer Center 2018 was opened in Volgograd State University.

April 5th, 2016
The Student Theatre "Tochka opory" of Volgograd State University successfully performed at the international festival of student theatres "Earth - People's Planet". The  head of the youth theater VolSU Elena Topolaga won "The Best Director" award.

April 4th, 2017
VolSU scientists received a record number of RFBR grants
The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) supported 42 projects of scientists from Volgograd State University in human and social sciences.

September 4th, 2018
VolSU entered the rating list of TOP 100 best universities of Russia according to White Square Journal (WSJ) rating agency.

May 28th,2019
Science journal of VolSU "History. Regional Studies. International Relations" is included in the largest international database Scopus.

June 14th, 2019 
Volgograd State University was awarded by the Volgograd Regional Duma as a leading university that promotes environmental awareness and education.