Saint Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers

Saint Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers is one of the oldest institutions of higher education of the Soviet period of the country.


During 75 years of the development of the university it was renamed several times and each of the titles contained the definite landmark of the development of the country.


The history of our University dates back to 1931, when the Leningrad Promcooperation Institute named after Molotov was founded. In the Soviet times universities were often called in honor of outstanding figures of the party. The university bore the name of Zhdanov, Polytechnical Institute named after Kalinin.


Since 1938 it was Leningrad Technological Institute Vsekompromsovet named after Molotov. This renaming coincides with the peak of mass repressions which concerns the teaching staff of the university.


In 1941 the university was included into the system of a state higher education.


In 1959 it was renamed into the Leningrad Technological Institute for the Pulp and Paper Industry.


This period is characterized by the intensive development of institute’s structure – in concordance with the needs of the sector there were opened new chairs and faculties; laboratories were modernized with modern equipment.


Many famous people studied and taught at the university.


In 1981 the institute was given The Order of the Red Banner of Labor.


In 1992 it became Saint Petersburg Institute of pulp and paper industry of the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.


In 1993, the Institute got the status of University and was renamed into the Saint Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers. Beginning in the fifties, research works dealing with pulp, paper and board production were being carried out actively in the University.


Now the University is the only higher educational establishment in the Russian Federation providing integrated training of specialists for industrial enterprises engaged in in-depth chemical processing of wood. The majority of University graduates work in the forest, pulp and paper industries, the chemical industry, the power sector of Russia, CIS and foreign countries.


Presently, the University is developing business relations in the field of machinery building with a number of foreign companies such as Voith, Metso, Andritz, etc.


The University participates regularly in many national and international programs. University scientists carry out fundamental and applied research in collaboration with their colleagues from U.S.A., Germany, Canada, Poland, France, China, Finland, etc.


Faculties of Saint Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers:

  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Economics and Management
  • Department of Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Mechanics of Automated Production
  • Department of Industrial Heat Power Engineering
  • Department of Automated Process Control Systems

Student Accommodation

You’ll stay in a bedroom for two or three, which is fully-furnished. Each bedroom has a vanity and shower and separate lockable toilet. Facilities of accommodation:

  • Wifi included
  • Laundry
  • Bicycle storage
  • Communal kitchen with lounge area
  • Music room
  • Study room
  • Games room and courtyard with barbecue available.

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.

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