Ural State Pedagogical University is included into the leading group of pedagogical universities of Russia. It is the leading pedagogical university of the Ural region, a center of science, education and culture.
Fundamental and applied researches in the wide range of directions connected with psychology and pedagogics, liberal arts and nature study are carried out at USPU. Today USPU conducts multi-aspect scientific and academic cooperation on organization of academic exchanges, carrying out of joint scientific researches and publication of their results, exchange of experience in organization of an educational (teaching) process, preparation and publishing of teaching aids, organization and participation in international conferences, seminars and exhibitions.
A teaching process, research and innovative activities, educative work at Ural State Pedagogical University is provided by the staff of qualified teachers and lecturers. More than 100 Doctors of Sciences and Professors, approximately 500 Candidates of Sciences and Associate Professors, many of whom are full members and corresponding members of state and social academies of sciences, work at the University.
Ural State Pedagogical University has education and training at all stages of higher professional education (Bachelor, Specialist, Master degrees courses), postgraduate study.
In 2006 USPU got the European Quality Award for its striving for achieving high quality of educational services in accordance with the European Standards. In 2009 USPU was the first institution of higher education from Yekaterinburg which was included into the Federal Register of Honest Providers of Services. In 2010 USPU was conferred with a status “Base Innovative Site” according to the results of expert appraisal of the network project “Innovations in Education”, and the University confirms this status every year.
ANO “UFD Teaching House” has been in close cooperation with USPU on the issue of holding of the final round of the International Olympiad in Fundamentals of Sciences for five years. A person who has always helped during the whole period of cooperation is Director of the Center for Vocational Guidance and Work with Gifted Children and Youth – Shakhnovich Ilya Semenovich.