Mari State University is considered to be a classical university of Mari El Republic. The University was founded in the year 1972. The University is the member of the Volga Region’s Association of classical universities, a member of the Russian Association of Classical Universities and the establisher of the Association of Finno-Ugric Universities.
This University is one of the most influential and effective multi-field universities of the Volga Federal District and Russia. Mari State University plays a significant role in the socio-economic, political and spiritual development of the country on a whole
There is an effective feedback system within the University that helps the staff in getting feedbacks and opinions from the students which further add up in the decision making. Mari State University has the panel of trained qualified specialists. There are 55 areas and 3 specialities in which the education is carried out. Over 8,000 students study at this University. In the halls of residence, there lived 2,500 students.
The University campus has 8 halls of residence, and 7 educational buildings. The total area of this University is 128,000 square meters. There is a staff of about 100 doctors of sciences and professors and 400 candidates of sciences and associate lecturers.
In Mari University, there are 6 faculties and 5 institutions. The primary aim of the University is to prepare well-educated professionals for most sectors of the Russian National Economy. International Association of Figo-Ugric Association has this University as one of the five founder members. Also, the University is one of the forty one members of Russia’s Association of Classical Universities.