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The leading school for engineering and economics—Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) was founded in 1899. Recently SPbPU became "National Research University" — a recognized Russian and international leader in the field of higher engineering and economic education. Currently it ranks as the leading school in Russia for engineering higher education.
At present, SPbPU has 30,197 students and postgraduates, 3,056 of them are international students from 98 countries. The main departments at SPbPU are:
- Economics and Management
- Information Technology
SPbPU provides a wide range of courses for international students with 49 different bachelor degree programs, 200 master degree programs, 90 PhD programs, and 90 doctorate programs. A number of non-degree and international educational programs are also offered.
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is happy to offer longstanding and profound international programs taught in Russian, which are very popular among students from all over the world. Students, who are willing to get either Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in Russian, may take a Foundation Program. Aside from these, there are a wide range of international programs entirely delivered in English for both masters degree and for bachelors.
SPbSPU has won several awards such as a contest for innovative universities, and the title the "national research university. SPbPU constantly strives to develop as a new type research university, which integrates multidisciplinary R&D activities and advanced technologies for rising national economic competitiveness. SPbPU takes pride in its longstanding traditions of international cooperation with many international institutions, research organizations, and industrial companies in the field of education and science.
Students of SPbPU are carrying out research projects with well-known companies such as Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Siemens, LG "Electronics", Apple Macintosh, and more.
Today the Polytechnic University structure includes:
- 11 Institutes
- More than 100 departments and 120 R&E laboratories
- Research centers, innovation laboratories, science park
- Fundamental library — one of the largest scientific and technical libraries in Russia
- Student campus
- International campus
- Medical center
- Modern sports center
- Concert halls
Over the past century, more than 150,000 specialists have graduates from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. An impressive number of them became laureates of the most prestigious national and international prizes such as Nobel prizes, holders of honorary recognition, winners of distinguished awards, members of the national Academy of Science, and founders of new research directions and schools.
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