St. Petersburg Institute of International Trade, Economics and Law

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IVESEP’s main building

St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law (IIEREL) - IVESEP (Russian: Институ́т внешнеэкономи́ческих свя́зей, эконо́мики и пра́ва, ИВЭСЭ́П) is an independent institution of higher education in St. Petersburg, Russia. Established in 1994 by the interregional public organization “ZNANIE Society in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast”.

General Information[edit]

IVESEP-IIEREL is headquartered in St. Petersburg in a 19th-century palace built for Princess Zinaida Ivanovna Yusupova (42 Liteiny Prospekt). Training of the future specialists is based upon well worked-out system of common and special knowledge. The students are trained with the help of the most developed methods of education that lay on the principles of fundamental and systematical education, as well as on the interconnection between theory and practice. More than 80% of the professors of IIEREL are Doctors and Candidates; this amount is much higher than the requirements of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Russia. IIEREL is involved in Bologna process.

Organisation of the Institute[edit]

The Institute consists of six faculties: Economics, Humanities, International Relations, Law, Second Degree, and Part Time Training Department. The faculties train students in finance, world economics, accounting, management, transportation and logistics, public relations, linguistics, psychology, international relations (world wide organisations), cultural studies (Europe, Baltic region), criminology, public law and public governance. IIEREL also has several master programmes in law and economics and frequently prepares PhD students for defence of their theses in economics and law.


IVESEP has a wide network of branches in Leningrad Oblast (Boxitogorsk, Gatchina, Kingisepp, Luga, Podporozhye, Volkhov, Vyborg), Moscow and Moscow Oblast (Naro-Fominsk), cities in Russia (Kaliningrad, Khabarovsk, Kirov, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Novokuznetsk, Novosibirsk, Perm, Togliatti, Smolensk a.o.), as well as abroad — in Armenia’s capital Yerevan. This is why the institute is considered to be the biggest non-governmental higher education institution in Russia. There are more than 20 000 students study in the affiliates of the IIEREL.

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Coordinates: 59°56′18″N 30°20′57″E / 59.9383°N 30.3491°E / 59.9383; 30.3491