Chuvash State Pedagogical University named after I.Y. Yakovlev

  1. Yakovlev Chuvash State Pedagogical University was founded on10 June 1930. Since its foundation the university has trained more than 52,000 specialists.


  1. Yakovlev Chuvash State Pedagogical University is a modern higher educational institution and regional center for innovative development with the main focus on advanced preparation of competent professionals. It quickly responds to the social demand and provides specialists for basic sectors of the economy in the region.


At present, training is carried out under 129 basic academic programs within 10 major groups. Quality education is provided by 249 highly qualified specialists, including 34 professors, doctors of science, and 193associate professors, candidates of science.


There are 6 academic buildings, 3 halls of residence, a health care center and a swimming pool.


According to the results of the monitoring by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Chuvash State Pedagogical University is recognized as an effective university that has successfully overcome the threshold of all seven indicators.


I.Yakovlev Chuvash State Pedagogical University Today:

  • more than 5,500 students
  • 249 full-time professors (227 have academic degrees and titles), including 34 professors, doctors of sciences, and 193assistant professor, candidates of science
  • 10 faculties: Faculty of Physics and Mathematics; Faculty of Foreign Languages; Faculty of Art and Music Education; Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy; Faculty of Natural Science Education; Faculty of Preschool and Correctional Pedagogy and Psychology; Faculty of Chuvash and Russian Philology; Faculty of Technology and Economics; Faculty of History, Management and Law; Faculty of Physical Education
  • 3 scientific and 16 academic schools. These schools are successfully developing under the guidance of university scientists, who focus their activity on priority areas of science and large scale integration into the educational process.
  • 6 academic buildings, 3 halls of residence, a swimming pool, MechtaHealth Care Centre
  • 5 museums: I. Yakovlev Museum, Museum of University History, Museum of Maternal Glory, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, Biological Museum
  • -rich scientific library
  • academic centres: Children’s Academy, Chuvash Language Academy, Centre for Elite Philological Education, Centre for Visual Anthropology, Academic Production Centre, Centre for Voluntary Certification of Teachers, etc.
  • 5 training programs of further professional education
  • 2dissertation defense boards in pedagogical and physico-mathematical sciences
  • collaborative activity of the academic teaching staff with 70 leading scientific centers and educational organizations in Russia, foreign countries and neighboring CIS countries


Faculties of Chuvash State Pedagogical University named after I.Y. Yakovlev:

  • Foreign languages;
  • Computer Science and Computing;
  • Arts;
  • Historic-Geographical;
  • Machine-building;
  • Medical;
  • Radioelectronics and Automation;
  • Construction;
  • Office and Social Technology;
  • Applied Mathematics, Physics and Information Technology;
  • Chemistry-Pharmaceutical;
  • Economic;
  • Energy and Electrical Engineering;
  • Legal;
  • Russian and Chuvash Philology and Journalism.

Student Accommodation

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. We encourage students to apply early, as the number of rooms are limited. Some students may not be comfortable with dorm rules, as they are often considered strict.

All Dormitories have the following facilities:

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Medical aid cabinet
  • Gym
  • Reading room
  • Free Internet connection

Cheboksary City

Cheboksary (Shupashkar in the Chuvash language) is a city in Russia, the capital of the Chuvash Republic, a large port on the right bank of the Volga River. This is one of the largest religious, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, and sports centers of Povolzhye (the Volga Region).


Cheboksary – Features

The city of Cheboksary is located on the Volga Upland on the right bank of the Cheboksary reservoir of the Volga River. Cheboksary has a satellite city – Novocheboksarsk. Together they form an agglomeration with a population of more than 680 thousand people.

The climate of Cheboksary is temperate continental. Winter is frosty, snowy, lasting an average of five months. Summer is warm, sometimes hot, lasting three months. The average temperature in January is minus 12.9 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 18.8 degrees Celsius.

According to the 2010 census, about 59% of the population in Cheboksary were Chuvash, about 32% – Russians, as well as Tatars (1%), Ukrainians (0.5%), Mari (0.4%), Mordvinians (0.4%).

The city economy is characterized, first of all, by developed industry. The leading industries of Cheboksary are electrical energy equipment, engineering, and food processing. The economic and geographical position of the city is characterized by the presence of the Nizhny Novgorod-Cheboksary-Ulyanovsk highways, the road to Kazan and Yoshkar-Ola going along the dam of the Cheboksary Hydroelectric Station. Two federal highways pass through Cheboksary: M7 Volga and P176 Vyatka.

The distance to Moscow is 671 km, Kazan – 152 km, Nizhny Novgorod – 243 km, Ulyanovsk – 244 km, Yoshkar-Ola – 93 km. From Kazan station in Moscow there is a branded train “Chuvashia” running to Cheboksary. The airport of the city offers regular flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Public transport is represented by trolleybuses, buses, minibuses, and taxis.

Cheboksary has a large river station. It is a place to stop during the Volga River cruises. Such destinations as Astrakhan, Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd, the Caspian and the Black seas are located downstream of the Volga south of the city; Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow, Yaroslavl, and other northern regions of Russia are reachable if you sail upstream of the Volga west of Cheboksary.

Cheboksary is regularly included in the list of the cleanest and most comfortable cities in Russia. There is a lot of greenery: dozens of public gardens, groves, shady alleys, as well as specially protected natural sites.

The City Day of Cheboksary is celebrated on the third Sunday of August.

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