Omsk State Pedagogical University
General Information about University
Omsk State Pedagogical University (OSPU) is situated in the South part of Western Siberia, in Omsk city, the big industrial and commercial centre with rich history and culture.
During its 80-years history OSPU has been developed into modern scientific educational complex which consists of 9 Schools including Business School, Academic Lyceum and University College offering the programs of secondary and vocational secondary education.
Schools of Omsk State Pedagogical University:
School of Natural Sciences;
School of Foreign Languages;
School of History, Philosophy and Law;
School of Mathematics, Informatics, Physics and Technology;
School of Primary, Preschool and Special Education;
School of Psychology and Pedagogy;
School of Economics, Management, Service and Tourism;
School of Philology;
School of Arts;
Schools and Departments of the University implement higher professional educational activities in 15 specialities of the Bachelor Degree, 1 speciality of the Specialist Degree and 15 specialities of the Master Degree. There are 2 modes of study: full-time and part-time education.
OSPU provides 2 Doctoral Programmes (the 1st and the 2nd doctoral degree) and Ph.D. dissertation committees.
University has a sufficient physical infrastructure: 8 academic buildings, 6 residence halls, a health camp, a transport park, training workshops.
OSPU pays due attention to students' social welfare services: about 60% of students get living allowances, all students are assured a place in the residence hall for the period of studies (if required).
The medical room, health care centre with the gym, juice bar and physical therapy hall are available. Almost all students visit health camp "Irtishsky" where they study and improve their health at specially equipped educational buildings. There are 5 refectories and 8 lunch counters in OSPU.
The Centre of Youth Policy and Professional Education and Sports Club organize students' extra-curricular cultural and sports activities. OSPU provides lots of sports clubs and student associations such as Torist Club "Dream", Film Club, Ballroom Dance Studio, and Academic Chamber Choir. History museum of OSPU represents the information about university development, its traditions, teachers' biographies and achievements.
OSPU takes the leading position among Omsk Universities in amount of international students and trainees. The citizens of Austria, Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Italy, Kazakstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Netherlands, Slovakia, the USA, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, South Korea and Japan have studied at the University during the last two years.
Office of International Cooperation and Inter-University Center for International Cooperation and Academic Mobility based on it arrange international teachers, researchers and students exchanges, monitor agreement's accomplishment, organize accepting international students to study in OSPU. Besides, the Center administers the State Test of Russian as Foreign Language with following certificate issuing.
The Department of Russian as a Foreign Language has been a fixture of the School of Philology in Omsk State Pedagogical University since 1991. Nowadays the Department has a great experience in teaching foreign students with different proficiency in Russian, including ones who have never studied Russian before.
Since 2005 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation and Russian Consulate General in Strasbourg (France), as part of the Agreement of Cooperation with Klagenfurt University (Austria), Summer School of Russian language and culture is held in OSPU. In the last 2 years more than 100 foreign citizens have attended Summer School and got familiar with sights of both Omsk city and Omsk District.
In order to help foreign students to adapt successfully and develop cross-cultural dialog, Intercultural Communication Club "Aliance" was created in 2007. The members of the Club organize creative events, cross-cultural and ethnographic festivals, which acts to raise the level of tolerance in the field of cross-cultural communication. Environment plays an important role during annual trips to "Irtishsky" health camp, where foreign students have a chance to participate in university social life, which also helps them to adapt to Russian-speaking environment more effectively. Interuniversity sports competitions, such as basketball, volleyball and chess, regularly held on the base of OSPU, have already become a good tradition.
14, Naberezhnaya Tukhachevskogo, office 337, Omsk 644099
Phone: +7 (3812) 24-37-95
Fax: +7 (3812) 23-53-21
Source: Omsk State Pedagogical University