Kalmyk State University, founded in 1970, is widely acknowledged as the first state university in the Republic of Kalmykia. It is a unique higher educational establishment representing Kalmyk ethnic minority in the South of Russia. Its reputation for quality is based on excellence in teaching, research and service to Kalmyk society. Eminent faculty, students and research programs all contribute to KalmSU’s academic fame.
The University comprises eight faculties and the Institute of Kalmyk Philology and Oriental Studies. It provides training in 22 specialities of higher professional education, 20 specialities of Bachelor degree, 13 specialities of Master degree, 18 specialities of secondary professional education, a number of programs of supplementary education. Today, around 8,000 students are enrolled in various programs of full-time and part-time education.
KalmSU campus covers over 75,909 m². and its home to more than 8,000 students from different countries. Kalmyk State University has 7 academic buildings. There is a scientific-experimental farm unit, bases of recreation and practice, a testing field, a mini-farm, a botanic garden, a center of new informational technologies, a house of culture, a sport complex, a scientific library with 6 departments and 7 reference rooms, with total area of 4 500 m² and a book collection of more than 1,000 000 exemplars. University dormitories accommodate 1,300 students. There is a preventive health resort for 75 rooms, 7 dining rooms for 500 seats.
Highly qualified teaching staff which consists of 500 lecturers, including 70 doctors, professors, 285 associate professors, 12 academicians and corresponding members of the various academies of sciences of Russia leads educational and research work. Their professionalism, competence, academic achievement, the daily hard work contribute to the prosperity of the university, the success of its graduates. Much attention is paid to the employment of future graduates. KalmSU prides itself not only in being a progressive institution but one that plays a role in preserving and developing Kalmyk’s unique culture.