Dear friends!

Welcome to ITMO University. The lines are getting blurred between the physical and digital worlds, so simply by visiting our website, you have already stepped into ITMO!

In 2020 our university celebrated its 120th anniversary. We’ve come a long way: from the Prince Nicholas Vocational School established in 1900 to the Leningrad Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (better known as LITMO), which received its university status in 1994. These days, we are ITMO University, or as we often refer to ourselves “The First Non-classical”.

ITMO is well-known for its specific focus on information technologies and photonics, but over the past decade other fields have also come to the forefront of the university’s research and academic endeavours, such as chemistry, biotechnology, Art & Science, and urban studies. In each of these areas, we strive to achieve globally significant results. 

Everything we do is inspired by our mission – to provide opportunities for the holistic development of individuals and to inspire them to tackle global challenges.

Each person is our priority: we appreciate talent and individuality, and try to help every person to fulfill their potential. 

And, more importantly, it’s love that drives us. We love what we do. We want to and are ready to change the world around us for the better, using all our knowledge and capabilities and uniting everyone who shares our values into an extended and close-knit family.

Welcome to ITMO.FAMILY!


Vladimir N. Vasilyev,
Doctor of technical sciences, Professor
Corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences
Vice-president of Russian Rector Union
Chairman of St. Petersburg Rector Council

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