The oldest university of economics in Russia – Plekhanov Russian University of Economics – celebrates its 110th anniversary from its foundation.
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, established by Russian manufacturers and entrepreneurs in the beginning of the XX century, has become the first in Russia University specialized in Economics and laid the foundations of Russian national school of economic education. Since the moment of its formation until today the institution has made the long way during the whole time of its existence it was playing an important role not only in the sphere of education but in life of the country in general, including the most challenging periods of its existence, during the years of wars, revolutions and social and economical shocks.
Over 175 thousand specialists have graduated from the University since its establishment, including leading scientists, the government members, well-known politics and economists, the State Duma of the Russian Federation deputies and senators of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, heads of the largest business-structures and well-known public figures, everyone of each is proud to be called “Plekhanovets”.
Today Plekhanov University is the largest economical institution of higher education in Russia. In the Moscow campus there is over 26 thousand students study at the University. The training is carried out in 49 major bachelor degree courses and 57 master courses. The University includes 26 open branches located in the Russian Federation’s area and abroad.
Plekhanov University has been the first Russian University to be awarded four Stars out of five in the ratings QS Stars University Ranking. The quality of teaching, employment of graduates, distance/online learning experts has rated 5 QS Stars. The University offers a full cycle of continuous education within a single institution: economic lyceum — colleges — bachelor — specialist — master — MBA — DBA — graduate — doctorate, occupational and advanced training. The metropolitan campus of “Plekhanovka” trains more than 26 thousand students, faculty staff numbers 1700 (330 Ph.D. of Sciences and 780 Candidates of Sciences).
According to prestigious Russian rankings, PRUE traditionally hits the top-20 universities of Russia graduates of which gain a successful career. The Russian job search and internship website Career.ru for students and young specialists find Plekhanov University graduates interesting for companies; in the demand ranking the University takes the fifth place.
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics has entered the top-200 (place 151-200) ranking of the best universities in the world on employment of graduates Graduate Employability QS Rankings 2017. All in all the rating includes 300 universities, 7 of which are from Russia. The results of PRUE positions "partnership with employers" (14 place in the world / 2nd place in Russia) and "success of graduates" (85 place in the world / 4th in Russia) in the ranking have been among the highest in Russia and in the world as a whole.
The official hashtag of the anniversary: #PRUE110
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