The Greeting of the Rector
The 215th anniversary of founding the St. Petersburg State Forestry University named after S.M. Kirov (St. Petersburg State Technical University) will be celebrated in May 2018. Since the first years of its existence, the University has been a leader in developing new scientific research areas and training highly qualified specialists in all the forestry spheres.
The serious attention is paid to developing the practical skills and professional habits of students in the field of modern technologies and productions, expanding cooperation with industry and organizing basic departments at the industrial enterprises.
Timber industry organizations provide jobs for students during the period of their production practice, assist to equip our laboratories and offices with modern technology. The experienced specialists of manufacturing enterprises are involved in the training process. It allows the graduates to adapt themselves successfully to production being in labor market demand.
Favorable conditions for studying, living and leisure of the university students contribute to the training and education of energetic, motivated and highly moral young people.
A distinctive feature and tradition is our leadership in various sports. In complex intercollegiate tests, the students of our university have been winning prizes for many years.
For decades, the university has been successfully cooperating in the international field of education and science with many foreign higher educational institutions, research organizations and industrial companies, actively developing academic mobility of students, professors and management personnel.
Currently, more than 500 foreign students from 42 countries are studying at University. The management, professors and staff are doing all they can in order to provide Russian and foreign students with decent education making their lives full of bright, important and memorable events.
Iurii I. Belenkii