Dear international guests of Pskov State University website!
You are very welcome to our website and our University! Pskov State University was founded in 2011 by merging of five leading educational institutions of the Pskov region. Each of them had its own history and traditions, reputation, indisputable success in academic work, its own established creative collective where wonderful teachers, scholars and public figures had been working over the years.
Pskov State University nowadays is the center of educational, cultural and scientific life of the Pskov region. We see our University not only as an educational institution, but also as a multidisciplinary training, research and practice complex. The main objective of the University development is striving to make it modern, competitive, demanded, popular and highly rated. Implementation of such ambitious but quite realistic objectives implies the following principles:
1) Succession and openness.
2) Priority of innovations in the educational and scientific activities.
3) Expediency of innovations in the context of collective discussion and personal responsibility.
4) Priority focus on the needs of the economy of the Pskov region.
PskovSU trains students in more than 200 various programs on all attainment levels on a wide range of focus areas within 5 educational clusters – pedagogical, humanities, natural, engineering, economics and management. Training is carried out in full-time, part-time and correspondence forms of study.
The history of the University is a hard work done by both the superb staff and talented students. Such factors as the University’s professional and scientific potential, the cult of knowledge, strong commitment to research and adherence to the newest trends allow us to tackle the whole range of challenges that higher education faces nowadays. The University features 22 training and laboratory buildings, 11 student dormitories for 3 500 residents, 6 assembly halls and 8 gyms. In 2019 a new campus will be opened on the embankment of the Velikaya.
The University library has 9 membership options, 7 reading halls, and 2 electronic reading rooms. The total library stock exceeds one million books and periodicals both in traditional and electronic formats. The library has an automated information library system. We have launched a central e-catalog (about 170 000 records). The University structure is made up of 10 Faculties and 51 Chairs, a branch in the city of Velikiye Luki (1 faculty and 3 chairs), PskovSU College and the Life Long Learning Institute.
Currently, 70% of the University teaching staff has D.Sc. and Cand.Sc. degrees and academic status. Our specialists’ academic excellence is proved by the results that our undergraduate and graduate students earn when participating in regional, national and international competitions, conferences and olympiads. Today the University enrolls about 10 thousand students; 1 300 are international students from 41 countries of the world.
PskovSU can be proud of its highest academic achievements. University has created a comfortable environment for doing research in different fields of knowledge. You can benefit here from 4 research laboratories (laboratory of archaeological and of cultural heritage, laboratory of regional philological studies, laboratory of higher education quality problems, training and production laboratory for energy efficiency), 8 basic chairs, 3 сenters of common use equipped with modern scientific equipment and 8 small innovative enterprises. Life Long Learning Institute offers 87 additional programs of further education. The Institute also provides training for future enrollees in 19 University core courses (2 of them are delivered in PskovSU branch in the city of Velikie Luki). PskovSU Resource Center for Personnel Training for Industry and Social Sphere of the Pskov Region assists in the employment of students.
The University trains specialists to the benefit of economic, political, social, historical and cultural sectors of development of the Pskov region as the border region included into the system of Baltic countries partnerships.
Internationalization of research activities and implementation of international educational and research projects are areas of the intense interest of the University. More than 30 projects have been successfully implemented by PskovSU for the period of 5 years within the framework of cross-border programs, the Baltic Sea States Council initiatives and the Nordic Council of Ministers, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) programs, the Swedish Institute, the Fulbright Program, etc. In that respect PskovSU is open for cooperation with international educational and scientific institutions and organizations.
On this website you will find the information for foreign teachers and partners, international and exchange students, as well as general portrait of the University. If you have any questions, please contact our staff!
We will be very glad to meet you at our University!
I am confident that walking your path along with Pskov State University you’ll receive high quality education and a perfect start to a brilliant future.
Marina Makhotaeva, Acting Rector