The University is located in the administrative center of Pskov city. Pskov was first mentioned in the chronicles in “The Tale of Bygone Years” in 903 and since then has been rapidly growing. In 2013, the population made over 206,000 people. Pskov Kremlin, Holy Trinity Cathedral, the unique frescos of Mirozhsky monastery are the heritage of the world culture. The city is eco-friendly, green, with well-developed infrastructure. Pskov has a favorable geographical position: located close to the cities of St. Peters burg, Riga, Tallinn, Minsk, it is only 50 km away from the borders of the European Union.
On December 27, 2010 Pskov State University was founded by the merger of five core educational vocational institutions of the Pskov region: Pskov State Pedagogical University named after S.M. Kirov, Pskov State Polytechnic Institute, Pskov College of Civil Engineering and economics, Pskov Industrial technical college, Civil Engineering College of Velikiye Luki city. Each of the participants in the merger passed on their best experience, achievements and traditions to the university.
Pskov state university is the center of educational, cultural and scientific life of the region. At present over 10 thousand students, Master’s degree students and graduate students, including about 700 foreign citizens from 29 countries of the world, study here. The international activity is one of the priority directions of Pskov state university development. It has 84 universities – partners from 26 countries of the world.