The history of the Chelyabinsk state University Chelyabinsk state University became the first University in the southern Urals. It is based on 4 October 1976 Decree of the USSR Council of Ministers dated September 3, Originally there were two faculties: physics and mathematics, history and Philology. The first rector was appointed member of the Academy of pedagogical Sciences of the USSR, Professor Semyon Isakov Matushkin.
In 1980 the University extends the areas of training, opened five faculties: mathematics, physics, Economics, history, Philology. In 1981, post-graduate courses in four specialties. Established joint research with leading scientific organizations and enterprises of the region, in particular with the State rocket center named after academician V.P. Makeev, Russian Federal nuclear center - all-Russian research Institute of technical physics named after academician E. I. Zababakhin, Snezhinsk, Production Association «Mayak», Miass Mashzavod and other
In 1987 on the territory of the Chelyabinsk region scientists of the University opened a unique proto-city «Arkaim» age of more than four thousand years. In the same year, the Chancellor was the USSR State prize laureate, doctor of physical and mathematical Sciences, Professor Valentin D. Batukhtin.
In subsequent years, the number of structural subdivisions of the University increased to 19 faculties, 6 institutes, 91 Department. Began in 1991, the issue of the scientific magazine the Bulletin of Chelyabinsk state University. In 1994 opened a doctorate, CSU became the participant of the international program TEMPUS. Since 2001 are issued to the graduates of the unified European diploma Supplement. In 2004, the rector was elected doctor of economic Sciences, Professor Andrey Y. Shatin. Chelyabinsk state University became a member of the Association of classical universities of Russia, the Eurasian Association of universities, International Association of universities under UNESCO. In 2004 awarded the status of the district training center on training of invalids of the Ural Federal district.
Today in the structure of University's educational activity is conducted in 12 faculties and in 6 educational and scientific institutions. Implemented training 112 basic educational programs. In the structure of «Chelyabinsk state University» operates three branches: two of them in the cities of Chelyabinsk region Miass and Troitsk, one abroad - in Kostanai, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Chelyabinsk state University in figures students study at the Chelyabinsk state University 500 students are citizens of foreign States 165 students trained within the framework of inclusive education 12 faculties and 6 of educational and research institutions carry out educational and scientific activities 116 programs of training is realized in the Chelyabinsk state University 3 branch (in Miass, Troitsk and in the city of Kostanay, Republic of Kazakhstan) are functioning in the structure of the Chelyabinsk state University 2000 people are engaged in teaching and scientific activity 65% of them have academic degree 51% - candidates of Sciences and docents 14% received the degree of doctor of medicine and title of Professor