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Learn New Professions at Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics

Are you friendly with numbers? See your education as an investment? Do you know, that PSU graduates are in Top 20 salaries ranking among IT specialists, nationally?

Perm State University (PSU) recently entered the annual Superjob ranking in terms of salaries for IT specialists – reaching up to RUB 100,000 ($1,350), based on 2015-2020 graduates’ feedbacks. PSU took 16th position in the final list, including 58 Russian universities.

In September 2021, PSU starts a brand new network program in partnership with Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), a leader among technical universities, nationally. Within the program, students of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, as well as the Faculty of Physics will be certified in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.

The Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at PSU has been attracting a galaxy of promising mathematicians and engineers from higher institutions of Tsarist to Soviet Union and Russia, since the start of the University in 1916.

Today, the Faculty conducts series of joint research with colleagues from Australia, Germany, Israel, Spain, Norway and the USA. Among the most promising projects is the use of inflatable envelope membranes in space under patronage by the Russian Space Agency.

The Faculty conducts applied research on mathematical modeling in various fields – from natural-scientific and technical applications to social studies and economic systems, including data mining, neural network technology, business intelligence and information security.

The Faculty prepares a wide range of professionals in information systems and processes, creating IT tools, developing simulation systems, providing safety and reliable operation on various IT systems’ levels. Professions, acquired by the Faculty alumni, include:

• programmer – develops algorithms and computer programs;

• database developer – engaged in the development of databases, processing and storage of data;

• specialist in mathematical modeling – engaged in modeling complex systems, creates forecasting models, models decision-making systems;

• system software developer – develops operating systems, interfaces to distributed databases, works with computer networks;

• system analyst – collects data within production, processes it and describes the functionality of the software;

• QA-engineer (software tester) – engaged in software testing, controls its quality;

• developer of web and multimedia applications – designs, develops and integrates information resources in the local network and on the Internet;

• software architect – creates and maintains software structure, evaluates software requirements;

• Internet services developer – develops information systems’ components for web-based operations and other networks;

• IT consultant – advises on application of information technology in various fields;

• information systems specialist – participates in creation, modification and operation of information systems, automating tasks, including management of commercial enterprises and social institutions;

• mobile application developer – creates applications for mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, smart watches), according to a set of standards and information security requirements;

• information security specialist – performs comprehensive, information protection-related tasks based on particular programs and methods;

• engineer in telecommunications – maintains broadcasting technical support, deals with telecommunications equipment, networks, means and systems of communication;

• system administrator – deals with maintenance of computers and local computer networks;

• researcher – works in the field of mathematical and computer modeling, scientific and applied research for science-based, high-tech industries;

• research mathematician – works in the field of mathematical and computational modeling, scientific and applied research for science-based, high-tech industries. Organizes and conducts research and processing activities in particular sections: mechanics of deformable systems, mechanics of gas and liquid, nano-mechanics, mechanics of composite materials, including nanocomposites, mechanics of smart materials, optimal control of mechanical systems;

• analyst – engaged in modeling and processing of computer networks;

• mathematician – engaged in mathematical analysis, research and development;

• computer science teacher – teaches computer science in various types of educational institutions.

Upgrade yourself today with the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, PSU!

Faculty of History and Political Sciences

Ever been interested in history, yet missed a practical application? Looking for a career in international diplomacy or governmental administration? Dreamt of digging out the secrets of Ancient cultures? Time to draw lights to the Faculty of History and Political Science!

Which professions may a graduate of History and Politics obtain at Perm State University?  

