Rise and Development of St. Petersburg State University – A Case Study


  • Mariia Slastunova Post-Graduate Student, Institute of Education, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
  • Prof. Ravinder Rena Professor of Economics, Faculty of Management Sciences, Durban University of Technology, ML Sultan Campus, Republic of South Africa, Visiting Professor, Department of World Economy, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia


University campuses, spatial environment, St. Petersburg State University, university-city relations, innovative educational environment


Purpose: The main purpose of the article is to analyze the perspective role of the development of new campuses with its alterations in the infrastructure of universities from the point of view of a convenient learning environment for students and development zone of an urban cluster and the infrastructure of the district uniting research centers of the university and attract key partners from the real sector of the economy. The purpose of this study was to analyze the development of St. Petersburg State University (SPbU) territory and the technological valley "Innovative Scientific and Technological Centre (INTC) SPbU "Nevskaya Delta”, and analyze the current state of arrangement and location of the university campus and its dormitories. Methodology: This study used an exploratory and thematic analysis of the St. Petersburg State University and the construction of a new development area is used as a basis for this project. When considering the construction of the university campus, the current problems of the university related to the location of dormitories and main buildings of the university were also considered. The prospects for the construction of a new campus were analysed and recommendations were made. The methodology of this research is based on the systematic literature review. Findings: The paper assessed the relevance of the development area plotting at St. Petersburg and considers the relationship between the university and the city as complementary parts of improving the city's areas. Summing up the results, it can be concluded that campus solutions cause transformation not only in the university sphere but also have a positive effect on the infrastructure of districts and the city as a whole. Originality: This paper provides a comprehensive picture of rise and development of the SPbU. The functional interaction between the city and the university campus was examined, comparing them with the already-built spaces of the university and those planned for construction.


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Mariia Slastunova, & Prof. Ravinder Rena. (2023). Rise and Development of St. Petersburg State University – A Case Study. Researchers World - International Refereed Social Sciences Journal, 14(01), 01–09. Retrieved from https://researchersworld.com/index.php/rworld/article/view/2289