Petrozavodsk State University

Petrozavodsk State University is the Flagship University of the Republic of Karelia and one of the leading universities in Northwest Russia.

Some Facts about Petrozavodsk State University:    

  • Established in 1940
  • Trained more than 70 000 qualified specialists
  • Offers over 100 educational programs
  • Foreign language testing (TORFL, TOEFL, TOLES)
  • The only university in Russia that trains specialists in the area of Finno-Ugric languages and culture (Karelian, Vepsian and Finnish)
  • The leading international school of programmers’ training
  • The world’s leading center for research in the field of development and creation of elemental base and equipment for non-silicon micro and nanoelectronics
  • Exchange programs with over 20 foreign universities
  • Participant and organizer of dozens of international, all-Russian and regional conferences and seminars every year
  • 350+ international students from 40+ countries
  • Center for official and notarized translations
  • 11 dormitories
  • A wide range of summer/winter schools and short-term programs

Faculties of Petrozavodsk State University:

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Biology, Ecology and Agricultural Technologies
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Information Technologies
  • Faculty of Physics and Technology
  • Faculty of Forestry, Mining and Construction Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism
  • Faculty of Education and Phycology
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of History, Political and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Economics and Law
  • Karelian Regional Faculty of Counting Professional Education of PETRSU

Faculty of Medicine

The Institute of Medicine trains specialists in the areas of General Medicine, Pediatrics and Pharmacy. Over the period of its existence, it has trained over ten thousand doctors and pharmacists, contributing to the health care system in Karelia, Murmansk region and other regions nearby.

Study programs include general academic and professional courses. A huge emphasis is laid on practical training, which can be done in local hospitals, pharmacies or pharmaceutical companies and other medical institutions. Another important aspect of training is students’ research activity, which enables them to improve their knowledge and become better specialists in their field.

New educational methods and technologies are constantly being introduced to the studying process. For example, the Institute has its own multifunctional module study center, where students can gain medical skills in conditions as close as possible to real ones.

The Institute of Medicine has 14 departments (including clinical department on the premises of medical institutions of the Republic of Karelia), two buildings (theoretical and morphologic), Anatomical Museum (exhibits made with different embalming methods depict organization of the body, phylogeny and ontogeny, abnormal developments, organ structure at an early age), United Multifunctional Center for Module Education, Department of Medical Literature of the Scientific Library of the university (around 2 million documents) and a sports hall.

The graduates may work at public or private hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical institutions, as well as in the health care system and education.


Student Accommodation


PetrSU has 11 student dormitories. Students usually live in a dormitory, which is the nearest to their Institute. Each dormitory has an internet connection and recreation hall; many dormitories have their own gyms and other sports facilities.


There are 2 or 3 students in a room and bathrooms and kitchens on each floor. Petrozavodsk has a well-developed public transport system, so you can get anywhere you want from each dormitory building.



Petrozavodsk City

Petrozavodsk is a city located in the northwestern part of Russia, the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Karelia, standing on the shores of Lake Onega.


Petrozavodsk features

The City Day in Petrozavodsk is celebrated on the last Saturday of June, in honor of the liberation of the city from the Finnish army during the Second World War. Kukkovka hill (193 meters) is the highest point in the city.


The climate of Petrozavodsk city area is continental, with some features of marine climate. Winters are long and mild, summers are short and cool. The average temperature in January is minus 9.3 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 17 degrees Celsius.


The population of the city consists mainly of Russians (86.7% in 2010). Besides, there are Karels (about 20% of all Karels reside in the city, 4%), Finns (1.8%), and Veps (over 50% of all Veps of Karelia and 25% of all Veps of Russia reside in the city, 1%). In general people of about 50 nationalities live in Petrozavodsk.


The local industry is represented by engineering and metalworking, forestry and wood processing, stone processing, construction, food, light and printing industries.


Petrozavodsk is located about 1028 km north of Moscow, 428 km north-east of St. Petersburg, about 350 km east of Finland by roads. The federal highway E105 M18 “Kola” (St. Petersburg – Murmansk – Norway) passes through the city. It is also a large railway hub (to St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Sortavala, Kostomuksha).


The airport of Petrozavodsk is located 12 km north-east of the city. Flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg are available.

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