Perm State University

Perm State University

Infobox University
name = Perm State University
established = 14 October 1916
city = Perm, Russia
native_name = Пермский государственный университет им. А.М.Горького


image_size = 200px
caption = Perm State University's main building (Bukireva St., 15)
rector = Vladimir Malanin
undergrad =
postgrad =
faculty =
staff = 1800
residents = 18000
web-site = http://www.psu.ru/

Perm State University ( _ru. Пермский государственный университет им. А.М.Горького, romanised: "Permskiy gosudarstvennyy universitet imeni A.M.Gorkogo", often abbreviated ПГУ, PSU, PGU) is one of the main universities in Russia. Founded in 1916, it claims to be the oldest university in Ural and eastern territories of Russia. Its current rector is Vladimir Malanin.

History

The Perm State University was founded on October 14, 1916. Firstly, there was opened a branch of St. Petersburg University in the city of Perm.This decision of the russian government was in tune with the strategy of cultural and geopolitical development of Urals economical region. The idea of a higher aducational center in the Urals was found argent suppport of D.I.Mendeleev, A.S.Popov, D.N.Mamin-Sibiryak, A.G.Denisov-Uralsky and other outstanding public figures.

Faculties

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

Institutions and research centres

Partner universities

Famous alumni and faculty

* Alexander-Paul Henckel - (1872 - 1927) - russian biologist. A founder of Botanical garderns of Perm State University. Author of Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary.

ee also

*List of universities in Russia
*Perm

Notes

External links

* [http://www.psu.ru/?lang=Eng&m=001 Official Site of Perm State University]


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