The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Herzen University) is one of the oldest teacher-training institution in Russia.
Engraving with a view of the university
By decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 30 of 15 January 1998 Herzen University was included in the list of the State Corpus of Heritage Sites in Russia. This decree is further proof that today the University is among the leaders in Russian education, a major cultural and educational center, a unique multidiscipline research and educational complex which maintains and develops the best academic and educational traditions in Russia and worldwide.
In 2019 Herzen University became one of the best universities in the world according to the rating of higher education institutions Times Higher Education (THE).
Herzen University in the heart of the historical center of St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg is a European, cultural, academic and tourist center of Russia. It is also called the Northern Capital of Russia or Northern Venice, as the city has many canals. The city stands out for its diverse architecture and is especially famous for museums: Hermitage, The State Russian Museum, Erarta, Museum of space exploration and rocket technology VP Glushko, etc.
Foreign students come here to improve their skills, develop abilities and acquire professional knowledge in the cultural center of Russia.
In past years, the city was visited by about 7.5 million tourists. More than 24 thousand foreigners study in the Northern capital - this is the largest indicator in the country. And this year, 300 applications from overseas applicants received more than in the past. These figures correspond to those of European cities such as Madrid and Amsterdam. The data was announced at a TASS press conference on the first results of the 2017 admission campaign.
St. Petersburg is the best place in Russia for teaching foreign students.
More than 4,000 sites on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites
More than 300 museums
More than 70 theaters
More than 20 international art festivals every year
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
More than 90 universities
More than 300 research centers
More than 80 libraries
THE VENICE OF THE NORTH
40 rivers and canals
217.5 km in total length
More than 580 bridges
A EUROPEAN TOURIST CAPITAL
2015, 2016 and 2017 – Recognized as Europe’s leading destination by World Travel Awards
More than 60 city parks
6 suburban palace and garden complexes:
Tsarskoye Selo, Peterhof, Gatchina, Pavlovsk, Strelna, Oranienbaum.