Tatar State University of Humanities and Education

General Information 

Tatar State University of Humanities and Education is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in the Russian Federation. Located in the city of Kazan. Since 2011 it has been part of the Kazan Volga Federal University.  Tatar State University of Humanities and Education was founded on October 24, 1876, as a Teacher‘s Institute  – the third in Russia after St. Petersburg and Moscow. After its formation, its name changed several times. In 1918 it was transformed into the Kazan Pedagogical Institute. In 1921, the former name returned – Kazan Pedagogical Institute. In 1929, it was transformed into the Eastern Pedagogical Institute by merging with the Eastern Academy and the Faculty of Social Sciences of Kazan University. In 1931 it was renamed the Tatar Pedagogical Institute, and since 1934 into the Kazan State Pedagogical Institute

In 1994, the educational institution received the status of a university and, accordingly, received the name Kazan State Pedagogical University. In 2005, on the basis of KSPU (Kazan State Pedagogical University), the Tatar State Humanitarian and Pedagogical University was created by joining two regional universities – the Tatar-American Regional Institute and the Tatar State Humanitarian Institute. In 2009, a decision was made to include TGGPU in the Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University. On September 1, 2011, TGGPU ceased to exist legally. All students who studied at TSPU became students of KFU (Kazan Federal University).

Study Programs 

  • Socio-economic Faculty
  • Faculty of Tatar Philology
  • Faculty of Philological Education
  • Faculty of Legal Education
  • Faculty of Psychological and Pedagogical Education
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages
  • Faculty of Natural Geography
  • Faculty of Mathematics
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Physical Culture
  • Faculty of Art Education
  • Faculty of History

Also at the university work:

  • Institute of additional education
  • Institute of Humanitarian and Pedagogical Research (NII TGGPU)
  • Center for Information Technology and Education Quality Management
  • Volga Regional Center for Iranian Studies
  • Center of Arab culture
  • Center of Turkish culture

Accommodation and Housing 

The university provides a dormitory for foreign students or students from other cities. The administration of the university provides all facilities such as central heating, free Wi-Fi, hot and cold running water, permanent access to the gym, library, reading rooms, and all equipment students need for studying and living. University provides free access to the University Library, reading rooms, studying rooms, and all necessary for studying process equipment and materials.