ITMO University, St. Petersburg

Introduction

Are you a programming genius? Do algorithms rule your world? Are you dreaming of your own startup to market your intellectual property? We want you!

ITMO University is one Russia’s leading higher education and research institutions, specializing in Information Technology, Optical Design and Engineering. Founded in 1900, today it is home to over 13,000 students and has earned its name “National Research University,” blending the culture of innovation and discovery with world-class education.

Our 14 departments offer an extensive curriculum in fundamental and applied disciplines, with an emphasis on graduate education and multidisciplinary approach. Our focus is on preparing elite scientists, engineers and programmers, notably in the areas of Photonics and Optics, Intelligent Technology and Robotics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Life Sciences, Natural sciences, Smart- and Nano- materials and Technology.

Our 49 international research laboratories generate advanced knowledge and tackle some of the world’s top challenges. The interdisciplinary approach and the culture of innovation are supported by the University’s R&D system of startup labs and tech clusters that in partnership with industry and government, brings new innovative solutions to the market.

With its global reputation for excellence, ITMO University participates in several international programs and offers over two dozen double degrees Master’s and PhD programs with partner universities around the world. Several courses are taught in English. ITMO University is the home to one of the best centers for the selection and training of young gifted programmers in Russia. Our student team is the only 5-time winner of the ACM-ICPC international collegiate programming contest.

Located in the heart of St. Petersburg, Russia, we are steps away from the Hermitage and other museums.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Russian

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Programs

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Master

Master in Big Data and extreme computing

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia St. Petersburg

Big Data is located not only in high-tech laboratories and institutes. Big Data can be found near to us, e.g. in complex social networks, cloud multimedia services etc. The problems in distributed storage, transfer and processing of big amount of data are on the frontiers of modern branch of IT. [+]

Big Data and extreme computing Objective of the Programme: Big Data is located not only in high-tech laboratories and institutes. Big Data can be found near to us, e.g. in complex social networks, cloud multimedia services etc. The problems in distributed storage, transfer and processing of big amount of data are on the frontiers of modern branch of IT. High performance computing and distributed data processing, special hardware architectures and telecommunications, domain specific languages and host of other things are required to solve these problems. The graduate will be in demand in the international job market, since big data is spread in all areas of life. Language: English The program is focused: on applicants with an applicable Bachelor's degree, fluent in English and planning a future career in high-tech international companies, both in Russia and abroad. WHY MASTER IN BIG DATA AND EXTREME COMPUTING AT ITMO UNIVERSITY? The courses in Big Data and Extreme Computing are taught by leading professors in computational science and HPC of ITMO University and leading international scholars This program contains extracurricular courses in English: Academic English and Scientific Writing. These courses are built including cultural study of the language aiming to prepare the students to face the English speaking community and academic environment Our students have good facilities for study, including discounts on tuition fee, ability to work at ITMO and earn extra awards, opportunity to win special scholarships and student grants Department of HPC has modern classrooms and laboratories with state-of-the-art computer equipment and software Teaching staff: ITMO professors and associate professors and professors of foreign partner universities. Length of program: 2 years (4 semesters) including 1 semester at the partner University (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Partner Companies: There's a possibility of internship in partner companies in St. Petersburg [-]

MSc

Master in Information Technologies in Fuel and Energy Complex Enterprise

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia St. Petersburg

The Program provides the up-to-date knowledge, skills and abilities required in the energy, resources and energy management areas with the use of the modern technologies and teaching methods. [+]

Information Technologies in Fuel and Energy Complex Enterprise Objective of the Programme: The Program provides the up-to-date knowledge, skills and abilities required in the energy, resources and energy management areas with the use of the modern technologies and teaching methods. Language: English The program is focused: on applicants with an applicable Bachelor's degree, fluent in English and planning a future career in high-tech international companies, both in Russia and abroad. Results: The students who have successfully completed this course will have an adequate command of the following (in general): knowledge of basic principles of the systems’ operation and corresponding processes including automation; knowledge of the algorithms and programs for calculation of technological processes; ability to analyse problems in information technologies in fuel and energy complex; ability to analyse problems in fuel and energy complex, to elaborate research programs, to choose and use adequate theoretical and experimental methods, to implement results into practice; ability to apply sensors, electronic devices, microcontrollers and its programming; ability to develop new processes and equipment and to update the existing ones; ability to acquire new knowledge in the area of professional activity. Teaching staff: ITMO professors and associate professors and professors of Wismar University, Germany. Length of program: 2 years (4 semesters), including 1 semester at partner University. Partner Companies: There's a possibility of internship in partner companies in St. Petersburg Degrees awarded Master of information technologies in fuel and energy complex enterprises (University ITMO) Master of energy- and resources-effective technologies and processes (University Wismar) [-]

Master in Metamaterials

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Russia St. Petersburg

The study program covers all fundamentals of electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and solid-state physics. Wide range of special courses taught by research center staff includes up-to-date courses in nanophotonics, quantum optics, numerical methods, radiophysics and others. [+]

Metamaterials Objective of the Program: The Metamaterials master's program does not only give deep knowledge in fundamental physics, but also provides hands-on experience in laboratory work, technology, and numerical simulation methods that are essential for industry or academy career. Study Program Courses. The study program covers all fundamentals of electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and solid-state physics. Wide range of special courses taught by research center staff includes up-to-date courses in nanophotonics, quantum optics, numerical methods, radiophysics and others. The program involves intensive laboratory studies using facilities of the center: optical instrumentation, radiofrequency measurements, and nanotechnology fabrication methods. Scientific work. From the very beginning students are actively involved in the scientific work of the research center. Students are treated not as passive listeners but as equal members of the research teams. Such approach provides for fast and effective professional growth. Language: English The program is focused: on applicants with an applicable bachelor's degree, fluent in English and planning a future career in high-tech international companies, both in Russia and abroad. Main advantages: Metamaterials are new materials that will revolutionize telecommunication, radiotechnology, and power industry. The physics of metamaterials combines optics and nanophotonics, radiophysics and solid-state physics. The master program is administered by the Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials of the ITMO University, one of the leading research centers in the field. Teaching staff: ITMO professors and associate professors and professors of foreign partner universities Partner Companies: There's a possibility of internship in partner companies in St. Petersburg Degrees awarded: Master of Science majoring in Photonics and Optoinformatics [-]

Master in Molecular nano and biophotonics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia St. Petersburg France Cachan + 2 more

The program provides knowledge in physics, technologies and application of new organic photonic materials. New photonic elements for laser, bio-technologies and optical communications are studied. Modern problems of polymeric nanocomposite materials are considered. [+]

Molecular nano and biophotonics Objective of the Programme: The program provides knowledge in physics, technologies and application of new organic photonic materials. New photonic elements for laser, bio-technologies and optical communications are studied. Modern problems of polymeric nanocomposite materials are considered. Language: English The program is focused: on applicants with an applicable Bachelor's degree, fluent in English and planning a future career in high-tech international companies, both in Russia and abroad. Results: Study in the new and rapidly developing field of nano-, bio-materials, photonic integrated makes it easy to focus on the labor market. Graduates of the program can work in research institutes and laboratories, innovative production, business related to high-tech products. A unique experience of studying abroad offers great opportunities for self-realization. Teaching staff: ITMO professors and associate professors and professors of foreign partner universities. Degrees awarded Master of Laser equipment and laser technology (ITMO University) Master of Nano- and Biophotonics for Telecommunications and Biotechnologies (ENS de Cachan) [-]

Master in Optical Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia St. Petersburg

The program focuses on professional competence development in the optical design area. It builds on the scientific bases of applied and computer optics, photonic technologies, optoelectronics and CAD appliances. [+]

Optical Design Objective of the Programme: The program focuses on professional competence development in the optical design area. It builds on the scientific bases of applied and computer optics, photonic technologies, optoelectronics and CAD appliances. Language: English The program is focused: on applicants with an applicable Bachelor's degree, fluent in English and planning a future career in high-tech international companies, both in Russia and abroad. Results: The double degree Master's program “Optical Design” aims to prepare world-class highly qualified experts in the growing field of optical engineering synthesizing scientific and professional expertise of ITMO University and Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) and providing students with an in-built mobility period at WUT. WHY MASTER IN OPTICAL DESIGN AT ITMO UNIVERSITY? Master program “Optical design” is fully delivered in English. World-class professors and experts from ITMO University and WUT Diplomas from ITMO Universities (Russian Federation) and Warsaw University of Technology (Poland) Wide-range of elective courses for building individual track based on personal interests Broad internship possibilities in optical industrial companies and participation in real research projects performed in both Universities Modern lab equipment, special software appliances and innovative educational technologies “Optical Design” DDP represents principles of Optical engineering education with the content based on the current real-world experience Teaching staff: ITMO professors and associate professors and professors of foreign partner universities (Warsaw University of Technology) Length of program: 2 years (4 semesters), including 2 semesters at partner University. Degrees awarded Master of Science (MSc) – ITMO University; Master of Science (MSc) – Warsaw University of Technology, the field of Optical Engineering [-]

