At a glance

At a glance

RANEPA St. Petersburg – the biggest branch of the Presidential Academy

Our mission is to contribute to the local and global community by providing students a comprehensive and in-depth business education in compliance with international standards and to empower motivated future leaders to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, effective decision-making skills and career development both in public and private sectors.

Our students benefit not only from opportunities to apply practical skills and complete independent research projects but also from vivid campus life joining numerous events, clubs, associations and forming long-lasting friendships.

At RANEPA St. Petersburg you get a solid basis for your individual professional goals!

RANEPA St. Petersburg today


Full-time and part-time students


Teaching staff, 92% PhD holders


Degree programs


Non-degree programs


Degree and non-degree programs in English


Partner universities from 19 countries


alumni – current governors in Russia


Graduate employment rate

Why to choose RANEPA St. Petersburg

Digital learning environment

Free Wi-Fi in each building, online timetable, free access to numerous digital educational resources and electronic research library are essential tools and a key to effective studying 24/7.

International standards

RANEPA St. Petersburg was awarded the certificate of compliance with international standards of the development and provision of educational services ISO 90001:2015. The quality compliance was confirmed during the audit of the Australian company SAI Global.

Modern teaching methods

RANEPA St. Petersburg is in the list of higher education institutions authorized to independently establish educational standards and programs. Modern teaching forms and methods incorporated into the training processes particularly ensure that students develop key leadership skills such as strategic thinking, decision making, stress resistance, creativity and flexibility and other key competences crucial for an exciting and rewarding career.

Bachelor program “Liberal Arts” offers students the opportunity after completing 2 years of study to choose one of 14 optional training courses.

Practical learning approach

To bring the professional life closer to students the share of practical classes takes up half of the entire educational process. RANEPA St. Petersburg has concluded over 250 contracts with companies and public entities interested in employing young professionals. Through internships students gain not only knowledge but also valuable practical experience much needed on the labor market.

Comfortable accommodation

Dormitories for students are well-equipped and suitable for comfortable stay, studying in a positive learning environment as well as for leisure activities. There is a 24-hour security service, video monitoring, Wi-Fi and a badge system to entry the buildings and stay safe.

Living in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg named also “the Russian capital of culture” is a city with 300-years history famous for its cultural heritage and picturesque suburbs. It is home to over 300 museums, 70 theatres, numerous music and sports venues, cinemas as well as clubs and cafes. Our city is the center of science and education as well as manufacturing and technology-based business.

RANEPA St. Petersburg — Rankings

  • The best higher education institution for rapid career development according to Forbes
  • The best higher education institution in St. Petersburg according to online-newspaper “Fontanka”
  • Top-ranked among RANEPA branches across Russia as a branch campus with digital learning environment
  • TOP -5 – ranked as the most influential higher education institution in Russia
  • 13 educational programs are ranked as “Best educational programs of innovative Russia 2020”