History of University


The main milestones of the development of the University:

1940 – On the 7th of May the Executive Committee of the Moscow City Soviet made a decision to open a teacher's institute in Orekhovo-Zuevo

1950. - On the 2nd of April the Council of Ministers of the USSR decreed to reorganize it into the teacher's training institute, which was one of the first in Russia

1954 – Correspondence course of teachers training began

1959 - The faculty for the training of primary school teachers was opened - the only faculty of this profile in Moscow region at that time

1970 - The faculty of professional development for the teachers of colleges started to work

2002 - The Institute was reorganized into the Moscow State Regional Teacher’s Training Institute

2002 - On the basis of our university, the Moscow Regional Internet Education Center was opened for teachers and heads of educational institutions

2009 - On the 15th of January the university was renamed into Moscow State Regional Humanitarian Institute

2010 - The Institute celebrated its 70th anniversary

2015 - The institute was renamed into State University of Humanities and Technology

State University of Humanities and Technology has passed an interesting and complex way of formation and development.

It was opened in the building of the Merchants Morozov Factory’s Almshouse (now building No. 3), which was built by M.F. Morozov, the mother of the famous industrialist and patron S.T. Morozov. Here is an article about M.F. Morozov’s charity, written by a descendant of the Morozov family, the candidate of philology M.G. Smolyaninovoy.

The university was opened by the decision of the executive committee of the Moscow City Soviet on the 7th of May 1940 as a teacher's training institute for the preparation of teachers of the comprehensive school. Initially, there were 3 faculties in the university: the faculty of the Russian language and literature, the faculty of physics and mathematics and Historical Faculty, with an annual enrolment of 270 people. AG. Zakharov , one of the active participants in the opening of the institute, was appointed the director.

The beginning of the Great Patriotic War found the institute at the stage of formation. But, despite all the difficulties of the wartime, it continued to work and graduate teachers. In the first months of the Great Patriotic War, 17 teachers (the third part) and 26 students left for the front and to the militia.

In the peaceful time, the university got the opportunity of further rapid development, expansion of the material and technical base, and improvement of the teaching and educational process. In 1946, the institute received a sizeable placement, which became a permanent one - two buildings of the former school number 4.

In general, in the 1940s the Institute trained about 2000 teachers for the seven-year school and secondary school. The Institute graduated qualified teachers of History, the Russian Language, Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography and Science.

On the 2nd of April 1950 the Council of Ministers of the USSR decreed to reorganize the teacher's institute into the teacher's training institute, which was one of the first in Russia with an annual enrolment of 250 people. In different periods of time, our institute was headed by Ogloblin Alexander Alexeevich (1941-63), Nazariev Sergey Vasilyevich (1963-75), Yakovlev Igor Ivanovich (1975-84), Dmitri Dmitrievich Konychev (1984-1997).

In connection with the transformation of the university, the Faculty of Foreign Languages was opened. The number of students gradually increased. In 1953 there were already 1036 students. Due to the lack of classrooms, lessons were conducted in two or even three shifts. Since 1954, teachers have been trained by correspondence courses in some specialties. In 1959 the faculty of training teachers for primary school was opened. In 1960, the Geographical faculty was transformed into the Biological and Chemical faculty. In 1950-1969, the Institute issued more than 30 volumes of Scientific Notes, reflecting the activities of the major departments.



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