Institute of the Humanities
The Institute of Humanities and Pedagogy was formed as a result of the merger of the Institute of Humanities and the Faculty of Pedagogy in 2011. It is a center for innovative and collaborative study that covers a broad range of ideas and subjects drawn from philosophy, literature, history, linguistics, social science and pedagogy.
The Institute of Humanities and Pedagogy is a team of enthusiastic high qualified teachers who place a high value on excellence in research, innovation and teaching. The Institute comprises 8 departments:
• Department of Early Childhood Pedagogy and Psychology
• Department of Journalism and Sociology
• Department of History and Philosophy
• Department of Russian Language and Literature
• Department of Theoretical and Applied Psychology
• Department of Theory and Practice of Teaching Foreign Languages
• Department of Theory and Practice of Translation
The Institute has various modern facilities such as computer labs, TV and radio studios, an editing room, a psychological training room, and multimedia lecture rooms. The Institute offers a wide array of academic and extra-curricular events, including monthly methodological seminar for undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate students and young scientists.
The Institute runs a number of unique projects and activities:
• Literature Lab headed by Semen Krasnov, a member of the Russian Union of Writers;
• Journalist Organization, the branch of the Russian Union of Journalists of the Samara region. It is the only organization of this kind created on the basis of university in the region;
• Pedagogical group “Uspekh” which works with orphans and disabled children and organizes volunteer actions.
The Institute of Humanities and Pedagogy is home to a wide range of student organizations, clubs and festivals:
• humor festival “Penguin”;
• anime club “Minna No Kai”;
• creativity workshop “Zateya” which is aimed at reviving national traditions;
• Togliatti Chamber Arts Youth Festival.
Along with mastering a body of knowledge and competences, the students develop a set of portable skills needed for a lifetime¬ ability to think critically, read deeply and communicate effectively. Upon graduation, they pursue a wide variety of occupations: linguistics, translation and interpretation, journalism, teaching, public service, social work and public relations.
Yuri Lifshits, Director of the Institute of Humanities and Pedagogy
Address: 16b Belorusskaya street,
445667, Togliatti, Russia
Tel.: +7 (8482) 53-95-55