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Vasily Mikhailovich Kondratov: from "Polytechnic" to Classical University

  • 8 January 2014, 16:13
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1981-2005 – Chancellor. 2005 -2012 – University President

With Vasily M. Kondratov being a Chancellor, the university campus became a reality. Two students' residential halls, a dining hall, buildings of Construction Engineering and Electrical Engineering Faculties, an apartment house for 90 apartments, and a sports complex were built. The building on Engels St., 29 (Building No. 7) was turned over to the Institute; Academic Laboratory Building No. 8 for the Electrical Engineering Faculty situated on Studenchesky Lane was put into service.

1982 Scientific work was raised to a much higher level. The fourteen basic directions of scientific activity took shape; they became the background for the future science schools. Among the most important ones were the study of machining processes of metals for their further improvement, increasing quality and operating life of machine parts and tool parts, solving problems of control automation in technological processes. The developments of the university's scientists were implemented in a number of enterprises in the Region.

An academic faculty was founded in Kirovo-Chepetsk; several new departments were opened.

The specialties "Biotechnology", "Domestic Radio Electric Appliances", and "Information Systems in Economics" were opened. The Evening Faculty and its branches were organized in the towns of Kirovo-Chepetsk and Vyatskie Polyany. The Faculty for training specialists in humanities and the Social Economic Faculty began their work. The realization of two-tier education system (bachelors and masters) started.

In 1991 the Institute passed the State Certification. The first state university in the Vyatka Land was established by order of the State Committee on Higher Education on December, 19.

65 per cent of the academic stuff had scientific degrees and academic titles including 35 Doctors of Science and Professors, an Honored Science and Technology Worker of the Russian Federation, some corresponding members of Academies of Sciences and laureates of the State Prizes.

Post-graduate courses were organized for ten specialties. Doctoral courses and dissertation committees were opened. The university had its own TV studio, a local information network, and 20 computer classes with 221 working places.

The university had four industrial and one problem scientific research laboratories, and a scientific production engineering center of building structures. Scientific research teams functioned in 30 departments. The university was the basis for the brunches of the Engineering Academy of Russian Federation and the Academy of Social Sciences, Vyatka's science centers of the Academy of Technological Sciences and the Academy of Transport of Russia. The university had already been the team-member in the Association of Russian Higher Educational Engineering Institutions, in the International Association on Wood Building Structures, in "Membrane Club" International Association, and in RELARN Association.

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