Saint Petersburg State University holds the honor of being the alma mater of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. It has a history spanning 290 years long and since its inception in 1724 has always functioned continually to be instrumental in bestowing the world with personalities notable in a variety of fields like science,politics,business,sports, literature and art.SPbU was the first Academic University and preparatory school in Russia when it was founded by Peter the great in 1724.SPbU has a rich faculty and alumni including Nobel Prize Winners some of whom are physiologist Ivan Pavlov, biologist Ilya Mechnikov,physical chemist Nikolay Semyonov,physicists Lev Landau and Aleksandr Prokhorov, mathematician and economist Leonid Kantorovich.SPbU has played a key role in shaping the society by producing societal transformers like Dmitry Mendeleev,Vladimir Vernadsky,Dmitry Likhachev, Alexander Blok and Igor Stravinsky to name a few.SPbU Is the proud alma mater of the Russian revolutionary and political theorist Vladimir Lenin who would go on to become a great political ideologist of the 20th century.
SPbU believes in creating a mesh of culture and advanced learning to bring about a long standing impact in influencing education and thus the future. SPbU is usually ranked highly in international university rankings such as Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, Academic Ranking of World Universities. It has partnered with top universities across the world to enhance the teaching and learning experience at Saint Petersburg State University.
It acts as a fountain of knowledge by providing access to thousands of books and materials at the M.Gorky scientific library, museums, laboratories, publishing houses, sports club, drama and dance studios and what not. SPbU was one of the universities which by the Federal law in 2009 was conferred with the special status of ‘unique scientific and educational complexes…instrumental in the development of the Russian society’. It was vouchsafed with the authority of granting its own diplomas, setting its own standards and so on. SPbU also allocates corporate housing for its academic staff. In addition to all of this, SPbU which lays a huge emphasis on research also supports research activities and comes up with financial solutions with respect to funding research activities in chief branches of science.
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