1949 — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Teachers Training College was founded with 2 departments: (Physic-Mathematical; Russian Language and Literature) and 5 chairs.
1950 — Correspondence education department was established. Majors in History, Physics and Mathematics, Russian Language and Literature were offered.
1950 — Natural-Geographical Department was set up.
1951 — Library was established.
1954 — Teachers Training College was reorganized into Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk State Teachers Training Institute.
1968 — Evening Courses for Advanced Teacher Training were set up.
1969 — Faculties of History and Russian Language and Literature were established on the basis of faculty of history and philology.
1970 — Training (Preparatory) Department was established.
1984 — Pedagogics and Elementary Education Department was established.
1988 — Faculty of Industry and Teachers Training was established
1989 — First international cooperation agreement with Hokkaido University (Faculty of Education) was signed.
1991 — Department of Economics and Oriental Studies was set up.
1992 — Physical Education and Sport Faculty was established.
1993 — Postgraduate Department was established.
1994 — Technological Faculty was established on the basis of Faculty of Industry and Teachers Training.
1995 — Pedagogics and Elementary Education Department was reorganized into Teachers Training Institute.
1996 — Cooperation agreement between Ufa State petroleum Technology University, Rosneft Sakhalinmorneftegas JSC and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk State Teachers Training Institute was signed.
1998 — Publishing house was set up.
1998 — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk State Teachers Training Institute was reorganized into Sakhalin State University (SSU).
1998 — Boris Misikov was elected a rector of Sakhalin State University; a Chairman of Academic Council of SSU.
1998 — Sakhalin Theatre College was set up as a part of SSU.
1999 — Preparatory Department was set up on the basis of Training Department.
1999 — Regional Test Center was established.
1999 — Institute of Law was established on the basis of Sakhalin branch of Far East State University.
1999 — Baccalaureate (Programs in Education) and External Studies were started.
2002 — Oil and Gas Faculty was established on the basis of General Education Faculty.
2003 — Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Faculty was established.
2004 — Sakhalin State University was successfully accredited by the RF Ministry for Education.
2007 — Service and Tourism Faculty was established.
2009 — Sustainable Management of Natural Resources Faculty and Oil and Gas Engineering Faculty were merged into Natural Resources and Oil and Gas Engineering Faculty.
2009 — Sakhalin State University became a prize-winner of the competition ЂGold medal „European quality“ї in the nomination Ђ100 best Russian Universitiesї.
2009 — Sakhalin State University was listed to the National Register ЂLeading Russian educationalї institutions and successfully accredited by the RF Ministry of Education and Science.