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Saint-Petersburg Institute of Hospitality
Year found: 1994
Legal form Private
Country Russia
City Saint Petersburg

Saint-Petersburg Institute of Hospitality

Year  found: 1994
Legal form: Private
Country: Russia
Awards:  Bachelor   Degree
                     Specialist Degree
                     Master Degree

City: Saint-Petersburg
Study language: Russian, English

Saint-Petersburg Institute of Hospitality, founded in 1994, was one of the originators of formation of educational programs and training of specialists in the sphere of tourism and hospitality in Northwest Region of Russia.


At the present time the institute grows rapidly. All graduates of Saint-Petersburg Institute of  Hospitality have deep knowledge, high professional skills, are most popular at the labour market and successfully work in the sphere of tourism, hotel and restaurant service.


More than 70% of higher-education teaching personnel of the institute have degree levels and academic titles. The personal of the institute  participate in professional and thematic conferences and seminars of international level very active. They also lead scientific activity.  Practical side of the educational process is reached by attracting  top-ranked specialists in the sphere of tourism and hospitality of Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Region.


At present time more than 1000 students including  foreign students, form Estonia, Turkmenia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus are studying in the institute in the different educational programs.


Saint-Petersburg Institute of Hospitality is one of the first higher educational institutes of Northwestern Region of Russia which have created and are now developing the system of continuous vocational education on the basis of the institute. This refers to continuation and information compatibility of processes in system of elementary, secondary, higher, postgraduate and supplementary education.


For the last years the scientists of the institute participated in development and realization of international programs and complex research works performed by order of the external organizations more than once.

The most important are the following projects:

  1. International project Tempus “Development of educational program for rural tourism”
  2. International project “TriK”: cooperation, welfare, saving and development of the Baltics
  3. Project “Silver Ring of Russia”

The institute actively participates in organization and holding of international environmental forum “Baltic Sea Day» annually.


Saint-Petersburg Institute of Hospitality received a gratitude from Federal Employment Service Department for long-term cooperation and active participation in teaching and employment of the students.



Saint Petersburg


Saint Petersburg is a city and a federal subject ( a federal city ) of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg recently celebrated its 300th anniversary.

The city has an area of 606 sq. km., but if you include the immediate suburbs on the lowlands along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland, it is 1439 sq. km. The city measures 44 km from north to south and 25 km from east to west.

St. Petersburg developed according to a strict, well thought-out plan, which had been finalized by 1712. The wide Neva and all the numerous other rivers and canals were incorporated into the city design and created its scale. 1865 saw the division of the city into 12 administrative sections. It is now divided into 20 administrative districts. According to the latest census, taken in 2000, 4,695,000 people currently live in St. Petersburg.

The St. Petersburg climate is influenced by the huge expanses of the Atlantic Ocean and its immediate proximity to the Gulf of Finland; water also accounts for 10% of the city area -- a great number of rivers, lakes and marshes.


The region varies from a marine to a continental climate, mild and humid, with a significant amount of cloudy weather, frequent mists and substantial rainfall. In summer the city enjoys periods of hot, dry weather when the temperature can reach 35 degrees C. The average temperature in winter is -- 7.8 degrees C.


The largest of the public higher education institutions is Saint Petersburg State University, enrolling approximately 32,000 undergraduate students; and the largest non-governmental higher education institutions is the Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law. Other famous universities are Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University, Herzen University and Saint Petersburg Military engineering-technical university. However, the public universities are all federal property and do not belong to the city.


St. Petersburg is built on 42 islands at the Neva delta where the river flows into the Gulf of Finland. It is one of the worlds leading cities in terms of its number of rivers, islands and bridges. St. Petersburg is sometimes called a museum of bridges - it has over 300 of them.

69 rivers and other waterways flow through the city and its immediate environs; within the city limits there are 40 rivers, tributaries, canals and other waterways with a total length of 217.5 km. The principal ones are the Great and Lesser Neva, the Great, Medium and Lesser Nevka, the Fontanka, the Karpovka, the Okhta, the Zhdanovka, the Moika, Chernaya Rechka and the Obvodnyy Canal.


A great deal in St. Petersburg artistic decoration is reminiscent of the city naval glory, which is inextricably linked with the expanses of the Baltic Sea. Peter I did all he could to ensure that the sails of Russian ships were seen along the Baltic coast. Russia became a formidable naval power, confirming its superiority with glorious victories and round-the-world voyages.








The institute has qualification upgrading courses and personnel development in the following specialties:


Personnel management

Tourism management

Restaurant management

Hotel management

Excursion management