Heat Power Engineering and Heating Technologies in Volga State University of Technology


Volga State University of Technology

Department of Enterprises Power Supply, Institute of Mechanics and Machine Building

Bachelor's program, Master's program


MEDIAKOV Andrei Andreevich

Head of the Department

Achievements and awards. The program successfully underwent state accreditation in 2018. The department published more than 250 papers, in particular, more than 70 in the leading Russian and foreign journals (the list of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles, Scopus, Web of Science), 21 patents of the Russian Federation and 12 state registration certificates for the computer software program. The achievements also include the grants of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation, the grants of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (the UMNIK program) and the START program.

Teaching staff. The academic degree holders rate is 80% (three Doctors of Sciences and nine Candidates of Sciences). The educational program is also implemented by the representatives of the real sector of economy and practitioners. The chairpersons of the commissions for the defense of graduation theses are heads of leading power companies of the region.

Facilities and resources. The university has lecture halls with multimedia equipment, learning and research laboratories, computer  classrooms with state-of-the-art application software, etc. The department established the virtual laboratory "NPO Teplotex" at the premises of the Geoinformation Design Complex "Heat Expert." Students operate equipment at the Center for Shared Use "Ecology, Biotechnology, and Environmentally Friendly Energy Carriers."

Research. The most promising research areas include the following: performance improvement of heat supply systems; utilization efficiency improvement of local fuels; heating plant structure optimization; biogas plant design development; development of applied engineering systems based on catalytic combustion devices. 

Education. The teachers use state-of-the-art educational technologies: multimedia lectures, case technologies, business games and role plays, the project method, round tables, and other teaching methods.

Strategic partners. The department's partners are Yoshkar-Ola Heat and Power Plant-2 of the Mari El and Chuvashia branch of T Plus, the Municipal Unitary Enterprise "Yoshkar-Ola Heat and Power Plant-1," the Energia company,  the Maricommunenergo power supply company, the Potential Plant of the Schneider Electric company. Students undertake their work placement and pre-graduation internship at the following enterprises: Research Institute of Atomic Reactors, the Surgut State Municipal Unitary Enterprise "City Heating Systems," the Taganrog Red Boiler Maker boiler manufacturing plant.

Competitive advantages. The university boasts highly qualified teaching staff, state-of-the-art equipment in learning and research laboratories. It uses an individual approach to work placements at leading enterprises of the region and the Russian Federation. Students have an opportunity to pursue their Master's and postgraduate degree.

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