Moscow State University of Psychology & Education (MSUPE) is one of the top universities of psychological and psycho-pedagogical studies in Russia. Founded under the initiative of the Moscow Government, the University aims at training high qualified specialists in the field of education, healthcare and social protection. Apart from getting a strong theoretical foundation, the students of the University acquire the necessary practical skills by working in psychological centers and educational institutions.
Currently, there are more than 5000 students and PhD students studying at 12 Faculties of the University: Psychology of Education, Social Psychology, Psychological Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Clinical and Special Psychology, Legal Psychology, Extreme Psychology, State and Municipal Management, Foreign Languages, Informational technologies, Social Communication, Social Pedagogy, Distant Learning and Advanced Training. The University provides a wide range of educational programs including postgraduate, advanced training and retraining courses.
MSUPE is actively involved in international collaboration. There are over 100 cooperation agreements signed with partner-institutions of higher professional education and research centers in EU, Great Britain, USA, Australia and China. The University offers a wide variety of BA and MA programs including international double degree programs in the field of psychology. The University UNESCO Chair “Cultural-historical Psychology of Childhood” has currently launched a unique international Master’s program “Cultural-historical Psychology and Activity Approach in Education”, with participation of experts from Australia, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania and Switzerland.
MSUPE provides the full complex of facilities and conditions for international students. Academic student and stuff mobility programs with European and Asian Universities are implemented.
The University represents a basic resource center of the city psychological service: it manages the work of psychologists in various educational institutions and social services of Moscow. The University provides training for specialists working in different spheres of social practices and involved in various kinds of psychological work (particularly, emergency and extreme situations). The University provides comfortable conditions and is fully equipped for people with special needs.
The educational process of MSUPE Faculty of Distant Learning is fully adapted for students with special needs. The learning materials are specially developed for students by leading university professors and researchers of the Psychological Institute of ASD.
Federal Resource Center for Organization of Comprehensive Support to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders with more then 20-years history of providing comprehensive assistance to children with ASD works as a subdivision of Moscow State University of Psychology & Education.
The University provides access to a unique fundamental library with full-text electronic resources in Russian and in foreign languages. The library offers electronic textbooks and rare psychological literature.
MSUPE is a unique University where fundamental scientific research goes hand in hand with practice-oriented training. The students conduct scientific research and acquire practical skills working in University research-to-practice laboratories and psychological centers: Centre for Neurocognitive Research (MEG-Centre), Center for Psychological and Educational Expertise of Games and Toys, Center for Research and Development of Gifted Children, Center for Experimental Psychology, Center for Emergency Psychological Aid etc.