POMOR Course Outline

In order to help you, we arrange an orientation program before the official start of the first term.  The program covers essential information about POMOR and orientation at the Saint Petersburg State University.  During the orientation program you will meet POMOR alumni and staff who will be available to help and advise you. We hope that you will then be ready to begin your studies here with confidence and with many new friends and contacts.

Lectures, seminars, practical training, excursions and examinations during the first and secоnd term are held by academic staff from:

  • Saint Petersburg State University
  • Hamburg University
  • Bremen University
  • Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
  • All-Russian Research Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the World Ocean (VNIIOkeangeologia)
  • Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
  • GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemuende


The third semester takes place at the Hamburg University of or at one of the partner universities (Bremen, Kiel, and Potsdam).

During the last study semester students are writing their master thesis supervised by a Russian and a German advisor. After the successful master thesis defence students are awarded the Master degree of Saint Petersburg State University and Master of Science of Hamburg University. The degree award usually takes place in October at Saint Petersburg State University.

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*Partner universities:

  • Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Hamburg University, Germany
  • Bremen University, Germany
  • Kiel University, Germany
  • Rostock University, Germany
  • Potsdam University, Germany
  • Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

** Partner institutions:

  • Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
  • Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Russia
  • Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
  • Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemuende, Germany
  • Koeppen Laboratory at the Saint Petersburg State University (Laboratory “Paleoceanography and Geomorphology Research of Polar Countries and the World Ocean”)
  • Otto Schmidt Laboratory for Polar and Marine Research at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute