On November 20 (December 2), 1809, by a manifesto of Emperor Alexander I, the Institute of the Transport Engineer Corps was created as the first higher educational institution for transport and construction in Russia, now called Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University.
The first Rector and founder of the Institute of the Transport Engineer Corps was Agustin de Betancourt, one of the greatest mechanical scientists of his time. When putting together the first academic plans and programs, he used the very best from higher technical education in Europe. During the first years the Institute prepared engineers with a broad specialization in civil engineering and transportation, however in connection with construction of the first railway in Russia (1837) the special sections of railway construction and operation were included in the academic programme.
At present more than 16 000 students study at the University. We have 8 faculties, 48 departments, 3 branches (in the cities of Velikie Luki, Petrozavodsk and Murmansk) and secondary professional education institutions in Velikie Luki, Vologda, Petrozavodsk, St. Petersburg and Uhta.
The teaching staff of the University is more than 1 000 persons, 700 of them have scientific degrees.
The University provides the training in the field of informational technologies, information security, communication, industrial and civil engineering, water supply and drainage, bridges and tunnels, rolling stock (locomotives, railways cars), power engineering, ecology, occupational safety, economics, transport operation, psychology. The obtained qualification allows the graduates to occupy the positions in state institutions and joint-stock companies.
Among the graduates of the University — ministers of transport, vice-governors of St. Petersburg, heads of major enterprises and institutions e.g. JSC «Russian Railways», Petersburg Metro, «Lenmetrostroy» etc.
Faculties of Petersburg State University of Transport named after Emperor Alexander I:
Saint Petersburg State Technological Institute has a well-developed dormitory system, which includes 7 hostels 5 story each. Totally dormitory complex is for more than 5000 students. Rooms are maximum for 3 person, they are comfortable and very good furnished.
All dormitories have the following facilities:
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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