27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Penza State Pedagogical University named after V.G. Belinsky

Address: 37 Lermontov St, Penza, Russia
Phone/fax: (8412) 54-83-62, 56-25-66
E-mail: rector@spu-penza.ru
Official website: http://spu-penza.ru

In October 2011 Penza State Pedagogical University named after V.G. Belinsky signed a cooperation agreement with the Executive Directorate of the 27th Summer Universiade Kazan 2013 and received the official status of ‘HEI of the 2013 Summer Universiade’.

Penza State Pedagogical University named after V.G. Belinsky is the region’s oldest educational institution whose history dates back to 1939 when the teachers’ institute was founded. In 1941 the institute was transformed into Penza State Pedagogical Institute and in 1948 it was named after the critic and writer V.G. Belinsky. It was eventually granted university status in 1994.

The university currently enrolls up to 8,000 students. Nearly 700 teachers and scholars, 70% of whom hold academic degrees and titles, carry out training process and do research at the university.

The university cooperates with the world’s top scientific centres and universities, implements education projects jointly with its academic partners, hosts international conferences and seminars.

Penza State Pedagogical University named after V.G. Belinsky actively contributes to promoting a healthier way of life. The university is the home both for professional athletes and amateurs who turned sports into their lifestyle and hobby. The main sporting pride of the university is its Olympic champions and medallists. And its students and alumni keep winning and bringing home Olympic glory.


Sports icons

Natalya Lavrova. Gold medallist in the rhythmic gymnastics group all-around at the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics and Athens 2004 Summer Olympics.

Igor Lukashin. Gold medallist in the men’s 10m platform synchronised diving at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Olesya Belugina. Gold medallist in the rhythmic gymnastics group all-around at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

Aleksey Voyevodin. Bronze medallist in the 50km race walk at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

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