Tula State Pedagogical University

About University

Its rich historical past, contemporary re­search activities in Russia, fast development, and innovation let Tula State Pedagogical University become one of the top-ranked universities in Russia and its education system. At present, University provides more than 138 basic educational programs of undergraduate level studies, 24 specialties on postgraduate programs, and 3 doctoral programs of 10 branches of science at Tula State Pedagogical University.

In 2019 the university got into the top 10 of the best pedagogical universities in Russia (according to the rank of the best universities of Russia‘s National Recognition).  The university primarily trains teachers in all subjects, it has several non-teacher training educational programs as well as professional development and life-long learning programs.

Such fields of study as Pharmacy courses, IT courses, Chemistry courses, Biology courses, Agronomy courses, Psychology courses, Economics courses, Management courses, Social Sciences courses, Tourism courses, Pedagogical education, Linguistics courses, History courses, Physical education and sport, and Philosophy, etc. are available at Tula State Pedagogical University.

Getting an education in Russia at Tula State Pedagogical University provides a student with the exceptional groundwork for their career growth. Having a higher degree from Tula State Pedagogical University gives you confidence in your bright future and unfathomable career opportunities in Russia and abroad.

Facilities and Resources of the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Information technologies include modern Computer Laboratories, 4 lecture halls, 2 auditoriums, 9 Scientific Laboratories, and renovated classrooms. Computer labs are equipped with personal computers of various modifications, which are connected to a local area network. Every student has permanent access to the global Internet. All the PCs have licensed software. There is at least one computer with Internet access for 2 students.

Training programs in Russia offered by the University are designed for a wide range of participants: from ordinary students to specialists. The Center of Languages and Cultures work is based on the belief that qualitative linguistic education and pedagogical education can and must be available to a wide range of people. This Center combines traditional activities and new tendencies in studying processes such as group lessons and individual education

The University’s activity aimed at the development of the system of search and support of gifted students includes not only preparatory courses and creative laboratories, but also Leo Tolstoy TSPU Lyceum, which has been functioning for more than 15 years, and the system of university classes.


In 2009, Tula SPU became a laureate of the contest “Gold Medal “European Quality” in the category “Top-100 Universities in Russia”  and won in the category “The Best Russian Specialized University”. In 2012, the Univer­sity was included in the National Register of the Leading Scientific Organizations of Russia.

Tula State Pedagogical University is among the top-ranked universities in the Russian Federation and is recognized by MCI, WHO, and UNESCO. University is enlisted with the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS). It means that accreditation or a higher degree in Russia received at Tula State Pedagogical University is valid all over the world and will be recognized in the same light as in the country where it was given.

Faculties and Courses

Tula State Pedagogical University provides a studying process on such faculties:

  • The Faculty of Mathematics, Physics, and Information Technologies
  • The Faculty of Foreign Languages
  • The Faculty of Russian Philology and Document Science
  • The Faculty of History and Law
  • The Faculty of Psychology
  • The Faculty of Technology and Business
  • The Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • The Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • The Faculty of Physical Education
  • The International Faculty

Every student covers a range of comprehensive subjects:

  • Developing Listening and Speaking Skills
  • Research Methodology
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Theory of Literature
  • Latin American Post Colonialism
  • General Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Physiology Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Introduction to FinTech
  • Introduction to HR Analytics
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Art of Effective Communication
  • Introduction to Research Methodology
  • History of Physical Education
  • English and Communication Skills
  • Sports Management
  • Organization and Administration of Physical Education
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Sports Technology
  • Number Theory
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Combinatorics
  • Topology
  • Mathematical Analysis


Tula State University (TSU) has the largest network of student hostels among medical universities in Russia.  Students can live and study in 4 renovated and modernized student dorm buildings. Both local and international students can avail of the hostel facility. Sharing accommodation with basic furniture, washroom, and appliances are offered to every student. 

They live in big and well-furnished rooms and are provided with bedding, pillows, blankets, beds, wardrobes, and chairs. Every student also has access to free Wi-Fi which makes studying and resting more comfortable. 

Student hostels are located close to the main academic buildings and are surrounded by parks, food stores in Russia, and shopping malls. All dormitory residents can spend their free time in a park, go shopping, and should be confident that they can arrive home on time. Students may find a broad variety of food products in food stores and supermarkets situated near every dorm building. It gives foreign citizens an excellent opportunity to stick to the same food that they were accustomed to.

About City 

Tula is one of the oldest cities in Russia. It was first mentioned as a fortress of the Principality of Ryazan in 1146. Today, Tula is one of the major Russian industrial and commercial centers. The leading industries are ferrous metallurgy, machine building, and metalworking. Nowadays, the city has become a center of Russian culture and arts. It is full of talented young people that are part of the Russian Scientific and Cultural Community. The climate in Russia is temperate continental, characterized by warm summers and moderately cold winters. The average temperature in February is minus 7.3 degrees Celsius, and in July – plus 19.4 degrees Celsius.

Tula is famous for its traditional Russian cuisine and cookies made with honey and gingerbread – pryaniki. In the West, Tula is perhaps best known as the center of samovar production. The most popular tourist attraction in Tula Oblast is Yasnaya Polyana, the home and burial place of the writer Leo Tolstoy. It is situated 14 kilometers (9 miles) southwest of the city. It is where Tolstoy wrote his celebrated novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina.