Saint Petersburg State University
Region: Eastern Europe
Country/Region: Russia
Found Year: 1724
Address: 7-9 Universitetskaya Nab.
Introduction

With a history dating back to 1724, St Petersburg University (SPbU) is the first institution of higher education in Russia http://english.spbu.ru/. Today, St Petersburg University is one of the leading international centres of education, science and culture. As a dynamic institution, it designs multidisciplinary educational programmes that combine fundamental theoretical problems with real-world, practical application. Famous Graduates The discoveries and achievements of the University professors and graduates have shaped the history of both international and Russian science and technology. The University is proud to be home to 9 Nobel prize winners in Physiology, Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Literature as well as Fields Medal and Shaw Prize winners. Moreover, two presidents of the Russian Federation and six government leaders graduated from SPbU. International Students Each year, ~ 4,000 international students from 100+ countries enroll in SPbU. They are offered a choice from 10+ double degree programmes, 20+ Master programmes taught in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian as well as 400+ programmes of Bachelor, Master and PhD levels taught in Russian. In 2019 SPbU became the most popular university in Russia among foreign applicants. International students can apply for the Russian Federation government-funded places (full coverage of tuition fees and monthly allowance) or self-finance their studies. International Cooperation SPbU maintains strong partnerships with 474 universities in 65 countries worldwide. University is an active member of international academic mobility programmes including Erasmus+, Finnish-Russian Cross Border University, Santander Universities, Coimbra Group, Campus Europae, etc. The University makes it easy to connect with the whole world by offering the opportunity to participate in Alumni clubs in 16 counties and Representative offices in China, Republic of Korea, Spain, USA, with Italy and Turkey shortly on the way. Global careers St Petersburg University educational programmes are relevant for the challenges and opportunities of the global labour market, and SPbU alumni are able to take on competitive positions in a multicultural work environment. The University has 2000+ long-term cooperation agreements with IBM, Unilever, PepsiCo, McKinsey, Google, Carl Zeiss, Microsoft, Leica, Intel, Adobe, Huawei and many other leading Russian and international companies. St Petersburg University partner organizations offer internships for students and take part in the development and assessment of study programmes. In 2018, SPbU became the best university in Russia in Employer-Student connections according to QS Graduate Employability Rankings. Online Learning St Petersburg is actively developing its online-learning opportunities. By now, it has launched more than 140 online-courses in Russian, English, and Chinese on the Open Education, Coursera and XuetangX platforms (https://online.spbu.ru/en/). Research SPbU scientists conduct research in almost all fields of knowledge, provide expertise and consulting, and enjoy close ties with Russian and international partners. The research findings are published in high-impact international journals. Priority research areas: ● nanotechnology and materials science ● biomedicine and human health ● information systems and technology ● ecology and nature management ● social research and technologies ● human resource management and technologies SPbU has cutting-edge research facilities — a state-of-the-art Research Park with 26 resource centres, where the most advanced research equipment is concentrated. Students have an opportunity to annually receive research grants, including Russian Federation Presidential grant. They can carry out research in numerous laboratories and make use of vast scientific collections of the University. M. Gorky Scientific Library of SPbU SPbU Library is one of the oldest and largest university libraries in Russia. The collection dates back to 1783 featuring now over 7 million depository items in stock including 70,000 rare books. More than 102 million full-text sources can be accessed online. SPbU students and staff can benefit from the University library subscription to ~ 80,000 leading scientific journals. Student life University life is vibrant and diverse. Every year, the University holds over 300 student events, celebrations, conferences, and competitions. Start-up SPbU programme gives students a great opportunity to have a try at research-intensive entrepreneurial projects and win a 1 000 000 rubles grant for bringing them to life. Students from other countries are welcome to join the International Students’ Club. The Club is an opportunity to meet fellow students, learn more about Russia and its culture, exchange experience, get help and advice. Students are invited to practice up to 21 kinds of sport on 30 University venues. The University teams take part in Russian and international sporting events, win various awards and prizes. St Petersburg University Museums SPbU is more than just a university, it is a true centre of culture and enlightenment. It is home to 10 museums holding a joint collection of 3 million items, which is comparable to collection funds of the largest federal museums in Russia. SPbU museum expositions are widely used for research purposes and serve as study material in course of educational programmes. St Petersburg University operates the following museums: SPbU History Museum, D.I. Mendeleev Museum-Archive, V.V. Nabokov Museum, S.P Dyagilev Museum of ContemporaryArt, History of Physics and Practical Mechanics department, Mineralogical Museum, Paleontological Stratigraphic Museum, Petrographic Museum, Paleontological Museum, Herbarium.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
301-400
Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
301-400
2017
301-400
2018
301-400
2019
301-400
2020
301-400
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Automation & Control
51-75
Mathematics
101-150
Metallurgical Engineering
151-200
Statistics
151-200
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
301-400
Earth Sciences
401-500
Chemical Engineering
401-500
Key Statistics
22751
Total Enrollment
3712(16.3%)
International Students
12751
Undergraduate Enrollment
1790(14.0%)
International Students
10000
Graduate Enrollment
1922(19.2%)
International Students