WE ARE PERM STATE UNIVERSITY
The Status of PSU
Perm State National Research University (also: Perm State University, Perm State, PSU) is a Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education, the first university in the Urals, Russia, founded in 1916, one of the founders of the Association of Classical Universities of Russia and the Association of Leading Universities of Russia.
At the turn of the 21st century the University evolves its initial strive and stays loyal to its mission – keeping the high standards of academic knowledge, implementing the classical education tradition in the Urals. Furthermore, by classical we mean the convincing ability to look forward and never come out of date.
Place in Rankings
Today, the University holds strong positions in international and Russian rankings: QS BRICS, QS EECA, THE World University Rankings, THE Emerging Economies Rankings, UI GreenMetric World University Rankingss and others. According to the rating of the Interfax news agency, PSU is listed among the top 10 universities in Russia in terms of the quality of education.
In 2006, the University won the competition of the national project “Education”. The modernization of the park of scientific equipment and educational programs continued in 2010 with the assignment of the Perm University the status of the National Research University.
The key official figures of the University are Dmitry Krasilnikov, Acting Rector, Doctor of Political Science, Professor; and Vladimir Malanin, President, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation.
The University campus is comprised of 16 buildings, 12 faculties and 74 departments, the College, the Natural Science Institute, the Mayak special design bureau, the Botanical Garden, 21 scientific laboratories, 4 leading laboratories and 156 minor class labs, 8 scientific and educational centers, 13 small innovative enterprises. PSU spreads far beyond its campus, as far as the Solikamsk State Pedagogical Institute branch, the Preduralie Educational and Scientific base, the Troitskoye Educational and Experimental Forestry and many more partner institutions, beyond.
The University staff outnumbers 1,200 teachers and 13,000 students studying on bachelors’, specialists’, masters and postgraduate programs. In 2020-2021, more than 500 international students from 34 countriesare studying at PSU, to mention Turkmenistan, China, Iraq, Morocco, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Colombia, Venezuela, Indonesia, Thailand, Republic of Korea and other countries.
International links are maintainedby PSU International Department. The research contacts expand, however, depending on the faculty or school involved.
78 partnership agreements unite PSU with universities abroad, to name University of Oxford (UK), University of Worcester (UK), Universitetet i Bergen (Norway), Universitetet I Tromsø (Norway), Seen: University of Lüneburg – Leuphana (Germany), Université Grenoble Alpes International (France), University of Louisville (USA) ), Central Michigan University (USA), The University of Montana Western (USA), Bard College (USA) and many others.
One of the priority directions in the development of international cooperation for in the eastern direction: Shandong University of Weihai (PRC), Shandong Women’s University (PRC), Shandong Pedagogical University (PRC), China Petroleum University (PRC), Anhui University (PRC), Nanchang University (PRC), Pusan National University (Republic of Korea), Myeongji University (Republic of Korea), Da-Ye University (Taiwan), etc.
PSU publishes 27 academic journals, promotes various student media, including the University newspaper and radio, serves a home for 20 sport teams, as well as 13 art clubs and creative groups. The Student Club, known as the Student Palace of Culture annually hosts more than 200 events for 60,000 people, both students and alumni, local citizens and invited enthusiasts.
PSU Press Office interacts with local media – covering events, writing press releases, updating the University web site news page, running blogs and social media pages, making photo and video reports – the latter widely used by local media. The Office staff performs regular media monitoring and builds new channels of communication – local, national and international ones.
Founded in 2014, Perm University Fund Perm University Endowment Fund supports various types of academic activities, with a capital worth of RUB 12.000,000 ($170, 000), enabling scholarships, travel grants for PSU scholars and various types of academic support.
The Fund grows exclusively on voluntary donations by its contributors – graduates, students, teachers and companions of the University. The Board of Trustees formed by public persons, professors, major contributors and experts decides upon the income-generating spheres of economy for further investment. While the capital itself remains inviolable, the profit goes to the University, supporting students and professors, financing perspective researches, improving material base resources and developing social infrastructure.
The University is a home for 10 museums which collections are second to none, competing such leading national museums as the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow) and the Hermitage (St. Petersburg). Initially the University had to meet the crucial condition of building a collection of antiques, fine arts and repository – not just as exhibitory but for studying purposes. Unique Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Greek artifacts donated by St.Petersburg Emperor’s University and acquired from private collectors became the core of the University History Museum. Nowadays the list of university museums includes:
• the University History Museum;
• the Museum of Invertebrate Zoology;
• the Museum of Vertebral Zoology;
• the Museum of Mineralogy;
• the Museum of Paleontology and Historical Geology;
• the Permian Museum;
• the Museum of Dynamic Geology;
• the Museum of Justice of Perm Krai;
• Rare Book Display;
• the Botanical Museum.
The Botanical Garden
With its relatively modest 320 square yards ground, the Botanical Garden of Perm University founded in 1922, covers a broad variety of green zones – the tropical forest jungle, the Andes, the African and Central American deserts, the Amazon floodplain, the Australian savanna, as well as steppe, tundra and taiga.
The Garden does not only meet broad academic purposes, but also serves as a designated conservation area. Among its multiple exhibits is the lilac collection – one of the biggest in Russia, exceeding 20 species and 70 varieties.The Garden’s gem is a 120 years old Phoenix dactylifera – the date palm, a living symbol of the University and a witness of its history.
PSU Academic Library provides a wide range of services, allowing online loan, open access to collections, silent zones and interactive spaces for individuals and group work. The University scholars’ publications are transferred into digital format. The users enjoy access to database subscriptions containing current information from Russian and international academic sources, including a collection of rarities.
Today, the Library collection consists of 1.100,000 items.
Among the first Library donors was the Grand Duke Nikolai Mikhailovich, of the Romanovs Royal Family. The major contributions were made by the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Geographical Society, and in the early Soviet period – by the Ministry of National Education. The oldest University Library book is the Proceedings of Erasmus of Rotterdam (1536).