Tomsk State Pedagogical University

About TSPU


Tomsk State Pedagogical University was founded in 1902 and is the oldest educational institution in Siberia. TSPU today is one of the leading institutions of higher education of Russia. It conducts research on a wide range of priority directions.

TSPU has a highly qualified scientific and pedagogical staff: five corresponding members of state academies, four Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation. Overall, the number of specialists with academic degrees and titles in the University personnel exceeds 80%. Two scientific schools of TSPU (in physics and biology) have a formal status of “leading scientific schools of the Russian Federation” and the corresponding grants of the President of the Russian Federation. Professor of TSPU, a theoretical physicist Odintsov, S.D., entered the number of 10 most well-known Russian scientists, according to Forbes magazine.

According to the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI), ​​as of the beginning of 2013, TSPU was ranked 19th among other universities of the Russian Federations in volume of citation of scientific publications, and is in the top ten of all the universities in Russia in terms of specific citation and H-index citation.

Research directions, related to the development of pedagogics, methodology and theory of professional education, have a long tradition in TSPU: TSPU is one of the few pedagogical institutions of higher education, where an entire series of textbooks for schools have been developed, including those, which entered the federal list of school textbooks. The level of scientific activity at Tomsk Pedagogical State University places it among the top 12 universities in Russia. 

By Hirsh citation index our University is currently ranked 8th among all of the universities in Russia and 1st among Education Universities.

The University implements a system of continuous education on the basis of a multi-level training system, career enhancement training and retraining, post-graduate and doctoral programs. A training of PhD candidates is carried out in 11 academic specialties, and a training of post-graduate students is carried out in 34 academic specialties.

On a level of international relations, TSPU has leading positions among pedagogical universities: the University is a member of International Association of Universities, a recurrent winner within the framework of the Consortium of Russian Universities and the European Union contest for participation in the European academic program Erasmus Mundus (Erasmus Mundus Action2multic). The students of TSPU participate in academic exchanges with universities of Poland, Japan, Norway, United States, Mongolia, Austria, and Italy. Foreign students have an opportunity to attend the Russian language courses.


  • More than 4 thousand students from 38 Regions of Russia and 14 countries
  • More then 500 graduate students
  • 104 educational programs
  • 8 faculties
  • 4 comfortable dormitories
  • 2 student camps: in Kireevsk and Timiryazevo
  • 9 education and science buildings
  • Library
  • Stadium and a swimming pool

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