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.

Who we are

Over the past several years, ITMO University has evolved from a specialized technical university into a trailblazer, shaping national education and research policy in Russia. ITMO University isn’t afraid to break new ground and take on the big challenges. Right now, our biggest and boldest project is ITMO Highpark: a $650 million cutting-edge suburban campus along with a major educational, research, and innovative production cluster in the south of St. Petersburg.

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.

Working at ITMO also means you get to visit St. Petersburg – a city known all over the world for its rich cultural heritage, active social life, and high-quality entertainment. Our multiple campuses are located in the city’s historical center, mere steps away from famous landmarks and sights.

Since 2014, the ITMO Fellowship Program has aimed at strengthening ITMO University as a research hub through international academic mobility and collaboration. ITMO University’s core values, such as respect for the individual, integrity, academic freedom, openness, and love, create a positive academic environment that fosters development of new research ideas and projects.
Long-term tracks
4 months a year
Research, teaching, creation of a laboratory
Research, formation of a science team, teaching and supervising
with relocation
Long-term tracks
Micro Fellowship
Research, writing of scientific articles

Visiting Lecturer
2-4 weeks
Short-term tracks
Research and teaching
Visiting Lecturer
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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 collaborartion with ITMO University laboratories within 6 months after the announcement of the decision.

Facts about the Program
  • 100+
    Applications per year
  • 50+
    Supported applications
    per year
  • 21
    Currently working Fellows & Professors
  • 15.7
    Average H-index of a participant in 2022
ITMO University provides all participants with: