Saint Petersburg State University is the first University to be founded in Russia, by decree of Tsar Peter the Great in 1724. Since its foundation the core principle of University's education has been a strong combination of teaching and research.
Today there are 20 perfectly equipped resource centersintegrated into 21 Institutes and Faculties of SPbU, which carry out research work in the fields of mathematics, biology, physiology, chemistry, geography, geology, management, physics, sociology and other sciences.
Scientists and young researchers from all over the world are welcome in Saint-Petersburg University to conduct a wide variety of research and scientific activities like joint practical collaboration in resource centers and laboratories; field practice and trainings; preparing surveys; scientific supervising and consulting and even more.
Today, St. Petersburg University is a major centre of the Russian science, education and culture enjoying a high international standing. Many higher education institutions of Europe, America, and Asia maintain contacts with St. Petersburg State University, including the University of Cambridge (Great Britain), the University of Bologna (Italy), the Free University of Berlin, the University of Hamburg (Germany), Carleton University (Canada), the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), the University of Stockholm (Sweden), the Municipal University of Osaka (Japan).
The scientific discoveries and achievements of the University professors and alumni, seven of which are Nobel Prize winners (I.P. Pavlov, 1904, and I.I. Mechnikov, 1908, in Physiology and Medicine; N.N. Semenov, 1956, in Chemistry; L.D. Landau, 1962, and A.M. Prokhorov, 1964, in Physics; V.V. Leontyev, 1973, and L.V. Kantorovich, 1975, in Economics), went down in history of the global and Russian science and technology.
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|Total Number of Staff||12000|
|Number of Academic Staff||6000|
|Number of Students||30000|
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