European University at St Petersburg

The European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) was founded in 1994. It began operating as a private graduate school in the social sciences and humanities in 1996. The mission of the University is to foster and develop professional qualification of specialists and to promote their creative and scholarly potential.

Over the last years, EUSP has acquired a reputation as one of the most dynamic and modern educational institutions in the country. EUSP’s educational programs (MA and PhD, no undergraduates) are popular not only amongst talented graduates of Russian universities, who currently hail from fifty-four Russian regions, but also amongst graduates of foreign universities (mainly in Western Europe and North America). For these students, EUSP offers special international programs taught in English. EUSP’s teaching faculty is staffed by well-known academics who have achieved significant results and recognition in their fields. Many of them received their PhDs from the best universities in Europe and the US, and/or have experience teaching in foreign universities. EUSP graduates work in prestigious academic and research institutes, and hold positions in government and non-governmental organizations, as well as at leading Russian and international companies. More than forty percent of those who have finished EUSP's core educational program have successfully received their degrees (PhD or Kandidat of Sciences). EUSP has based its work on the principle of combining teaching with cutting-edge research. The research university model is reflected not only in EUSP’s strategic plan and daily practice, but also in its organizational structure. The university consists of five departments and ten research centers. Departments: Anthropology, Art History, Economics, History, Sociology and Political Sciences. Research Center: Institute for the Rule of Law; Center for Modernization Studies; Center «Res Publica»; Center of Science and Technology Studies; Centre for European Studies - EU Centre; Center «Petersburg Judaica»; Center for Environmental and Technological History; Center for Gender Studies; Center for Anthropology of Religion; Center for Energy and Environmental Economic Studies.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1994
Total Number of Staff 96
Number of Academic Staff 60
Number of Students 400
Focus Areas

Anthropology, history, art history, political science, sociology, economics, philosophy, big data management