Università linguistica statale di Mosca
Università di lingue straniere di Mosca «Maurice Thorez»

University Governance

Acting Rector of Moscow State Linguistic University
Irina Arkadievna KRAYEVA


– A Biography

Irina A. Krayeva received her first degree cum laude in teaching English and French from the Maurice Thorez Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages (currently MSLU). She conducted her post-graduate research at the same Institute's Department of English Lexicology, culminating in a PhD in Philology, a rank of Associate Professor and position of Professor at MSLU.

After her graduation in 1980, Irina A. Krayeva joined the Department of English as a Second Foreign Language, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting where she held the positions of a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer (1980–83, 1987–89), Associate Professor (after 1993), and Head of the Department (1993 – 2006). From 1993 to 2006 she served as an Academic Secretary of the MSLU Academic Board.

In 2006–17, Irina A. Krayeva was Dean of the Faculty of English at MSLU and Professor of the Department of English Lexicology.

Between 2011 and 2014, Professor I.A. Krayeva headed the Foreign Languages Commission for the Unified State (school-leaving) Examination for the city of Moscow. Since 2014, Prof. Krayeva has been a certified expert of the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in Education.

In January 2017 Professor Krayeva was appointed Acting Rector of Moscow State Linguistic University. She represents the University in the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education, University of Iowa, USA, in the European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz, Austria, and is recently elected Board Member of the European Language Council.

Professor Krayeva has published more than 50 books, students' books and scholarly papers in her field.

Irina A. Krayeva holds awards and decorations from the governments of the Russian Federation and other states.

Esteemed colleagues and students! Dear friends!

Our university, MSLU, has always been renowned for its glorious traditions, for quality education and for innovative methods of teaching and mastering languages and cultures. It is my sincere hope that with our joint efforts we can further develop MSLU as a center for polylingualism, the humanities and cutting-edge educational technologies. I count on your contribution as linguists and scholars, and your unique experience, to assist me in the administrative duties that I am undertaking. Together, we can reach new heights of creativity and success, inspired by the words of our "InYaz" University Anthem: "InYaz! You're depths and lofty shining summits! Our billow'ng sails and glowing beacon true!" May our students, today and tomorrow, proudly call themselves scions of InYaz!

MSLU Acting Rector

Innara A. Guseinova

Vice-Rector for Research


Innara A. Guseinova was born in 1971 in Moscow. In 1993, she graduated magna cum laude in Foreign Languages, a lecturer of German and English, from Moscow State University.

In 1999, she completed her PhD in Philology (Germanic languages), with a thesis on “Descriptive Advertising as an Instrument of Influence in Marketing Communication (with reference to West German print media)”.

In 2010, she earned her Doctorate Degree in Theory of Language with a dissertation on “Communicative and Pragmatic Basis for Genres in Marketing Discourse”.

From 1993 to 2011, Dr. Guseinova was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor of the Department of Lexicology and Stylistics of German Language at the Faculty of German and later at the Department of German at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, MSLU.

From 2011 to 2016 Dr. Guseinova served as Dean of MSLU Faculty of Translation and Interpreting. She has authored two monographs, three teaching guides and eighty academic publications in leading Russian and foreign academic journals. She has been engaged in four international research and practice-oriented projects.

Dr. Guseinova is a member of three MSLU Dissertation Boards. She is Doctor of Philology and a tenured associate professor.

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