At a glance

At a glance

The North-West Institute of management (NWIM) located in St. Petersburg is the biggest branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA, with head campus in Moscow), the largest academy in Russia and Europe, providing educational services in the sphere of training public and municipal servants, as well as specialists in humanities and economics. This is the unique educational institution in Russia acting under coordination of the President of the Russian Federation.

NWIM RANEPA is first of all a classical university, offering degree programs in law, economics and humanities. At the same time the Institute acts as a training center for government administration. It is also a consulting and business administration center, working closely with the private sector.

As a classic higher education institution NWIM offers Masters, Bachelors and PhD’s degree programs in following fields: Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Human Resources, Management, Law, Economic Security, Business Informatics, Customs Regulation, International Relations, Advertising and Public Relations, Social Work, Psychology, Journalism. The main language of tuition is Russian, but there are also programs designed for international students taught in English.

The North-West Institute of Management is one of the largest research and development centers of Saint-Petersburg. Top priority goals of the research are the theory and practice of public administration, state service and local self-management.

According to the resolution the Ministry of education and science of Russia the Institute also operates as the Federal innovation platform for the public and municipal officials, providing them with specialized programs of additional professional development, complying with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

NWIM RANEPA cooperates closely with the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS), the Government of Saint-Petersburg, the Government of Leningrad region and the employers’ associations.

The Institute is involved in diverse international activities relevant to higher education and actively participates in programs, aimed at internationalization of educational process. NWIM RANEPA is networked with a large number of partner universities worldwide, developing academic and scientific mobility, facilitating international innovative research projects. Nowadays the Institute cooperates with more than 66 higher educational institutes and organizations of about 26 countries of CIS, Europe and Asia and intends further expansion of international partnerships.


  • 15 000 students and learners
  • More than 450 foreign students from 35 countries
  • 546 teachers, 92% have a scientific degree of PhD or Doctor of Science
  • 8 faculties
  • 42 programs of higher education
  • 110 programs of additional professional education
  • 66 partners from 26 countries
  • More than 20 programs of academic mobility with partner universities from GIS, Europa, Asia and Australia
  • About 20 scientific events, round tables, forums with participation of the leading Russian and foreign experts.

(2018-2019 academic year)