St Petersburg University has an up-to-date research infrastructure to enable leading scientists to implement large-scale interdisciplinary research projects to solving the most pressing issues in society. What makes this infrastructure different is the state-of-the-art equipment that the Research Park offers. Today, the research Park has no rival in Russia. In 2017, it was confirmed by the results of the monitoring of the interdepartmental working group on the development of research infrastructure in the Russian Federation. The main equipment of the Research Park has 489 units, with the estimated costs being over 500,000 roubles (the total cost of the equipment is over 7 billion roubles). Some of them have no equivalents in Russia.
Apart from the equipment of the Research Park, the University invests in the purchase of equipment, consumables and information services required by research teams to carry out research projects.
The applications are processed and implemented by the St Petersburg University’s Research Support Service. In 2017, the Service worked so efficiently and managed to purchase ahead of the schedule. Researchers could quickly have access to necessary equipment and start research projects. Instead of the planned 58 applications for the amount of 36,129,343.75 roubles (including consumables, software and laboratory furniture for 61,140,581.65 roubles), 67 applications were implemented for the amount of 76,871,946.32 roubles (including consumables, software and laboratory furniture for 107 870 292.99 roubles). In particular, 32 units of equipment were purchased at over 500,000 roubles.