State Polar Academy Saint Petersburg

General Information

State Polar Academy Saint Petersburg is the youngest and one of the most diverse higher education institutions in Saint Petersburg. State Polar Academy prepares a new generation of highly qualified specialists for the North, Siberia, and the Far East. State Polar Academy Saint Petersburg was established in 1991 as a Polar Academy in Saint Petersburg. In 1998 Polar Academy received the status of a state institution of higher professional education. 

Every year State Polar Academy Saint Petersburg intakes 2800 local and international students. At present, the State Polar Academy has students from Russia and 57 nations. Currently, State Polar Academy Saint Petersburg has 4 study faculties, 12 study departments, and a staff of 290 highly qualified teachers. In this short period of its existence, the State Polar Academy Saint Petersburg has trained 12000 professionals.

The Academy pays attention to international activity and it has been educating foreign students since 2001. More than 300 foreign specialists from 47 countries have been certified in the Academy, and many of them occupy leading positions in the forest branch enterprises and scientific and educational institutions of the forest complex. Today students from 42 foreign countries study at the University.

The University has 35 bilateral cooperation agreements with foreign universities-partners, scientific research institutions, and companies. Annually the Academy realizes bilateral short–term and long-term student and professor exchange programs, joint seminars, and conferences. There is a possibility to study at double-degree programs for Bachelor’s and Master’s.

Study Programs

State Polar Academy provides a studying process at the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Forestry
  • Faculty of Economic Policy and Management Models
  • Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of National Culture

Accommodation and Housing

Student Hostel is a fully equipped and renovated building. Students have free access to a dining room, a leisure room with areas for self-study, a TV room, a small library, and a game console. Students can use common laundry rooms, common kitchens, bathrooms, and study rooms.

All rooms are shared between 2-4 students and are fully supplied with all needed furniture and modern technologies such as a permanent Wi-Fi connection, a system of central heating, air conditioning, and a permanent electricity supply. The rooms are equipped with beds, desks, chairs, and wall shelves for each student. Wardrobes and shoe racks located in the hallway are shared by the students living in the unit as well as a refrigerator. Blankets, pillows, and bed sheets are also provided to students. 

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