Overview of I. N. Ulianov Chuvash State University (CSU) Chuvash
I. N. Ulianov Chuvash State University is the main university of Chuvashia in the Russian Federation. It is in Cheboksary, the capital of the Chuvash Republic, on the Volga River northeast of Moscow.
The university has over 10,000 students and 3,865 faculty, including 77 Doctors of Sciences (equivalent to full professors) and 446 Candidates of Sciences (equivalent to PhDs).
In 1920 the revolutionary committee and the first congress of Councils of the Chuvash Autonomous district decided to create a university Cheboksary.
The question about the creation of the Chuvash State University was raised again in 1958-1959, but even then it could not be done because of many problems connected with the absence of the material base and lack of scientific staff in the republic.
The university was formed on 17 August 1967 through a merger of the Volga Branch of the Order of Lenin Moscow Energy Institute and the Historical-Philological Department of the I. Ya. Yakovlev Chuvash State Pedagogical Institute. It was named after Ilya Nikolaevich Ulianov, an educator.
Opened already in 1930 the part of historically philological faculty of the Chuvash Pedagogical Institute joined the university. By the time of the university creation, there had been about 900 students (including 350 full-time students) and highly qualified scientifically pedagogical staff, 3 professors and 30 senior lecturers among them. The historically philological faculty got wide popularity and many traditions during its existence.
In 1968/69 they opened the 8th faculty of Physics and Mathematics at the university.