Facts and figures

Kemerovo State University was founded in 1974. The University has gone through several stages of its development from a small provincial Pedagogical College to one of the largest universities in Siberia.

Kemerovo State University traces its history back to the Pedagogical College (later renamed the pedagogical College), organized in 1928 to train primary school teachers and pioneer counselors. In 1949, Kemerovo Teachers’ Institute was opened on the base of the College, and in 1953, it received the status of the Kemerovo State Pedagogical Institute. In 1974, the Pedagogical Institute was reorganized into Kemerovo State University.

Kemerovo State University is one of the most modern higher education institutions in the city with a developed infrastructure. It is located in the city center near the largest cultural institution of Kemerovo - Kuzbass Philharmonic Hall named after B.T. Shtokolov.

KemSU has always been the largest HEI in Kuzbass, and in 2017 it earned the title of flagship university of Kemerovo region. In 2018, KemSU ranked among the TOP-10 flagship universities of Russia.

In the independent ratings developed by both Russian and international organizations, KemSU traditionally ranks among the TOP-100 most popular Russian universities. The university ranks high in the Academic Ranking of World Universities-European Standard (ARES). In 2020, KemSU was included in the Forbes ranking of the best universities in Russia. In 2021, Kemerovo State University entered the shortlist of QS EECA- 2022, which includes the best universities in the developing countries of Europe and Central Asia. KemSU became the only university in Kuzbass included in the top 100 universities in Russia according to the results of the Round University Ranking 2021. In 2021 Kemerovo State University entered the list of the best universities in Russia according to the National Recognition rating and included in the top 100 of the National Aggregate Rating 2021.

KemSU possesses modern research and educational laboratories and has over 20 research schools. The university’s research projects have received grant support from Russian and international foundations.

KemSU organizes internships and facilitates job placement at the leading companies and enterprises in Russia and abroad.

    KemSU has the experience of training students from all over the world: within degree programs, exchange programs, courses of Russian as foreign languages and at the preparatory faculty for international applicants. In the academic year 2021/2022, it trains 860 students from 19 countries:
  • Afghanistan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • China
  • Georgia
  • Guinea
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Mongolia
  • South Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Zambia

Bilateral student exchange agreements have also been signed with the following countries: Belgium, Germany and Italy.