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Year of foundation: 1940

Total students: 11 670 / International students: 375

Faculties: 16 / Departments: 79

Faculty: 891

Professors66 Associate Professors329 Doctors of Science105 Candidates of Science502 International faculty members10

Main educational programmes for prospective international students: 165

Bachelor's programme79 Master's programme44 Specialist programme42

Additional educational programmes for prospective international students: 14

Pre-university training programmes 2 Russian as a foreign language 8 Short term courses 4

PetrSU is the largest classical university in northwestern Russia.

The PetrSU campus has 13 academic buildings, a publishing house, a library with over 1.4 million books, a swimming pool and a Botanic garden.

Since 2012, the university has won seven national awards for state support of Russian universities.

Today PetrSU has:

  • 84 laboratories, development and project departments.
  • 27 innovative centres.
  • 28 small enterprises established by the university.
  • 2 Technoparks.
  • Linguistic Center.
  • 117 patents gained from the scientific research.
  • 4 Foreign Language Testing Centres (Russian, English, French, TORFL, TOEFL, TOLES, DELF).

Operating under the university, the Oxide Electronics research centre is a global leader in the field of development and creation of non-silicon micro- and nanoelectronic components and devices.

Petrozavodsk State University is a leader in training programmers. The technology for defining location of objects for enclosed rooms Real Trac developed at the university won first prize in an international competition of local positioning systems EvAAL-2013 (Spain).

The only university in Russia providing education in the Karelian, Vepsian and Finnish languages simultaneously.

Scientists of PetrSU discovered the minor planet Petrsu. PetrSU professor Alexander Megan is involved in the unique international experiment Mars-500.