St Petersburg State University School of Mathematics
The interdisciplinary Chebyshev Laboratory, the Theodosius Dobzhansky Centre for Genome Bioinformatics, the Centre of Game Theory, the St Petersburg State University Computer Centre and others have all been founded — and continue to flourish — at St Petersburg State University. Notable mathematics alumni include Mikhail Gromov, Leonid Kantorovich, Grigory Perelman, and Stanislav Smirnov.
The Chebyshev Laboratory at St Petersburg State University was established in 2010 as part of a Russian Government programme directed at the development of key areas in mathematical research, as well as supporting young academics. More than 300 courses and seminars have been held through the centre since 2010, as well as more than 20 scientific schools and conferences, and more than 150 visits from leading international scientists and academics. The centre has also published more than 53 scientific works, and two monographs.
The “Mathematical Progression” initiative is a joint educational initiative from Gazprom Neft together with St Petersburg State University, implemented through the Gazprom Neft “Home Towns” corporate social responsibility (CSR) project. The key aim of this comprehensive project is to engage mathematically talented children from the regions in studying at the country’s leading higher educational establishments, as well as supporting young academics and their research in applied and theoretical mathematics. Scholarship recipients are identified annually through a committee comprising members of the Chebyshev Laboratory and associate members of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The “Home Towns” project brings together all corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects and initiatives implemented by Gazprom Neft throughout those regions in which the company operates. The programme is directed at establishing infrastructure to support children’s and public sports facilities, as well as initiatives in education, health, and in supporting the cultural potential of the indigenous minorities of Northern Russia.