About us

Since 1991 FINEC has been occupying the leading position in the official rating of the Ministry of Education among state higher economic schools in Russia and we believe that it is the complex result of energy and passion of its students, academics, alumni and staff.

All the prospective students are welcome to join extraordinary brotherhood of 13 000 of undergrads and 1 500 postgraduate students; 600 foreign and 200 exchange students; 800 professors and researches within 4 campuses in St. Petersburg, Pskov, Murmansk and Great Novgorod. Doors of 14 Faculties and 48 Departments are open for everybody who is seeking high-quality education and meaningful research.
We are very thankful to all our alumni for choosing us in the past. We hope that their success in leading companies, banks, governmental institutions or even at the highest level of political and financial power is based on their hard work within the University walls.

FINEC is always open for the partners who would like to collaborate with us within exchange and double degree programs; original research projects or meaningful discussions as far as we all are responsible for the building-up of the very new generation for the rapidly changing world.

Rector’s Greetings

Letter of Dr. Igor Maksimtsev for incoming students.


Leningrad Institute of Finance and Economics (LIFE) was set up on the basis of a dissolved Faculty of Economics of the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute according to the reform of higher education of 1930.

Facts and Figures

13000 undergraduate and 2000 postgraduate students, 200 full professors and 600 associate and assistant professors.

International Relations

University cooperates with more than 125 HEIs of Europe, China, the USA, and CIS-countries. FINEC actively participates in implementation of such projects as TCIS, TEMPUS, ERASMUS MUNDUS.