Who we are
Founded in 1900, ITMO is one of Russia’s leading higher education institutions; the university conducts research and provides training in advanced science, information technology, engineering, and humanities. Its main areas of focus are IT, photonics, robotics, smart technologies, science art, and urban studies.

Our philosophy, ITMO Code, centers on the idea of the "university of the future." It builds on the university’s values of respect for the individual, integrity, academic freedom, openness, and love.
The ITMO Fellowship Program has been running since 2014. It aims to strengthen ITMO University as a research hub through international academic mobility and collaboration. The program offers short- and long-term collaboration and employment options suitable for researchers at any stage of their career.

The call for proposals is open all year round. Applications are reviewed by the program committee six times a year. The approved applicants are invited to start their collaboration with ITMO University laboratories within 6 months after the announcement of the decision.
  • 100+
    Applications per year
  • 50+
    Supported applications
    per year
  • 21
    Currently working Fellows & Professors
  • 15.7
    Average H-index of a participant in 2022
Current participants
  • Stanislav Baturin
    Research Fellow, Faculty of Physics and Engineering
    Stanislav has collaborated with the University of Chicago, Northern Illinois University and the Euclid Techlabs, USA, from 2015 to 2021. He joined the ITMO Fellowship Program as a Fellow in 2021 and is currently working at the Faculty of Physics on vortex ultra-relativistic particle sources for quantum studies.

    Amongst his most impactful publications are "Limiting effects in drive bunch beam dynamics in beam-driven accelerators: instability and collective effects" and "Evolution of an accelerated charged vortex particle in an inhomogeneous magnetic lens."

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  • Ekaterina Shishatskaya
    Research Professor, Infochemistry Scientific Center

    Ekaterina is the head of the Department of Medical Biology of the Institute of Fundamental Biology and Biotechnologies, Siberian Federal University. In 2009, she received the Prize of the President of the Russian Federation in the field of science and innovation for young scientists.

    Ekaterina joined the ITMO Fellowship Program in 2022 as a Research Professor to implement the project on materials for regenerative medicine in collaboration with Infochemistry Scientific Center.

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  • Ali Abbasi
    Postdoc, International Laboratory "Hybrid Nanostructures for Biomedicine"

    Ali defended his PhD at the Air University Islamabad, Pakistan. He has conducted research at the Technical University Darmstadt and GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research (Germany) before joining the ITMO Fellowship Program in 2023 as a Postdoc and is currently working at the International Laboratory "Hybrid Nanostructures for Biomedicine".

    Ali is a part of Anna Orlova’s team, they are conducting research on in-situ growth of metal oxide nanostructures on 2D Matrix for enhanced photocatalytic applications.

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About St. Petersburg
Founded in 1703, our city is known as the Northern Capital and the cultural center of Russia. But there’s more to our city than museums, theaters, and beautiful sights. It is also one of Russia's largest industrial, educational and scientific centers. No matter where you come from, you will surely enjoy the unique atmosphere of Russia's most European city.

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