The institution was established in September, 1937 as the Gorky State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages; in 1961, it was named after Nikolay Dobrolyubov, a famous Russian literary critic and publicist. In 1994 the institution acquired its present name: Nizhny Novgorod Dobrolyubov State Linguistics University.
The LUNN is a multidisciplinary human science institution of higher professional education which has retained linguistic education as the core of its activities; it trains highly-qualified specialists in 41 basic educational programmes of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in full-time, part-time (evening) and correspondence forms and 5 postgraduate programmes as well as the classical five years diploma studies in full-time. 13 foreign languages are taught in the LUNN within the framework of basic and additional educational programmes. The LUNN actively cooperates with universities in Europe, America and Asia and has permanent contracts for training students at universities in Portland (USA), Magdeburg (Germany), Linz (Austria), Chiba (Japan), Hankuk (Korea), Sichuan University (China), etc. Every year LUNN’s teachers and students go to foreign universities for academic exchange and internships.
In collaboration with domestic and foreign partner universities, the LUNN annually holds international conferences in all areas of scientific activities of the University. Famous scientists, politicians and public figures of foreign countries come to the LUNN for lectures and meetings with teachers and students. Among them there are ambassadors, prominent writers, artists, playwrights, journalists.
1. 4 levels of training with in-depth study of at least 2 foreign languages:
2. 12 foreign languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Serbian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Arabic, Turkish. Russian as a foreign language.
3. International exams and international language certificates.
4. Included studies in foreign partner universities, including scholarships. Over 60 agreements with foreign partner universities of Europe, America and Southeast Asia (Austria, Belgium, Vietnam, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Indonesia, Cyprus, China, Korea, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Serbia, Thailand , France, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan).
5. Internships of students and teachers in embassies of foreign countries.
6. Employment in Russia and abroad in all sectors of the economy and public administration, in the offices of regional and federal governments, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, in various departments and departments related to international and foreign economic cooperation, in the Council of Europe, the United Nations and the European Court of Rights person.
7. Cultural and educational centers in the infrastructure of NGLU: German Cultural and Educational Center, Regional Center for the French Language, Cultural and Educational Center for Romance Languages, Cultural and Educational Center for the Japanese Language, Information and Cultural Center for Switzerland, Center for Thai Language and Culture, Center for Slavic Languages and Cultures , Confucius Institute.
8. Modern language classes, simultaneous translation classes.
9. Research laboratories of psychology, applied linguistics and information and speech technologies.
10. Student associations: the primary trade union organization of NGLU (student union committee), the student council of the NGLU, the student sports club of the NGLU, the national team of Russia, the academic choir of the NGLU, the student theater studio “LGUN”, the student teaching team “RespekT”, the volunteer corps of the NGLU “iVo-LUNN- teer ”and the regional club of sports volunteers“ SportActive ”, folk-ethnographic ensemble“ Blue Len ”, student tourist club of NGLU, student television“ LinTime ”and student press center, Hawaiian dance studio “Aloha Hula” in NGLU, support group of NGLU “Lingua Ladies”, methodical club of teachers of a foreign language, vocal studio of NGLU “Impulse”, student newspaper “Linguist”.
11. Sports and fitness camp "Linguist".
12. 2 hostels (full provision of places for nonresident students).
13. International Student Club.
14. Nizhny Novgorod international model of the UN NGLU.
15. Regular large-scale youth events, projects, actions: “Youth chooses life”, “In this big world”, “World Song”.