Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI)

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” is one of the world’s largest education centers specializing in radio engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and computer science. University graduates get Bachelor’s and Master’s degree or specialist qualification. Today the University trains around 9000 students. Over 200 professors and PhDs work in the University. ETU “LETI” provides education in 19 scientific fields for Bachelors and 53 educational programs for Masters.


Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” is located in the historic center of the city on Aptekarsky Island. It takes only 10 minutes to walk from the metro station Petrogradskaya to University. The way lies along the river Karpovka and then by the Botanic garden which was founded by Peter the Great in 1714. Campus area is bounded by Aptekarsky prospect, Instrumentalnaya and Professora Popova streets.


LETI is 125 years old and University campus is almost 110 years old. During its history all lecture halls, research laboratories, conference halls, gym halls, libraries and canteens were being built for the institution of higher education by famous architects.


The oldest building on campus was built in modern style in 1903 by A.N. Vekshinsky as a front façade of University. There is a library with 1.2 million volumes including priceless publications given to University as a gift by Emperor Alexander III, as well as spacious lecture halls and some laboratories inside this building.


LETI has the biggest net of university cafes in Saint-Petersburg. There is a big gym hall “Dom Sporta”, as well as concert hall on campus.


Memorial Museum of A.S. Popov, the inventor of radio and the first elected director of ETU, is also located on campus. It includes professor’s memorial museum-laboratory and his memorial flat.


LETI has its own publishing house and a publisher’s office “Elektrik”.


There are separate buildings for Technopark and archive of documents.


There is a cozy garden in the court yard where students can have a rest between classes.


There are 7 LETI dormitories which are all located close to the metro stations. Our dormitories are well-equipped, safe and comfortable to live in. There are cozy rooms, fitted kitchen, showers, sport rooms, gym and elevators in every hall of residence.


Unique architecture of LETI campus, its conveniences and a good location make student life more comfortable and enjoyable.


Faculties of Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI):

Institute of Fundamental Engineering Education

  • Department of Higher Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Physical Chemistry
  • Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Graphics
  • Department of Theoretical Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Education Training and Sport

Institute of Innovative Design and Technological Entrepreneurship

  • Department of Management and Quality Systems
  • Department of Innovation Management
  • Department of Applied Economics
  • Department of Economic Theory
  • Centre of Quality Management in Education
  • Information and Methodological Center of the Institute

Research Institutes

  • Research Institute of Radio Engineering and Telecommunications
  • Prognoz Research Institute of Forecasting and Monitoring of Emergencies
  • R&D Design and Technology Institute of Biotechnical Systems

Faculty of Radio Engineering

  • Department of Radio Engineering Systems
  • Department of Radio Electronic Facilities
  • Department of Television and Video Engineering
  • Department of Theoretical Fundamentals of Radio Engineering
  • Department of Microelectronics and Radio Engineering
  • Department Branch of Special Radio Electronic Facilities
  • Department Branch of Radio Electronic Information Systems and Complexes
  • Department Branch of Radio Astronomy
  • Department Branch of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Electronics
  • Department Branch of Video Information Systems
  • Faculty Computing Lab

Faculty of Electronics

  • Department of Radio Electronics
  • Department of Electronic Instruments and Devices
  • Department of Physical Electronics and Technology
  • Department of Photonics
  • Department of Micro- and Nanoelectronics
  • Department Branch of Optoelectronics
  • Department Branch of Physics and Technology of Solid-State Electronics
  • Department of Electronic Instrumentation
  • Faculty Computing Lab #1
  • Faculty Computing Lab #2
  • Academic and Research Laboratory of X-ray Television Systems

Faculty of Computer Science and Technology

  • Department of Computer Aided Design
  • Department of Automation and Control Processes
  • Department of Information Systems
  • Department of Software Engineering and Computer Applications
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Information Security
  • Department of Algorithmic Mathematics
  • Department Branch of Research Automation
  • Department Branch of Intellectual Information Technologies

