27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Vyatka State University

Address: 36 Moskovskaya St, Kirov, Russia
Phone/fax: (8332) 64-65-71, 64-79-13
E-mail: info@vyatsu.ru
Official website: http://www.vyatsu.ru

On 21 September 2012, Vyatka State University (VyatSU) signed a cooperation agreement with the Executive Directorate of the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan and received the official status of ‘HEI of the 2013 Summer Universiade’.

The history of Vyatka State University began in 1955 with the establishment of the training and consultation centre at the USSR Distance Learning Power Engineering University, but its official birthday is considered to be 13 March 1963.

The university currently has more than 11,000 students. The faculty comprises more than 1,500 teaching and research staff (324 of them have PhDs, and 61 are doctors of science).

VyatSU cooperates closely with a number of international universities, implements joint training programmes and participates in international conferences, grants and competitions.

Vyatka State University actively promotes healthy lifestyle and involvement in sports activities among its undergraduate and post-graduate students and staff. The university provides intra- and inter-university competitions and citywide and regional competitive events, thus advocating friendly rivalry, competitive spirit and teamwork.

Student volunteers of Vyatka State University have made a significant contribution to the promotion of the ideas of the 27th Summer Universiade. They were actively involved in delivering events marking the arrival of the FISU Flag in their home town and hosting  a series of extra-curricular activities, titled the Lessons of the Universiade. The university also operates a volunteer recruitment centre.

Sports icons

Andrey Belyaev. Repeat champion and holder of the Russian Powerlifting Cup, repeat powerlifting world champion and world record-holder (2003).

Alisa Skopina. World bench press champion (2010), holder of the Russian Weightlifting Cup, holder of the European certificate of participation in the final stage of the European Weightlifting Cup, hand-to-hand combat champion of the Kirov Region.

Andrey Kormshchikov. World powerlifting champion (2011).