St Petersburg University offers 49 post-graduate educational programmes. Some years ago the University opened “Modelling and Monitoring Geo-Spheres”, and now its graduates are successful both in science and industry.

The Russian top companies, after the oil and gas deposits were discovered in the shelf seas of the Arctic Ocean, have expressed the need to employ highly-qualified geo-physicists to explore fossil fuels. “Our students study methods of analysis and seismic data processing to explore oil and gas fields, — said one of the directors of the programme “Modelling and Monitoring Geo-Spheres”, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics Prof Vladimir Troian. — The software for the Arctic expeditions to explore raw hydrocarbon deposits are partly our students’ result”.

The Arctic is rich in resources, and it is an incredibly vulnerable eco-system which reflects changes more dramatically than anywhere else in the world. How to study factors contributing the global warming locally and globally is the major concern of those who study physics of the atmosphere. “Unlike those who study geography and mainly describe the nature, we are more concerned with the physical mechanisms of the processes in the atmosphere on the Earth and other planets”, — said SPbU Associate Prof and Head of the part in “Atmosphere” of the programme, Candidate of Physics and Mathematics Sergei Vlasenko.

SPbU’s Research Park offers unique opportunities for carrying out the experiments to prove the research hypotheses. In the laboratory of the distant atmospheric probing, which was opened in 1960s, the post-graduate students are designing new methods of reading the satellite images and studying greenhouse gasses concentrations in the atmosphere. Let us remind that in 2014 SPbU’s laboratory developed software for the “Meteor-M” No 2.

Field works are important ingredient in research on the atmosphere. The post-graduate students who study palaeomagnetism take part in the expeditions in Karelia and to the north of the Kola Peninsula. Geological materials retaining a magnetic remanence can help us reconstruct the magnetic field of the Earth in the ancient geological ages.

Their research findings are published in the journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. The students can collaborate with the world’s top researchers and are at the cutting-edge of research, as there is an extensive network of research centres, NASA and Max Planck Institute, in particular. 


For reference: You can apply on-line for post-graduate programmes from April 17, 2017 via SPbU’s web-site or submit your application face-to-face at the Admissions Office and send it by post from July 3, 2017 to August 2, 2017.

You will have admissions tests in August 3-14, 2017. For more information please visit the web-site of the Admissions Office.