Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University
Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University is higher education institution in Yekaterinburg. Full name – Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education “Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University” (FGAOU VO “RGPPU”). It was founded on September 1, 1979, as the Sverdlovsk Engineering Pedagogical Institute (SEPI). The main building of the university is located in the Uralmash area. The university has 5 institutes, 1 college, doctoral studies, postgraduate studies, and 4 branches in the cities of the Sverdlovsk region and beyond.
The Sverdlovsk Engineering Pedagogical Institute was established on the basis of the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR on June 2, 1978, and was the first engineering and pedagogical institute in the country. Mechanical engineering and electrical power faculties were founded, which included 12 departments. The main task of the Institute was the training of teaching staff in the system of primary, secondary, and higher professional education. In 1987, at a joint meeting of the collegiums of the Ministry of Education and the State Professional Education Department of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), the Sverdlovsk Engineering and Pedagogical Institute was approved as the country’s leading university in the field of engineering and pedagogical education.
In December 1993, by order of the Minister of Education, the Sverdlovsk Engineering and Pedagogical Institute (SEPI) was transformed into the Ural State Vocational Pedagogical University (USVPU). On November 27, 2001, by order of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, the Ural State Vocational Pedagogical University (USVPU) was renamed the Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University (RSVPU).
- Engineering and Pedagogical Education
- Psychological and Pedagogical Education
- Humanitarian and Socio-Economic Education
- Physical Culture, Sports, and Health
- Development of Territorial Systems of Vocational Pedagogical Education
Accommodation and Housing
There are five student dormitories in the university, in which more than a thousand students live. Dorms consist of eight rooms per floor, with 2-3 people per room. Each floor also has one kitchen and two toilets, and the basement has a shower. Students cannot select their own rooms. It is advisable to apply early, as the number of rooms is limited. Some students may not be comfortable with dorm rules, as they are often considered strict.