Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" was founded in 1886 and was the first higher educational institution in Europe to specialize in electrical engineering.
ETU "LETI" facilitates the acquisition of knowledge and dissemination of new information. ETU’s high-tech laboratories provide students with an opportunity to cooperate with innovative enterprises in Russia and abroad.
It is one of the world’s largest education centers specializing in radio engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and computer science. It also provides quality education in the areas of telecommunications, control processes, biomedical engineering, management and linguistics.
Bachelors, masters, and specialists receive training at 7 full-time faculties. At the Open Faculty, bachelors are entitled to part-time and extramural courses.
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28 educational programs were declared to be the Best Educational Programs of Innovative Russia in 2017. The European Association of ENAEE certified 46 educational programs.
Highly qualified scientific personnel receive training in 43 scientific specialties. Currently, 234 graduate students are studying at ETU. The university has 9 dissertation councils in 23 scientific specialties. More than 50 people finish post-graduate study every year.
About 9226 under- and postgraduate students are receiving training at ETU at the moment. The university has 3 full members and 5 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 20 laureates of national and international awards, more than 220 professors and doctors of science. University has more than 2,000 graduates on main educational programs annually.
Besides 350 academic laboratories of 7 faculties, research and innovation complex of the ETU includes Technology park, 8 research and educational centers, 3 resource centers, 5 research institutes, Youth Research Institute, and 14 basic departments at specialized enterprises of strategic partners. Technology Park of the University provides a range of business services to 37 small innovative enterprises. More than 2000 teachers, under- and postgraduate students work in small businesses of Technology Park annually.
More than 100 high-tech enterprises of industries are strategic partners of ETU. Among foreign partners of the university are 19 large plant facilities, 15 science and research institutes and centers, 160 universities from 75 countries.
Master’s Level Programs in English
International Winter and Summer Schools
Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University invites you to take part in our International Winter and Summer Schools in St. Petersburg. Enjoy the beauty of the imperial city.
In 2013, ETU "LETI" was awarded St. Petersburg Government Educational Services Quality Prize.
The university takes the 8th place among technical universities of Russia and the 2nd place among technical universities of St. Petersburg in the demand ranking among Russian universities. In 2018, ETU took the 5th place among the technical universities of Russia and the 2nd place among the technical universities of St. Petersburg in quality of the university enrollees. ETU "LETI" is the 1st among technical universities of St. Petersburg in graduate employment rate.
In 2018, ETU was ranked 16th among the technical universities of Russia in the National University Demand Ranking. ETU placed 1,001+ in the World University Rankings, 501-600 in the Computer Science Ranking and 601-800th in the Engineering & Technology Ranking. Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” was included in the 251-300 group in the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019.
Architecture and city
Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University has many buildings, each of a very different architectural style because they were built in very different ages, from imperial to soviet.
St. Petersburg is Russia’s so called “capital of the north” and is renowned for its sights, culture and entertainment, not to mention its beauty and history. Students benefit from free admission to many of its sights and landmarks, including the State Hermitage Museum, Kunstkamera and the Museum of Anna Akhmatova. The St. Petersburg public transit authorities also offer students transportation cards at a discounted rate.