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PUSHKIN LENINGRAD STATE UNIVERSITY
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The University was founded in 1992. In 1999, it was granted permission to be renamed in honour of the famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (also closely related to the University's premises in former Tsarskoe Selo) to mark the instituition's outstanding achievement in the field of education.
The University is a major educational and scientific center of North-Western Russia with a number of branches across the Russian Federation (in Moscow, Barnaul, Dudinka, Yekaterinburg, Norilsk, and Yaroslavl), and also in the towns of Leningrad Region (Boksitogorsk, Vyborg, Gatchina, Kingisepp, Luga, and Podporozhiye).
The University comprises 13 schools, 4 research institutes, 3 research-and-education centers, and about 30 laboratories.
Each of our schools is unique but, at the same time, they are all integral parts of a harmonious system with centralized administration, shared principles and traditions.
We conduct research in 13 scientific fields, with a number of active Candidate of Sciences and Doctor of Sciences Dissertation Councils.
Around 18,000 students are enrolled in our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. We offer 68 academic and 30 research degree programmes, as well as 18 vocational programmes. Around 37,000 full-time and part-time students have graduated from Pushkin Leningrad State University, thus completely satisfying the demand for highly-qualified professionals in Leningrad Region.
We employ over 500 teaching staff across 30 departments. 76% of our professors have advanced academic degrees (17% of them being Doctor of Sciences). Among our professors, there are fellows of the Russian Academy of Sciences and specialized academies of sciences, meritorious scientists, educationalists and artists, authors of acknowledged scientific and academic publications.
We hold over 60 regional, national, and international scientific conferences annually, among which Tsarskoe Selo Readings (first held in 1996) ranks especially high.
Our academic and research facilities (labs, libraries, and electronic classrooms) are being constantly improved.
The University holds a number of cultural events, the most prominent of them being Provincial Encounters Annual Music Festival (first held in 1993). The pride of the University is its Student Choir, active participant of various music festivals and winner of numerous music contests. The university's social activities include "Student of the Year", "Miss LSU", and "KVN Comedy" competitions, which are very popular with our students. The University annually joins the traditional Tsarskoe Selo Carnival.
Pushkin Leningrad State University is
- collective member of the Scientific and Technical Council in the Government of Leningrad Region
- regular participant of specialized exhibitions of scientific projects for various sectors of the economy of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- experimental site of the Federal Institute of Educational Development under the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
- partner of the Interparliamentary Assembley of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC IPA) in the field of harmonization of legislation of EurAsEC member states in the field of higher education
- partner of the Institute of Correctional Pedagogy of the Russian Academy of Education (IPC RAO) under the Federal Target Program for the Development of Education in 2006-2010.
Ever since its foundation, the University's rector has been Vyacheslav N. Skvortsov (Full Professor, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Meritorious Teacher of the Russian Federation, author of more than 200 publications in Pedagogy, Higher Education, Philosophy, and Economics).
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