Higher Education in Russia
Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev – Orel, Russia
OREL STATE UNIVERSITY was founded in 1931 with the establishment of the Orel Industrial-Pedagogical Institute. In 1932 it was renamed to Oryol State Pedagogical Institute, and in 1993 – to the Oryol State Pedagogical University. Orel State University is located in the city of OREL. The distance between Moscow and Orel is 325 kilometers. University is recognized as a leading institution of higher education in the region and has the highest rating among the classical universities in Russia. Today the Institute is the successor of the best traditions of Russian classical medical education. At present, the institute has 17 departments, which employ more than 100 full-time teachers, of whom more than 30 Doctor’s Professors, 77 Associate Professors, 3 Honored Scientists of the Russian Federation, 8 Honored Doctors of the Russian Federation, one Honored Worker of Higher Education, 12 Academicians and 11 corresponding members of various public academies.