Volgograd State Pedagogical University is one of the oldest and major pedagogical institutions in the Russian Federation. Volgograd State Pedagogical University was established in 1931 by the decree of the Council of the People’s Commissars of the USSR in Stalingrad city which is currently known as Volgograd, it was previously known as the Stalingrad Industrial Pedagogical Institute. In 1949, the university was renamed after Russian Proletarian writer, Alexander Serafimovich. Under political reforms of Nikita Khrushchev, the city was renamed from Stalingrad to Volgograd in 1961, and the name of the institution was changed to the Volgograd State Pedagogical Institute. In 1992 Volgograd State Pedagogical Institute got university status and became Volgograd State Pedagogical University. Today Volgograd State Pedagogical University is one of the 10 best leading pedagogical and linguistic universities in Russia and 100 best universities worldwide. The Volgograd State Pedagogical University structure currently includes Institute of Primary and Special Education, Foreign Languages Institute, Institute of Art Education, and Institute of Computerized Pedagogics. There are four buildings on campus with over 13,000 students: 13,000 full-time and part-time students and about 200 post-graduates and foreign students who study here. Volgograd State Pedagogical University has 4 other branches which are located in different part Volgograd region.
Faculties of Volgograd State Pedagogical University:
The dormitory has a perfect location: grocery stores, cafés, and restaurants with Russian and international cuisine are within walking distance. All city attractions, museums, theaters, historic places are either within walking distance or easy transportation from the dormitory.
The dormitory also is conveniently located in terms of going to and from the airport, either by taxi or via metro.
The dormitory is a corridor-type residential building with shared facilities. One rooms usually accommodates three or four roommates. Entrances to the building are equipped with video surveillance and security posts.
Volgograd (in 1589-1925 – Tsaritsyn, in 1925-1961 – Stalingrad) is a city in Russia, the capital of the Volgograd region located in the southeast of the European part of Russia, on the banks of the Volga River. Volgograd has the status of “Hero City” because of the Battle of Stalingrad that took place here during the Second World War.
Volgograd is one of the fastest growing tourist centers in the south of Russia with a long tradition of historical tourism. The monument-ensemble of Mamayev Hill, the museum-panorama “The Battle of Stalingrad” are the world-famous symbols of the Second World War, which to this day attract tourists in Volgograd. The silhouette of the sculpture “Motherland” is one of the main symbols of Volgograd. City Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September.
The climate is temperate continental. Winters are mild, with frequent thaws, summers are hot and long. The average temperature in January – minus 6.3 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 23.6 degrees Celsius.
It is a large transport hub connecting the city with the Caucasus, Moscow, Siberian regions, the Donbas region of Ukraine. The longest road in Europe (E40) (from Calais in France to Ridder in Kazakhstan) passes through Volgograd. The highway R22 (Moscow-Astrakhan) passes through the city, the highways R228 (to Saratov), R221 (to Elista), M221 (to Donetsk, Ukraine), R226 (to Samara) start here.
Volgograd International Airport (Gumrak), located about 15 km from the city center, offers regular flights to Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Saratov, Sochi, Surgut.
Volgograd, due to its favorable transportation and geographical position and high industrial potential, plays an important role in the socio-economic development of the South of Russia. It is an important industrial center: aluminum, steel and chemical production, oil refining, shipbuilding, machinery and vehicles manufacturing. Volgograd hydroelectric power station is located in the north of the city.
The city stretches for 90 km along the right bank of the Volga River. You can get to the left bank of the Volga via the dam of the hydroelec power station (to Volzhsky city) or Volgograd bridge (to Krasnoslobodsk).
The Volga-Don Canal begins in the southern part of the city connecting Volgograd with the Caspian, Black, Baltic and White Seas, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
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