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Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Stremyanny per. 36 Moscow,
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The oldest university of economics in Russia – Plekhanov Russian University of Economics – celebrates its 113th anniversary from its foundation.

Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, established by Russian manufacturers and entrepreneurs at 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 economic shocks.

Over 180 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 are over 14 thousand students study at the University. The training is carried out in 49 major bachelor degree courses and 57 master courses. The University includes 30 open branches located in the Russian Federation’s area and abroad.

Plekhanov University has been the first University in the world in 2019 to be awarded Five 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 14 thousand students, faculty staff numbers 1400.

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 301-500 ranking of the best universities in the world on the employment of graduates Graduate Employability QS Rankings 2020. The results of PRUE positions "Partnership with employers" (64 place in the world / 2nd place in Russia) and "Alumni Outcomes" (255 place in the world / 4th in Russia) in the ranking have been among the highest in Russia and in the world as a whole.

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Plekhanov University is lucky to have its campus in the very center of Moscow, half an hour's walk from the Kremlin. The campus includes six buildings with classrooms, offices, and laboratories, a club and a students' dormitory, which is only 5 minutes' walk away from the campus. The Dean's Office of IBS-Plekhanov is in building 1. Computer labs and the International office are located in building 3 of the University. The library and the department of Russian language are in bld. 6. The Accounts are in bld. 5. Classrooms are in all buildings, except for bld. 5 – our schedules always indicate the room number and, in brackets, the building number. The nearest Metro station is Serpukhovskaya (grey line), which is only 2 minutes' walk away from the main building 3. 


- Congress center- Gym and swimming pool6 dormitories - Lounge area - Publishing house - Multiple canteens and student cafes - Media Center  - Church - Library - Special equipment for disabled people.

Plekhanov Russian University of Economics is the epitome of Russian Federation diversity​, reflecting the modern world in its wealth of cultures, ethnicities, and creative ideas. PRUE students reflect this diversity; they arrive from all over the Federation and different parts of the world not only to gain professional knowledge but to enrich their intercultural experience and humane qualities as well.  Students at PRUE are in a unique position to experience a college lifestyle in a city setting. Plekhanov University offers many of the essential activities that are traditionally associated with college student life, and its location in the center of Moscow creates a setting that presents a myriad of non-traditional opportunities that will supplement and accentuate the student life experience. Students, lecturers, and scientists at Plekhanov University are actively involved in social activities. There is the Student Council that effectively work at the University.

During 15 years, there has been an enormous number of different projects initiated by the Council; some of them became annual events such as: Matriculation Ceremony An off-site training for the first-year students – Activity School Plekhanov Student Day University Birthday Ball Miss of Plekhanov University Contest Best Lecturer and Student Competition and many other events.

Plekhanov Volunteer Group was formed recently in 2010. Volunteers help orphans and children with oncological other severe diseases. The Group holds children's charity events, contests, and playing activities. In a word, volunteers do their best to make children feel happy.

There is the Trade Union Committee working successfully for many years in the University. Its main goals and objectives are an expression, representation, and protection of labor, social, economic and other legitimate rights and interests of its members.

Cooperation between the Trade Union Committee and the University administration is highly productive being based on the Collective Employment Agreement between the Plekhanov administration and Workers'

Association which is an effective tool to reach social partnership. Trade Union activists are actively involved in socially significant commissions for labor protection, time sheet accounting, social affairs, etc. For those who are interested in the cultural component of social life, there is the Cultural Center at the University  – the recreation center for social events, such as concerts, University amateur art performances, various contests, meetings, and festivities.

Plekhanov Russian University of Economics pays great attention to sports and healthy way of life. There is the Sports Club at the University with different units, gyms, and a swimming pool. The social life of PRUE means new encounters and new opportunities. It gives a chance to lead an active social life at one of the Russian leading universities of economics!

  • More than 13 art clubs and societies
  • More than 50 university events every year
  • 4000 volunteers
  • 2 university recreation camps
  • Sports and recreation center "Anapa"
  • Health resort "Ruza"
  • 6 up-to-date residence halls

Addressing of the Rector to applicants of 2020

​Dear frie​​nds,

I invite you to enter a leading Russian University of Economics - University with a 113-year history of successful careers of graduates, outstanding teachers, advanced scientific research and business projects. We offer you an education program that has international accreditation, which gives the opportunity of practical training in the leading Russian and foreign companies – education based on advanced control technology, effective models of economic activity and forms of design work.  

The quality of education at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics is confirmed by the highest positions in the Russian and international rankings and opinions of the employers will ensure and guarantee the quality of your education, successful employment, and rapid career growth. Start your way to success with us and the reputation of our university will become a part of your business reputation.  

I sincerely wish you good luck!

 Viktor Grishin

Career ​​​​​​​​​​​ Meeting the challenges Plekhanov Russian University of Economics exerts every effort to educate advanced professionals and pays attention to develop their skills in practice. Since 2009 the Business Incubator has been created upon an initiative of University’s students. This unit helps the students to obtain experience in organizing own business from its first development to commercialization.

By maintaining business initiatives the University efforts the opportunity to fulfill theoretical knowledge with practice harmlessly for the educational process. The residents of the Business Incubator regularly participate in congresses, summits and youth forums demonstrating own start-up projects, also they initiate special training and management duels within the walls of the University.

To become a resident of the Business Incubator the interested person shall send a project to the Contest of Business Projects which is held once a year. The winners will gain a room for the work, necessary equipment and a complex of individual consultations according to project development and business operations.

Moreover, during a whole year, the Business Incubator holds the master-classes, training on the part of leading Russian experts. These are free pieces of training and everyone who wishes is able to come after online registration.

The Business Incubator takes active participation in the entrepreneurship development outside the University as well. Its residents participate in Russian educational youth forum “Seliger”, they are organizers of the National Economic Summit “Russia: youth and entrepreneurship” and the “Entrepreneurship days” forum, etc.  

The Business Incubator is:

  • 250 sq. km of offices area;
  • 1 meeting room;
  • 7 successful residents;
  • 35 finalists; Business project contest twice a year;
  • 45 of master-classes a year;
  • 20 thematic events (brainstorms, management duels, etc);
  • 2 forums annually (2 or 3-days events with more than 700 participants);
  • consultations and coaching programs for students.

Since 2012 the Center of Career Development is functioning by the Business Incubator.  The Center of Career Development is structural unit lending complex assistance to the students and graduates in planning their career and helping with job connection on the modern labor market.

The Center of Career Development cooperates with Russian and international companies of different sectors. Among them PwC, the insurance company “Rosgossttrakh”, Sberbank, Daimler, Microsoft and Moscow Exchange. The common base of employers consists of 700 organizations.

One always can find interesting news and information about opened vacancies and internships on the Center’s website job.rea.ru.

Throughout the year the Center along with employers holds practical lectures, master-classes and other arrangements for a student which are making available for young people to meet the representatives of companies directly, also to learn how the business processes work in the reality and how the companies construct. 

University Highlights

Plekhanov Russian University of Economics is one of the top universities in Moscow, Russia. It is ranked #751-800 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 14,884


International students - 1,855


Total faculty staff - 1,531


Total students - 14,884


International students - 1,855


Total faculty staff - 1,531



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