St. Petersburg Institute of International Trade, Economics and Law
St. Petersburg Institute of International Economic Relations, Economics and Law (IIEREL) - IVESEP is an independent institution of higher education
Higher education
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 in St. Petersburg, Russia
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. Established in 1994 by the interregional public organization
Non-profit organization
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 “ZNANIE Society in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast
Leningrad Oblast
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General Information

IVESEP-IIEREL is headquartered in St. Petersburg in a 19th century palace
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 built for Princess
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 Zinaida Ivanovna Yusupova (42 Liteiny Prospekt).
Training of the future specialists is based upon well worked-out system of common and special knowledge. The students are trained with the help of the most developed methods of education that lay on the principles of fundamental and systematical education, as well as on the interconnection between theory and practice. More than 80 % of the professors of IIEREL are Doctors and Candidates; this amount is much higher than the requirements of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Russia.
IIEREL is involved in Bologna process.

Organisation of the Institute

The Institute consists of six faculties
Faculty (university)
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: Economics
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, Humanities
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, International Relations
International relations
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, Law
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, Second Degree, and Part Time Training Department.
The faculties train students in finance, world economics, accounting, management, transportation and logistics, public relations, linguistics, psychology, international relations (world wide organisations), cultural studies (Europe, Baltic region), criminology, public law and public governance.
IIEREL also has several master programmes in law and economics and frequently prepares PhD students for defence of their theses in economics and law.


IVESEP has a wide network of branch
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es in Leningrad Oblast
Leningrad Oblast
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 (Boxitogorsk, Gatchina
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, Kingisepp
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, Luga, Podporozhye
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, Volkhov
Volkhov is an industrial town in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, situated east of St. Petersburg, on the Volkhov River. Population: -History:...

, Vyborg
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), Moscow
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 and Moscow Oblast
Moscow Oblast
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Naro-Fominsk is a town and the administrative center of Naro-Fominsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia, situated southwest from Moscow, on the Nara River. The Moscow – Kiev railway passes through the town. Population: -History:...

), cities in Russia (Kaliningrad
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, Khabarovsk
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, Kirov
Kirov, Kirov Oblast
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, Krasnodar
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, Krasnoyarsk
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, Novokuznetsk
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, Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk is the third-largest city in Russia, after Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and the largest city of Siberia, with a population of 1,473,737 . It is the administrative center of Novosibirsk Oblast as well as of the Siberian Federal District...

, Perm
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, Togliatti
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, Smolensk
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 a.o.), as well as abroad — in Armenia
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’s capital Yerevan
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. This is why the institute is considered to be the biggest non-governmental higher education institution in Russia. There are more than 20 000 students study in the affiliates of the IIEREL.


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