Research Research at USU is conducted by all academic units – institutes and faculties, each having at least one research team. The principal research areas addressed by USU scholars are: nuclear power engineering, aerospace industry, laser and nanotechnologies, general and specific engineering, automobile manufacturing, microelectronics and machine engineering, CALS technologies applications for aircraft, automobile and machine engineering, bio technologies and medicine, environmental protection. Many of the efforts are sponsored by grants of Russian Ministry of Education and Research. One of the most significant international activities that USU has been engaged in for over a decade is the regional “Hospice and Palliative care” program supported by “Health Prom”. USU’s commitment to raising healthcare standards has contributed greatly to making Ulyanovsk region one of the leading palliative care providers in Russia. USU faculty engaged in medical research are active participants of the anti tobacco campaign launched by European Respiratory Society. Another research project in medicine is carried out jointly with the neurology hospital of the University of Düsseldorf and the neurology institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. A number of research projects in the field of mathematics and Information Technology are being successfully implemented in cooperation with Jyvaskyla University (Finland) and Texas Tech University (USA). Besides, USU is discussing with the latter the possibility of arranging annual internship and traineeship opportunities for its students and faculty on Texas Tech campus. USU research center in sociology “Region” has since 1993 worked in close partnership with the University of Birmingham, implementing among other things regular post-graduate student exchanges. Besides Great Britain, “Region” staff enjoy internship opportunities with partner institutions in Germany, Italy, Belgium. Currently, the researchers are exploring such issues as youth cultures, lifestyles, gender issues and multiculturalism as part of projects supported by European Commission and various international foundations.
Hostels are with self kitchens, attached toilet/wash room centralized heating facility, Wi-Fi internet, Medical Centre, Gymnasium, Laundry, etc. An Indian Mess may be operational at student’s hostel from academic year 2015-16