With a history dating back to 1724, the Saint Petersburg University is the oldest institution of higher education in Russia. Today, SPbU successfully combines tradition and innovation, being one of the leading international centres of education, science and culture, a world-leading centre of science and education. The proority research areas of SPBU are: Nanotechnology & Materials Science, Biomedicine & Human Health, Information Systems & Technology, Ecology & Nature Management and Human Resource Managament & Technologies