Saint Petersburg State Economics University

The St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON) was founded on August 1st 2012 as the merger of University of Economics and Finance (FINEC) and University of Economics and Engineering (ENGECON). On December 29th 2012 University of Service and Economics (SUSE) joined the alliance. The key principle of merger was to preserve best traditions of all three partners thus new University consists of three Institutes: Institute of Economic, Institute of Management and Institute of Tourism and Service.


Institute of Economics gives a great opportunity to applicants who decided to devote their life to economy enter the Faculty of Economics and Finance. Young people interested in to studying law or theory of interpreting, IT or regional studies – can try their luck at the other faculties of Law, Humanities or IT and Applied Mathematics.

Among the Institute’s alumni are – CEO of Gazprom Alexey Miller, the prime-minister of Armenia Tigran Sarkisyan, president of the St. Petersburg Branch of the Russian Central Bank Nadezhda Savinskaya, director of Gazprombank Olga Dragomiretskaya and many others.


Self-reliant applicants can try to enter Institute of Management which implements training under the unique intensive programs for multifunctional managers who are able to meet the most actual and complicated challenges of modern economics.

The Chairman of the Board of RosNano Anatoly Chubais and CEO of stell giant “Severstahl” Alexey Mordashov as well as Olympic champions Evgeny Plyushenko and Ivan Skobrev are among members of the alumni cohort of the Institute.


Institute of Tourism and Service welcomes those students who are interested in service, tourism and hospitality. One of the Institute’s points of excellence is design thus famous Russian fashion houses were founded by Institute graduates – Tatiana Parfenova, Lilia Kisselenko and Irina Selyuta.


Mission of the Higher Economic School is to raise competitiveness of Russian and foreign companies through improvement and development of its staff on the basis of creative use of modern educative technologies, systematization and exchange of expertise between executives and specialists in process of professional retraining and further training. HSE differs from other business schools by aspiration to provide students with educational services of the highest quality. Programs are maximally adapted to the habit of adult people to act as they imply exchange of expertise as a part of study process.  The ambience in HSE allows students to establish business contacts during their studies. Among the corporate customers of HSE are “Gazprom”, “Baltika” brewery and many others.


We are very thankful to all our alumni for choosing us in the past. We hope that their success in leading companies, banks and governmental institutions or even at the highest level of political and financial power is based on their hard work within the University walls.


We are open for everybody who is seeking high-quality education and meaningful research and welcome ambitious people of all ages to join extraordinary brotherhood 38000 students and professors.


Faculties of Saint Petersburg State Economics University:

  • Institute of Economics
  • Institute of Management
  • Institute of Tourism and Service
  • Higher Economic School

Student Accommodation

Dormitories are located at the university campus in the center of St. Petersburg (Metro stations «Gostiny Dvor» «Nevsky prospekt» and «Sennaya Ploschad»).

Accommodation at the dormitories is offered for all incoming students for the entire period of study. Conditions of payment for accommodation are stipulated according to the program chosen. Prepayment is not required.

All the incoming students living in the dormitory should abide by the Residential regulations indicated in the Contract that is signed by a student when check-in. Breach of the regulations will result in an official penalty to the student including expulsion and extradition.

Saint Petersburg City

St Petersburg is a world-renowned city rich in history and culture and a Russia’s cultural capital. It is Russia’s window to Europe and home to many Russia’s leading university. St Petersburg’s architecture is an interesting mix of ages and styles of Rome, Venice, and Amsterdam. It is a city of romance and white nights. It has played a role throughout the history nationally and globally. St Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is well deserving of its status.

Today St Petersburg is an industrial megalopolis and a big seaport. St Petersburg is a city that is constantly transforming its infrastructure performance and is so favored by its position as it is a great center of activity and trade for many our partner countries. It is actively engaged in car industry development (Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, GM), marine and shipbuilding industry (Admiralty Shipyard, Baltic Shipyard, North Shipyard, and others), power engineering industry, pharmacy, biotechnology, information and telecommunication technologies.

St Petersburg is home to many universities, with over 90 institutions of higher education and 350 research institutions. Many of them are internationally recognized as their alumni and academics are famous worldwide: outstanding scientists and inventors, prominent people in science, education, and culture globally.

St Petersburg has atmosphere like no other. It is due to its historical mission as a Russia’s cultural capital, diverse research and industrial potential, and artistic splendor. It is generally referred to as a museum under open sky as it inspires by the beauty of its monuments and palaces, squares and prospects, theatres and art galleries.

World Travel Awards announced the 2017 winner for Europe’s Leading City Destination as St Petersburg, Russia, and it marks its status of the world’s most visited city. Little wonder as it regularly holds various social, scientific, and entertaining events, exhibitions, forums, theatre performances, and concerts of brilliant artists and of various genres.

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