Saint Petersburg Mining University (Gorny University)
Saint Petersburg, naberezhnaya Leitenanta Shmidta, 49
The Mining University was the first higher technical educational institution in Russia, founded by the decree of Empress Catherine II in 1773 for the training of engineering personnel in the mining industry.
The University trains personnel for specialties in demand in the Arctic in the field of geology and geophysics, well drilling, oil and gas production, chemical technology and environmental protection.
Fundamental and applied research related to the development of the Arctic region is also being carried out in the University.
The collection of the Museum of the Mining University contains unique minerals, ores, rocks, paleontological rarities, collections of models, models on the history of mining and mining equipment, edged weapons, stone-cutting and jewelry art. The museum funds amount to 240 thousand exhibits, many of which have no analogues.