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St. Petersburg State Forestry Technical University named after S.M. Kirov, SPbGLTU

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Description of St. Petersburg State Forestry Technical University named after S.M. Kirov, SPbGLTU

  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russia;
  • Age of students: 15+;
  • Type: mixed;
  • Language of instruction: Russian.

The University was founded in 1803 as the Tsarskoye Selo Forest Institute.

Educational process

Training sessions at SPbGLTU are held in the form of:

  • Lectures;
  • practical, seminar, laboratory classes and consultations (individual and group);
  • tasks for independent work;
  • course design;
  • group and individual consultations.

Faculties and colleges

Subdivisions of SPbGLTU:

  • Institute of Forest and Environmental Management;
  • Institute of Landscape Architecture, Construction and Wood Processing;
  • Institute of Technological Machines and Forest Transport;
  • Institute of Chemical Processing of Wood Biomass and Technospheric Safety;
  • Institute of Forest Business and Innovation;
  • Faculty of Secondary Vocational Education "College of Automation of Timber Industry Production";
  • Syktyvkar Forest Institute.

Scientific achievements

Scientific schools:

  • Forest management, inventory and monitoring;
  • Forest entomology, forest phytopathology and forest ecosystems;
  • Dendrology and biogeocenology of academician V.N. Sukachev;
  • Features of the structure and potential reserves of forest and park phytocenoses;
  • Wood science, technology and equipment of wood processing;
  • Chemistry of renewable plant resources and organic synthesis;

The results of the scientific activity of the university are used by enterprises and scientific organizations:

  • ACRON;
  • St. Petersburg State Budgetary Institution "GMZ "Gatchina";
  • Christacel LLC;
  • Autonomous Institution of the Udmurt Republic "Udmurtles";
  • LLC "New Technologies for Oil Recovery";
  • LLC "Agrotechnologies";
  • JV Alpindustria LLC;
  • NJSC "SVEZA Ust-Izhora";
  • LLC "Marketing. Analysis. Consulting";
  • LLC "Biogran";
  • NPO Gidrotekhproekt;
  • LLC "Luga-Les" and others.

Things to know about

The teaching staff of the university includes:

  • full-time teachers with academic degrees and titles – 178 people;
  • Doctors of Science – 43;
  • professors – 29;
  • Candidates of Sciences – 129;
  • associate professors – 97. 

From among the external part-timers, 9 doctors of science and 30 candidates of sciences participate in the educational process.

The university employs 3 Honored Scientists of Russia, 9 Honored Workers of the Higher School of Russia, 2 Honored Coaches, 2 Honored Workers of Physical Culture of the Russian Federation. Honorary workers of the higher school of the Russian Federation and the sphere of education of the Russian Federation are 27 people, 1 person has a badge for the development of research works of students.

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The campus of SPbGLTU unites 7 dormitories geographically located in the Vyborg (5 dormitories) and Kalinin (2 dormitories) districts of the city. The college's dormitory is located on Moskovsky Prospekt.

Rooms in most dormitories are arranged according to the corridor type, in two dormitories a block layout is presented. In each educational building there are catering points, for teachers, staff and students there is a canteen and buffets that provide hot meals.

Activities St. Petersburg State Forestry Technical University named after S.M. Kirov, SPbGLTU

Students of SPbGLTU take part in various public intra-university, district, city events:

  • international youth environmental action "Clean Coast";
  • patriotic actions "Memory Watch" and "Forest of Victory";
  • all-Russian campaign "Forest Planting";
  • "Live, Forest" campaign;
  • "Red Ribbon" campaign;
  • action "Help the reserved nature of St. Petersburg";
  • st. George's Ribbon campaign;
  • Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression;
  • Victory Day;
  • The day of the beginning of the Siege of Leningrad;
  • a holiday for the complete lifting of the Siege of Leningrad;
  • youth patriotic action "Muse of the Blockade";
  • international Alexander Nevsky Festival of Orthodox-patriotic author's song;
  • youth open song contest "In St. Petersburg – to sing!", etc.

Students of the university are involved in participation in university and city sports competitions, in classes in various sections:

  • city Spartakiad "Freshman";
  • Championship of universities of St. Petersburg;
  • All-Russian sports and mass events:
    • Ski Track of Russia;
    • Cross Nation;
    • Star Relay;
    • Russian Azimuth;
    • Ice of Hope;
    • Orange ball;
  • competitions for the Championship of the Vyborg district among labor collectives;
  • Spartakiad SPbGLTU;
  • international competitions:
    • international match meeting of students-athletes of Russia and Kazakhstan in sports and professional-applied all-around;
    • international student festival of rugby lovers.


