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Are you passionate about discovering and developing of new models, methods and theories? Are you curious about new results and achievements in science and technology?

If you would like to be on the frontline of scientific idea, school of Science and Research is definitely your choice! This school offers you a unique experience of diving into recent research in fields such as photonics, optical systems design and lighting design.

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Which summer school course is right for you?

  • Design of telescope and microscope objectives, eyepieces, lenses, illumination systems, laser beam collimation and concentration systems.
  • ITMO University Certificate
  • Levels: Bachelor students (3rd year and up), study experience in the field is preferable
  • Group size: max 10 students
  • Dates: June 12-24, 2017 (on-campus learning)  
  • Credits: 4 ECTS
  • Fees: € 370
  • Deadline: 13 May 2017
  • Language: English
  • The course is provided for the students with the background in Optics or just for those who is interested in broadening your knowledge in this field. So if you could be easily inspired just by thinking about how to reduce aberrations in optical systems or how to increase the resolution of imaging system, this program is definitely for you!
  • During this summer school students become acquainted with the history and characteristics of the organization of the space of the city of St. Petersburg, during the creative workshops and field tours exploring the action of artificial and natural light, are taught the following areas: basics of lighting design; light in art and the urban environment; light modeling, as well as create their own light art object.
  • ITMO University Certificate
  • Levels: Bachelor students (1 and 2 year, Areas: architecture, design, study of art, lighting design, optical technology).
  • Group size: max 20 students
  • Dates: July 13-23, 2017
  • Deadline: May 13, 2017
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Fees: € 250
  • Language: English
  • Quantum communication systems, terahertz generation, propagation and detection. THz imaging. Numerical simulation. Spectral and optical properties of biological tissues in THz frequency range and metamaterials in THz frequency range.
  • ITMO University Certificate
  • Levels: Bachelor students (3rd year and up), study experience in the field is preferable
  • Group size: max 10 students
  • Dates: June 30, 2017 – July 13, 2017
  • Deadline: 13 May 2017
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Fees: € 250
  • Language: English
  • If you are that kind of a person, who is trying to make the world a better place, don’t miss a chance to attend Research Camp in Photonics. You could choose a topic of your interest from the list provided and conduct your own research. Photonics could be applied in many fields, including medicine, pharmacy, security systems, data transfer, combating of counterfeiting, pieces of art originality control and others, so it’s quite easy to find the sphere after your own heart.

What is included in the Fees?

  •  Registration
  •  Sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg
  •  Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum
  •  Certificate awarded by ITMO University (ECTS)
  •  Tuition
  •  Visa invitation letter
  •  Orientation tour on Campus
  •  All taxes

How to apply

Select your course and type of accommodation
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Application deadline. Make sure you send us your registration request by this date.

Important application tips:

  • You can apply for our Summer Schools if you are a student aged 18 or more residing outside of Russia. We will ask you to provide a copy of your student ID and a copy of your passport.
  • Before you apply online, make sure your passport is valid until the end of 2017. This will be important for your Russian visa application later.
  • Please make sure you hold a valid travel and health insurance suitable for Russia. We will ask you to provide a scanned copy of your insurance documents.

Reviews from our students:

  • Eduardo Cristerna
    Student from Mexico

    ITMO is a great university, with great professors, who are capable of transferring their knowledge to their students. I fully recommend to take the opportunity of studying there, combined with the benefits of meeting a new culture, new people, and a beautiful city.
  • Juan Zacarias
    Student from Equatorial Guinea

    For me ITMO University, could be the leading hand of the country and also be a conduit to all universities in the world!
  • Liu Li
    Student from China

    Teachers at ITMO university are very responsible and patient to explain everything in-depth and interesting. People both at the university and at the hostel are always polite and helpful.
  • Navindu Sachintha
    Student from Sri Lanka

    I participated in many students activities, such as cooking events which our Sri Lankan team placed 3rd, and Mexican party, ITMO night and so on. My time at ITMO was beautiful because local students helped me to see lots of places in the city and taught me lots of things about Russia. I'm feeling happy to study here.