Nowadays, photonics is one of the fastest growing high-tech industries in the world, and one of the main research fields at ITMO University. The School’s scientists synthesize materials with unique optical and electromagnetic properties that do not occur in nature, develop technologies for optical and quantum computers. Apart from that, they launched the first multimode quantum network in Russia and CIS.
ITMO’s School of Photonics trains highly-qualified specialists with a broad range of skill-sets, ready to face the challenges of the 21st century.
At the core of the School’s mission are interdisciplinarity, freedom of choice, and a personal approach to every student. Interdisciplinarity involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity, while thanks to a personal approach students can choose an individual educational trajectory.
Among the School’s partners are such universities as:
- University of California, Los Angeles (the USA);
- University of Science and Technology Beijing (China);
- Warsaw University of Technology (Poland);
- Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands);
- Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (Finland).
Among the companies the School’s graduates work for are OJSC Power Machines, OJSC Dalsvyaz, Quantum Communications, IntiLed, Russian Institute for Power Radiobuilding PJSC, Concern CSRI Elektropribor, Russian Institute of Radionavigation and Time RIRT, Radar MMS, and many others.