  • Vocal;
  • Choral;
  • Theatre;


  • KVN;
  • "What? Where is? When?";
  • Forest Today Student Media Center. 

Facilities and equipment at St. Petersburg State Forestry Technical University named after S.M. Kirov, SPbGLTU

SPbGLTU consists of:

  • 5 educational buildings;
  • administrative and laboratory building;
  • laboratory of operation and repair of wheeled vehicles;
  • educational and experimental greenhouse;
  • 8 dormitories;
  • boiler room;
  • sports building;
  • an open stadium of a wide profile with elements of an obstacle course;
  • experimental production workshops and laboratories;
  • sports and recreation complex "Severny" (Streltsovo village);
  • Lisinsky and Okhta training and experimental forestry enterprises;
  • Botanical garden with a scientific and laboratory complex.

In the structure of the educational buildings of the university there are:

  • laboratories equipped with special equipment;
  • 5 computer classes.
  • 3 lecture halls;
  • air pavilion;
  • 5 tennis courts;
  • automobile racetrack;
  • two assembly halls;
  • a hall for scientific conferences ("White Hall");
  • a hall for meetings of the Academic Council;
  • two sports halls;
  • two libraries;
  • health post;
  • Dispensary;
  • food stations;
  • museum complex.

The local network of the university has 246 computers with Internet access.

Admission dates and extra charges

The educational process at the university is organized by periods:

  • academic years;
  • semesters;
  • Sessions;
  • Practices;
  • Vacation.

Additional costs include dormitory accommodation (for non-residents), meals, leisure and other expenses.

Enrolment process

To submit documents for several areas of training or specialties (no more than 5), one set is required, which includes electronic versions of the following documents:

  • document on education;
  • passport (including registration information);
  • SNILS (if any);
  • documents entitling to special rights (benefits); 
  • application for participation in the competition, formed in the personal account, on the basis of the data provided.

Documents required for enrollment:

  • Completed enrollment consent form;
  • Completed consent form for the processing of personal data;
  • Original document on education;
  • For applicants to paid places - a signed contract for the provision of paid educational services and documents confirming payment for training (originals or electronic versions).

Enrolment statistics

Every year about 7,000 people study at the university.


Specialized partner organizations for the practice and employment of graduates:

  • PJSC "Segezha Group";
  • Kirishi Lesprom LLC;
  • Union of Timber Industry and Timber Exporters of Russia;
  • Soyuz LLC;
  • North-Western Interregional Department of Rosprirodnadzor;
  • LLC "VelesstroyMontazh";
  • BaltKam LLC;
  • LLC "ZSK "Sodruzhestvo";
  • LLC "Green Spaces";
  • DelMar Logistics LLC;
  • CJSC "Independent Expert Company";
  • LLC "SpetsBaltMebel";
  • Goodflors LLC;
  • Neohim LLC;
  • JSC "Garden and Park Economy "Vasileostrovets";
  • LLC "Lawns and Landscapes";
  • Kami Association;
  • LLC "DSK ABZ-Dorstroy";
  • Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation for St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast;
  • Nizhkarton LLC;
  • Kedrum LLC;
  • Department of the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography in St. Petersburg;
  • PROMSNAB Company;
  • LLC "Salotti";
  • SIBUR Holding;
  • ANALIT Company;
  • Union of Pellet Market Participants;
  • PhosAgro;
  • URMAN Company Forest Solutions;
  • Ilim Group;
  • Furniture Company Autograph, etc.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Applicants for the university must meet the following requirements:

  • age from 17 years;
  • completed education not lower than secondary complete general, confirmed by the relevant document.

The minimum number of points according to the results of the Unified State Exam:

  • Mathematics – 39;
  • Russian language – 40;
  • Physics – 39;
  • Informatics – 44;
  • Biology – 39;
  • Geography – 40;
  • Social Studies – 45;
  • History – 35.

Scholarships St. Petersburg State Forestry Technical University named after S.M. Kirov, SPbGLTU

  • state academic scholarship;
  • increased state academic scholarship;
  • state social scholarship;
  • increased state social scholarship;
  • scholarships;
  • scholarships to students, assigned by legal entities or individuals, including those who sent them to study.

In addition, the university provides material support to students who find themselves in a difficult life situation.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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