Achievements and awards. The programs underwent state accreditation in 2018. The quality of implemented programs complies with the standards and criteria established by the National Centre for Public Accreditation and is compatible with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area ESG-ENQA.
Teaching staff. The teaching staff includes 11 Doctors of Sciences and 42 Candidates of Sciences. The academic degree holders rate is 86%. The employers' representatives are also engaged in the educational process.
Facilities and resources. The university has all the necessary facilities and resources for all kinds of classes. The teachers use state-of-the-art information technologies such as Internet resources, information databases of leading Russian and foreign agencies, multimedia, special software. Students have access to Russian and international electronic library systems, regulatory and legal systems, and analytical systems.
Research. The main research areas include the following: financial and credit mechanisms of regional development in the context of regional economic transformation; theoretical and methodological support for management in the field of use, protection and regeneration of forests in the context of institutional transformation of forestry relations; theoretical and methodological support for accounting and analytical processes of entities' economic activity and security. The university develops expansion programs for the regional timber complex, the projects "Transformation of Reproduction Processes in the Forest-Based Sector of Economy of the Mari El Republic." The grants of the Russian Foundation of Basic Research and the Russian Humanitarian Scientific Foundation were implemented in 2012-2018. Volga State University of Technology and
Education. The teachers use active and interactive teaching methods: discussions, business games, case study, etc. Students are trained at the branch of the Federal Tax Service Directorate, at the specialized Department of Banking in Sberbank, etc. The study programs were developed using online courses of the information educational environment of the university. The faculty develops and implements joint educational programs with the universities of
Strategic partners. The university cooperates with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Mari El Republic, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Mari El Republic, the Mari Machine-Building Plant, the Federal Tax Service Directorate, Sberbank, the RGS-Povolzhye insurance company, the Federal Treasury Department, and other organizations.
Competitive advantages. The university boasts a great number of facilities and resources and uses advanced innovative educational and information technologies. Practical training facilities have been effectively developed.
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