The content of education is determined by scientific interest lecturing academics. Preserved curriculum (from 1726) and lists of students (1726-33). At first, students were few, the majority – the foreigners, including Russian – V. Adodurov, I. etc. Later in the aa have. began to translate the best students from the Moscow Slavic-Greek-Latin Academy, and other religious schools. Guide Academy has ignored the needs of the university; because of insufficient contingent of students lectures were given intermittently, and actually broke down in 1732-38.
New charter an (1747) proclaimed the independence of A During the rector sp Krasheninnikov (1750-55) were held regular classes are introduced exams, strengthened with the Academic Gymnasium. The best students were transferred at the end of the University of adjuncts, Academy of Sciences, received a master's degree, to encourage students was established 30 scholarships. In 1758-65 A. y. led mv Lomonosov (taught since 1742). His work contributed to the improvement and regular publication of curricula, improvement of teaching. Attempts to convert the University of A in full Petersburg State University does not met with sympathy in government circles.
After the death of University of A had fallen into disrepair. In the second half of the xviii century. its function is partly Academic Gymnasium (until 1805). Among the graduates – aa Barsov, M. E. Golovin, vf Zuev, Krasheninnikov, I. . Some historians believe the Leningrad A. y. precursor of St. Petersburg University. Housed together with the Academic Gymnasium on Trinity Court (corner of 5 th Line Vasilevsky Island and Large embankment of the Neva), s1765 – the home of Baron Stroganov Tuchkova on the waterfront (the house was not kept).