MPGU 26th Rector is Alexey V. Lubkov, Prof., Doctor of History, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education.
«Moscow Pedagogical State University is one of the oldest Russian Universities and it imposes on us certain obligations concerning the whole system of education in Russia. Loyal to traditions and open to innovations is MPGU motto. Hence, our main task is to preserve the glorious legacy of MPGU, develop and define the future appearance of our University by introducing the innovative approaches to education. Talent, self-sacrifice, professional dedication and civil responsibility have always been distinguishing qualities of MPGU graduates. In the 21st century it is necessary to find a balanced approache to cultural, axiological, psychological and methodological components of teacher training process in order to prepare intelligent, creative people who are able to react quickly and adequately to the challenges of time».