The St Petersburg University Centre for Expert Advice was established in 2012 as a part of the programme for the development of the Federal State Institution of Higher Professional Education ‘St Petersburg University’ until 2020.  Today St Petersburg University is among the top three Russian institutions according to the international rating of scientific peer review published by Publons together with Clarivate Analytics.

St Petersburg University is the first institution in Russia to begin publishing information on its expert activities on its website. Transparency in its work and the credibility of its experts made it possible for the University to become one of the leading consulting centres in Russia.

In 2018, the teachers and scientists of St Petersburg University prepared over 2000 expert reports.

The University has formed a pool of experts from more than 100 scientific areas. They carry out: consulting projects; unique expert and scientific research; and preparation of expert opinions and assessments on a wide range of issues. This is related to the work of organisations and companies – from small and medium businesses to major Russian and international corporations.


·         A wide range of competencies

There is a wide spectrum of subject areas which range from agrochemical research to computer forensics.

·         Interdisciplinarity

The University forms interdisciplinary teams of experts to solve complex multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary tasks. Problems can be considered from various points of view, and complimentary methods of analysis can be applied. Expert opinions can be formed on any issues addressed to the University by people who have specific interests.

·         Resource and technical base

There is a Research Park consisting of 26 resource centres. The University has purchased unique cutting-edge research equipment for it.

·         High-skilled experts

Among the St Petersburg University staff who conduct assessments and prepare expert reports, there are: 1418 doctors of science; 2885 candidates of science; 74 honoured workers of science and technology; 49 associate and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Science; 30 winners of government awards; 15 winners of personal and international awards; and 7 winners of the Presidential award.

Types of expertise

  • Legislation (legal examination)
  • Protection of intellectual and other types of property
  • Quality of production, goods and services
  • Advice to local authorities
  • Computer forensics
  • Linguistic examination
  • Scientific research examination (in various fields of knowledge)
  • Dissertation reviews and evaluations
  • Psycho-linguistic examination
  • Reviews of books, study programmes and other materials
  • Sociological surveys
  • Management of intellectual property
  • Risk management
  • Financial expertise (at the request of tax and financial authorities)
  • Examination of material for extremist features
  • Examination of academic programmes
  • Expertise in the sphere of preventing corruption
  • Legal examination of documents

Expert work

Consulting on:

  • Public-Private Partnership Law and its application in developing and implementing PPP projects;
  • tax policies and ethnopolitics;
  • increasing budget revenues;
  • anti-corruption legislation and expertise;
  • establishing and managing educational institutions.

Development of:

  • strategies for attracting foreign investment;
  • measures to support small and medium businesses;
  • programmes for the innovative development of public organisations and state unitary enterprises;
  • study programmes and training of workers and managerial staff of public organisations, involved in state-to-state (international) partnerships and projects with East-European counties, and countries of Latin America and South-East Asia (including One Belt, One Road);
  • strategies for educational institutions and key performance indicators;
  • strategies for social and economic development of regions and cities;
  • the positive image of the city internationally and business relations;
  • strategies and programmes in tourism;
  • programmes aimed at retention of young talented specialists, planning to leave to work abroad.

Introduction of:

  • business and IT processes (telemedicine, cybersecurity, integration and access control);
  • digital technologies for the control in governmental and municipal sectors;
  • effective management control mechanisms in various professional spheres.



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