The Institute of Philology and History is an academic and educational unit within the system of RSUH. The Institute was created in 2002 on the basis of the Faculty of History and Philology, which had existed since 1992. The most important impetus for the creation and subsequent development of the Institute was the idea of the fruitfulness of the comparative historical approach to the educational process and its underlying academic foundation, the need to actualize the logic of “the general and the specific” in the formation of ideas about the development of culture, society and civilization.
Currently, the Institute offers undergraduate, graduate and specialist programs in philology, translation and interpreting, history, theater and film studies.
In realization of its programs, the Institute actively cooperates with other structures of RSUH (Institute of Linguistics, Institute of History and Archives, Institute of Oriental and Classical Studies, Russian-Italian and Russian-Swedish centers, as well as foreign partner universities: French University College at Moscow State University, the University of Paris 8- Vincennes-Saint-Denis, Goethe Institute, German Historical Institute Moscow, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German House of Science and Innovation, German Research Foundation (DFG), Cervantes Institute, etc.).
Agreements on academic exchange and internships have been concluded with the universities of Germany, France, Italy, Spain, USA, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Sweden.