St Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI)

Founded in 1886, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” is the first higher education institution in Europe to specialize in electrical engineering. 

The university is renowned in Russia and all over the world as a leading research center. ETU “LETI” researchers are credited for inventing radio, building the first Russian hydroelectric power plants, introducing semiconductor heterostructures for high-speed- and optoelectronics. They made major strides in engineering and technology and brought these inventions into our modern world. An inventor of radio Alexander Popov, founder of Russian radio engineering Imant Freiman, pioneer of Russian hydropower engineering Genrikh Graftio and Nobel Prize winner in physics Zhores Alferov have worked here over the years.