One of the best classical universities in the north-western region of Russia.
288 popular educational programs.
Over 10 000 students, including international students.
800 professors, 70% of them have DSc and Candidate of Sciences.
The leading international school in programmer’s training. The University team is 4 times prize-winner of the World Finals of the ACM-ICPC Contest.
Over 100 international and regional innovative projects are realized at the University.
In northwestern Russia the biggest library with over 1.5 million books in 18 languages.
84 laboratories, development and project departments.
27 innovative centres and 28 small enterprises established by the university.
117 patents gained from the scientific research.
Interesting student’s life. A big range of sport and leisure activities.
Since 2012, the university has won seven national awards for state support of Russian universities.
PetrSU has several notable alumni, including eminent politicians and poets. It is regularly placed among the best universities of Russia according to different rankings (GreenMetric World University Ranking – 2nd place among 100 best universities in Russia; «Interfax» and «Ekho Moskvi» independent national rating in the internalization category – 3rd place, etc.).
Petrozavodsk State University is the biggest classical University in the North-European part of Russia, based on confluence of academic traditions and innovative decisions in the fields of high-tech scientific development. It is not only a big educational, but a large scientific and research center.
The University is situated in Petrozavodsk city in northwestern Russia (it is the capital of Karelia) The city has a favorable location on the shores of Onega lake (the second biggest lake in Europe). Petrozavodsk city is situated not far from Saint-Petersburg (400 km) and Finland (350 km). With its lakes and rivers Petrozavodsk has sea gates to Baltic, Barents, White, Caspian and Black Seas
Since 2013 the University has been ranked among the best universities of the BRICS Countries "QS University Rankings: BRICS", is among 10 best Russian universities and among 5 best north-western universities of Russian in the national ranking systems.
Since the day of foundation (in 1940) the University has prepared over 70 000 specialists, among graduates there internationally known academics, ministers, academic and cultural figures, business leaders, industrial, educational and health workers.
PetrSu is a leading university in programmer’s training. RealTrac navigation technology, developed at the University, was named the world’s most accurate at the EvAAL-2013 (Evaluating AAL systems through Competitive Benchmarking) international contest held in Madrid, Spain.
PetrSu team is a winner of Russian championships in programming in 2009, bronze medalist in 2007 and 2008 and silver medalist in 2010 in the worlds programming championships «ACM ICPC».
Scientists of PetrSU discovered the minor planet Petrsu. PetrSU professor Alexander Megan is involved in the unique international experiment Mars-500.
International research center Oxide Electronics of the University is the world’s leading center of research in the field of development and creation of elemental base and equipment for non-silicon micro and nanoelectronics.
The students of the University show good results in sport activities. In 15 years, PetrSU graduates have included 65 masters of sports and the university's athletes have won no less than 50 medals at European and world competitions.
According to results the University gained 117 patents from the scientific research.
Nowadays Petrozavodsk State University has 77 cooperation agreements with 23 countries. Among them there are Finland, Sweden, France, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Belgium, Korea, Baltic seas countries and others.
Among companies-partners of PetrSu there are Ilim Nordic Timber GmbH & Co KG (Wismar, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany), Nokia, Metso Corporation (Finland), Valmet OY (Finland), Outotec OY (Finland), Rosatom corporation, Concern Tractor Plants, GS-nanotech, EEN Russia Consortium and others.
The University consists of 11 educational Institutes:
-Institute of Medicine;
-Institute of Biology, Ecology and Agricultural Technologies;
-Institute of Foreign Languages;
-Institute of Mathematics and IT;
-Institute of History, Political and Social Sciences;
-Institute of Forestry, Mining and Construction Sciences;
-Institute of Education and Psychology;
-Institute of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism;
-Institute of Philology;
-Institute of Economics and Law;
-Institute of Physics and Technology.
The university has 69 chairs, foundation course for international students, 288 educational programs in technical, engineering, medical and humanities fields of studies.
The University campus includes 12 academic buildings, 10 students hostels, scientific library a publishing house, a swimming pool and a Botanic garden, health centers and other buildings.
The University has its innovative technology park “Techograd” that work on design of software engineering, researches, elaboration of IT in applied sciences.
Innovation campus of Petrozavodsk University houses 40 research, academic and innovation centers, 17 modern joint laboratories and departments with Kerelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Enterprises of Karelia, IT park of the University, Engineering Center, Student’s Business Incubator, 12 innovation and technology centers, 32 small innovative enterprises, established by the university, 3 technology areas at the premises of the enterprises of the Republic of Karelia.
The Botanic Garden of Petrozavodsk State University, located on the slopes of the relic volcano on the Onega lakeshore, is well – known in Russia and abroad for its innovations in the field of IT. The garden occupies the area of 367 ha, and has a collection of 1500 species and cultivars of plants.
PetrSU has 10 comfortable dormitories for its students with well-equipped sports facilities, study rooms and lounges. All buildings have modern fire safety systems, alarms and access control installed. Remodelling and maintenance has been carried out, and washing machines and electric plates have been installed.The rooms have Internet access. All the buildings are easily accessible by transport. In the near future, a network of bicycle paths will connect the academic and residential buildings of PetrSU.
The University offers a good range of modern equipment for sport activities, like skiing, basketball, volleyball, sambo, foorball, athletics, tourism, sport orienteering, swimming, hiking and others.
The University also has sanatorium and recreation facilities.
The university has the academic Choir and folk music group “Toive”, widely known not only in Russia, but abroad. The University hosts several drama groups.
Course duration – 4 years.
Land management and cadastre
Animal science – Zootechnics
Information systems and technologies
Real estate management and examination
Human resources management
State and municipal management
Applied mathematics and informatics
Autoroads and industrial engineering
Heat power engineering and heat technology
Technological machinery and equipment
Technology and equipment of logging and wood processing productions
Safety of technosphere
Ecology and management of natural resources
Exploitation of transport technological machines and complexes