In 2001 Sergey Zhilkin headed the newly founded
In November 2001 the Academic Council and the Board of Trustees were elected. Aleksey Nikolayev, an Honored Citizen of Togliatti and the Ex-president of AVTOVAZ Company, became the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and the Mayor of Togliatti Nikolay Utkin became the Deputy Chairman.
In summer 2002 Sergey Zhilkin was elected the rector of the university for a 5-year term.
On June 27, 2002 the first 1643 graduates of
During the period from January 2002 to May 2004 25 national conferences were held at the University. The University also took an active part in national and international exhibitions, and its representatives were highly praised by organizers and judges. In February 2003 TSU research projects headed by Professor O.I. Drachev were awarded gold and silver medals at the III International Salon of Innovations and Investments.
The University took part in the Annual Exhibition “PROMEXPO” where the works of
TSU students won a number of various competitions: Russian Open Championship in Computer-Aided Design was held at TSU in May 2003. TSU students achieved distinguished results: M.V. Nesterov – two first places, A.V. German – the second place; and in January
In 2002 the DELCAM
During the period 2002 – 2004 twenty-one new education programs were licensed.