Vyatka State Humanitarian University

Vyatka State University of Humanities is the oldest and the largest higher educational establishment in Kirov Region. In 2014 it will celebrate its 100th anniversary. All the history of the University is the evidence of the profound educational and scientific tradition, constant growth and encompassing new branches of learning and research. Nowadays, as it has done throughout its history, the University retains the role of a forefront center of learning, teaching and research in Volgo-Vyatka Area. Its academics and students follow the long-standing traditions of the highest academic standards and democratic ideals. VSHU graduates take top positions in state and local governing bodies, in the management of domestic and international companies. There is also a great number of prominent scholars, honored teachers, Olympic champions among them. At present the University offers training in almost all branches of modern science and humanities. Its undergraduates may choose one of the 56 qualifications in its 16 faculties, while post-graduate students may specialize in 12 branches of science and humanities and in 37 different areas. The total number of students exceeds 12, 000.


Faculties of Vyatka State Humanitarian University:

  • Institute of Education and Psychology
  • Institute of History and Culture
  • Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of Linguistics
  • Faculty of Social Technology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics and Physics
  • Faculty of Technology and Design
  • Faculty of Physical Culture
  • Faculty of Economics and Management

Student Accommodation

International students are provided with a dormitory for the entire education period.

Students’ hostels have single and double rooms which are fully equipped for life and study. Canteens offer a variety of dishes at reasonable prices. There is a market and grocery stores nearby for those who prefer to cook themselves. Students’ cafes, bars and city parks are popular places for entertainment and outdoor recreation.

The dormitory is on the University campus within walking distance from the academic buildings.

Kirov City

Kirov (also known as Vyatka and Khlynov) is one of the oldest cities in Russia, the capital the Kirov region. It is a major historical, cultural, industrial, and scientific center standing on the banks of the Vyatka River, 896 km north-east of Moscow.

Kirov features

Kirov is located in the valley of the Vyatka River, in the north-east of the European part of Russia, in the area of taiga forests.

The territory of the city belongs to the continental climate. Because of the proximity to the Arctic Ocean, invasions of cold air are possible, causing severe frosts in winters and sharp coolings in summers. The average temperature in January is minus 11.9 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 18.9 degrees Celsius.

Kirov is a large transport hub. The federal highway A119 “Vyatka” goes near it. The city is also crossed by Severny (Northern) (from Yaroslavl) and Novy (New) (from Nizhny Novgorod) branches of the Trans-Siberian Railway. The nearest major cities are: Kazan – 409 km, Perm – 471 km, Nizhny Novgorod – 563 km, Ufa – 734 km, Samara – 770 km.

“Pobedilovo” airport, located about 22 km from the city, offers regular flights to Moscow, Sochi, and Naryan-Mar. Also, there is a river port.

The main industries are light, machine building, metallurgy and timber. There are several museums, theaters, and universities in the city.

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