About Pskov State University
Pskov State University (also known as PSU) is the center of educational, cultural and scientific life of the Pskov Region established in 1960. We invite international students to study various Bachelor’s, Master’s and postgraduate academic programs.
The University currently has 627 members of the teaching staff and over 10,000 students, including more than 1,200 foreign citizens from 41 countries of the world.
The University offers worldwide-recognized programs for foreign students aimed at delivering high-quality knowledge, realizing student scientific potential and having a strong research basis.
PSU has more than 20 training and laboratory buildings, 12 student dormitories, 6 assembly halls, 8 gyms, 7 reading halls and 2 electronic reading rooms. Faculty at the university offers proven academic excellence that encourages students to participate in regional, national and international competitions, conferences and Olympiads.
The international activity is one of the priority directions of development of Pskov State University, and it cooperates with 84 partner universities from 26 countries of the world. Since the main focus is quality of educational process, the University introduces innovative approaches to the training on a regular basis. High professionalism of the teaching staff of Pskov State University proves that it rightfully belongs to the European family of classical universities.
Both medical and technical students are trained under the guidance of qualified specialists in affiliated facilities, which increases the chances of successful student employment both locally and abroad. PSU trains specialists at different educational levels to contribute to the economic, political, social and cultural state of the society.
The following programs are available:
Pskov State University swimming pool “Universitarian”
Swimming lessons are available at the university pool to all interested students. A lot of sport events are held there, such as a swimming competition among freshmen, inter-faculty competitions, the Open Rector’ Cup which involves not only the staff, teachers and students of the university, but also visitors of the city and region.
“The swimming pool is an object for learning, but also an object of domestic value to students and teachers of the university”, said the University Rector Yuri Dem’yanenko. Pskov State University is included in the top three Russian universities which first have got a pool.
Sports infrastructure of Pskov State University
In addition to the mentioned swimming pool, sports infrastructure of PskovSU includes 9 gyms (6 playrooms and 3 workout rooms), an open-air stadium, 3 skiing lodges, a shooting gallery and a gym.
These sports facilities are used to hold training sessions for the University students. Classes are held under the supervision of 25 instructors on the staff of the Department of Physical Education. The number of students involved is more than 5,000 people.
There are 20 different sports clubs at Pskov State University: volleyball (men and women), basketball (men and women), athletics, indoor soccer (women), table tennis, shooting, swimming, aerobics and fitness aerobics, orienteering, athletic gymnastics, unarmed self-defense, as well as shooting archery. More than 600 people are involved in these clubs. Training is supervised by experienced coaches being both part-time and full-time employees.
Pskov State University provides accommodation for students’ free use. 12 dormitories are equipped with 544 beds, and 10 dormitories are located in the city of Pskov and 2 — in Velikiye Luki. All hostels are provided with essential and additional facilities for comfortable living and studying. All foreign students stay in student hostels in rooms for 2-3 people, with rooms being equipped with modern furniture and bedding.
Unlike many other European countries, there is a kitchen on a shared basis for several rooms where everyone can prepare meals according to one’s individual taste. A wide variety of food products from all over the world that you may be found in stores and supermarkets gives foreign citizens an excellent opportunity to stick to the same cuisine that they are accustomed to.
Pskov is the administrative center of Pskovsky region and, within the framework of administrative divisions, it also serves as the administrative center of Pskovsky District. The city’s population is over 203,279 people.
Pskov still preserves much of its medieval walls which were built in the 13th century. There is a medieval citadel called the Krom (the Kremlin), and within its walls the 256-feet-tall (78 m) Trinity Cathedral is located which was founded in 1138 and rebuilt in the 1690s. Pskov is exceedingly rich in small picturesque churches, many of them dating mainly from the 15th and the 16th centuries. On 7 July 2019, the Church of the Pskov School of Architecture was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 17th century residential architecture is represented by merchant mansions such as the Salt House, the Pogankin Palace, and the Trubinsky mansion.
The Pskov Fortress, which was one of the largest in medieval Europe (the length of its walls was 9.5 km in total), as well as the Pokrovskaya Tower, are considered to be one of the most impregnable towers of Europe.
The city has a large number of parks and botanical gardens. The Governor House, The Fomichev’s House and the Rodina movie theatre are main attractions of the city.
Pskov is home to a number of museums, for example, Pskov State Museum-Reserve of History, Architecture and Art, Museum-Apartment of Yury Spegal’sky, Lenin Museum and Railway museum.
The city is eco-friendly, ever-green and with well-developed infrastructure. Pskov has a favourable geographical position: the city is located close to such cities as Saint Petersburg, Riga, Tallinn and Minsk, and it is only 50 km away from the borders of the European Union.
The climate here is humid continental due to the city’s relative proximity to the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland, with relatively soft winters and warm summers.
Pskov is home to numerous universities where it is possible to gain solid education, become a master in a specific field and make one’s dreams a reality. One of the best universities in the city is considered to be Pskov State University.
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