Faculty of Industrial Automation and Electrical Engineering

  • Department of Automatic Control Systems
  • Department of Electrical Technology and Converter Engineering
  • Department of Robotics and Industrial Automation
  • Department of Marine Control Systems
  • Academic and Research Laboratory of Industrial Control and Automation Systems
  • Academic and Research Laboratory of Siemens Industrial Automation Systems and Electric Drives
  • Academic and Research Laboratory of Mechatronic Complexes of Movable Objects and Mobile Installations of Airfield Service
  • Academic and Research Laboratory of Automated Maritime Systems
  • Academic and Research Laboratory of Ship Information Processing and Management Systems
  • Academic and Research Laboratory of High-frequency Power Electronics and Electromagnetic Material Processing
  • Academic and Research Laboratory of Electrical Technology
  • Academic and Research Laboratory of Automation Technology
  • Academic and Research Laboratory of Theoretical Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
  • Academic and Research Laboratory of Information and Telecommunication Technology

Faculty of Information Measurement and Biotechnical Systems

  • Department of Bioengineering Systems
  • Department of Engineering Environmental Protection
  • Department of Information and Measurement Systems and Technology
  • Department of Laser Measurement and Navigation Systems
  • Department of Electrical Acoustics and Ultrasonic Engineering
  • Department of Occupational Safety
  • Department Branch of Design and Technology of Electronic Radio Equipment
  • Department Branch of Medical Technologies and Bioengineering Systems
  • GIS technology Academic and Research Center
  • R&D Design and Technology Institute of Biotechnical Systems
  • Regional Center for Integrated Medical and Technical Education
  • Faculty Practice-Oriented Laboratory

Faculty of Humanities

  • Department of Public Relations
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Sociology and Political Science
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Department of History of State, Culture and Law
  • Department of Russian Language
  • Academic and Research Center for Social Research

Student Accommodation

Students who live in dormitories are registered at the address of the dormitory. Registration is obligatory for International students according to the law of the Russian Federation.

Our dormitories are well-equipped, safe and comfortable to live in. There are cozy rooms, fitted kitchen, showers, sport rooms, gym and elevators in every hall of residence. Security guards are in dormitories for 24 hours and they are in charge of keeping an order there. Every resident has a pass to get inside the building.

Leisure of students is variable. There are different events and parties carried out in dormitories. For instance, the competition for the best room, the best floor, the culinary competition, Fun English Club for those who want to improve their English and many other interesting events which make students feel like home and bring them a lot of fun.

Students who come to study to our University for the first time can be accommodated on the day of arrival (apart from the weekends and holidays) on the authority of a correspondent agreement and payment. It is also necessary to bring a package of documents to the dean’s office for a migration registration. If a student is arriving on a weekend or a day off it’s necessary to contact Dean’s office for International Students in advance and make a reservation for a place in a dormitory.

Only students can live in dormitories, places for their friends and families are not provided.

International students are entitled to live outside of a dormitory. In this case they will be registered at the legal address of SPbETU.

Saint Petersburg City

St Petersburg is a world-renowned city rich in history and culture and a Russia’s cultural capital. It is Russia’s window to Europe and home to many Russia’s leading university. St Petersburg’s architecture is an interesting mix of ages and styles of Rome, Venice, and Amsterdam. It is a city of romance and white nights. It has played a role throughout the history nationally and globally. St Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is well deserving of its status.

Today St Petersburg is an industrial megalopolis and a big seaport. St Petersburg is a city that is constantly transforming its infrastructure performance and is so favored by its position as it is a great center of activity and trade for many our partner countries. It is actively engaged in car industry development (Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, GM), marine and shipbuilding industry (Admiralty Shipyard, Baltic Shipyard, North Shipyard, and others), power engineering industry, pharmacy, biotechnology, information and telecommunication technologies.

St Petersburg is home to many universities, with over 90 institutions of higher education and 350 research institutions. Many of them are internationally recognized as their alumni and academics are famous worldwide: outstanding scientists and inventors, prominent people in science, education, and culture globally.

St Petersburg has atmosphere like no other. It is due to its historical mission as a Russia’s cultural capital, diverse research and industrial potential, and artistic splendor. It is generally referred to as a museum under open sky as it inspires by the beauty of its monuments and palaces, squares and prospects, theatres and art galleries.

World Travel Awards announced the 2017 winner for Europe’s Leading City Destination as St Petersburg, Russia, and it marks its status of the world’s most visited city. Little wonder as it regularly holds various social, scientific, and entertaining events, exhibitions, forums, theatre performances, and concerts of brilliant artists and of various genres.

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