The Department was established in 1953 concomitant with the foundation of Elabuga Teacher Training Institute. Its name has been changed several times but its main objectives remain unchanged:
The teaching staff take part in training middle schoolers for the Unified State Exam.
The Department supervises compulsory PhD exams in the History and Philosophy of Science.
Since 2008 the Department holds annual conferences “Human in Modern Socio-Philosophic Concepts”.
The Department supervises two PhD programs: