Universities and higher education in St. Petersburg

56 public and 45 private higher educational institutions are based in St. Petersburg, including such well-known ones as St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, St. Petersburg State Medical University named after Academician I.P. Pavlova, St. Petersburg State University of Communications of Emperor Alexander I, St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University, St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications named after Professor M.A. Bonch-Bruevich, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg State Technological Institute (Technical University), St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, St. Petersburg State University of Economics, St. Petersburg State Mining Institute, St. Petersburg National Research University and information technology, mechanics and optics, Russian State Pedagogical University named after A. I. Herzen, St. Petersburg State Forestry Engineering University, St. Petersburg State Institute of Cinema and Television and others. Many military higher educational institutions operate in the city: A. F. Mozhaisky Military Space Academy, S. M. Kirov Military Medical Academy, Mikhailovskaya Military Artillery Academy, St. Petersburg Naval Institute, Military Engineering and Technical University, St. Petersburg Higher Military School of Radio Electronics, St. Petersburg Institute of the FSB of Russia and others.

St. Petersburg is one of the largest scientific and educational centers in Russia, where more than 10% of the country’s scientific potential is located: more than 350 scientific organizations, including 70 organizations of the Russian Academy of Sciences and other state academies, employing 170 thousand researchers, including 9 thousand doctors of science and 26 thousand candidates of science. In terms of the number of people employed in the scientific and educational sphere as part of the total population of the city, the city ranks second in the Russian Federation. It houses the St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which unites over 60 academic institutes and other research institutions and many research institutes. On the southern outskirts is the Main (Pulkovo) Astronomical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Military institutions, the St. Petersburg Suvorov Military School, the Nakhimov Naval School, the Military Space Cadet Corps of Peter the Great, the Naval Cadet Corps and others are known.

Full list

Russian Academy of Sciences (1724)
Saint Petersburg State University (founded 1724)
Russian State Pedagogical University (Herzen University) (founded 1797)
Saint Petersburg Naval Academy (founded first decade of the 18th century)
Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet (1738)
Imperial Academy of Arts (founded 1757)
Saint Petersburg Medical-Surgical Academy (founded 1798)
Saint Petersburg Mining Institute (Горный институт) (founded 1773)
Saint Petersburg Military engineering-technical university (1810)
Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology (1828)
Pulkovo Observatory (1839)
Ivan Pavlov’s Medical Academy and research center (founded 1880s)
Saint Petersburg Conservatory (1862)
Alexander Military Law Academy (founded 1867)
Saint Petersburg Academic University (2002)
Saint Petersburg Medical and Technical Institute
Saint Petersburg State Transport University (1809)
Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University (1886)
Saint Petersburg State Medical University (1897)
Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University (1899)
Saint Petersburg State University of Water Communications (1809)
State Marine Technical University (Корабелка) (1899)
Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy (former Tenishev’s College) (1899)
Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (1900)
Pushkin House (1905)
Pushkin Leningrad State University (1992)
St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design
Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy (1907)
St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (1930)
Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (“ГУАП”) (1941)
Saint Petersburg Pharmaceutical Academy
Saint Petersburg Academy of Pediatrics and Maternity (founded 1900)
St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television
Saint Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts (1918)
Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy (1925)
Saint Petersburg State University of Economics (1930)
Baltic State Technical University (“ВОЕНМЕХ”) (1932)
Saint Petersburg Aerospace University (Mozhaysky University)
Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry
Admiral Makarov Maritime Academy
St. Petersburg Christian University (1990)
European University at Saint Petersburg (1994)
Smolny College (1999)
Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation (founded 1955)
Saint Petersburg University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (1832)

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