New calendar year started with sport victories (119 gold medals apart from numerous silver and bronze medals) - Togliatti State University has won the City Student Games Cup for the third time.

In January Togliatti State University obtained the status of experimental site for the Federal Institute of Education Development of the Ministry of Education of Russia.

This month Togliatti State University also celebrated another of its victories - it became one of the five nominees in the Federal Contest “Training Quality System of Professional Education Institutions GraduatesTogliatti State University was the only nominated university in Togliatti.

Starting from January the University commenced works on “Formula TGU” project aimed at designing and assembling a special race car within the scope of the international program “Formula Student”.

New departments were established in the University - the Employee Development Center, the Technology Transfer Center, and the Student Business Incubator for. The latter organized selection of students and graduates as employees for the international engineering company COMAU.

20 February - first in the region regular television program prepared by students “Togliatti State University Video Journal” was aired. Some time later, this program of Togliatti State University TV-studio won the regional contest of the Youth Media «MASS MEDIA AWARDS - 2008».

In March the School of Environmental Engineering, Ecological Monitoring and Complex Issues of Theoretical Engineering based in Togliatti State University (headed by Doctor of Engineering, Professor Andrey Vasiliev) was recognized as one of the leading scientific schools of the Russian Federation.

In April Togliatti State University was visited by the engineering company “Process Flow” and an agreement upon establishment of the company authorized center in Togliatti State University was signed.

Togliatti State University participated in the regional program “Togliatti Industrial Technology Development for 2008-2015 as a scientific developer (headed by Doctor of Economics, Togliatti State University Rector Sergey Zhilkin) became another significant event of the year.

In May Togliatti State University won another “Student Spring” Art Contest.

In May the Institute of Extramural Education and the Institute of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering were established in Togliatti State University.

3 June - Togliatti State University celebrated a highly expected event - new University Sport Complex opening. It includes a swimming pool, a gym, a fitness and aerobics studio, two volleyball courts, a ski base, and a tourist club.

In summer the third dissertation council - on physical and mathematical sciences - was formed in the University.

In September a new race car constructed and assembled by Togliatti State University students was presented to the public. Later, this car took part in “Formula Student of Russia - 2008 race in Moscow.

In November, following a tragic demise of Rector Sergey Zhilkin, Olga Lyshova took the position of Acting Rector.

In 2008 the first issue of the university scientific journal “Vector Nauki” was published.

During the period of 2007-2008 three international and five national conferences took place in Togliatti State University.