Irkutsk State University was founded on October 27, 1918. It gave the impulse toward the development of higher education in Siberia and Russian Far East. Irkutsk State University became the major educational, scientific and cultural center on the vast territory of Eastern Siberia at once. At first there were only two faculties at the University: the Faculty of History and Philology and the Law Faculty.
- Faculty of Philology and Journalism
- Faculty of Foreign Languages