(full name, I. N. Ul’ianov Chuvash University), a university founded in Cheboksary in 1967. Its nucleus was the Volga branch of the Moscow Power Engineering Institute, established in 1930. The university was named in honor of I. N. Ul’ianov at the time of its founding.
In 1978 the university comprised eight departments: machine building, electrical engineering, industrial electrification, physics and mathematics, chemistry, economics, history and philology, and medicine. It also had evening, correspondence, and preparatory divisions, a graduate school, 60 subdepartments, and a scientific research center. The research center’s staff of 350 scientists, engineers, and technicians contracts to do research on topics related to the specializations of the various departments. There is also a publishing department and a library with 700,000 volumes.
In the 1977–78 academic year the university had an enrollment of about 9,000 students and a teaching staff of 600, including 32 professors and doctors of sciences and 257 docents and candidates of sciences. The university publishes collections of articles on selected topics. From 1968 to 1977 it trained some 8,700 specialists.
S. F. SAIKIN