Yesterday, January 27, the supporting University opened its doors to students and their parents

Yesterday, the regional support technical University held an open day. Future entrants and their parents were met by representatives of faculties, student activists, who distributed information materials about the University and told interested guests about studying at VSTU.

By the appointed time the Assembly hall of the University was filled, and the rector of VSTU academician V. I. Lysak addressed the audience with welcoming words. "How many people do you think study and work in VSTU? - Vladimir Ilyich asked a question and after a short pause answered, - about 25 thousand. This means that the technical University is the largest organization in our region. More than 20 thousand of them are students." The head of the University expressed confidence that after the event, many of the young people will finally decide on the choice and in the next academic year will join the friendly family of polytechnics. To begin with, Vladimir Ilyich told about the University: its glorious history and achievements of recent years, including high places in prestigious rankings, victories in various programs and competitions, state awards of scientists of the University and much more. V. I. Lysak also stressed that last year the technical University successfully passed accreditation and trains specialists for all areas of industry in our region. But the main thing is that there is a need for young specialists in enterprises. And graduates easily find a job (including largely due to established relationships with employers), for which they receive a very decent salary. V. I. Lysak also spoke about the number of graduates in the region, the results of the exam in Russia and the region, gave data on the dynamics of admission to the first year of full-time study. Today, the technical University trains in 30 areas of bachelor's degree, 6 areas of specialty, 20 areas of master's degree. And who teaches the students? The University employs 217 doctors of Sciences, professors, 635 candidates of Sciences, associate professors. The degree of professorship is 81% - and this is a very high figure. Thanks to such mentors, each graduate student at the output has an average of 4 publications, and some – and patents for intellectual property. At the end of his speech, Vladimir Ilyich presented the developments of the University scientists in various fields: mechanical engineering, engine building, civil and defense transport systems, metallurgy, architecture and construction, chemical technology, materials science, etc.

Then the floor was given to the first Vice – rector-Director of IAIS VSTU I. V. Stefanenko. Igor Vladimirovich briefly told about the Institute (more information everyone will be able to get at the open Day, which will be held in the IAIS in the near future). Today, students at the Institute are trained at 4 faculties: three full-time (architecture and urban development; construction and housing and communal services; transport, engineering systems and technosphere safety) and one part-time (distance learning). As I. V. emphasized. Stefanenko, in addition to the educational process great attention is given to the Institute to dive into the profession: so students actively participated in the preparation of various projects for the world Cup, the boys are various kinds of practices in concessions of water supply systems, at the Institute of training and fire Department, and student construction teams worked on all major construction sites in the country.

But, perhaps, one of the best recommendations for parents and schoolchildren was the speech of the representative of the industry - Advisor-expert of the branch of LLC LUKOIL-Engineering VolgogradNIPImorneft Igor Borisovich Fedotov. He noted that out of 400 employees of the company more than 100 are graduates of the reference technical University. And all of them are distinguished by high professionalism and a decent level of training. In more detail, he promised to communicate with those who are interested in the direction of training of chemical technology faculty of VSTU.

At the end of the General meeting, the Executive Secretary of the selection Committee Dmitry Gurulev addressed the applicants. First of all, he advised high school students to choose several subjects for the exam – it will increase the chances of entering the budget in the supporting University. And he reminded that there is very little time left for this, because the choice should be decided before February 1. Apply to the University from June 20 to July 26, it is necessary to come to the admissions office with a certificate and passport. He also spoke about the additional points for individual achievements (for example, for the certificate with honors, the applicant can get 10 points), the stages of enrollment and much more. 

It was also noted that the supporting University implements the program Erasmus+ №573879-EPP-1-2016-1-FREPPKA2-CBHE-JP "InternationaliSation of master Programs In Russia and China in Electrical engineering and Erasmus+ №585596-EPP-1-2017-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP "Fostering Internationalization in AgRicultural Engineering in Iran and Russia" ("Promotion of development and internationalization in the field of agricultural engineering in Iran and Russia"), among other things, the children were told about this project in more detail, both about the results achieved so far and prospects.

After that, D. N. Gurulev introduced the deans and their deputies and invited the audience to continue the meeting on the faculties, where it was possible to ask and discuss all the questions of applicants and their parents.