General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Abbreviation SPbGU
Teachers 4,149
Students 22,283
Foreigners 9%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Hic tuta perennat
• Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
• European University Association (EUA)
World ranking271
Country ranking2
Academic Reputation238
Employer Reputation327
Quality of teaching46
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities119
Engineering and Technology233
Natural Science187
Social Sciences and Management185
Ranking in world by discipline
Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, USD/month
Accommodation 157 264
Food 107 224
Transportation 27 64
Communications and utilities 28 47
Clothing 22 84
Sports and leisure 16 76
Accommodation in Saint Petersburg, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre159
Shared room in city centre267
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre271
1 bedroom apartment in city centre403
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking271
QS World University Rankings257
ARWU Academic Ranking301
Webometrics Ranking544
Alternative title
Russian Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет
Spanish Universidad Estatal de San Petersburgo
Chinese 圣彼得堡国立大学
Arabic جامعة سان بطرسبرغ الحكومية
French Université d'État de Saint-Pétersbourg
German Saint Petersburg State University
Japanese サンクトペテルブルク大学
Korean 상트페테르부르크 국립대학교
Portuguese Universidade Estatal de São Petersburgo

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Saint Petersburg State University or Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет (SPbGU) - public higher education institution in Russia.

Saint Petersburg State University - Description

The beginning of the University dates back to 1724 and almost three centuries thereafter, it successfully combines traditions and innovations, research and learning, experience and youth. Today Saint-Petersburg University is one of the leading international centres of science, education and culture. The discoveries and achievements of the University professors and graduates have become part of the history of both international and Russian science and technology. A number of graduates of the University were awarded Nobel Prizes - I. Pavlov (1904) and I. Mechnikov (1908) for physiology and medicine; N. Semenov (1956) for chemistry; L. Landau (1962) and A. Prokhorov (1964) for physics; V. Leontief (1973) and L. Kantorovich (1975) for economics, I. Brodsky (1985) for literature; Fields Medal - Grigory Perelman, Stanislav Smirmov, the Shaw Prize, also regarded as Nobel of the East - Ludvig Faddeev. At present Saint-Petersburg University collaborates with 230 higher education institutions from Europe, North America, Asia and South America. The major part of partner agreements falls on the universities of Germany, Korea, the USA, China, and Finland. Many important universities in Europe, America, and Asia – notably Bologna University (Italy), the Free University of Berlin and Hamburg University (Germany), Bard College and George Mason University...

Description of Saint Petersburg State University

Saint Petersburg State University was the first university to be founded in Russia, by decree of Tsar Peter the Great in 1724. In November 2009 the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a law which accorded special status to Saint Petersburg State University as “unique scientific and educational complex, the country’s oldest universit y , having enormous significance for the development of Russian society.” Saint Petersburg State University is authorized to issue its own diplomas with the official insignia of the Russian Federation. The University was the first in Russia to introduce its own educational standards, setting requirements for achievement by students that are higher than the official state standards. In 2014 the University resumed the tradition of conferring its own post-graduate degrees. Works submitted for the title of PhD at Saint Petersburg State University are assessed by scientists from several countries, who must be specialists in the area, to which the PhD thesis is devoted. Saint Petersburg State University is a major international scientific and educational centre. The University has set up a unique S cience Park, which is open to scientists from around the world and offers competitive programs of support for young scientists. Just within last 4 years the university established 18 new laboratories supervised by leading international scientists. Professors and graduates of the University, who include eight Nobel prize winners, have made scientific discoveries and breakthroughs of major importance to the history of world science. More than 3 5 0 higher education institutions in over 70 countries have partnership relations with Saint Petersburg State University. The University participates in international scientific and educational programs, is a member of 13 major international associations, and cooperates actively with international organizations. A total of 9 educational programs are currently being implemented by the University in collaboration with foreign universities including master's programs taught in English. The University offers nine master's degree programs, in which graduates obtain two diplomas: one from Saint Petersburg State University and another from the partner University. Graduates of St. Petersburg State University include six Russian heads of government: Petr Stolypin, Boris Sturmer, Alexander Kerensky, Vladimir Lenin, Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev (both of the latter have also served as Presidents of the Russian Federation). The Expert Centre at Saint Petersburg State University provides expert opinions at the request of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, federal ministries and departments, Russian regional administrations, public corporations and private businesses. Today Saint Petersburg State University stands for the vanguard of scientific research, high standards of education, competent expert consulting, development and innovation based on strong historical traditions
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