27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Penza State University

Address: 40 Krasnaya St, Penza, Russia
Phone/fax: (841-2) 56-35-11, 56-51-22
E-mail: cnit@pnzgu.ru
Official website: http://pnzgu.ru

On 15 September 2011, Penza State University (PSU) signed a cooperation agreement with the Executive Directorate of the 27th Summer Universiade Kazan 2013 and received the official status of ‘HEI of the 2013 Summer Universiade’.

PSU's history began in 1943 when the Odessa Industrial Institute was transferred to Penza. The university was renamed a few times. It received the status of classical university in 1998. In 2012, PSU incorporated Penza State Pedagogical University named after V.G. Belinsky.

The university is home to 16,000 students, with more than 64 majors offered. It has more than 1,100 highly qualified teaching and research staff, including 171 doctors of science and 637 PhD holders. The university cooperates with international research and academic centres, and holds international conferences and seminars.

Penza State University carries out extensive work in raising awareness of a healthier way of life; it takes part in the annual HEI of a Healthy Lifestyle contest, and hosts charity events. PSU initiated the Factory of Kindness volunteer movement and assists in staging sporting events held by the university and the city. As a result of a successful performance at such all-Russian contests as Polyglot 2013 and Faces of the Universiade, as well as at the university cheerleading festival, PSU students were assigned an array of Games-time roles: attachés, language services volunteers, victory ceremonies staff, and assistants to national teams.

The university's sports infrastructure comprises various types of gyms, a ski depot and a football stadium.

Sports icons

Alexander Larin. Master of Sport International Level in Athletics, bronze medallist in the 4х400m relay at the 2006 European Championship (Goetheburg), Olympian (Athens 2004).

Anton Grechishnikov. Master of Sport International Level in Sambo, medal winner at the 2011 Junior World Sambo Championships (Riga).

Georgy Lebedev. Master of Sport International Level in Sambo, medal winner at the 2009 Junior World Sambo Championship (Tbilisi), 2010 Junior World Sambo Championship (Sofia) and 2011 Junior European Sambo Championship (Prague). Read more