Petrozavodsk State University

PetrSU has a high status of large research center in the field of programming, information technologies, plasma research, microelectronics, mathematics, physics, medicine, biology, history, philology, political and social sciences, law, economy, timber industry, construction and agrotechnology, etc. PetrSU is the recognized leader in the field of information technologies among universities of Russia.

  • National independent university ranking – 20-40th place among the best universities of Russia
  • Nomination “International Cooperation” (2010 - 2015) – 1st-4th place
  • GreenMetric World University Ranking 2014/2015 – 2nd place among universities of Russia
  • «2015 University Web Ranking» - 28th place among 387 universities of Russia
  • “Interfax” agency – 39th place among 832 universities of Russia
  • Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: BRICS, 2015 - 39-54th place among the best universities of Russia
  • 2015 Rating agency “Expert RA” – 52nd place among universities of Russia

The leading training school for programmers:

- Russian champions in programming (2009)
- bronze medal (2007, 2008), silver medal (2010) of Student World Contest in programming

Facts and figures

Year Established 1940
Total Number of Staff 2300
Number of Academic Staff 1100
Number of Students 17700
Focus Areas

Geoinformation systems

E-learning and distant education

Low-temperature plasma and microelectronics

Industrial technologies (construction, water treatment, agriculture, fish industry, medicine, timber industry)