Tambov State University was founded in 1843 as the Alexandrin sky Institution. In its history of more than 167 years of existence, many changes have been introduced and in 1994 by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation it gained the status of Tambov State G.R. Derzhavin University.

The city of Tambov founded in 1636 is the centre of the Tambov area situated in the central part of Russia, close to Moscow, the capital city of Russia. This immediate proximity to Moscow contributes to the prompt political, economical and cultural development of Tambov. Following modern trends, the city of Tambov is rapidly developing: modern buildings are being constructed, malls, enterprises, sport and leisure centers are being opened.

Economical development in its turn contributes to a constant demographic upsurge: around half a million people live in this city.

University students make up more than 10% of the total of the city population. This fact illustrates the attractiveness of the city to young people who wish to get a high quality tertiary education in a modern, rapidly growing and a developing city.

The infrastructure of the city and universities allows the students to combine successfully their studies with leisure providing all facilities for sports and entertaining activities. Students’ festivals and contests are regularly held; the students have got access to museums, exhibitions, sport centers and a University television. The University has its own football, volleyball and basketball teams playing in different competitions at all levels. All these create a pleasant atmosphere and comfortable conditions for the University students.

Tambov State University is one of the best higher education establishments in Russia. It contributes remarkably to the country’s development and prepares qualified specialists in more than 100 specializations in the fields of medicine, economics, nanotechnologies, IT, industry, culture and arts.

The Medical Faculty of the Tambov State University deserves particular attention. Learning is based on new educational technologies and the best achievements of the national and world medicine.

The University carries out a successful international co-operation policy. More than 100 educational and scientific establishments from Germany, Italy, the USA, China and other countries of Europe, Asia and America are among those who partner with the University.

All the international students admitted to the University are provided with accommodation in a students’ hostel for the entire period of their study.

Upon successful completion of the University, the graduate gets a higher education degree of Russian national standard indicating Degree/qualification and specialty. The graduate upon request also gets an additional document “European Appendix”, which allows its holder to get its equivalence in any of 46 European and other countries signed up to the “Bologna Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education” and to further education or apply for a prestigious job in these countries