U. D. Aliyev Karachay-Cherkess State University

General Information

D. Aliyev Karachay-Cherkess State University is the oldest university in Karachay-Cherkessia. It is located in the city of Karachaevsk, one of the most beautiful corners of the republic’s resort area at the confluence of the Kuban and Teberda rivers. On August 27, 1940, Order No. 030-331 of the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) was adopted, according to which the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) was allowed to open the Karachay-Cherkess Pedagogical Institute from September 1, 1940, in the city of Mikoyan-Shakhar with two faculties: Language, Literature and Physics and Mathematics. 

The Institute gradually grew and developed, and new faculties and specialties were opened: art-graphic and physical culture; pedagogy and methods of primary education; historical; musical and pedagogical; natural-geographic, journalism in Russian and the languages ​​of the peoples of the republic (Karachai, Circassian, Abaza, and Nogai), psychology. The university library and reading rooms have more than 250,000 volumes. Two modern dormitories simultaneously accommodate 700 students. In the dining room, buffet, and two cafes – 300 seats. 

There is an assembly hall for 400 seats, a student sanatorium “Youth” for 60 seats, and a sports complex with 4 sports halls. There are 360 teachers working at 36 specialized departments, representing 18 nations and nationalities of our country, including 30 doctors of sciences, and professors. U. D. Aliyev Karachay-Cherkess State University has significant scientific, methodological, and pedagogical potential, has a solid material base, and is able to successfully solve the high tasks facing it. U. D. Aliyev Karachay-Cherkess State University has become a universally recognized center for training not only scientific and pedagogical personnel but also a center of culture and art, the restoration and development of wonderful mountain and folk traditions, and the study of flora and fauna of the unique region of the North Caucasus. 

Study Programs

  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Natural Geographic
  • Psychology 
  • Pedagogy 
  • History
  • Journalism 
  • Physical culture
  • Languages 
  • Art-graphic

Accommodation and Housing 

The University provides accommodation to its students. Each room in the dormitory is equipped with: a bed, bedding, desk and chair, and curtains. The bathroom is shared between double and triple roommates​. Shared facilities (for all the international students): Refrigerator, microwave, kitchen range, toaster, TV, cooking utensils (pot, frying pan, knife, cutting board, etc.), laundry room. Free Wi-Fi is available.​