Chechen State University dates back to 7 February 1938 when Grozny Teacher Training Institute was founded with a two-year study period. The Institute was reorganized into Chechen-Ingush State University on 9 March 1971 and the new place received the name of Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. On 28 February 1995, Chechen-Ingush State University named after Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was renamed into Chechen State University. Later in 2011 the University transformed into the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Chechen State University”.
Currently around 15000 full-time and part-time students are receiving education at the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Chechen State University” and 10 Faculties and four Institutes lead the learning process.
The Centre of Collective Use at the University serves as a launch pad for the staff and students to conduct research in priority development areas of science and technology as well as providing services to external organizations and individuals on a commercial basis.
Furthermore, Chechen State University boasts infrastructure for generating growth points for small innovation businesses and developing new technological businesses. The key link of the University’s innovation cluster is represented by the Technopark, whose main task is to provide support and preparation for independent functioning to small and medium innovation enterprises, commercial acquisition of scientific knowledge, innovations, know-hows and high-end technology and transferring them to the science and technology production market.