Pacific State Economics University

Pacific State Economics University, PSEU is a university of higher education located in Vladivostok. It was founded in December 1964 as the Vladivostok branch of the Moscow Institute of National Economy. G. V. Plekhanova.”


The university was founded in December 1964 as the “Vladivostok branch of the Moscow Institute of National Economy named after Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov.” In April 1968, by a resolution of the Soviet government, it was transformed into an independent institution, the Far Eastern Institute of Soviet Trade. In 1991, the university was renamed the Far Eastern Commercial Institute, in 1996 it was given the status of an academy and a new name, the Far Eastern State Academy of Economics and Governance, and finally in 2004 it was renamed the Pacific State Economic University.


The university was the oldest economic university in the Far East, including 8 institutes, 28 departments and 4 branches in nakhodka, Ussuriysk and Arsenyev. The university had four modern educational buildings, two dormitories, gymnasiums, a sports club, a hotel, shops, a library with a reading room and a developed library computer network, its own publishing house.


At the end of 2004, the university had 468 faculty members, including 258 PhDs, 34, 208 assistant professors, 31 professors and 32 academics. The university had 12,240 students.


Faculties of Pacific State Economics University:

  • Economic Institute
  • International Institute of Finance, Credit and Banking
  • Institute of Management and Social Technology
  • Institute of Food Technology and Commodity Studies
  • Correspondence Institute
  • Research Institute for Economic Research and Science-intensive Technologies
  • Institute of Excellence
  • Institute for Transdisciplinary Research

Student Accommodation

Dorms consist of eight rooms per floor, with 2-3 people per room. Each floor also has one kitchen and two toilets, and the basement has a shower. Students cannot select their own rooms. We encourage students to apply early, as the number of rooms are limited. Some students may not be comfortable with dorm rules, as they are often considered strict.

All Dormitories have the following facilities:

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Medical aid cabinet
  • Gym
  • Reading room
  • Free Internet connection

Vladivostok City

Vladivostok is a city and seaport located on the Far East of Russia, the capital of Primorye krai and the Far Eastern Federal District, the last station of Trans-Siberian railway.

Vladivostok features and economy

Vladivostok is located on the shore of the Sea of Japan, on the Muraviev-Amursky Peninsula and islands in Peter the Great Bay. It is an important transport, industrial, trade, and financial center of Russia. The city is the main naval base of the Russian Pacific Fleet.

This city is also the largest scientific and educational center of the Far East region that includes Far Eastern Federal University and the Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences.

City Day is celebrated in the beginning of July. The name “Vladivostok” is similar to the name of the city of Vladikavkaz. It is derived from the Russian words meaning “to hold” and “east”. The original English name of Zolotoy Rog Bay was Port May.

The climate of Vladivostok is of monsoon type. Winters are dry and cold; springs are long and cool; summers are warm and humid; autumns are warm and dry. The average temperature in January is minus 11.7 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 18 degrees Celsius.

Vladivostok International Airport is located about 44 km to the north of the city. The federal highway A 370 “Ussuri” connects the city with Khabarovsk, the road A188 – with Nakhodka.

In 1983, Ilya Lagutenko formed a known Soviet and Russian rock group “Mumiy Troll” in Vladivostok.

Vladivostok industrial machinery is mainly represented by shipbuilding and ship repair as well as production of equipment for fishing. The city is a base of fishing and refrigerator fleets.

The city has an intermediate position between Trans-Siberian railway and seaways in the Pacific Ocean. This makes it an important cargo and passenger port.

Fish and sea food, timber, ferrous and non-ferrous metals are the main exported goods. Food, medicines, clothes, shoes, household techniques, ships are the main imported goods. Vladivostok is an important intermediate city for goods imported from Japan, South Korea and China.

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