Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism (RSUPESY&T) known up to 1993 as State Central Order of Lenin Institute of Physical Education (SCOLIPE) and from 1993 till 2002 as Russian State Academy of Physical Education (RSAPE), is the largest higher educational establishment in the sphere of physical education in Russia originating from 29th of May, 1918.
The University is situated in the capital of Russia – Moscow, the main financial, industrial, historical and cultural center of the country.
Our higher educational establishment is one of the leading centers in Russia for training highly skilled specialists in the sphere of physical culture and sports. Within the time of the University activity more than 50 thousand highly skilled specialists in physical education and sport have graduated from it including 4000 foreign specialists from 115 countries. Today the total number of students: about 6000 persons including more about 200 foreign students.
Among the graduates of our University there are European, World and Olympic champions such as Lev Yashin, Valery Brumel, Elena Vaytsehovskaya, Irina Rodnina, Andrey Bukin, Natalia Bestemianova, Peter Bolotnikov, Anfisa Reztsova, Valery Kharlamov, Nikolai Balboshin, Boris Gurevich, Irina Slutskaya, Svetlana Zhurova, Gennady Karponosov, Victor Ageev, Natalia Lisovskaya, Olga Brusnikina, Yuri Kashirin, Irina Moiseeva, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Sergei Grinkov, Maria Butyrskaya, Alexander Timoshinin, Oleg Goncharenko, Alexander Balashov, Svetlana Kriveleva, Pavel Bure, Dmitriy Guberneev, Dmitriy Nosov, Anna Semenovich, Dmitriy Suchev, Ilya Kovalchuk, Alexander Ovechkin, Devidas Shemberas, Aleksey Morozov, Olga Zavyalova, Olga Zaitseva.
The most prominent specialists in the sphere of physical education, sport and adjoining disciplines, founders of scientific-pedagogical schools and directions work at the University. In medical-biological field of physical education and sport: Gorinevskij V.V., Ivanitskij M.F., Sarkizov-Serazini I.M., Farfel V.S., Karpman V.L., Nikitjuk B.A., Volkov N.I., Tkhorevskij V.I., Birukov A.A.. In the field of biomechanics of physical education and sport: Bernshtein N.A., Donskoj D.D., Zatsiorskij V.M., Popov G.I. In the sphere of theory and methods of physical education and sport: Novikov A.D., Belinovich V.V., Matveev L.P., Filin V.P., Souslov F.P., Bulgakova N.J., Thyshler D.A., Portnov U.M., Medvedev A.S., Igumenov V.M. In the field of psychological-pedagogical problems of physical education and sport Roudik M.A., Chernikova O.A., Dashkevich O.V., Neverkovich S.D., Rodionov A.V. In the field of historical-sociological, culture study and management problems of physical education and sport the research has been carried out by: Koukoushkin G.I., Stolbov V.V, Stolyarov V.I., Bykhovskaya I.M., Kuzin V.V.
Today more than 550 instructors direct academic, educational, scientific, methodical and sports work of students and post-graduates at the chairs and laboratories of the University. More than 70 per cent of them have scientific degrees and academic status. Among the teaching staff there are 100 Professors, Doctors of Science, 250 assistant professors, PhDs. At the university work 60 Honored Workers in physical education and sport, 2 Honored Science Workers, 1 Honored Worker of Culture, 1 academician of the Russian Academy of Education, 4 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Education, 10 Honored Workers of Higher School, 38 Honored Trainers.
Currently two thesis councils for conferring scientific degrees - doctor’s council and candidate’s council, - work in the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism.
Annually the scientists of the University issue publications, including monographs, textbooks, training appliances, scientific articles.
The award of International UNESCO Diploma in 1988 to SCOLIPE for contribution to the development of physical education and sport was the actual recognition of the great international authority of the University.
RUSSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORT, YOUTH AND TOURISM
Date of foundation: 1918.
Type of educational establishment: state higher educational establishment
License: № 1280 of April 28, 2011.
/Rector: Tamara Victorovna Mikhaylova,
tel./fax + 7 (495) 662-80-92, E-mail: rectorat [at] rgufk [dot] ru
Head of International Department: Evgenia Olegovna Grebeniuk,
tel/fax + 7 (499) 166-54-89, E-mail: id [at] sportedu [dot] ru