N.G. Chernyshevsky Saratov State University is one of the oldest universities in Russia - it was established in December, 1909. Primarily it consisted of only one department-Medical Department. The famous surgeon from town Kasan V.I. Razumovsky was appointed to be the first Rector of the University. The chairs were headed by the scientists whose names were well-known in the scientific world. Nowadays SSU is one of the biggest educational and scientific centres in Russia. In Saratov State University there are 62 specialties of higher education, training is available at 28 departments. After completing a process of integration in 1998 several educational institutions were added into the University structure: Pedagogical Institute (SPI), Balashov Pedagogical Institute (BPI), College of Geology and College of Radioelectronics named after N.P. Yablochkov. Later affiliation of SSU in Astrakhan and College of Management and Service were established. Another 25 affiliations of the chairs are established on the base of the industrial enterprises, Scientific Research Institutions, banks and secondary schools of the city. Today Saratov State University faculty enrollment is 1422 instructors. Among then: 804 candidates and doctors of sciences, 216 professors, 27 academicians and corresponding-members of variuos state academies. The total SSU students enrollment number is 22345. Many collaborators and students were awarded "Soros foundation professor" statuses, "Soros foundation assistant professor" and "Soros foundation student" statuses. For the recent 5 years 156 grants have been won by SSU scientists for scientific research purposes.