Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

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Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
Санкт-Петербу́ргский национа́льный иссле́довательский университе́т информацио́нных техноло́гий, меха́ники и о́птики
SPbSU ITMO main building
Established 1900
Type Public
Rector Vladimir Vasilyev
Location Saint Petersburg, Russia
Campus Urban

Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, abbreviated as SPbNRU ITMO (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́ргский национа́льный иссле́довательский университе́т информацио́нных техноло́гий, меха́ники и о́птики) is a leading Russian technical university located in St. Petersburg, Russia. It trains specialists in cutting-edge technologies directed to science and technical development.

St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics was founded in 1930, though its history started in 1900 when special school for masters of precision instruments and optics was opened. The university's formation was brought about by the growing needs of the country for qualified specialists in instrument-making. Today, the University has more than 10,000 students, 30 academic departments and about 1000 teaching staff. The main university building is Kronverksiy Prospect, 49. Since 2009, the university has held the title of National Research University.


The university is divided into 9 faculties, which are divided into 49 departments. 7 departments are affiliate departments and are marked by asterisk.

  • Computer Technologies and Controlling Systems Faculty
    • Computing Techniques Department
    • Computer Systems Design Department
    • Electrical Engineering and Precision Electromechanical Systems Department
    • Navigation Informatics Department
    • Control Systems and Informatics Department
    • Informatics and Applied Mathematics Department
    • Safety of the Information Technologies Department*
    • Machine Design of the Onboard Electronic Computing Equipment Department*
  • Humanities Faculty
    • Management Department
    • World History Department
    • Culture Science Department
    • Applied Economics and Marketing Department
    • Sociology Department
    • Financial Management Department
    • Physical Culture and Valeology Department
    • Philosophy Department
    • Economics Theory and Business Department
    • Foreign Languages Department
    • Ecological Management Department*
  • Natural Sciences Faculty
    • Physics Department
    • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Department
    • Vocational Training Technologies Department
    • Higher Mathematics Department
  • Optical Information Systems and Technologies Faculty
    • Applied and Computer Optics Department
    • Optical-Electronic Devices and Systems Department
    • Optical Instruments Computerization and Design Department
    • Physical Optics and Spectroscopy Department
    • Optical Technologies Department
    • Ecological Instrument-Making and Monitoring Department*
    • Systems Engineering of the Optical Devices and Complexes Department*
  • Physical Engineering Faculty
    • Laser Technologies and Applied Ecology Department
    • Quantum Electronics and Bio-Medicine Optics Department
    • Thermal Physics and Energy-Physical Monitoring Department
    • Optical Communications Physics and Technology Department
    • Electronics Department
    • Solid State Optoelectronics Department
  • Precision Mechanics and Technologies Faculty
    • Engineering and Computer Graphics Department
    • Instrument-Making Technology Department
    • Material Science Department
    • Mechatronics Department
    • Measurement Technologies and Computer Tomography Department
  • Informational Technologies and Programming Faculty
    • Computer Technologies Department
    • Information Systems Department
    • Computer Educational Technologies Department
  • Photonics and Optical Informatics Faculty
    • Computer Photonics Department
    • Optical Material Science Department*
    • Optical Physics and Modern Natural Science Department*
    • Photonics and Optical Informatics Department
    • Optics of the Quantum-Scale Systems Department
  • International Business and Law Institute
  • Telecommunication systems and technologies faculty
  • Maser's corporate faculty

ITMO in university rankings[edit]

Ranking title Year Rank
«4 International Colleges & Universities», Russian university ranking 2012 6
«SCImago Institutions Rankings», Russian university research ranking 2011 30
«SCImago Institutions Rankings», Europe university research ranking 2011 171
«Webometrics», Russian university ranking 2012 13
«Webometrics», World university ranking 2012 1046

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Coordinates: 59°57′23″N 30°18′36″E / 59.9564°N 30.31°E / 59.9564; 30.31