The Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University) is one of the leading higher education institutions in Russia, providing training and research in advanced science, humanities, engineering and technology.
Founded in 1900, ITMO has grown to an organization with over 13,000 students and earned its name “National Research University,” blending the culture of innovation and discovery with world-class education.
The main campus is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, steps away from Peter and Paul’s Fortress. It also offers easy access to the Hermitage and other world-famous museums and monuments.
The mission of the ITMO University is to enable its graduates to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our 14 departments offer over 300 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral as well as post-doctorate research programs in fundamental and applied disciplines. Some of our best-known work is in Photonics, Precision Mechanics, Computer Science and Information Technology. On the forefront of scientific research, ITMO University tackles some of the world’s top scientific challenges and strives to support an environment of interdisciplinary scholarship and innovation.
With its global reputation for excellence, ITMO University maintains strong ties with international business and education communities. We participate in several well-established programs and offer an International Doctorate program that allows students to obtain dual PhD degrees with partner institutions. Several courses are taught in English.