Achievements & Facts

Moscow State University of Psychology & Education was established in 1996 on the initiative of the Department of education of the city of Moscow, in the status of the University it exists since 2002.

MSUPE is a young university, but nevertheless, its history goes back to the beginning of the 20th century, when the first in Russia (at that time-the third in the world) research and educational psychological Institute was founded (today it is the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education (PI RAE).

Even that time, the idea of integration of academic science and university education was laid in the in the basis by the founder of the Psychological Institute of G.I. Chelpanov. It is precisely this idea that became the basis for the creation at PI RAE first (1993) of the International Educational and Psychological College and then on its base, of the Moscow City Institute of Psychology and Education.

From the first day until June of 2020 it was headed by a full member of the Russian Academy of Education, President of the Federation of Psychologists in Education, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Head of the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Specialist in the field of developmental, pedagogical and general psychology Vitaliy Vladimirovich Rubtsov. Since June of 2020 MSUPE is headed by Professor Arkady Aronovich Margolis, having PhD in Psychology.


MSUPE, PI RAE and a network of city centers of practical psychology form a single scientific-educational complex (SEC) Psychology

Faculty of Advanced Training has been established


Following faculties have been created: Foreign Languages, Informational Technologies


Federation of Educational Psychologists of Russia has been established by MSUPE, in cooperation with PI RAE. The Federation unites 77 branches in 68 subjects of Russia


MSUPE becomes one of the 57 universities-winners in the Contest of Innovative Educational Programs of Education National Project

Faculty of Extreme Psychology has been established


The results of the innovation program allow the University to participate in the contest for the development of the draft of the new federal State educational standards of higher professional education in the field of psycho-pedagogical education. MSUPE becomes the winner of the contest in this area of training

MSUPE becomes a member of the humanitarian consortium of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries


Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation on the basis of MSUPE created Educational-methodical Association of higher educational institutions of the Russian Federation on the psycho-pedagogical education. It includes 63 universities of Russia. MSUPE is also a member of the Department of Psychology of Educational-methodical Association of Russian universities

The field of training “Psychological and pedagogical education” has been created: 30 master’s degree programs are developed and opened

Faculty of Social Communication has been established


The quality management system of MSUPE is recognised as corresponding to requirements of international standard ISO 9001:2008, by the Russian Register Certification Association, The University is awarded the certificate of quality of MSUPE management system conformity to international standard as well as to the single international standard certificate IQNet


MSUPE gets the status of Federal innovation platform “Innovative model of EMA as the mechanism for modernization of psycho-pedagogical education in the Russian Federation” (order of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation from April 10 No. 273)

MSUPE becomes the operator of the Monitoring of the implementation of the National Action Strategy for Children 2012-2017 years


Professional standards of educational workers have been developed: a teacher (Pedagogical activity in the field of preschool, primary general, basic general, secondary general education), an educational psychologist (psychologist in the field of education) and four interdepartmental professional standards of social workers (Specialist in family work, Specialist in rehabilitation work in the social sphere, Specialist of the guardianship and guardianship authority for minors, Psychologist in the social sphere).

In 2014-2017, MSUPE provides information and analytical support for the testing and application of these professional standards.


MSUPE becomes the Federal operator of modernization projects of pedagogical education in Russia


Journals Psychological Science and Education and Cultural-Historical psychology, published by MSUPE in 2015, are included in the ESCI index (Web of Science).

“Social Navigator” MIA “Russia today” with the participation of the Centre for the study of the labour market for the first time introduces the Demand Ranking of universities in Russia-2015, which includes all universities of the country irrespective of form of ownership. MSUPE becomes the leader of the Rating in the nomination “Humanitarian universities”

In a relatively short period of existence MSUPE acquires the reputation of a highly professional institution of higher education and becomes a full member of the professional educational community both in Russia and abroad


The Federal Resource Center for the Organization of Comprehensive Support to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (FRC) has been opened

The main professional educational programs of higher education “Education and Pedagogical Sciences” (bachelor’s degree, master’s and postgraduate studies, profile “Teacher of primary general education”) have been developed and tested

The ESCI index of the international scientometric Web of Science database includes the journals Clinical and Special Psychology, Psychology and Law, Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, Social Psychology and Society

MSUPE receives the status of a Federal educational institution of Higher Education and becomes the Moscow State University of Psychology & Education

MSUPE takes first place in rating of the demand for universities among humanitarian (pedagogical and philological) universities (IIA “Russia Today“)

MSUPE has created a Resource training and Methodological Center for working with students with disabilities

The Pedagogical Association “Teacher of the XXI century” has been organized

MSUPE officially changes the submission from City to Federal level


A model of the national system of teacher growth has been developed. 5 adapted programs of higher inclusive education have been developed and are being implemented at 3 faculties – Faculty of Informational Technologies, Faculty of Distant Learning, Faculty of Social Communication

The concept of the project for the development of the quality and accessibility of higher education for persons with disabilities in the Russian Federation has been developed

The Institute of Experimental Psychology has been established

A career guidance center “ProPSY” has been opened.

Russian Association of Educational Researchers has been created


The international scientific journal “Cultural and Historical Psychology” has entered the international scientometric database SCOPUS.

Russian Educational Research Association has joined the European Association of Education Researchers (EERA)