Volzhsky Polytechnic Institute (VPI) was founded in 1965. In 1995 it was given the status VPI (branch) of VSTU. In the institute there are three faculties: Engineering and Economics, Auto-mechanical, and evening.

Specialists are prepared by 14 schools. The institute employs 200 lecturers, 11 Doctors, professors, 72 Masters of Science, associate professors. There are 5 doctoral candidates and 34 postgraduate students.

Scientific research at VPI (branch) of VSTU

There exists an integration of the scientific research within schools with commercial companies in chemical, energy, and motorcar manufacturing fields in the city of Volzhsky. The research is being carried out with the Volgograd Tractor Plant, Oldenburg and Tula factories of rubber products.

The main areas of scientific research: Industrial Ecology, Geological Protection Activities, Development of Materials for Collecting Natural Oil, Heat and Mass Transfer, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Modifiers’ Technology, Ingredients of Rubber Compounds, Creation of Coagulants for Industrial Waste and Natural Water Treatment, Polymeric Materials with Low Inflammability, Construction and Manufacturing Technology of Large Elastic Shells, Curved Pipes of Glass and Plastics, Mathematical Modeling, Development of Methods for Calculating the Equipment of Chemical and Technological Processes, Information Technology, Process Control, Development of Instruments and Sensors, Ink-Jet Converters.

Two student constructor bureaus have been set up in conjunction with the companies of Volzhsky.