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ITMO University (St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics)

Address: Kronverksky pr., 49, St. Petersburg, 197101

Description ITMO University (St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics)

  • Established: 1900
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Students age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Type of training: mixed.

ITMO is a prestigious research university specializing in information and photonic technologies. The university is often called the "first non-classical" for non-standard approaches to teaching and emphasis on practice.

The history of the university began in the days of tsarist Russia - in 1900, a mechanical-optical and watch department was opened at the Cesarevich Nikolai's Crafts School, which became the first educational institution specializing in training in exact sciences and mechanics. After 20 years, the department grew into a technical school of precision mechanics and optics and in 1994 received the status of a university.

ITMO continues to develop and create conditions for training in the most popular specialties. At the end of 2020, the university will launch a large-scale construction of the Highpark innovation center: the university plans to launch an ultra-modern educational center by 2027.

University facts:

  • The teaching and academic staff of the university is 4000 employees.
  • The structure of the university - 4 mega-faculties and 15 faculties
  • University students are representatives of 88 countries of the world.

Popular destinations:

  • IT
  • Photonics
  • Robotics
  • Quantum communications
  • Information Security
  • Translational medicine
  • Smart materials
  • Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Urbanism
  • Art & Science
  • Science Communication.

One of the strongest areas of ITMO is programming. It is no coincidence that the university is included in the TOP-100 universities in the world in the field of computer science. University students regularly win international programming competitions:

  • ICPC (the only seven-time champion in the world is ITMO)
  • Google Code Jam
  • Facebook Hacker Cup
  • Yandex.Algorithm
  • Russian Code Cup
  • Topcoder Open, etc.

ITMO's place in rating systems:

  • TOP-100 universities in computer science (Times Higher Education)
  • TOP-100 in the direction of "Automation and Control" (ARWU, or Shanghai rating)
  • TOP 250 in Engineering (Times Higher Education)
  • TOP-250 in Physical Sciences (Quaquarelly Symonds (QS)
  • TOP-500 universities in the world (THE-2020)
  • TOP 400 Higher Education Institutions in the World (QS-2020)
  • "The best university for the quality of education in Russia" (Forbes)
  • 3rd university in the country in terms of salaries for technical specialists (SuperJob).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in ITMO University (St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics)

Program name
Date
Age
Cost

Undergraduate

  • Age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Duration: 4-5 years
  • Type of training: mixed.

Popular destinations:

  • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Informatics and computer engineering
  • Information systems and technologies
  • Applied Informatics
  • Software engineering
  • Information Security
  • Infocommunication technologies and communication systems
  • Electronic design and technology
  • Laser technology and laser technology
  • Automation of technological processes and production.

Master's degree

  • Age: 21+
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Type of training: mixed.

Directions:

  • Animal food
  • Operation of transport and technological machines and complexes
  • Science-intensive technologies and economics of innovation
  • Intellectual property management
  • Intelligent systems in the humanitarian sphere
  • Business Informatics
  • Standardization and metrology
  • Traffic control systems and navigation
  • Rocket complexes and astronautics
  • Operation of transport and technological machines and complexes
  • Technosphere safety.

Specialty

  • Age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: Russian
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Type of training: mixed.

Directions:

  • Electronic and optoelectronic devices and systems for special purposes
  • Customs.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university offers students accommodation in dormitories - ITMO has 4 own residences at its disposal:

Campus

  • Location: lane. Vyazemsky, 5/7
  • Cost: from 761R to 1442R, from 1692R to 2773R
  • Number of seats: 1769.

Dormitory number 2

  • Location: st. Lensoveta, 23, lit. AND
  • Cost: 768R-794R
  • Seats: 585.

Dormitory number 3

  • Location: Alpiyskiy per., 15, building 2, lit. AND
  • Prices: 1142R-1159R
  • Seats: 540.

Dormitory number 4

  • Location: st. Belorusskaya, 6, lit. AND
  • Prices: 1668R-1690R
  • Seats: 921.

Events ITMO University (St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics)

Extracurricular activities are organized in the following areas:

  • Student government
  • Culture, art, creativity
  • Entrepreneurship, business, career
  • Science, innovation
  • Sports, healthy lifestyle, tourism
  • Volunteering, social engineering
  • Media
  • Professional competence
  • Student teams
  • The international cooperation
  • Patriotic education, intercultural communication.

Equipment ITMO University (St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics)

The university has a modern infrastructure:

  • Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Conditions for visually impaired students
  • Business accelerators
  • Coworking spaces
  • Business incubator
  • Innovative enterprises
  • 3D studio
  • Information Technology Centers
  • Laboratories
  • Computer center
  • Workshops
  • Library
  • Modern spacious auditoriums
  • Sport complexes.

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