Pskov State University


Pskov State University (PskovSU) is one of the 33 key regional universities in Russia. It is located in the city of Pskov - one of the oldest Russian cities, just an hour ride from the Russian border with Latvia and Estonia (European Union).

The university serves as a center of academic activity in the Pskov region and empowers its educational, cultural, and scientific life.

Pskov region has a unique geographical location sharing borders with 3 states (Estonia, Latvia, and Belarus). It is a strategic center for cooperation with the European Union and the Baltic region countries.

Pskov State University offers studies at:

  • Institutes: Institute of Medicine and Experimental Biology, Institute of Law, Economics and Management, Institute of Engineering, Institute of Mathematical Modeling and Game Design, Institute of Human Sciences and Language Communication and Institute of Education and Social Sciences
  • PskovSU College
  • The Institute of Lifelong learning
  • Center of the Russian Language and Culture (has made it to the Top 13 in Russia)

PskovSU is aiming at integration into the global educational space via domestic and international mobility of students and teachers; it has numerous cooperation agreements with foreign universities and has implemented more than 30 large-scale international projects over the past 5 years.

The University’s main objective is to empower the regional economy by enhancing the higher education programs and additional professional programs in the field of business and economy; to align the educational programs with European standards and the needs of the labour market in the region and beyond.

Facts and figures

Year Established 2011
Total Number of Staff 1530
Number of Academic Staff 617
Number of Students 11118
Focus Areas

The research is carried out in 30 areas that belong to nine academic fields: Physics and Mathematics, Biology, Technology, History, Economy, Linguistics, Education, Psychology, and Geoscience.