International Students about Petrozavodsk State University





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Published on May 30, 2013

Petrozavodsk State University is one of the largest educational institutions in the European North of Russia. There are academicians, ministers and world-famous specialists in culture and science among its graduates.
Over 13,350 students of the university take both full-time and vocational education classes.

The university has one of the largest libraries in Karelia.
Since 1980, PetrSU has been admitting international students. Over 500 foreign students had participated in various education programs at the university.
Besides education, the university conducts research in various fields of science, including 28 joint international programs. The international relations of the university are developing rapidly. PetrSU joint scientific research projects with universities of Finland, Sweden, Great Britain, Poland, the United States and Canada. PetrSU takes an active part in international programs of the Baltic region and Barents Euro-Arctic region, Nordic Council of Ministers, Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Fulbright, etc. Each year the university holds about 10 international conferences.

PetrSU is the largest educational institution and the leading university of system of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in the European North of Russia. The university comprises 12 faculties:

Ecology and Biology,
Forest Engineering,
Political and Social Sciences,
Industrial and Civil Engineering,
Physical Engineering,

More than 3600 teachers and staff members work at PetrSU at present. Over 19500 undergraduate and graduate students study here.
In addition, more than 4000 students take training, re-training and professional skills development every year.

PetrSU has a high status of large research center in the field of programming, information technologies, plasma research, microelectronics, mathematics, physics, medicine, etc.

Academic degrees and diplomas awarded: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science.

Duration of study: B.Sc. - 8 semesters; M.Sc. - 4 semesters; Ph.D. - 6 semesters.
Academic year structure: Fall semester (September-January); Spring semester (February-June);
Language of instruction: Russian.
Language courses offered: Russian, English, Finnish, German, and French.

Questions? Comments? Please e-mail us at inted@petrsu.ru or imp@petrsu.ru

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