World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.




Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU)

Year of foundation: 1899

Location: St. Petersburg 

Total students: 33,000 / International students: 4,995

Faculties: 13 / Departments: 82

Faculty: 2,000

Rector: Andrey Rudskoy


The university has a long and successful history of over 115 years where a great deal of important discoveries and inventions were made.

It is the leading technical university with more than 7,000 international students from over 115 countries. It is considered to be the major engineering and R&D partner for state corporations (Rosatom, Rostec, Roscosmos, etc.) and high-tech companies. Our students are offered research, development and entrepreneurship activities.

We offer about 25 Master's Degree programs in English and more than 30 Double Degree programs, which are run in partnership with leading overseas universities. With highly qualified skills and knowledge SPbPU graduates are sought after on the global labor market.


  • Civil Engineering
  • Energy Technology
  • Physics
  • Information and Telecommunication Technology
  • Intellectual Systems
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Composite Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • International Business and Management
University provides a wide range of up-to-date educational programs in both Russian and English languages: 
  • 52 Bachelor’s Degree Programs
  • 167 Master’s Degree Programs
  • 18 Bachelor’s & Master`s Degree Programmes in English
  • Double Degree Option
  • 90 PhD Programs 
  • 35 Summer School Modules 
  • 8 Russian Studies & Russian language Programs  
  • 3 University Foundation Programs 
  • Exchange Programs
Also SPbPU offers a wide range of non-degree programs in different study fields for international students. 


The University is carrying out research activities in the following areas: 
  • Engineering 
  • Natural science
  • Management 
  • Economics 
  • Humanities

International collaboration and partnerships

Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University has signed more than 350 partnership agreements with leading higher education institutions from Europe, Asia, North and Latin America and Africa. Within the framework of international cooperation, the University carries out the following activities:

  • Academic cooperation and networking
  • International academic mobility
  • Foreign visiting professors and guest speakers
  • International joint Master’s degree and PhD programs
  • Joint research projects with the involvement of industry
  • Joint publications in international editions
  • Joint workshops and conferences
  • International summer and winter schools
  • Joint R&E centers and labs with involvement of global companies
  • International joint research laboratories

In 2016, SPbPU opened its Representative Office in Shanghai, P.R. China. The University occupies one of the top positions among Russian institutions of higher education participating in international research projects. At present, SPbPU cooperates with more than 300 universities from all over the world.

In 2017, SPbPU opened the Information Center in Madrid, Spain. The major aim of the University's Information Center is to boost cooperation between SPbPU and scientific and educational institutions of Spain entailing academic exchange of students and teaching staff, as well as joint participation in scientific and technical projects.

The key partners of SPbPU:

  • Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
  • Universität Stuttgart, Germany
  • Technische Universität München, Germany
  • ParisTech, France
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Aalto University, Finland
  • McGill University, Canada
  • University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Tsinghua University, China
  • Zhejiang University, China
  • Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Over 30 International Research and Education Centers have been set up at SPbPU in cooperation with world leading industrial companies. SPbPU collaborates with over 90 international companies, such as Motorola, Microsoft, АТ&Т, Siemens, FMC, Hewlett Packard, Intel, Apple Macintosh, LG Electronics, Philips, Samsung, General Electric, General Motors, Siemens, Schlumberger and others. 

Distinguished alumni

  • Peter Kapitza, a Soviet physicist and Nobel laureate
  • Georgy Flerov, founder of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research 
  • Vitaliy Lopota, president, general constructor of PAO S. P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (RSC Energia)
  • Ilya Klebanov, chairman of the board of directors of Sovcomflot

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