• Civil servant – engaged in development and implementation of state or municipal projects and programs, performance of management decisions within the established regulations and functions, analysis of socio-economic and political processes, activities of authorities;
• Deputy assistant – assisting deputies (members of assembly, MP, etc.): providing policy-making, analytical, regulatory, organizational, information, communication and project management activity;
• Manager in regulation processes – advising private and public companies, improving management policies, breeding concepts, suggesting directions to grow, performing analytical and organizational activities;
• Political scientist – carrying research within politics as a sphere of social and governmental relations, interpreting and analyzing political life;
• Political analyst – identifying problems requiring management decisions, running projects and performing expertise within politics, evaluating efficiency of decisions taken;
• Political advisor – advising public authorities, local governments, participants of political process on legal regulations, government programs, strategies, forecasts, related documentation, participating in and running political campaigns;
• Archaeologist – studying life and culture of ancient people through special methods and artifacts;
• Teacher of history, political sciences and geography (speaks for itself; with an ability to work in foreign educational institutions and teach international students);
• Curator of museum projects (at school) – running exhibitions, raising funds, running media campaigns, giving interviews, providing lectures and seminars for students and teachers;
• Archivist – processing stored documentation, creating references networks, registering documents, searching and identifying data on particular historical events;
• Historian (researcher) – studying society and its evolution, collecting data and interpreting historical sources;
• Museum worker – ensuring the correct storage and display of historical artifacts;
• Teacher of history (and related subjects) – running educational process and academic activities, teaching courses and disciplines in history;
• Expert researcher in international relations – getting engaged in monitoring, interpretation and commenting on world political processes, both for the development of management decisions and for research purposes;
• International relations specialist – providing support for international activities of political and socio-economic institutions, finding solutions for short- and longtime strategic tasks;
• Specialist in international PR – getting engaged in public activities in international relations, building and maintaining formal, informal and casual communications with representatives of other countries and cultures;
• Museum teacher – educating and training of children and adults by involving them into a variety of museum activities. Museum teacher also conducts diverse classes in the history of art, runs tours, quests and workshops on temporary exhibitions and museum events.

Learn more about the Faculty of History and Political Sciences!

The first lecture for students in history was held right at the start of Perm State University – on 17 October, 1916. The Faculty of History was the first in the Soviet Union to include both world and Russian history into its curriculum. 

Throughout years of research, several hundred archaeological sites of various cultures were found in Ural region, covering all stages of the development of the material culture of the ancient population from the Paleolithic to modern times.

Many research projects by the Faculty are based on rich local history, as Perm had always been on a trade route with Syberia, incorporating indigenous Komi-Permian, Muslim Tatar and Udmurt, and Russian traditions – a source for studies by historians and ethnographers.

Since 1996, the Faculty of History started teaching Political Science, hence its new name. In 2005, the training in State and Municipal Administration was launched, followed by International Relations in 2011.

In 2012, the Center for Comparative Historical and Political Studies was successfully created in partnership with the European University (St. Petersburg, Russia), hosting for international and national academic collaborations, providing academic mobility for students and teaching staff. 

Among the first history schools globally, the Faculty opened a scientific and educational center for digital humanities, which uses IT tools to create virtual museums and preservation of historical and cultural heritage, promoting cross-disciplinary approach to studies. 

Apply to Perm State University today!

Promising Professions for Future? Discover the Faculty of Geology!

Choosing a faculty? Looking for job prospects after graduating the university? Which professions prove to be profitable for a centennial period? The graduates of the Faculty of Geology, PSU, have a solid answer, indeed: many have established themselves in large international companies like “LUKOIL”, “Eurasia” or  “Uralkali”, and more.

In a nutshell, you may choose to be a…

  • Geologist – studying the composition and structure of rocks for the purpose of prospecting and exploration of mineral deposits;
  • Petroleum geologist – searching for liquid (oil) and gaseous hydrocarbon deposits and evaluates the potential of existing deposits;
  • Geophysicist – exploring Earth and mineral deposits based on the physical properties of rocks. For the processing of geophysical data, actively uses geoinformation technologies;
  • Telemetry Data Interpreter Engineer – supervising mining operations. Carries out collection, systematization and analysis of the data array received from the deposits;
  • Hydrogeologist – dealing with the search and study of groundwater, assessment of their quality and protection issues;
  • Geological engineer – engaged in engineering and geological surveys in construction during the construction and reconstruction of buildings and structures, responsible for the stability of buildings;
  • Mining Geophysical Engineer – dealing with planning, organization and management of mining operations (design and creation of new mines, open pits, etc.).

