Kuzbass State Pedagogical Academy

The Kuzbas State Pedagogical Academy was a higher educational institution in the south of Kemerovo Oblast that trained teachers mainly for this region and in some specialties for the whole of Kuzbass. Since 2014, it has been part of the Kemerovo State University as a centre of pedagogical education.


The Stalin Teacher Training Institute was established in 1939 to train teachers. Then in 1944 the Stalin Pedagogical Institute was established to train middle and senior teachers. C 1954 Stalin State Pedagogical Institute. Since 1961 Novokuznetsk State Pedagogical Institute. Since 1997 Kuzbas State Pedagogical Academy.


The 10 faculties of the Academy trained teachers with higher education in 13 basic and 10 additional specialties. Since 1995, at the request of the Department of Education of the Region, the training of history teachers has been resumed at the Academy, and the training of informatics and business teachers has been licensed and started. Since 1999, training in «Pedagogy and Psychology» was carried out. Training of teachers of Shorsk


Faculties of Kuzbass State Pedagogical Academy:

  • Biology and Geography Faculty
  • Foreign Languages Faculty
  • History Faculty
  • Pedagogical Psychology Faculty
  • Physical Education Faculty
  • Physics and Mathematics Faculty
  • Preschool Education Faculty
  • Primary Education Faculty
  • Russian Language and Literature Faculty
  • Technology Faculty

Student Accommodation

Accommodation located of just a short walk from the University campus. You can choose from new modern studios with a bathroom and kitchen, bright and airy bedrooms, all finished to the highest standards. The accommodation, that has just been completed, is at the heart of Kemerovo, where students can come together to socialize, relax and make those priceless university memories. It includes a lounge with comfortable chill out areas, large TV, vending machine and ping pong tables. Helping to create the ideal environment for studying, there are shared study spaces with break-out and quiet study areas, so there is gym facilities and a cinema room is provided for students.

Novokuzneck City

Novokuznetsk is a city in Kemerovo Oblast in south-western Siberia, Russia. Population: 547,904 (2010 Census); 549,870 (2002 Census); 599,947 (1989 Census).

It was previously known as Kuznetsk (until 1931), Stalinsk (until 1961).

Founded in 1618 by men from Tomsk as a Cossack ostrog (fort) on the Tom River, it was initially called Kuznetsky ostrog It became the seat of Kuznetsky Uyezd in 1622. Kuznetsk was granted town status in 1689. It was here that Fyodor Dostoevsky married his first wife, Maria Isayeva (1857). Joseph Stalin’s rapid industrialization of the Soviet Union transformed the sleepy town into a major coal mining and industrial center in the 1930s. It merged with Sad Gorod in 1931. In 1931–1932, the city was known as Novokuznetsk and between 1932–1961 as Stalinsk, after Stalin.

Novokuznetsk has a fairly typical southwest Siberian humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification: Dwb) with warm summers during which most of the precipitation occurs, and severe, generally dry winters. Snowfall is very frequent during the winter, but its water content is generally very low due to the cold temperatures.

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