Volga State University of Technology
(until April 18, 2012 – Mari State Technical University)
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Welcome to Volga State University of Technology!

Founded in 1932 in Yoshkar-Ola as an Institute of Forestry Engineering with only two departments it became a widely respected and well known institution of higher education in the Volga area of Russia. As a comprehensive university, Volga Tech offers a wealth of academic opportunities, including over 85 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs and more than 50 postgraduate degree programs.


^ 1st Building (main building of Volga Tech)


The university enrolls over 12,000 students from Russia and abroad at 10 faculties: Timber Engineering, Mechanics and Machine Building, Radio Engineering, Civil Engineering, Information Technologies and Computer Engineering, Forestry and Ecology, Environmental and Water Management, Social Studies, Management and Law, Economics.

Volga Tech is a dynamically developing university fostering international cooperation and offering its students top-notch education and research opportunities thanks to experienced and highly qualified faculty. Our academic programs combine a deep understanding of theory with practical skills and marketable experience which allow our graduates reach their goals and become successful in their field.

The university continues to construct new facilities to provide students, faculty and staff with an excellent learning, working and recreational environment equipped with superior technological capabilities. Recent projects include accommodating facilities for international students and post-graduates. A new sports center is under construction at the moment.

Explore our website for more information and make plans to come and join our educational community as a full time graduate or postgraduate student, or visiting scholar, or apply to enroll to one of our short term Russian Studies programs to learn more, experience better and make unforgettable memories.