This year our university is celebrating its 75th anniversary. During this time the University has passed a glorious way from the Pedagogical Institute, the Institute of Foreign Languages to the Linguistic University.
Today, PSLU is one of the three universities in the country that specialize in teaching foreign languages and cross-cultural communication, and the only one of that type in the south of Russia. Over 5500 students of the higher and secondary professional education, undergraduates, postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers, trainees, and about 2000 students of Continuing Education from 56 Russian regions and 26 foreign countries study at our University.
PSLU is a prestigious university with strong traditions which were put in place long ago in the Soviet period. Diplomas awarded by PSLU have never been rejected anywhere for the last two decades. The University has a high level of prestige; its graduates are in great demand all over the world and have successfully been working in more than 82 countries for many years; they contribute much to the deserved fame of the University.
The main values – the highest intellectual potential of the faculty, academism in combination with the creative atmosphere of the educational process and spirit of innovation – are cherished and developed at the University.
Nowadays, our university is changing from a traditional university to a creative, innovative one. I am sure that Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University has a perspective in the future, having such an industrious and diligent faculty.
I would love to congratulate all of you, who have a strong connection with our University, on our holiday, and I wish you new creative achievements and scientific victories, wellbeing and progress in work for the sake of the present and the future of Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University!
Rector of Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University
Professor Gorbunov Alexander Pavlovich
Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University is an educational institution that is widely known not only in the North Caucasus, but also far beyond. Good traditions are a real subject for pride here; at the same time, the University is famous for its modern approach to the organization of professional education. And the merit of those who work here is great, putting their hearts and souls, knowledge and experience into the development of education and innovations. “University that Opens and Transforms the World” – is the brand of Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, - university of creative ideas, professions, practices and technologies that is well known today in the country and abroad. This year the university celebrates its 75th anniversary. In our article we would like to present the University in persons for you to know more about people, thanks to whom it got the status of a prestigious and popular educational institution. They are veterans of the University, the governing body, the best lecturers, students and graduates. Those people represent a very important page of the history of the university, and its glorious present. And yet, we shall start our story with the university’s past paying tribute to the people who were at the origins of its creation.
The University will celebrate its anniversary on a large scale, but let us admit that after fireworks will have sparkled off and balloons will have vanished in the sky, after songs will have faded away in the silence, we will be left only with kind memories. And we hope that you will look through these pages, show and discuss them with your children, and keep them for your future grandchildren.