Faculties of the University
Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University
is one of the
largest Liberal Arts, Linguistic, Educational and Research Centers in South
Russia. Pyatigorsk University comprises over 4,800 full-time and part-time
students, about 500 post-graduates who pursue advanced academic degree
including those working for their PhD degree. University trains for BA and
MA degrees, offering majors in Linguistics, Intercultural Communication,
Philology, Pedagogies, Psychology, Translation Theory, Theory and Methods of
Foreign language teacher training, Russian Language and Literature,
Government and Public Administration, Business Management, Public Relations
members of the faculty staff provide students with professional and
academic training. About 300 of them hold PhD level qualification or
equivalent professional degree. Nine University Departments carry out broad
programs in professional and academic training.
Department collaborates closely with the educational institutions of France.
Together with the Limoges University (France) it
provides training of experts on Intercultural Communication, Teaching
French language as well as international tourism and hospitality service.
Department is unique in Russia. Its graduates are able to master in future
other Roman languages such as Italian and Portuguese with no difficulty.
of the German language has developed close links with the Goethe Institute
and other higher educational establishments in Germany offering intensive
training of future school teachers and experts in intercultural
objectives of the Department of English and Department of Practical
Psychology are to provide students with the excellent knowledge of the
English language and psychology to ensure their future high competitiveness
as secondary school teachers and psychologists.
of Translation carries out programs of interpreters’ training in a
combination of two selected languages: Arabic/Spanish, English/French,
Department of English and German languages is the largest in the University
with more then 600 students enrolled who receive here training in both
theory and practice of two languages.
Department of Philology offers a
high quality education in Russian language and Russian Studies as well as
Department of Government and Public Administration provides its graduates
with quality education in State and Local Government service as well as
Business Management. Two foreign languages are an integral part of the
State Linguistic University ranks high as a resource center for graduate and
post-graduate study. Its 15 departments offer Ph.D. level programs in
Russian History, Economics, Ontology, Russian and World Literature, Germanic
and Roman Languages, Pedagogics, Theory and
Methods of Education, Social and Political Studies,
Ethnopolitical Conflicts, National and
University is the major research and development center in the Northern
Caucasus. Regularly various scientific and research conferences,
symposias and international congresses are held
in the University. PSLU initiated the well-known program “Peace in the
Northern Caucasus through Languages, Education and Culture”.
University has modern technical teaching tools: satellite TV system,
Language labs and modern multimedia computer labs. The unlimited information
resources of the Internet are at every student’s disposal.
University library holds more than
volumes including 9,250 volumes of educational and reference books in
foreign languages. The library also possesses a unique collection of books
in the Art of Speech Communication (1466 volumes), presented by the
Southwest Texas State University, USA.
three main University buildings, two assembly halls, two cinema halls, three
gyms. The campus also comprises five comfortable student dormitories,
cafeterias, students’ health center and a swimming pool.
University infrastructure includes also the Center of Information and
Educational Programs, The Institute of Additional Academic Programs, the
Institute of Continuing Education, the Department of International
Department of International Relations is in charge of students and teachers
education in the countries which languages are taught in the University. It
also coordinates the international students community and programs at the
University. Since 1967 when the first international students came to PSLU,
the University has been offering academic programs tailored for
international students to include Preparatory Course (1year), Undergraduate
Program (BA degree,4 years), Full-time specialization course (5 years),
Master Program (MA degree, 1-2years), Post-Graduate Education School (3
International students who do not speak Russian can polish their Russian
skills at a special one-year preparatory course, and upon accomplishment
they can continue their studies at any of PSLU’s
Departments. Currently international students from the Japan, USA, Germany,
Poland, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Lebanon, Vietnam, Afghanistan and
Pakistan are doing various courses in PSLU.