Extra-curricular activities

Sports and Social Sphere
Sports and Social Sphere
Sport plays a great role in the university life. The students are permanently participating and winning various contests in soccer, volleyball, basketball, field athletics and many other sport competitions. Sports facilities of the University include 4 gyms, 2 recreational complexes, 3 ski bases. In 2011 a university swimming pool was put into operation as part of the project "500 Swimming Pools" facilitated by the party "United Russia". Traditional Spartakiada Games "Health" and Intercollegiate Student Games in 13 kinds of sports take place on the annual basis. Our students successfully participate and win prizes in the federal and international competitions. The University is proud of its alumni – world famous athletes Olga Kaniskina, Sergey Kirdyapkin, Denis Nizhegorodov. The University team has twice won the European Universities Championship in volleyball. In 2010, 2011 Mordovian State University was the winner of the Russian-wide contest "University of the Healthy Life-Style". The University has a well developed social structure. It consists of the Department of Social Development, Centre for Students' Employment Assistance, Trade-Unions, athletic recreational complex, food production facility "Molodezhny", polyclinics, recreational sanatorium, vacation house "Ogarevets", sports and recreational complex "Rainbow-2" located at the Black Sea coast.