St. Petersburg State University
which was established simultaneously with the Academy of Sciences by decree of Peter
I of January 28, 1724 and actually ceased to exist in 1766, being merged with the
Academic Gymnasium into the Academy School no later than 1770.
Petersburg State University.
• More than 230 foreign universities from 60 countries of the
world are partners of St. Petersburg State University
• Six graduates became heads of the Russian government