Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia


In May 2015 the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, one of the biggest and oldest higher educational establishments in St. Petersburg and in Russia, celebrates its 218th anniversary. Its history goes back to the Emperor’s Educational House which was founded in 1797 on the campus of the University. The University is situated in the very center of the city nearby Nevsky Prospect. Thousands of people have graduated from the University; among them are teachers, scientists, artists, musicians, politicians, public figures famous in this country and abroad.

On January 21, 1991 the Herzen State Pedagogical Institute got the status of a university and is now called the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia which is a manifestation of the acknowledgement of its leading role in Russian and world education. In January 1998 the Government of Russia awarded the University with a status of a National Culture Heritage.

The University has agreements of co-operation with over 150 foreign Universities, Colleges and other educational establishments from 30 countries from Europe, Asia and America. The University takes part in different programs, such as exchange of students, faculty, specialists, educational technologies; conducts international seminars and conferences; realizes joint educational and research projects, etc.

Nowadays the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia can satisfy practically any need in the sphere of education on a highly professional level. Historical background of the University and its present-day structural organization provided for creation of a powerful educational, scientific and cultural network with dynamic connections within Russia and abroad.

Facts and figures

Web http://www.herzen.spb.ru/en/
Year Established 1797
Total Number of Staff 3900
Number of Academic Staff 1850
Number of Students 16915
Focus Areas

Northern studies: culture and education

Territorial problems of nature management

Adaptive reactions of biological systems to specific and non-specific influence of environmental factors

Fields of Study Offered Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Arts (broad programmes)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Law (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)