MPGU facts and figures


24 954
students from
80 regions of Russia

3 100
foreign students from
54 countries

Teaching staff:

1 680 Teachers
879 Candidate of Sciences
331 Doctors of Science
349 Professors

Among MPGU alumni

НРУ 2023
46 place

QS WUR 2022

RAEX 2023
31 place

The three university missions 2022
1401-1500 place

261-270 place

RUR 2022
767 place

MPGU offers the largest variety of MA programs among other pedagogical universities

Vladimir Mayakovski, Maxim Gorky, Alexander Blok, Mikhail Sholokhov, Bulat Okudzhava, Fyodor Chaliapin, Maria Yermolova and other famous people of the 20th C. visited MPGU.

Members of more than 70 Moscow pedagogical dynasties studied in MPGU. Their total length of work varied from 100 to 500 years.

6 out of 8 president-defined priority development areas in science and technology are implemented in MPGU

If a student plans to become a professional athlete, it is possible to make a particular sport a subject in the curriculum. MPGU has a large number of sport classes.

MPGU graduates became Olympic champions: E. Dementyeva (tennis), N. Krukov (skiing), T. Kurbakova (gymnastics), S. Masterkova (running), O. Slivenko (weight lifting) and others

More than 100 films were made in MPGU.

MPGU physicists N. Zelinsky was the inventor of the first effective charcoal gas mask and A. Stoletov built the first solar cell.

MPGU library has more than 1,8 million books, and has a section of Rare book department with more than 40 thousand items there.

MPGU has its own chamber ensemble “Cantus firmus”, loved and appreciated by many Moscow citizens.

Welcome to Moscow Pedagogical State University!

Moscow Pedagogical State University (MPGU) is a pioneering Russian university in pedagogy, teachers’ training and research. MPGU, being the oldest teachers’ training university in Russia, is committed to preservation of traditions and introduction of innovative approaches to pedagogical education.

According to the President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, few universities can equal MPGU in matters of educational achievements: “It is here that the high standard is set that all other pedagogical universities of the country adhere to”.

We are proud that thousands of Russian and foreign students graduated from the University and became the first-class specialists in different scientific and educational fields.

Included in the State Code of especially valuable objects of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation