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St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

The National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (University ITMO) is one of the best and oldest higher education institutions in Russia. ITMO is the Russian leading university that trains specialists in advanced unique technologies, aimed to develop science and technics. The history of the University spans over a period of more than 100 years.

The University develops high-priority trends of science, technology and technics: information-and-communications technologies, programming, computer technologies and networks, automation and management, CALS-technologies, optical technologies, quantum electronics and non-linear optics, laser technologies, photonics, optical informatics, environmental monitoring, nanooptics, mechatronics, instrument engineering. In a number of branches of science, the University is recognized as one of the leading research centers of Europe and the world.

The mission of ITMO – to provide competitive advantage and development for Russian economy and social sphere on the basis of the University′s entrepreneurial approach to scientific, educational and innovation activities in information and optics technologies.

Scientific research work is of prevailing value for the University. SPSU ITMO constantly deals with organization and development of its unique research-and-training schools.

The University gives preference to innovative approach and efficient implementation of innovations into every University activity. The politics of innovative activities can be defined as efficient implementation of market-oriented innovations into every University activities, and organization of innovative infrastructure and other means for commercialization of research findings and technologies.

President of the University ITMO
Vladimir N. Vasilev
Tel.: +7 (812) 233-0089
E-mail: vasilev@mail.ifmo.ru

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