Ryazan State Radio Engineering University named after V.F. Utkin

The history of the University

At the beginning of 1950s the government of the USSR set the task of creating one of the centers for the development of radio electronics and instrument making in Ryazan. At the same time under the order of the Government No. 5389-2346 as of the 28th of December in Ryazan «Radio Engineering Institute» was created for engineer training in the sphere of radio engineering for radiolocation and electrovacuum industry for 5-year term and with the admission of 315 students to the institute in 1952-1953 academic year.

Further in 1993 the Institute was renamed in Ryazan State Radio Engineering Academy, and in March, 2006 - in Ryazan State Radio Engineering University. Now it is called Ryazan State Radio Engineering University named after V.F. Utkin.

For 60 years, the University was led by:

  • K.A. Sapozhkov (1951-1956);
  • I.S. Kovalev (1956-1962);
  • G.N. Ponikorovsky (1962-1970);
  • V.I. Popovkin (1971-1983);
  • V.K. Zlobin (1983-2007);
  • V.S. Gurov (2007-2017).

The first rector (then the director) of the Institute - K.A. Sapozhkov - the graduate of the Leningrad electrotechnical institute (LETI) postgraduate study. Over the years of its work the following were put in commission:

-         the first academic building on Yamskya Street (now Tsyolkovskogo Street);

-         student hostel No.1;

-         beginning of the construction of the main academic building;

-         organization of the first faculties, departments, laboratories.

Teachers came to Ryazan from all over the country - Ural, Donetsk, Penza, Kazan, but the main membership of the staff of the RREI teachers was graduated from the Leningrad electrotechnical institute of V.I. Lenin (LETI). There were the first three rectors of Institute among them.

Within 60 years of the University existence about 60 thousand experts for various industries who were sent to work at enterprises, institutions and organizations, generally to the central part of Russia, were prepared. Many of them made a significant contribution to the creation of several generations of domestic radio-electronic equipment, became heads of enterprises, research and development institutes, design bureaus, educational institutions, scientists, public figures and statesmen. Its graduates made a basis of the engineering foundation of the largest enterprises of the electro- and radio engineering profile in the region.

Now the total number of employees of the University is 1420 people. About 6900 students and about 185 postgraduate and doctoral students, including students from the far-abroad and neighboring countries study in the University.

Training of specialists, masters and bachelors in 78 educational directions or specialties is carried out at 5 faculties of the full-time courses (annual admission of students on budgetary basis is more than 900 people), extramural courses and humanitarian institute. Training is carried out according to the multilevel scheme "bachelor - specialist - master" in all specialties. A military training center, which trains reserve officers and contract soldiers, was founded. The University has successfully passed the selection for the next term until 2013 for the right to train managerial personnel for the national economy of the country under the President's program (the quota of the Ryazan region is 40 people per year). By the decision of the Ministry of Regional Development, the university has become a leading methodological center in the region for the retraining of state and municipal employees. In 2009 the Institute of State and Municipal Administration was established as part of the Faculty of Engineering and Economics. About 680 students study annually at two faculties of the Institute of Continuing Professional Education. At the University there is a possibility to get a second higher education on a commercial basis.

In the 90s, the creation of the University corporate computer network and university e-mail was completed. University web-site, center of on-line learning, having the license software, and electronic training courses on natural-science disciplines were organized.

The University has 3 academic buildings with a total area of 39881 sq.m., 5 students hostels,  first-aid station, preventorium, canteen, stadium, sports and recreation camp «Zeleniy Bor», swimming pool «Radiovolna» and other social facilities.

Ryazan state radioengineering university - History of the University