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Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University

Sankt-PeterburgAerospaceIndustrial EngineeringNuclear IndustryMathematics, Statistics, FinancePhysics

Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Санкт-Петербургский Политехнический Университет Петра Великого, abbreviated as SPbPU; also, formerly "Saint Petersburg State Technical University", abbreviated as SPbSTU) is a major Russian technical university situated in Saint Petersburg. Other former names included Peter the Great Polytechnic Institute (Политехнический Институт императора Петра Великого) and Kalinin Polytechnic Institute (Ленинградский Политехнический Институт имени Калинина). The university is considered to be one of the top research facilities in Russian Federation and CIS member states and is a leading educational facility in the field of applied physics and mathematics, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering and many other academic disciplines. On a national scale, SPbPU in Russian Federation is somewhat akin to Caltech in the United States (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is normally referred to as "The Russian MIT"). Currently (2012) SPbPU is ranked among the top 400 in the World. It houses one of the country's most advanced research labs in hydro–aerodynamics. University's alumni include famous Nobel Prize winners, such as Pyotr Kapitsa, prominent nuclear physicists and atomic weapon designers such as (Yulii Khariton, Nikolay Dukhov), world-class aircraft designers and aerospace engineers, such as (Yulii Khariton, Oleg Antonov, Nikolai Polikarpov and Georgy Beriev). The university offers academic programs to Bachelor, Master's and Doctorate degree levels. SPbSPU consists of structural units called Institutes divided into three categories:

Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University

Sankt-PeterburgBiomedical EngineeringElectrical, ElectronicTelecommunication, MultimediaManagementFilm, Radio, TelevisionLanguages, Philology, Linguistic Studies

Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University (ETU) (Санкт-Петербургский государственный электротехнический университет) founded in 1886, and is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Saint Petersburg.

The University is a leader in the study of the fields of radio engineering, telecommunications, control processes, computer engineering and IT, electronics, biomedical engineering, management and linguistics.

A. S. Popov, the inventor of the radio, worked in this university. There is a memorial museum to A. S. Popov in the university. Z. I. Alferov, Nobel Laureate in Physics for his achievements in the field of heterostructure, also worked in this university. At one point he was a dean of the faculty of electrotechnics (now faculty of electronics).

There is a legend that V. I. Lenin once spent a night hiding from the police at the university. Now the room where he hid is unofficially called "Lenin's Lecture Hall".

In early Soviet years the university changed its title from "in the name of Emperor Alexander III" to "in the name of V. I. Lenin". This new title was awarded while Lenin was still alive, and required his personal permission. It was an honor for an institution to gain this prefix and only the best establishments had it.

The University has many buildings, each of very different architecture. This is because they were built in very different ages: from Imperial to Soviet. Some of the buildings had served other purposes before being acquired by the University, and others were built specifically for the University. There is a tale referring to the very unusual architecture of building 5, regarding its architect. Shortly after finishing his project he went insane and was committed to a mental institution.

The university is one of six in Saint Petersburg to still have a military department. It continues to be popular: many students enroll in order to "wipe out" or satisfy the requirement for compulsory military service.
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Saint Petersburg State University

Sankt-PeterburgPhysics Economics

Saint Petersburg State University (SPbGU, Russian: Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет, СПбГУ) is a Russian federal state-owned higher education institution based in Saint Petersburg. It is the oldest and one of the largest universities in Russia.

It is made up of 22 specialized faculties, 13 research institutes, the Faculty of Military Studies, the Academic Classical School, the Medical College, the College of Physical culture and Sports, Economics and Technology and the Department of Physical Culture and Sports. As of 2014, the university has a teaching staff of 5,800. The university has two primary campuses: one on Vasilievsky Island and the other in Peterhof. During the Soviet period, it was known as Leningrad State University (Russian: Ленинградский государственный университет), in 1948–1989 named after Zhdanov.
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Saint Petersburg State University

Sankt-PeterburgPhysics Economics

Saint Petersburg State University (SPbGU, Russian: Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет, СПбГУ) is a Russian federal state-owned higher education institution based in Saint Petersburg. It is the oldest and one of the largest universities in Russia.

It is made up of 22 specialized faculties, 13 research institutes, the Faculty of Military Studies, the Academic Classical School, the Medical College, the College of Physical culture and Sports, Economics and Technology and the Department of Physical Culture and Sports. As of 2014, the university has a teaching staff of 5,800. The university has two primary campuses: one on Vasilievsky Island and the other in Peterhof. During the Soviet period, it was known as Leningrad State University (Russian: Ленинградский государственный университет), in 1948–1989 named after Zhdanov.
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Saint Petersburg State University

Sankt-PeterburgPhysics Economics

Saint Petersburg State University (SPbGU, Russian: Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет, СПбГУ) is a Russian federal state-owned higher education institution based in Saint Petersburg. It is the oldest and one of the largest universities in Russia.

It is made up of 22 specialized faculties, 13 research institutes, the Faculty of Military Studies, the Academic Classical School, the Medical College, the College of Physical culture and Sports, Economics and Technology and the Department of Physical Culture and Sports. As of 2014, the university has a teaching staff of 5,800. The university has two primary campuses: one on Vasilievsky Island and the other in Peterhof. During the Soviet period, it was known as Leningrad State University (Russian: Ленинградский государственный университет), in 1948–1989 named after Zhdanov.
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Saint Petersburg State University

Sankt-PeterburgPhysics Economics

Saint Petersburg State University (SPbGU, Russian: Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет, СПбГУ) is a Russian federal state-owned higher education institution based in Saint Petersburg. It is the oldest and one of the largest universities in Russia.

It is made up of 22 specialized faculties, 13 research institutes, the Faculty of Military Studies, the Academic Classical School, the Medical College, the College of Physical culture and Sports, Economics and Technology and the Department of Physical Culture and Sports. As of 2014, the university has a teaching staff of 5,800. The university has two primary campuses: one on Vasilievsky Island and the other in Peterhof. During the Soviet period, it was known as Leningrad State University (Russian: Ленинградский государственный университет), in 1948–1989 named after Zhdanov.
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Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health

Saint PetersburgPhysicsEducation, Educational Research

The National Mineral Resources University (previously the Mining Institute)

Sankt-PeterburgMining, Mineral Processing

The National Mineral Resources University, formerly known as the Mining Institute, is Russia's oldest technical university, and one of the oldest technical colleges in Europe. It was founded on October 21, 1773, by Empress Catherine the Great, who realised an idea proposed by Peter the Great and Mikhail Lomonosov for training engineers for the mining and metals industries. Having a strong engineering profession was seen by many Russian rulers as a vital means of maintaining Russia's status as a great power. As historian Alfred J. Rieber wrote, "The marriage of technology and central state power had a natural attraction for Peter the Great and his successors, particularly Paul I, Alexander I and Nicholas I". All three had had a military education and seen the achievements of the engineers of revolutionary and imperial France, who had reconstructed the great highways, unified the waterways and erected buildings throughout Europe in a more lasting tribute to the French than all of Napoleon's victories.

Though located in St. Petersburg, the University is on a federal rather than local level, and has partnerships with global oil, gas and mining companies and governments. Its museum is home to one of the world's finest collections of gem and mineral samples and the university building is a Neoclassical masterpiece by Andrey Voronikhin.

Though located in St. Petersburg, the University is on a federal rather than local level, and has partnerships with global oil, gas and mining companies and governments. Its museum is home to one of the world's finest collections of gem and mineral samples and the university building is a Neoclassical masterpiece by Andrey Voronikhin.

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