• The University of Mines is Russia’s oldest
    higher education school devoted
    to engineering. It was founded
    on October 21 OS (November 1 NS) 1773
    by Empress Catherine II. Thus the brainchild
    of Peter the Great and Mikhail Lomonosov
    to train Russian specialists
    for mining was materialized.

  • The University has excellent
    research facilities and well-equipped
    laboratories for studying advanced
    mining and processing technologies,
    the use of mineral resources,
    and the development
    of country resource portfolios.

  • The University of Mines in Saint-Petersburg
    is one of the exemplary higher
    education institutions in Russia.
    It is one of the educational leaders
    both in Europe and in the world.
    V.V. Putin.

  • We have over 16,500 students,
    9 faculties and 71 different
    degrees on offer -
    46 kinds of bachelor undergraduate
    degrees and 17 master’s programmes.














Monday, 26 January, 2015
The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has made a working visit to the Mining University. He became acquainted with a number of research areas studied by scientists at the higher educational establishment, and also congratulated its students on Tatiana Day.
Sunday, 25 January, 2015
On 25 January, scientists from the Mining University of St Petersburg, who have been drilling the ultra-deep borehole at the Vostok Station as part of the 60th Russian Antarctic Expedition, unsealed subglacial Lake Vostok at a depth of 3769.15 meters, which is an unprecedented global achievement.


Friday, 27 February, 2015
Professor Carsten Drebenstedt of the Freiberg Mining Academy has given a series of lectures in the library for postgraduates. The main theme of the lectures from the guest from Germany is raising the effectiveness of work on the production of mineral resources.
Friday, 27 February, 2015
The Texas company PropellTechnologies has announced that the Cyprus firm ErvingtonInvestments, whose ultimate beneficial owner is the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, has invested $5 million in it.
Thursday, 26 February, 2015
The dean of the faculty of mineral processing of the Mining University, Professor Vladimir Bazhin, has received the title of Master of World skiing marathons of the International Federation of ski racing, Worldloppet Master FIS.
Wednesday, 25 February, 2015
The Rector of the Mining University Vladimir Litvinenko has conducted a working meeting with the Consul General of Israel, Michael Lotem. They discussed the outlook for cooperation, including possibilities for Israeli students to study at the St Petersburg university.
Tuesday, 24 February, 2015
The latest open day took place at the Mining University. The guests of the university were senior high school students and their parents, who came from various Russian regions, including those as far away from St Petersburg as Voronezh, Yakutsk and Surgut.
Friday, 20 February, 2015
Lecturers Marian Paschke of the University of Hamburg and Andrzej Kraslawski of the Lappeenranta University of Technology are pioneers – in that they have received the title of invited professor of the Mining University.
Friday, 20 February, 2015
Mining University students have held military and sporting competitions dedicated to the memory of the Hero of the Soviet Union, the famous sniper and Leningrad Mining Institute graduate Vladimir Pchelintsev.
Friday, 20 February, 2015
Sergei Polikashov, a student at the electromechanical faculty, won a diploma of the 2nd level in the competition for scientific works by young scientists, postgraduates and students, ‘Modern solutions to automization and drive technology, which took place in Cherepovets.
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I looked round the institute with
pleasure, they can be proud, of
course. I think that you yourselves
see this, understand this. The level
of the professors and lecturers, the
way it is technically equipped, the
organization of the educational
process – this is great. It’s good
that we have a higher educational
establishment specializing in
engineering on such a high level.
For our country, this is especially important. It is important for everyone, but for our huge territory with its substantial mineral resources, it is particularly important

Vladimir Putin


March 2, 2015. Start of lecture course delivered by experts of Maxam Company (Spain)