VSU's Mission is to generate scientific knowledge, to conduct interdisciplinary programmes aimed at training highly qualified professionals, as well as to implement innovative solutions, ensuring a high quality of life in accordance with the national interest and global market demands.
VSU sees itself as:
- an achievement-oriented world-class center of research and education for the Sciences and Natural and Human Resource Management;
- a center of interdisciplinary training of Russian and international students in academic programmes which are competitive at the international level;
- an entrepreneurial university whose activities are focused on accelerating technology transfer and the adoption of innovative technologies in the hi-tech sector of the economy of the Central Black Earth Region and Russia as a whole;
- a dedicated institutional leader in the Central Black Earth Region committed to pooling the intellectual and cultural resources of the higher education system in order to enhance the socio-economic prosperity and improve the people's living standards.