Sakhalin State University (SSU) Today
Brief History of the University:
1949 — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Teachers Training College was founded.
1954 — Teachers Training College was reorganized into Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk State Teachers Training Institute.
1984 — Pedagogics and Elementary Education Department was established.
1988 — Faculty of Industry and Teachers Training was established.
1989 — First international cooperation agreement with Hokkaido University (Faculty of Education) was signed.
1991 — Department of Economics and Oriental Studies was set up.
1993 — Postgraduate Department was established.
1998 — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk State Teachers Training Institute was reorganized into Sakhalin State University (SSU).
2007 — Service and Tourism Faculty was established.
2012 — Oil and Gas Institute was established with the financial support of Exxon Oil and Gas Limited.
2019 — SSU celebrated the seventieth anniversary as an education organization.
Sakhalin State University comprises 5 institutes, 2 colleges and 2 branches.
Over 7800 students study at the University (including ~3800 on higher education programs and ~4000 on secondary special education programs). In 2021⁄22 there are 43 higher educational programs for bachelors, 10 master programs, 7 post-graduate programs, and 37 further education courses.
A great work has been done over the last years to open new areas of study for training specialists and bachelors. Licenses have been obtained and personnel training programs have been started in such areas as: Law Finance and Credits, Logopedics, Journalism, Ecology, Biology, Geography, Computer Information Science, Environmental Management, Social Science, Pedagogics and Psychology. Besides of that, over the past few years the University has started to offer new courses in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Engineering, Management, Translation and Translation Study, Linguistics, Ecology, Journalism, Aquatic Bio-Resources and Aquaculture and so on.
Sakhalin State University is implementing double degree programs, professional development programs and external studies programs. All that creates favorable conditions for the Lifelong Learning.
Sakhalin Region development concept reflects the region’s role of linking the Far East to the mainland and to the Asian-Pacific countries. Region’s economy shows stable growth and investment activity performance, setting the higher education system new objectives and goals, namely rendering information, technical and organizational support, establishing joint educational scientific and industrial centers involving foreign universities and companies, and also prompt decision-making concerning personnel training issues.
That is our mission, and we face the future confidently.