Transbaikal State Humanitarian Pedagogical University named after N.G. Chernishevkovo

Transbaikal State University is a multi-educational, scientific and innovative complex, providing a multi-level training of highly qualified specialists for industry, governmental/municipal authorities and law structures in the area of Transbaikal region, Far East and Eastern Siberia.

Until 2003 Transbai-kal State University was named State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Chita State Technical University”. Then it was renamed to State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Chita State University” (Order of RF Ministry of Education and Science № 274- к by 23.07.2003).

In 2012 State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Chita State University” was reorganized to Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Transbaikal State University” after consolidation with Zabaikalsky State Humanitarian Pedagogical University named after N. Chernishevsky (Order of RF Ministry of Education № 33 by 20.01.2012).

In 2016 Federal State Budgetary Educa-tional Institution of Higher Professional Edu-cation “Transbaikal State University” was renamed to Federal State Bud-getary Educational Insti-tution of Higher Educa-tion “Transbaikal State University” (Order of RF Ministry of Education and Science № 259 by 21.03.2016).

Now it is the largest University in Transbaikal region, which educational and scientific potential responds the modern requirements and ensure sustainable development of higher education. Transbaikal State University creates the conditions for all directions of quality education, for the development of every student professional, scientific and creative abilities.

The modern educa-tional process in the Uni-versity is carried out at 15 faculties. There are Distance Learning Center, Humanitarian Technical College and two Lyceum operating at the University. At present, the number of University students is more than 18 thousand, including about 8,000 full-time training. In 88 training courses and specialties of the University students receive strong and qualitative knowledge. Transbaikal State University adopted worldwide multi-level system of education, including four-year bachelor’s degree on 57 directions with the possibility of continuing education for master’s degree and 25 programs that can be continued in receiving postgraduate and doctoral degrees. Educational process is provided by highly qualified lecturers, 62 % of which have academic degrees, including 10 % of doctor’s degrees. Among the teaching staff of the University there are sectorial academies of sciences academicians and corresponding members, certificated and honored workers of Russian Federation higher professional education, honored workers by different industrial branches.

Faculties of Transbaikal State Humanitarian Pedagogical University named after N.G. Chernishevkovo:

  • School of Power Engineering
  • School of Economics and Management
  • The School of Mining
  • School of Construction and Ecology
  • School of Technological and Transport Systems
  • The School of Social and Political Systems
  • School of Law

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

Chita City

Chita is a city located about 6,250 km east of Moscow in the south of Eastern Siberia, the administrative center of Zabaykalsky Krai. It is a large industrial and cultural center of the region, as well as a major railway hub.

Chita – Features

The city is called Chita because it is located on the banks of the Chita (Chitinka) River. There are several versions of what the word “chita” means. According to the official version, it is a “river flowing from a wet place.” The City Day of Chita is celebrated on May 31.

The highest place in the city is Mount Chita (1,039 meters), the lowest – 632 meters. In the southwestern outskirts of the city there is Mount Titovskaya Sopka (780 m) – a natural-historical territory and a geological monument of nature.

The climate in Chita is sharply continental. It is also affected by the altitude of the city above sea level – an average of 650 meters. Winter in this city is very cold, with little snow, and long (about 5-6 months). The average January temperature is minus 23.9 degrees Celsius. Snow cover usually forms in late October and melts only in mid-April. Summer is warm and short (about 2.5 months). The average temperature in July is plus 19.6 degrees Celsius.

Chita is one of the sunniest cities in Russia (about 40% more hours with sunshine than in Moscow), similar to such southern cities of Russia as Anapa or Nakhodka.

The environmental situation is generally unfavorable. According to Rosstat, in 2015 and 2016, Chita ranked first in Russia in air pollution. This is largely due to the fact that the city ranks second in Russia after Vladivostok in the number of cars per capita.

Chita International Airport (Kadala) (IATA: HTA, ICAO: UIAA), located 18 km from the city center, is a federal airport, which offers regular flights to such cities as Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk, Yakutsk, and several others.

Three federal highways pass through Chita: the federal highway R258 “Baikal” Irkutsk – Ulan-Ude – Chita, the federal highway R297 “Amur” Chita – Khabarovsk, the federal highway A350 Chita – Zabaikalsk – the border with China.

Chita is a major railway center on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Public transport includes trolleybuses, buses, and minibuses.

There are more than 400 objects of cultural heritage in Chita: monuments of history, archeology, architecture, urban planning, monumental art. The main group of monuments of architecture and urban planning of Chita belongs to the end of the 19th – the beginning of the 20th centuries.

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