About 5/100 PROGRAM

Program for Enhancing the Competitiveness of ITMO University amongst the Leading World Research and Educational Centers in 2013 – 2020.

The goal of the Program for Enhancing the Competitiveness of ITMO University amongst the Leading World Research and Educational Centers is to achieve a leading position among the world educational and research elite by introducing cutting-edge research in the field of IT and Photonics, and on this basis the development of highly skilled personnel and the commercialization of R&D in the interests of improving the competitive advantage of our country.

This goal is achieved in two stages:

Stage 1 – 2013 – 2014: Establishing an international research and educational environment at ITMO University based on innovative management principles and technologies and creating the conditions necessary for achieving the leading positions in research, educational, innovative and entrepreneurial activities.

Stage 2 – 2015 – 2020: Transforming ITMO University into a leading research and educational center that manages knowledge based on the principles of interdisciplinarity and integration and ensuring the university’s leadership in convergent technologies. 

In October 2013, the International Council for Enhancing the Competitiveness of Leading Russian Universities approved the “Roadmap” for implementation of the programs aimed at enhancing ITMO’s competitiveness among the world’s leading research and education centers in 2013 – 2020 (Stage 1: 2013- 2014). The Roadmap was approved by the Ministries of Education and Science of the Russian Federation on November 28, 2013.

In March 2015, the International 5-100 Council approved the “Roadmap” for implementation of the programs aimed at enhancing ITMO’s competitiveness among the world’s leading research and education centers in 2013 – 2020 (Stage 2: 2015 – 2016).