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Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
ITMO University (Russian: Университет ИТМО) is a state-supported university in Saint Petersburg and is one of Russia's National Research Universities. ITMO University is one of 15 Russian universities that were selected to participate in Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 by the government of the Russian Federation to improve their international competitiveness among the world's leading research and educational centers.Research priorities of ITMO University are concentrated in information and photonic technologies.
The university consists of 4 main schools, 14 faculties, and a number of institutes and research centers. As of 2020, the total number of students is over 12,500, with 2,450 being foreign nationals. In April 2014, the university employed 1,163 instructors, including over 800 PhDs. Many of its staff members and researchers have received government awards and designations of “honored science worker,” the highest in Russia.
Vladimir Vasilyev has been the university's Rector since 1996.
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