Museum of the history of Saint Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers


Museum of one the largest and oldest technological universities in USSR

The history of Saint Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers dates back to 1931, when the Leningrad Promcooperation Institute was founded. In 1959 it was renamed into the Leningrad Technological Institute for the Pulp and Paper Industry.

In 1993, the Institute got the status of University and was renamed into the Saint Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers. Beginning in the fifties, research works dealing with pulp, paper and board production were being carried out actively in the University.

Now the University is the only higher educational establishment in the Russian Federation providing integrated training of specialists for industrial enterprises engaged in in-depth chemical processing of wood. The majority of University graduates work in the forest, pulp and paper industries, the chemical industry, the power sector of Russia, CIS and foreign countries.

Many famous people studied there. One of the leaders of Leningrad, the second Secretary of the Regional Committee Pavel Mozhaev graduated from the Univercity. Professor Anatoly Sobchak, future governor of the city and major Russian politician, worked there in 1968-1973.

In 1981, the Institute was awarded the order of Labor red banner, and in 1986 confirmed its status as an industry leading higher educational institute of the country.
History of the University is the history of the transformation of a small institute to the important international educational center. The exposition of the museum presents the work of the scientists on creation of new technologies and development of new kinds of products.

In cosy halls of museum of Saint Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers interesting photos and documents are displayed. The exposition is interesting for students and teachers, schoolchildren and veterans, business people and foreign guests. 

Preordered visits only!

No entrance fee

Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00-17:30

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  • Address: St. Petersburg, ul. Ivana Chernykh, 4
  • Phone Number: +7 (812) 786-76-10
  • Fax: +7 (812) 786-86-00
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    Monday - Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
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