ITMO University


Saint-Petersburg, 197101, Kronverksky 49

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● Founded: March 26th,1900
● Lead and guided by the Rector, Prof. Vladimir Vasilyev, prominent Russian scientist, since 1996
● Home of the first all-Russian University network RUNNet, launched in 1996 and linking all Russian universities and research centers
● The leader in the fields of IT and Photonics in Russia and beyond
● Received the designation of the National Research University in 2009
● Among the top performers of the 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project
● 11 000 + students (including over1500 international – from 72 countries).
● 1200 + faculty and researchers (including 950 with PhD degrees).
● ITMO Talent Search Program for locating, recruiting and retaining talented school kids, covering over 7000 children in 20 countries
● Among the top-5 in Russia in Bachelor student quality: average Unified State Exam level of the applicants is 86.9 in 2016
● Partner of the “Sirius” Educational Center for gifted children (faculty and MS students of ITMO teach and offer workshops for “Sirius” residents.
● 16 new educational programs launched in partnership with leading international universities. Over 60 international educational programs with partner universities are running today.
● Over 30 International Research Centers, headed by Russian and foreign researchers are propelling ITMO Science today
● Unique innovation infrastructure: 2 business incubators, two startup accelerators, a Technopark, FabLab and a venture fund. ITMO Innovation environment has been named the best in Russia and in Europe numerous times.
● Two international representative offices: Brussels (opened in 2014) and in Arezzo (opened in 2015)
● One of eight members of the “National Open Online Education” platform with 15 courses running for 65 000 students. One course runs on EdX with 45 000 students.

Key research fields:
IT, photonics, quantum communications, robotics, translational medicine, urban studies,art & science, science communication

5 Schools:
Internet Technologies and Programming
Computer Technologies and Control
Refrigeration Industry and Food Biotechnologies
Economics, Management and Innovations

Achievements we are proud of:
● ITMO University is the only seven-time champion of the World Championship in Programming (ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest)
● Winner of international programming competitions Google Code Jam, Facebook Hacker Cup, Yandex.Algorithm
● The best newcomer in THE BRICS&EE Ranking in 2016: 27th in the world and 4th in Russia
● Nature Index names ITMO University a “Rising Star” in 2016
● We are in the top-100 best IT Universities: Times Higher Education Ranking placed ITMO on the 56th place in "Computer Science" subject ranking in the world; and on the 3rd in Russia in 2016
● ITMO received the UNESCO medal for «Unique university environment: education-research-innovations” - in 2016
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