Altai State Pedagogical University is the oldest institute of higher education in Altai Krai. It has come a long way from teaching courses institution to the university in about one hundred years, always moving with the times.
The institute was founded in the early 1930s to provide the region with teachers as one of the steps towards the eradication of illiteracy. It prepared teachers of Russian, Literature, History, Mathematics and Physics.
The Pedagogical University of today is unique for the region academic programs, authoritative scientific schools, research laboratories, counseling centers, extensive international cooperation. It is the leader in the sphere of personnel training for various educational establishments in Siberia, providing scientific and guidance support for education in Altai Krai. The University offers students a wide range of learning opportunities; professions and majors represented here correspond to the requirements of modern quality standards in higher education.