Kemerovo State University

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Kemerovo State University
Кемеровский государственный университет
Established 1973
Academic staff
900 lecturers
Students 21,000 [1]
Location Kemerovo Oblast, Russia

The Kemerovo State University (Russian: Ке́меровский госуда́рственный университе́т) (KemSU) was established in 1973 as a successor to Kemerovo Pedagogical Institute. It is a leading educational and scientific center of Kemerovo Oblast with five branches throughout the oblast in Belovo, Anzhero-Sudzhensk, Novokuznetsk, Prokopyevsk, as well as in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.


The main campus has 17 educational laboratory and administrative buildings with the total space of 120,000 m². There are 20 departments, 70 chairs. Over 10,000 full-time students. About 21,000 students including part-time. Over 900 faculty members, including: 35 academicians and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences and other academies; 80 Doctors of Science, professors; 380 candidates of science, senior lecturers. Seventeen persons are awarded "Honored Workers" titles. About 500 post-graduates and doctoral students. Five Councils on Theses.

On average KemSU post-graduate students defend 30-40 Candidate's and 6-8 Doctor's theses in a given year. KemSU holds 6-10 All-Russia and international scientific conferences annually. The annual number of scientific publications runs up to over 1,500, including 600-700 articles in the central press.

The university specializes in rare languages such as the Shor language, and has begun a revival of the regional languages.


Rectors of the University:

Vladimir Volchek, 2012–present.

Irina Sviridova, 2007–2012

Ilia Povarich, 2006–2007
Doctor of Economics

Boris Nevzorov, 2005–2006
First Vice-rector, Doctor of Pedagogics, Professor, Academician of the International Academy of Science - Higher School

Yury Zakharov, 1975–2005
PhD Chem., Professor, Corresponding Member of RAS, Academician of IAS HS and RANS, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation.


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