The main objectives of the University: 1) meeting the demands of individuals for intellectual, cultural, moral and spiritual development; 2) training of highly qualified specialists possessing the skills of independent research activities of relevant levels and grades in various specialties and areas of training, as well as training, retraining and professional development of research and academic staff; 3) organisation and implementation of fundamental, exploratory, applied research across a broad range of sciences and development activities, including those implying the use of information comprising the state secret; 4) preservation, development and augmentation of moral and cultural traditions of university education and research activities, and education of youth in the spirit of these traditions; 5) participation in the organisation and implementation of continuing education; 6) increasing the role of humanities in the academic process; 7) propagation of humanist worldview and knowledge.
International cooperation of the University may take the following forms: 1) exchange of teachers and researchers for carrying out research, teaching work, as well as for professional development; 2) exchange of students, postgraduate students, interns, residents and doctoral students for education and research; 3) organising and holding international events at the University (symposia, conferences, seminars, meetings and official receptions); 4) participation of the University staff and students in international conferences, symposia, seminars and other similar activities; 5) participation of University representatives in international meetings and official visits; 6) receiving foreign citizens for education and sending students, interns, residents and doctoral students of the University abroad for education and training; 7) engaging foreign citizens to participate in the education and research as teachers or researchers; 8) sending teachers and researchers to foreign education and research institutions for teaching and research; 9) development and implementation of international education programs and research; 10) exchange of experience and professional development of employees on issues of the University operation; 11) exchange of scientific lterature and teaching materials; 12) other forms of cooperation, not inconsistent with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
Over almost three centuries, hundreds of outstanding scholars, politicians, cultural figures have been honor to the University. Suffice it to say that seven University alumni and ex-members have won Nobel Prizes: I.P. Pavlov (1904) and I.I. Mechnikov (1908) for physiology and medicine, N.N. Semenov (1962) for chemistry, L.D. Landau (1962) and A.M. Prokhorov (1964) for physics, W.W. Leontief (1973) and L.V. Kantorovich (1975) for economics. Many persons who became famous all over the globe in various fields were the University alumni. St. Petersburg State University is known for its distinguished scientists, teachers, statesmen and public figures such as K.N. Bestuzhev-Ryumin, A.F. Koni, P.A. Stolypin, D.I. Mendeleev, V.I. Vernadsky, D.S. Likhachev and dozens of others. The University has also given to the world most renowned people of art such as I.S. Turgenev, A.A.Blok, A.N. Benois, V.D. Polenov, S.P. Diaghilev, M.A.Vrubel, I.Y. Bilibin, N.K. Roerich, I.F. Stravinsky and many others. Four heads of the Russian government were University alumni: B.V. Stürmer, A.F. Kerensky, V.I. Lenin, and V.V. Putin, as well as two Russian Presidents: V.V. Putin and D.A. Medvedev. In November 2009, Russian President D.A. Medvedev signed a law granting St. Petersburg State University the special status of "a unique scientific and education complex, an oldest institution of higher education in Russia being of a great importance to the development of the Russian society". The right of giving its own diplomas with the official symbols of the Russian Federation has also been granted to University.
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faculties and departments
Department of Design Department of Information Systems in Arts and Humanities Department of Organ, Harpsichord and Carillon Department of Restoration Department of Theatrical Art
bachelor level programs
Bachelor of Design Bachelor of Restoration Bachelor of Applied Arts Bachelor of Information Technologies Bachelor of Music (Organ, Harpsichord and Carillon)
master level programs
Master of Design Master of Restoration Master of Information Technologies Master of Arts and Humanities Specialist (actor of drama and cinema) Specialist (artist of costume in cinema and television) Specialist (artist, production designer in cinema and television) Specialist (artist-animator)
research activity and main areas
Theory and Practice of Design, Restoration, Fine Arts, Music, Information Technologies
doctorate level programsN/A
subject areas for exchange studentsAll the mentioned programs
May 15 - for Autumn semester and Full Academic Year Nov. 15 - for Spring semester
Autumn semester: Sept.01 - Jan.31 Spring semester: Feb.01 - June 30
cost of living per month (studying and living)Per semester:BA - 109,000 RURMA - 112,000 RUR