Perm State University

Perm State University (now Perm State National Research University; Russian: Пермский университет, Пермский государственный университет, Пермский государственный национальный исследовательский университет, romanised: Permskiy gosudarstvennyy universitet, Permskiy gosudarstvennyy natsionalynyy issledovatelskyy universitet) or PSU, PSNRU, (Russian: ПГУ, ПГНИУ, romanised: PGU, PGNIU) is located in the city of Perm, Perm Krai, Russia. Founded in 1916, it claims to be one of the oldest universities in the Ural and eastern territories of Russia. Its current rector is Igor Makarikhin.

Perm State University
MottoVivat, Crescat, Floreat
Established14 October 1916
PresidentDr. Vladimir Malanin
RectorDr. Igor Y. Makarikhin
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Perm State University was founded on 14 October 1916. Its origins lie in the opening of a branch of St. Petersburg University in the city of Perm. This decision of the Russian government was in tune with the strategy of the cultural and geopolitical development of the Urals economic region. The idea of a center of higher education in the Urals was supported by D.I. Mendeleev, A.S.Popov, D.N.Mamin-Sibiryak, A.G.Denisov-Uralsky and other outstanding public figures.


As of 2008, the university has 12 faculties:

  • Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Geology
  • Faculty of Geography
  • Faculty of History and Politology
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Faculty of General Medicine

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