Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University

General Information 

St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University is a Russian technical university located in Saint Petersburg. Other former names included Peter the Great Polytechnic Institute and Kalinin Polytechnic Institute. The university houses one of the country’s most advanced research labs in hydro–aerodynamics. It is one of the best universities in Russia to study technical sciences with higher quality degrees.

Today, the University provides higher education in Russia for more than 33,000 local and international students studying under various educational programs. Over 8,500 of them are international students from over 120 countries. Polytechnic University includes 12 study institutes, 33 graduate schools, a major research institute and development complex with research laboratories, and a university library. 

The university has partnerships with more than 520 foreign universities including 13 strategic partner universities, over 100 contracts with the world’s foremost industrial companies, and 2 Representative Offices in Madrid and Shanghai. 

The University is a member of the Bologna process. It provides studying of Bachelor’s programs, Master’s programs, and Postgraduate programs for Russian students and develops advanced Master’s programs with English medium of instruction. Students and teaching staff at University are involved in a variety of research activities and grant programs in Russian universities and universities abroad.


Study Programs

University provides studying processes at the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Automation and Control 
  • Faculty of Economics and Management 
  • Faculty of Architecture and Construction 
  • Faculty of Physical and Mathematical sciences 
  • Faculty of Humanities 
  • Faculty of Energy, Power Engineering, and Electrical Engineering 
  • Faculty of Metallurgy, Machinery, and Materials Processing

Accommodation and Housing

Over 7,000 students from other cities and countries live in dormitories on the SPbPU campus. All dormitories are situated not far from the academic buildings of the university and underground stations. The campus is divided into 3 complexes of student dormitories.

All buildings are equipped with access control systems and emergency voice alarm communication systems. The majority of dormitories have interior and exterior video surveillance systems.  Hostels are enabled with trained, educated, and full-time security guards and security wardens. Everybody can feel safe and comfortable in the dorm territory. The students will also be supplied with a high-speed internet facility, modern TV, and computers in the hostel.