Master in Physics and Technology of Nanostructures

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia St. Petersburg

Unique double-degree program of ITMO University and Aalto University, Finland in the cutting-edge field of Physics and Technology of Nanostructures. Study with the best professors and become a pro. [+]

Physics and Technology of Nanostructures Objective of the Programme: Unique double-degree program of ITMO University and Aalto University, Finland in the cutting-edge field of Physics and Technology of Nanostructures. Study with the best professors and become a pro. Language: English The program is focused: on applicants with an applicable bachelor's degree, fluent in English and planning a future career in high-tech international companies, both in Russia and abroad. Results: The program is a master’s degree one in the field of photonics and nanosciences. The main objective of the Course is to combine the study and research in one process using the possibilities that are open through international cooperation. The Master's program includes nowadays physical and engineer disciplines, such as Photonics, Nanotechnology, Optoinformatics, Microfabrication, Practical use of Nanostructures etc., studied at two universities. Much attention is paid to research and hands-on work of students.Scientific and educational laboratories with new research and technological equipment allow to get a good practical training. Teaching staff: ITMO professors and associate professors and professors of foreign partner universities (Aalto University, Finland) Length of program: 2 years (4 semesters), including 2 semesters at partner University. Partner Companies: There's a possibility of internship in partner companies in St. Petersburg Degrees awarded Master of Science (ITMO) Master of Science (Aalto University, Finland) [-]

Master in Software engineering and service design

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2016 Russia St. Petersburg Finland Jyväskylä + 2 more

The Program provides up-to-date knowledge, skills and capabilities required in software engineering and service design using modern technologies and efficient teaching methods. [+]

Software engineering and service design Objective of the Programme: The Program provides up-to-date knowledge, skills and capabilities required in software engineering and service design using modern technologies and efficient teaching methods. Language: English The program is focused: on applicants with an applicable Bachelor's degree, fluent in English and planning a future career in high-tech international companies, both in Russia and abroad. WHY MASTER IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND SERVICE DESIGN AT ITMO UNIVERSITY? Master program “Software engineering and service design” is fully delivered in English. World-class professors from ITMO University and University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Unique opportunities for international mobility. Possible semester abroad with academic partners of ITMO University. Double degree options with University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Wide range of elective courses for building individual track based on personal interests. A unique blend of theoretical knowledge and real-world experience for a successful career in consumer and industrial software engineering and service design. Teaching staff: ITMO professors and associate professors and professors of foreign partner universities. Partner Companies: There's a possibility of internship in partner companies in St. Petersburg Degrees awarded: Master of Science of University of Jyväskylä, Finland (JYU) Master of Science (MSc) Diploma of ITMO University in "applied mathematics and informatics" [-]

Supercomputer technologies in interdisciplinary research

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Russia St. Petersburg

The main goal of this program is to train of scientists and specialists, who will have abilities and skills to perform scientific research and project design in various areas of computational science, including HPC technologies for decision support systems, cloud computing and cloud eScience infrastructures, computer multi-scale simulation of complex systems and processes. [+]

Supercomputer technologies in interdisciplinary research Objective of the Programme: The main goal of this program is to train of scientists and specialists, who will have abilities and skills to perform scientific research and project design in various areas of computational science, including HPC technologies for decision support systems, cloud computing and cloud eScience infrastructures, computer multi-scale simulation of complex systems and processes. Language: English The program is focused: on applicants with an applicable Bachelor's degree, fluent in English and planning a future career in high-tech international companies, both in Russia and abroad. WHY MASTER IN SUPERCOMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES IN INTERDISCIPLINARYRESEARCH AT ITMO UNIVERSITY? Researchers and professors from ITMO University, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and distinguished experts in HPC and Computational Science get together to guide you in your study and research. Supercomputer Technologies in Interdisciplinary Research Course is designed and delivered in English Language. Unique opportunity to get two diplomas in two years and spend a semester or two abroad at University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands. Wide range of elective courses to design your own individual track following your desired specialization. Experts in Computational Science are highly valued in all research institutions and various industrial sectors. You will learn to develop models, algorithms and software tools, and then efficiently harness computational resources available in a multitude of hardware and middleware environments (from smartphones and laptops to high-performance clusters, supercomputers, Grids and Clouds). Teaching staff: ITMO professors and associate professors and professors of foreign partner universities. Length of program: 2 years (4 semesters) including 1 semester at the partner University (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Partner Companies: There's a possibility of internship in partner companies in St. Petersburg Degrees awarded: Master of science (MSc) [-]

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