Perm National Research Polytechnic University was founded in 1953 as Perm Polytechnic Institute.
In 1992 it was among the first polytechnic institutes in Russia that gained the status of State Technical University.
In 2007 the University became one of the winners of the innovational education programs contest. In 2009 together with other 29 universities in Russia awarded the status of “National Research University” by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science as a result of competitive selection.
University has 9 faculties, 8 institutes, 7 centres for advanced training, 29 research and education centers, 36 teaching and research laboratories, 5 engineering centers.
University offers 187 educational programs for higher professional education, including 57 master's programs, as well as 54 postgraduate programs.