The article analyzes the final stage of activity of the staff of the Samara State University (2009–2015), during which the transition to a multi-level education system began, as well as searching for ways out of the university from a crisis state. The factors that negatively influenced the development of the university were identified. The analysis of activities aimed at expanding the educational space of the university, increasing the areas of training for undergraduate and graduate programs, modernization of scientific and educational environment and infrastructure of Samara State University is presented. The development programs of faculties and the strategic development program of the university for 2015–2025 were developed. It was adopted by the Academic Council of Samara University in October 2013. The program envisaged the participation of scientific schools of the university in the implementation of a number of economic and socio-cultural projects included in the strategic program of the Samara region.

The main methods of research were comparative historical and statistical methods used in the analysis of the corpus of documentary sources. Methods of retrospective and perspective analysis were also used. Sources of study include materials of the current archive of the Samara State University, minutes of meetings of the Academic Council of the Samara State University, reports on scientific activities, materials of the periodical press, personal archives of the authors.

The authors concluded that despite the efforts being made by the administration, the Academic Council and the scientific and pedagogical team in 2009–2015 Samara State University did not manage to get out of crisis state and start implementing the strategic program of university development for 2015–2025. The main problem of the university was the lack of financial and political support from the federal ministry and regional authorities.

About the authors

M. M. Leonov

Samara National Research University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7045-4310

Doctor of Historical Sciences, associate professor, Director of Social and Humanitarian Institute, Head of the Department of National History and Historiography

P. S. Kabytov

Samara National Research University

ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1381-6992

Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor, Honored Worker of Science of the Russian Federation, Head of the Department of Russian History


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