The University was founded in 1967 expanding on the already existing Kaliningrad State Pedagogical University that had been founded in 1947.


The University developed as a classic Soviet-era university and thus differentiated a lot from European universities such as Albertina, which kept medieval traditions of universities’ autonomy and creative free-thinking, while Soviet universities lacked both. Though Kaliningrad University has its own history and a unique way of development in the very changeable modern conditions. Nevertheless, Albertina was the factor that formed the University’s mission to be a metaphorical bridge between the Russian and European university systems.