General provisions of the Charter

The Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University" (hereinafter, the University) is a non-profit organization, established to perform educational, research, social and cultural functions.

The University was founded by order of the RF Ministry of Education and Science № 370 of April 22, 2014 by transformation of the type of the existing state budgetary institution of higher professional education "St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University." The powers and functions of the University founder are exercised by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (hereinafter, the Founder). The Founder's address is: Russia, 125993, Moscow, Tverskaya Str., 11.

St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (Institute) was established on February 19, 1899, in accordance with the Supreme Approval of Emperor Nickolas II on the Minister of Finance Sergei Witte's report in which he proposed the establishment of a polytechnic institute in St. Petersburg.

Statutes and ordinances of St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute were authorized on February 4, 1902. The official opening ceremony of the Institute took place on October 2, 1902.

Pursuant to the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 812 of May 20, 2010, the State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education "St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University" was awarded the category of a "National Research University".

University's activities comply with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws and regulations, and RF President and RF Government's decrees, Founder's orders, and other statutory documents legally valid in the Russian Federation, and the current Charter.

University's goals and objectives:

  • Satisfaction of the state and public demand for qualified specialists with university education, and also needs of individuals' in intellectual, cultural, and moral development 
  • Organization and conduct of fundamental and applied research, R&D and technological works that aim to solve essential problems in different areas, use their results in the educational process, and also transfer them to other economic entities for practical use 
  • Implementation of commercial R&D works for legal entities and individuals based on the terms of civil law contracts
  • Provisions for systemic modernization of higher education 
  • Providing information support to all University structures, its staff and students; establishment, expansion, and application of information networks, databases, and programs 
  • Provision of adequate conditions for students and staff, necessary for realization of their intellectual and creative potential, sports and leisure activities, including using students' fitness facilities and boot camps, student recreation centers and guest houses established on the basis of the University's property 
  • Writing, publishing, and multiplication of text books, manuals, and periodicals.

The University consists of academic departments, field-specific institutes and remote affiliates. The University is authorized to establish affiliated academic and/or research institutions with autonomous academic, scientific and/or research activities complying with the University statutes and ordinances.

General management of the University is carried out by the Supervisory Board, Conference of University's students and the faculty, Academic Council, Rector and President of the University, Board of Trustees, Academic Councils of the Institutes, and Students Council.