St Petersburg University is the best university in Russia in the field of law, political science and international relations
St Petersburg University is ranked first in two subject areas: "Law" and "Political Science and International Relations", according to the ranking RAEX. In the league table of the top Russian universities, St Petersburg University "received medals" in 15 subject areas.
An expert jury evaluated 164 universities from 42 regions in Russia to choose educational institutions that provide high-quality education and research in various subject areas. The rankings are based on statistical data and evaluate universities by several indicators. Among them are: teaching and research and the importance of the university for society, country, and region.
This year, St Petersburg University is ranked first in such subject areas as "Law" and "Political Science and International Relations". The University is ahead of other universities by several points. The University offers a number of academic programmes in law, including those with in-depth study of the law of various countries. St Petersburg University annually organises the International Youth Legal Forum, which this year took place during the first day of the St Petersburg International Legal Forum 2023.
Since 1998, the Legal Clinic has been part of St Petersburg University. Students provide legal advice to various groups of citizens under the supervision of experienced academic staff.
The achievements of St Petersburg University in teaching and research in the field of political science and international relations are highly valued both in Russia and abroad. The University pays great attention to the development of international cooperation. Today, the University has representative offices in Korea, the People’s Republic of China, Spain, Greece, Italy, Germany, and Iran. Recently, St Petersburg University has opened a representative office in the Navoi Free Economic Zone (Navoi FEZ) in the Republic of Uzbekistan. In the new academic year, St Petersburg University opens its branch in Cairo. It is set to reduce the shortage of medical personnel in the region.
RAEX rankings have been published annually since 2012. The rankings are compiled under the control of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC); International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence (IREG Observatory); and the International Expert Council.
In the league table of the best universities in Russia, St Petersburg University received "silver medals" in mathematics, biology, ecology, geography, chemistry, sociology, linguistics and foreign languages, history and archaeology. ‘Bronze medals’ were awarded to the University in physics, geology, psychology, management, philology, and journalism.