Stavropol State Pedagogical Institute

Stavropol State University is an up-to-date and dynamic establishment of higher education with great history and traditions, a leading scientific-educational center of the North Caucasus integrated organically into the social-economic development of the region providing stable reproduction of state-of-the-art specialists in a broad spectrum of specialties. Founded in 1930 as Stavropol Agricultural-Pedagogical Institute it was reformed into Stavropol State Pedagogical Institute in 1932 and in 1994 into Stavropol State Pedagogical University. Under the Regulation of the Government of the Russian Federation № 189 of February 28, 1996 Stavropol State University as founded in Stavropol on the basis of the Stavropol State Pedagogical University and the Stavropol branch of Moscow Law Academy.


SSU is located in 6 buildings having the area of 45 thousand square meters; it has a scientific library, 3 well-appointed dormitories, which number 1800 places; 3 sports halls. A new building with the general capacity of 30, 5 thousand square meters is being constructed. The first stage development of 16, 2 square meters is under completion.


The University realizes students’ training at 12 faculties (including the Faculty of Medicine, Biology and Chemistry, the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics , the Faculty of Philology and Journalism, the Faculty of Law, the faculty of Economy and other) in 51 specialties of higher professional education, in 15 BA and 18 MA courses,  8 additional qualifications, which cover the whole spectrum of the contemporary  university education. At the present time 18 thousand students are trained in the University (including full-time, part-time and external modes of studies).


Faculties of Stavropol State Pedagogical Institute



University Chairs:           

  • Information technology
  • Foreign Languages I
  • Foreign Languages II
  • Pedagogics and Psychology of High School
  • Political History
  • Politology and Sociology
  • Social Philosophy and Ethnology
  • Physical Culture
  • Philosophy
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Humanitarian-Pedagogical
  • Reserve-officer training chair


  • Faculty of Geography
  • Faculty of History
  • Faculty of Medicine Biology and Chemistry
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Romance and Germanic languages
  • Faculty of Physical Education
  • Faculty of Philology and Journalism
  • Physics and Mathematics Faculty
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Advanced Training Faculty and Professional Retraining of the Managerial Staff of Education Faculty
  • Translation Department

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

Stavropol City

Stavropol is an ancient city located in the North Caucasus. 1777 is considered a year Stavropol was founded as a fortress on the southern boundaries of Russia under the decree of Empress Ekaterina II. «Stavropol» is a Russian rendition of a Greek name “Stavropoulos” meaning «City of the Cross». There is a legend that soldiers have found a huge cross made of stone when they were building the fortress in the future city location.

Today the city of Stavropol is a large administrative, industrial, agricultural, scientific and cultural center of the North Caucasus with a number of historical monuments, museums, libraries, sport facilities, concert halls, hotels, supermarkets, and restaurants of national kitchen. For the religiously inclined people, the city has some Orthodox churches, and a Mosque.

Stavropol is a students’ city. There are more than 30 higher educational institutions where more than 90 thousand students are trained.

With the abundance of trees and flowers in the streets, parks and squares, Stavropol is among the greenest cities in Russia today, and is called the “Gate of Caucasus”.

The Botanical Garden of Stavropol is a museum of living plants; it has spread over a territory of 18 hectares, 16 of them being natural woods. The whole year round visitors may come and enjoy the sights and the scent of exotic flowers in blossom. Favorable climatic conditions, adjacent cities-resorts: Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk, Essentuki, Zheleznovodsk have become the leading Russian resorts accepting annually more than 650 000 Russian citizens as well as foreign ones. The location of the Caucasus Mineral Waters resort is so peculiar that it will take you only a day to travel to such a famous Caucasus highland as Preelbrusye, Dombaiand Arkhyz by coach. The cable cars will take you at 3000 and more meters above the sea level to see the shiny everlasting snows and glaciers of the highest European mountain Elbrus.

Stavropol is connected by air, railway and road to Moscow and other cities of Russia. There is an international airport in the city of Mineralnye Vody about 180 km away, 2 hours by bus.

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