Perm State University

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Perm State University
Пгниу. Корпус №5.jpg
Motto Vivat, Crescat, Floreat
Type Public
Established 14 October 1916
President Dr. Vladimir Malanin
Rector Dr. Igor Y. Makarikhin
Academic staff
Undergraduates 18,000
Location Perm, Perm Krai, Russia
Campus Urban
Website Official site

Perm State University (Russian: Пермский государственный университет, romanised: Permskiy gosudarstvennyy universitet) or PSU (Russian: ПГУ, romanised: PGU) 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 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

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Coordinates: 58°00′27″N 56°11′12″E / 58.0075°N 56.1867°E / 58.0075; 56.1867