16-19 January - within Gaidarovsky Forum the Annual National Competition “Stable Future of Russia” was held in Moscow. Dmitry Shkalikov, a student of the Humanities and Pedagogics Institute of TSU became a laureate by winning the third prize with his work “Social Institutions Development - Basis for Stable Development of Russia”.

In February the results of the open public competition for the scholarship of the Russian President for young scientists and postgraduates implementing scientific works on priority directions of Russian economy modernization program for 2013-2015. TSU sent ten applications three of which were approved.

In March TSU successfully passed the State Accreditation. All programs of professional and postgraduate education were accredited to the full extent - 96 programs in total.

On 6 April for the first time TSU hosted a major international campaign for literacy check of all willing participants “Total Dictation”. In Togliatti it was organized by the Youth Affairs Committee of Togliatti City Administration supported by the Russian Language and Literature Department of TSU.

On 23 April the results of the competition for the mega-grant of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation were published. In total, there were 719 applications from 575 educational institutions, 100 scientific organizations of RAN (Russian Academy of Science) and 44 governmental scientific organizations. Only 42 participants were awarded prizes in 36 scientific fields. In the “Technology of Materials” field the winner was named a lead scientist Alexey Evgenievich Romanov, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor who was invited to work in TSU. During 2013-2015 A.E. Romanov is supposed to implement a project “Developing Physical and Chemical Grounds for the Technology of Innovative Nanocatalysts Production Based on Non-precious Metals”.

In May Togliatti State University successfully passed the State Accreditation for eighteen Master Degree programs. They were accredited up to 2019.

18-28 June - the first Youth Forum of Privolzhsky Federal District “IVolga-2013” took place on the Mastruki Lakes. TSU delegation was the most numerous of all - 146 members.

The Scientific Council of TSU came to a decision to establish the Research and Development Institute of Progressive Technologies in TSU. The idea belonged to Rector Mikhail Krishtal who offered Professor D.L. Merson to head the project.

In July an agreement on cooperation between TSU and JSC “Innovative Center “Zhiguli Valley” (Technopark of High-Technology Industry) signed by the University Rector M.M. Krishtal and CEO of “Zhiguli Valley” D.V. Zhidkov. The strategic aim of the mutual agreement is to create competitive business environment in Samara Region.

In midsummer unique foundry facilities (produced in Germany) were launched in TSU. They are meant to be used both for teaching purpose and for production. The equipment is the main link in the production technology chain of exclusive products which was created within the scope of mega-grant financing obtained for innovative technological center establishment.

2 September - The Governor of Samara Region Nikolay I. Merkushkin headed TSU Board of Trustees. Nikolay Merkushkin expressed his approval on the video presentation of the future university campus.

In September TSU was visited by representatives of high engineering schools of Alès, Nancy, and Saint-Étienne in France. Cooperation within student exchange programs, and opportunities for enhancement of TSU education programs were discussed at the meeting.

18-22 September - The International Environmental Congress ELPIT-2013 was held in Togliatti and Samara for the tenth year consequently.

In the beginning of October the VI International School “Physical Material Science” with elements of scientific school for young researchers took place in TSU. Among its participants there were leading physicists from eight countries of the world (31 cities).