Born in 1916, Perm University was meant to meet the needs of the local industries, based mostly on natural resources. The traditional areas of activity, typical of Perm territories, have long included the search and study of gold, platinum, diamonds, oil, hard coil, iron ore and copper,  potassium-magnesium salts and their effective use.   

Till present day, the Faculty has been growing as a leading center studying the structure and composition of rocks and minerals, soil, ground- and surface water, solid and liquid industrial waste. This allowed PSU to get a National Research University status, building a dozen scientific and educational labs and starting collaborations, on national and international levels.

Currently the Faculty cooperates with universities and organizations in China, Italy, UK, Germany, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Canada, the USA, South Africa, Japan, Norway, France, India, Laos, Switzerland, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Spain, Finland, New Zealand, Oman, Cameroon and Nigeria.

Apply to Perm State University today!



What Professions Does PSU Teach? Discover the Faculty of Geography!

Event management and HR, landscape design and weather forecasts, logistics and mapping, dealing with visa documentation and guiding tours? Learn it all at the same place – the Faculty of Geography, at Perm State University!

The Faculty of Geography, PSU is one of the national leaders in teaching geosciences, and more. The Faculty prepares specialists in physical, economic and social geography, cartography and geo-informatics, tourism and socio-cultural service, hydrometeorology and environmental management.

Among the Faculty partners are universities and research centers from Finland, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland, UK and USA. The Faculty conducts research, runs international conferences, seminars and summer schools for international students.

The Faculty staff uses modern equipment, like a mobile laboratory vehicle equipped for environmental diagnostics, a flying lab unmanned air drone, a solar-wind power plant, and more. The Faculty staff and students conducts various research on site of the Preduralye Forest Reserve, Perm krai, Russia.

So, what professions you might get as you graduate the PSU Faculty of Geography?

  • Geographer: a scientist and researcher of a variety of land-based disciplines and natural objects,  resources and components, as well as human-based factors, like density of population, economy, culture, etc. – with their territorial ‘attachments’.
  • Local historian/regional ethnographer: engages a comprehensive study of a local territory, district or city. 
  • Land surveyor: uses the skills of topographic survey and processing of topographic data.
  • Landscape designer: arranges/improves gardens and parks, suburban and urban areas.
  • Specialist in logistics: deals with issues of optimization of supply processes, transportation of products, warehousing.
  • Geography teacher (speaks for itself).
  • Tour guide: develops routes and related activities, runs tours.
  • Cartographer: gets engaged in professional activities in the field of creating maps and atlases of geosystems of different levels, digital databases and data banks.
  • Hydrologist: deals with the study of land waters and hydrological processes occurring in them, assessment and forecast of the state and rational use of water resources. Solves the problems of hydrometeorological support for the construction of economic facilities, hydrometeorological safety of the population.
  • Meteorologist: observes and researchers atmospheric phenomena.
  • Forecast specialist: deals with meteorological forecasts and the analysis of physical processes in the atmosphere.
  • Hydrochemist: studies the chemical composition of natural waters and the patterns of its change.
  • Oceanologist: studies the seas and oceans, the state of the bottom and shelf.
  • Environmental engineer: gets engaged in professional activities related to ecology, nature conservation, environmental management and sustainable development. The environmental engineer carries out state, municipal, industrial environmental control, performs work on monitoring and forecasting environmental changes.
  • Event manager: organizes business and entertainment events for companies and individuals.
  • HR manager: responsible for the implementation and coordination of human resource management activities.
  • Guide: accompanies and informs tourists on international, national and local travels.
  • Visa service specialist: provides international tourists with necessary travel documents.
  • Tourism manager: gets engaged in the promotion, selection and sale of tours, as well as registration procedures and provision of necessary documents.

Apply to Perm State University today!

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