Philology Faculty


The Faculty of Philology, which was formed in 1931, is a research and education centre administering to the needs of secondary schools, higher education institutions, mass media outlets of the Republic of Mordovia. At different times famous nationwide and internationally acclaimed scholars such as M.M. Bakhtin, S.S. Konkin, I.D. Voronin, V.V. Gorbunov, P.S. Shishkanov, I.G. Cherapkin and some others taught their courses here.
The work of all units of the Faculty is guided by the University Development Programme’s priority «Fundamental and applied research in the field of Finno-Ugric studies».
The Faculty is headed by the PhD holder in Philology, Associate Professor Ivan Nikolaevich Ryabov.
The Academic studies offered by the Faculty seek to be aligned with the goals outlined in a number of federal regulations that is the Strategy of Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation until 2035, the state programme «Scientific and Technological development of the Russian Federation for the period of 2019-2030», the state programme «Development of Education» for the period of 2018-2025» and «Priority 2030». The core objectives set in the above programmes are:
1. Development of mechanisms for assessing the quality of education.
2. Development of a flexible curriculum meeting the changing needs of the labor market and socio-economic development of the country and the region.
3. Development of the educational and methodological materials and facilities for teaching applied qualifications.
4. Strategic partnership with regional authorities and networking of the University with leading organisations and enterprises.

The Faculty has 6 Chairs/Departments:
Russian language;
Russian and foreign literature;
Russian as a foreign language;
Mordovian languages;
Finno-Ugric philology;

Degree programmes 

The Faculty of Philology offers six core academic programmes of higher education:
"Philology" – bachelor and master degree,
"Journalism" – bachelor and master degree,
"Teacher education" – bachelor degree.
The development of the master degree programme 44.04.01 Teacher education with subject-specialism "Teaching Russian as a foreign language" is under way.