About MSPU

Today we live in the age of rapid changes, innovations and the growth of physical and social mobility. Contemporary scholars call the modern society as knowledge society where information and communication plays key role. Education is considered as investment into own social and cultural capital therefore the choice of educational institution is the decision which is principal in human life.

The pedagogical education and teacher training is an important mission of our university. Moscow Pedagogical State University combines the tradition and modernity which expressed in the foundational pedagogical education and applied features of teaching subjects at the same time. Contemporary theoretical and applied knowledge is the main competitive factor of future teachers.

MSPU is the only pedagogical university in Russia which Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, visited on the first Day of Knowledge of the new century and millennium – September 1, 2001. Vladimir Putin underlined: «Moscow State Pedagogical is a model, which all other pedagogical universities of the country aim at.»

We are proud that thousands of russian and foreign citizens graduated our university and became the first class specialists in the certain field of sciences and education.

MSPU personell will do everything possible to make education in MSPU as one of the brightest impression of your life.

Welcome to Moscow Pedagogical State University.


MSPU is:

21400 students from 75 regions of Russia
1300 foreign students from 40 countries

972 graduate students
141 doctoral student
1519 teachers
858 PhDs
369 Professors
321 Doctors of Philosophy

9 Institutes
17 Departmants
12 training and research centres
50 scientific schools
7 student houses
12 educational buildings

500 Degree programs of higher education
38 Bachelor Degree Programs
25 Master Degree Programs
26 Specialist Programs
69 Postgraduate Programs
73 Programs of additional education