The Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Technology was founded on November 28, 1828 during the first years of the reign of Emperor Nicholas I, and later in 1896, the Institute was named after him.
Today, the Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Technology (Technical University) presents new cutting-edge materials for modern branches of science and technologies in the following fields: Rocket-and-Space Technology, Information Technology, Materials Science, Functional Materials, Medicine, Healthcare, Life Sustenance of Human Beings and Environment;
composite, pyrotechnical, high-temperature,SAA Surface Active Agents, reparative, paints and lacquers, adhesive, carbon, biological, medicinal, superconducting, optoelectronic and nanomaterials;
Software Products, Command Facilities, machines and devices of complex chemical-engineering systems.
TODAY IN THE INSTITUTE THERE ARE:
28 academicians and corresponding members of Russian and International Academies of Sciences
10 winners of State awards and awards of the Council of Ministers
12 honoured workers of science and engineering
125 professors and Dr. Sc.
560 associate professors and Ph.Ds
Over 5000 students
59 specialized departments (including 35 graduate departments)
Education can be free of charge on a contract basis.
Non-resident applicants and students are provided with dormitory accommodation.
The amount of a scholarship is fixed according to the student's performance.
"Open Doors" days are held in the Institute every February, April and May.
The Library has 4 reading halls and a special hall for scientific work. The total number of volumes amounts to nearly one million.
The Museum of History of the Institute has over 11 thousand exhibits.
Gyms are equipped with training machines.
Academic choir, drama society and other amateur groups.