Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Technology (Technical University)
Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Technology (Technical University) was founded on November 28, 1828. D.I. Mendeleev, F. Beilstein and other well-known scientists worked here. Many scientific schools, known all over the world, were developed in Technological Institute. Today, SPSIT presents new cutting-edge materials for modern branches of science and technology in the following fields: Fuel Industry, Materials Science, Functional Materials, Information Technology, Medicine, Healthcare, Environment, Optoelectronic and Nanomaterials. The main building of SPSIT is situated in the historical center of the city.
Being one of the oldest Russian universities, SPSIT has a long history of international cooperation. From the very first years of existence, the institute invited outstanding foreign scientists. Many of them continued their research work within the institut, founded large scientific schools and made great discoveries. The institute maintains partnership with colleagues from Germany, France, Finland, Algeria, China, Japan etc. Extensive work within the terms of over 50 agreements on cooperation with foreign institutes and companies is being conducted.
There are 2 academicians and corresponding members of Russian and International Academies of Sciences, 75 professors and Doctors of Science and over 8000 students. The university comprises 6 faculties and 51 departments.
SPSIT provides students a wide range of facilities. The Main library opened its doors on October 11, 1831. At present the library contains over 1 million books, including rare editions. There are 6 dormitories for students. The SPSIT museum represents the main documentary steps in the institute's history in chronological order from craftsmen school to the Institute of Technology, illustrated with authentic historical documents, photographs, medals, rare scientific publications, instruments, ancient pieces of furniture, which reproduce on exclusive aura of the 19-th century.