Ural State Pedagogical University

Welcome to Ural State Pedagogical University, the oldest and largest of the universities of the Ural region. Founded in 1930, our University has been fulfilling the mission of education for almost 90 years, because our students are schoolteachers, kindergarten teachers, teachers of secondary special and higher educational institutions, teachers of additional education after graduation. Graduates of USPU live and work in accordance with the motto of the University: “To teach and to learn!” at any stage of life, at any level of education.


USPU trains teachers following Federal state educational standards. USPU graduates teach at the highest level of these subjects: Russian language and literature, STEM, chemistry, biology, geography, foreign languages, history and social studies, music, art and physical education. Our psychologists, pathologists and special psychologists are famous far beyond the region. Many graduates then go to basic science or occupy high positions in the management of education. They reveal the ability to lead research work during the study, because the entire educational process and extracurricular activities are aimed at the formation of leadership qualities of students, to foster responsibility, courage, creative spirit, caring attitude to their work, which are so necessary for a modern specialist.


Ural State Pedagogical University is open for those who want to become a teacher and confident in their future vocation. We invite everyone who loves this profession and wants to call it his own, but for some reason doubts whether it will be enough for the necessary qualities. Our teaching staff will help such applicants to understand that ready teachers are rarely born, they go to this profession gradually and systematically, step by step. To enter USPU means to choose one of the most necessary professions and, following the path of self‑improvement, to become over time one of those teachers who are loved and remembered.


Faculties of Ural State Pedagogical University:

Bachelor`s degree:

  • Informatics and Computer Engineering;
  • Management in technical systems;
  • Psychological sciences;
  • Economics and Management;
  • Sociology and social work;
  • Political sciences and regional studies;
  • Media and information librarianship;
  • Service and tourism;
  • Education and pedagogical sciences;
  • Linguistics and Literary Studies;
  • Cultural studies and socio-cultural projects;

Master`s degree:

  • Psychological sciences;
  • Education and pedagogical sciences;


  • Earth sciences;
  • Psychological sciences;
  • Sociology and social work;
  • Education and pedagogical sciences;
  • Linguistics and Literary Studies;
  • History and Archeology;
  • Cultural studies and socio-cultural projects.

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

Yekaterinburg City

Yekaterinburg or Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk in 1924-1991) is the fourth most populous city in Russia (after Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Novosibirsk), the administrative center of the Ural Federal District and Sverdlovsk Oblast.

Yekaterinburg – Features

Yekaterinburg is located in the floodplain of the Iset River on the eastern slope of the Middle Urals in Asia, near its border with Europe, about 1,800 km east of Moscow. Since the Ural Mountains are very old, there are no significant hills in the city.

This relief was a favorable condition for the construction of the main transport routes from Central Russia to Siberia (the Siberian Route and the Trans-Siberian Railway) through Yekaterinburg. As a result, it has become one of the most strategically important centers of Russia, which still provides a link between the European and Asian parts of the country.

Yekaterinburg is located in the border zone of temperate continental and continental climates. It is characterized by a sharp variability in weather conditions with well-defined seasons. The Ural Mountains, despite their low height, block the way to the masses of air coming from the west from the European part of Russia.

As a result, the Middle Urals is open to the invasion of cold Arctic air and continental air of the West Siberian Plain. At the same time, warm air masses of the Caspian Sea and the deserts of Central Asia can freely enter this territory from the south.

That is why the city is characterized by sharp temperature fluctuations and the formation of weather anomalies: in winter from severe frosts to thaws and rains, in summer from heat above plus 35 degrees Celsius to frosts. The average temperature in January is minus 12.6 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 19 degrees Celsius.

The city has a rather unfavorable environmental situation due to air pollution. In 2016, Yekaterinburg was included in the list of Russian cities with the worst environmental situation by this indicator. Car emissions account for more than 90% of all pollution.

Yekaterinburg ranks third in Russia (after Moscow and St. Petersburg) in the number of diplomatic missions, while their consular districts extend far beyond Sverdlovsk Oblast, and serve other regions of the Urals, Siberia, and the Volga region.

In terms of economy, Yekaterinburg also ranks third in the country. It is one of the largest financial and business centers of Russia. The main branches of production: metallurgical production and metalworking, food production, production of electrical equipment, electronic and optical equipment, production of vehicles, production of machinery and equipment, chemical production.

Almost all types of urban public transport are presented in Yekaterinburg: buses, trolleybuses, trams, subways, taxis. Yekaterinburg is the third largest transportation hub in Russia: 6 federal highways, 7 main railway lines, as well as Koltsovo International Airport, one of the country’s largest airports. The location of Yekaterinburg in the central part of the region allows you to get from it to any major city of the Urals in 7-10 hours.

Yekaterinburg has an extensive scientific and technical potential, it is one of the largest scientific centers in Russia. The Presidium and about 20 institutes of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 66 research institutes, and about 30 universities are located here.

This city is a relatively large tourist center. A significant part of tourists visit it to honor the memory of the last Russian emperor and his family killed by the Bolsheviks in the basement of the Ipatiev House in 1918.

There are about 50 different museums in Yekaterinburg. One of the world’s largest collections of constructivist architectural monuments has been preserved here. In total, there are over 600 historical and cultural monuments in the city, of which 43 are objects of federal significance. The City Day of Yekaterinburg is celebrated on the third Saturday of August.

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