Penza State Agrarian University (PGAU) is a state university in the city of Penza, founded in 1951.
At the university, students are taught at four faculties: agronomic, technological, engineering and economics in eleven educational programs.
More than 48 doctors of sciences, professors and more than 134 candidates of sciences are engaged in vocational training of students and scientific research. Many of them are academicians and corresponding members of various academies, have honorary titles: Honored by the agronomist of the Russian Federation, engineer, economist, agricultural worker and higher professional education.
Over 4,500 students and more than 70 graduate students annually study at the university. Teams of students of all faculties in the specialties participate in student scientific olympiads of various ranks and take prizes.
Faculties of Penza State Agricultural Academy:
Penza State Agrarian University has very comfortable dormitories their location is close to university campus, so the students don’t spend too much time to get to their classes every morning. Student rooms are equipped with all necessary furniture parts.
Dormitories have the following facilities:
Penza State Agrarian University dormitories use the pass system. The pass system and internal rules and regulations on campus are aimed at securing safety, maintaining public order, and preserving the property of Penza State Agrarian University. Residents should produce their entrance passes when entering the dormitory.
Penza is a city located on the Volga Uplands in the center of the European part of Russia, on the Sura River (a tributary of the Volga River), 642 km south-east of Moscow. It is an administrative, economic and cultural center of the Penza region.
Penza climate is temperate continental. The average temperature in February is minus 9.1 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 20.4 degrees Celsius.
The city is divided into four districts: Zheleznodorzhny, Leninsky, Oktyabrsky, Pervomaisky. The main types of industrial products manufactured by local enterprises: steel pipes, machines for municipal utilities, medical equipment, instrumentation and automation equipment, chemical equipment, computer equipment.
Penza is a large railway junction. The federal highway M5 “Ural” (Moscow – Chelyabinsk) passes through Penza. The highway P209 Penza – Tambov starts here. Penza bus station is the largest in the region connecting the city with all district centers and neighboring regions.
In the southern outskirt of Penza there is an airport. Flights to Moscow, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod are available.
Penza urban transport consists of trolley-buses, buses and minivans. It is one of the largest cities in Russia which doesn’t have trams.
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