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Summer Schools of Science and Research

ITMO University Saint Petersburg
from 2 to 4 weeks
Full time
Summer / Short course
Saint Petersburg

Program description

Summer Schools of Science and Research programmes at ITMO University offer an opportunity to dive right into your area of interest and connect with an international group of peers, adding some serious rocket fuel to your education, research and career opportunities. Some of the examples of short-term programs are:

Research Summer Camp in Photonics

Duration: 2 weeks

Organized by ITMO University’s “International Institute of Photonics and Optical Information Technologies”, research summer camp in photonics has been successfully running for four years. The camp’s program is designed for two weeks and consists of three intensive parts: 

  • Theory
  • Lectures by ITMO’s leading scientists
  • Practice
  • Individual research project on modern equipment
  • Cultural program
  • Opportunity to spend two weeks in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe


Camp in Optical System Design

Duration: 4 weeks: 2 weeks of distant learning, 2 weeks of on-campus learning

The camp is designed for students with the background in optics or those interested in broadening their knowledge in this field. So if you could be easily inspired just by thinking about how to reduce aberrations in optical systems or increase the resolution of imaging system, this program is exactly the thing for you!

The camp incorporates a list of 13 topics in optical system design and includes both theoretical classes and hands-on experience of using special optical design software that can be applied for developing a wide range of optical instruments and devices.

Summer School in Topological Photonics

Duration: 5 days

Topological photonics is a new fast-growing branch of modern optics. It features an exciting physics and fascinating applications, especially in disorder-robust and non-reciprocal devices, which promise to introduce novel fundamental concepts in photonics and optoelectronics in the nearest future. The world’s best experts will give lectures grouped into a five-day course on topological photonics. The course will start with the fundamentals and will cover the latest achievements as well. The practical classes will help you get the skills necessary for conducting your own scientific research in this new exciting area.

The school is organized by ITMO’s Research Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials. This year, the school will be held within the scope of the IV International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics METANANO 2019. Students willing to take part in the conference can receive a participation fee discount.

Camp in Art & Science

Duration: 2 weeks

The BIO+Art Summer Camp Program creates a context for the comprehension of knowledge through discussion and critical thinking. The camp is designed to encourage its participants to analyze and develop global human practice in a stimulating, informal environment. How does an art practice respond to the current state of high technology and globalized methods of cultural production?

The main purposes of the program are:

Underline the issues of hi-tech development in the context of the need for humanization of modern society;
Develop new communication strategies between science and art;
Theoretical and practical parts are conducted in English and involve researchers, artists, and curators;
The Camp’s uses the ‘learning through doing’ approach.

Admission requirements

Bachelor’s level students in respective fields (4th year and above) Master’s and PhD students

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Tuition fees

Research Summer Camp in Photonics -  300

Camp in Optical System Design -  700

Summer School in Topological Photonics -  450

Camp in Art & Science  -  450

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About this institute

ITMO University Saint Petersburg

ITMO University Saint Petersburg

ITMO University in St. Petersburg is a recognized leader in optics, photonics and IT. Over the past few years, it has developed from a specialized technical institute into a trailblazer shaping the national education and research policy in Russia. We...

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Sahin U.
When I compare this program to programs in Europe and America, ITMO University wins. It’s inexpensive and efficient. The education here is high quality, and the program addresses important and relevant topics and issues. They have great specialists who know how to approach this subject, and teach you how to use relevant softwares.

Contact info

ITMO University Saint Petersburg

49 Kronversky Pr.
197101 Saint Petersburg

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