Saint-Petersburg Mining University
Saint-Petersburg Mining University ranks among the top universities in St. Petersburg and Russia; it rightfully belongs to the best-known mining schools in the world. At present, more than 7 000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, specialist, graduate and postgraduate degree programs. The University offers 97 courses covering tens of subject areas. The broad range of subjects develop students' practical and technical knowledge, advanced problem-solving skills, prepare them to tackle complex engineering problems with shifting baselines and varying degrees of resources and information. The students coming from all parts of the country and from abroad make up a significant portion of the student population.
The University has the highest status in the educational system of the Russian Federation: it is a National Research University, which ranks it as one of the foremost teaching and research mining schools in Russia and a national center for education and applied research in the diverse fields of mining and underground construction and tunneling.
The University mission is to offer world-class training which can satisfy any students' expectations and be internationally recognized as the world's premier center for education and applied research in the diverse fields of mining and underground construction and tunneling. The University utmost mission is training of highly qualified specialists of the world level for the mineral and raw materials complex of Russia and foreign countries on the basis of integration of the educational process with science and production, concentration of efforts to preserve and reproduce the scientific elite, retraining and improving the qualification of personnel, performing research works capable of providing for an innovative breakthrough in economy of our country
Facts and figures
- № 1 higher technical educational institution of Russia, founded by the Decree of Empress Catherine II dated October 21 (November 1), 1773
- 120 academicians and academics of sciences corresponding members work at Saint-Petersburg Mining University
- 20 laureates of State Prizes and Government Awards of the Russian Federation among the staff of the University.
- 38 Honorary Scientists and Honorary Workers of Higher School are among the staff of Saint-Petersburg Mining University