The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia in St.Petersburg is one of the biggest and oldest establishments of higher education in St. Petersburg and in Russia. It was founded in 1797. Now it has 20 faculties, 138 departments, and 18 thousand students currently studying here.
Since 1947 the University has been teaching Russian to foreign students. The Faculty of Russian as a Foreign Language have trained thousands of foreign specialists in Russian Philology and specialists in other areas with the knowledge of Russian for universities and colleges all over the world.
The University offers various educational programs: