Saint Petersburg State University of Technologies and Design

About University 

The Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design is a public educational institution that was founded in 1930. It is located in Saint Petersburg. Now the university is a multidisciplinary educational complex, which includes 2 high schools, 18 study institutes, and 2 colleges, training specialists in 225 educational programs in design, and provides courses in engineering, courses in humanities, courses in economics, and courses in pedagogy.

Nowadays there are about 16,000 students in Undergraduate courses, Postgraduate courses, and Doctoral Studies. High standards of professional education for graduates are maintained by famous scientists and qualified university teachers. There are more than 30 honorary figures of Russian culture, higher education, and members of creative unions – designers’ union and artists’ union. More than 112 theoretical classes and practical courses and educational programs in the English medium of instruction were prepared for teaching foreign and Russian students participating in international academic mobility programs and internships abroad.

Quality education is provided by high-qualified teaching staff. More than 90 % of academics have Professors and Candidates in Sciences. They are prominent specialists in art and design, that use modern teaching methods and give students the ability to gain new theoretical knowledge and practical skills. All classes are held in English medium of instruction, to provide students with experiences in studying engineering science in a foreign language. 

The university complex includes 10 large educational buildings, most of which are located in the historic city center, and 6 student dormitories. All international students are provided with student accommodation. Modern equipment of departments, educational and scientific laboratories, lecture halls, and educational-scientific-production centers allows to successfully carry out training on educational programs at various levels. 

The university is actively implementing international scientific and educational projects. As for the field of international cooperation, a project has been implemented to formulate an algorithm for the International Semester educational program, which has been approved by the Association of East European Universities. 


SPC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). Certain programs are also accredited or approved by state organizations. It’s ranking in the German listing for educational institutions in 2007 was the highest (H+) which means public recognition of USUE higher degrees in Europe.

Currently, the University established stable contacts with the German Academic Exchange Service and representatives of other organizations. There have been signed inter-university agreements with educational institutions in 38 countries, including the universities of Kazakhstan, Germany, Great Britain, China, and South Korea.

The university invites prominent lecturers from Great Britain, France, Germany, the USA, the Czech Republic, China, Ecuador, Benin, Equatorial Guinea, and other countries to be presented with the title of USUE Honorary Professor. It gives students and members of academic staff an opportunity to take part in foreign internships, get new experiences and make valuable contacts in the academic field.

Faculties and Courses

The studying process at the Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design is provided in such institutes and schools:

  • Institute of Graphic Design
  • Institute of Art and Design
  • Institute of Costume Design
  • Institute of Design of Spatial Environment
  • Institute of Textile and Fashion
  • Institute of Applied Art
  • High School of Press and Media Technology
  • Institute of Business Communication
  • Institute of Economics and Social Technologies
  • Northwestern Professional Pedagogical Institute
  • Regional Institute for Continuing Vocational Education
  • Institute of Information Technologies and Automation
  • Institute of Applied Chemistry and Ecology
  • Institute of Supplementary Professional Education
  • Higher School of Technology and Power Engineering


The Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design offers all full-time students accommodation in the Student Dormitory. The Campus comprises six 15-story high-rise buildings in the city districts with well-developed infrastructure. One room accommodates 2-3 people. Each room is equipped with all needed furniture, such as beds, wardrobes, chairs, modern TV, computers, and free Wi-Fi.

Campus territory has a convenient location. It is surrounded by a huge park, a few food stores, a big shopping mall, and a bus stop. Every hostel resident can visit every room in a dormitory, including reading rooms, university library, hostel canteen, resting rooms, and gym. Students can spend their free time in any place they want and make resting more comfortable. All hostels are protected by the police under CCTV surveillance and every student can feel safe and comfortable during studying or resting.  Dormitories are located near the educational buildings (the greatest distance is 10 minutes on foot). 

About City 

​​The city was founded in 1703 with the construction of the Peter and Paul Fortress and the admiralty shipyards (1704). It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world – the architectural landmarks found in its historic downtown core are proudly featured on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. Its advantageous geographical location makes St. Petersburg an important transport-logistics and commercial hub, a place where major aviation, rail, road, and marine routes intersect. All of this combines to spur the ongoing development of the city’s economic ties and promote the growth of its economic potential: industrial sectors such as energy, heavy machine-building, automaking, pharmaceuticals, IT, and telecommunications are all experiencing active development.

The city’s unique atmosphere springs from its rich scientific research and cultural potential. St. Petersburg proudly wears its moniker as one of the world’s finest open-air museums. The city is also a well-regarded business-tourism center, the scene of such world-class business events as the G8 Summit, the G20 Summit, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), the Russia-ASEAN Business Forum, the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF), and many more.

The most beautiful sightseeing is the light and music fountain, located in front of the Opera and Ballet Theater. The city is full of attractions for young people and international students such as modern museums, Indian restaurants, Asian restaurants, Russian restaurants, food stores, art galleries, cinemas, and recreation areas.