ABOUT Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Founded 120 years ago, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is the major in Russia school of higher technical education.
Our university is situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! The second largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg is rightfully called the cultural capital of Russia. A metropolitan city of five million people, it every year attracts nearly seven million tourists, of which about one half are foreign guests coming from all over the world. St. Petersburg was founded by the first Emperor of Russia, Tsar Peter the Great, as a multicultural city, always welcoming guests and specialists from other countries. Polytechnic University retains and strengthens this tradition which has become one of the essential features of our University. More than 6000 foreign students study at our university and this number keeps growing every year.
Polytechnic University has a very prominent place in the global academic community. The University is partner with many academic institutions and industrial companies. More than 400 partner universities from 68 countries, over 100 world’s leading companies have direct contracts with Polytechnic University. Annually, the University hosts numerous high-level international symposiums and conferences, publishes tens of scientific magazines and scholarly books.
The University campus consists of more than 100 educational and research buildings, a House of Scientists in Lesnoye, the International Student Campus, 23 dormitories and a sports complex. The historical part of the campus is situated in a wonderful park which has always been a place of inspiration and subject of love for many generations of students and faculty.