World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.




Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" (ETU «LETI»)

Education Through Research 

Year of foundation: 1886

Location: St. Petersburg

Total students: 8,271  / International students: 1,512

Faculties: 7 / Departments: 45

Faculty: 1,132

Acting Rector: Viktor Sheludko


The university provides rapid distribution of new knowledge in the process of education.

ETU has high-technology laboratory facilities that give it the opportunity to collaborate with many innovative enterprises in Russia and other countries. ETU holds 8th place in the National Technical University rating “Demand for Graduates” and 106th place in the QS University Rankings BRICS ranking.

ETU is in the top five Russian universities with the highest number of inventions and it is the second best in the patent quality category.


  • Radio Engineering and Telecommunications
  • Electronics and Nanoelectronics
  • Computer Systems
  • Engineering and Informatics
  • Electrical Engineering and Automatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering for Environmental Protection
  • Anti-Crisis and Financial Management
  • Public Relations


Applied Research:
  • Nanotechnology
  • Semiconductor Materials, Structures and Devices
  • Acousto-electronics
  • Acousto-optics
  • Opto-electronics
  • Micromechanics
  • Microwave Microelectronics
  • Sensors
  • Radiolocation and Navigation
  • Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Geoinformation Systems
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Laser Measurement and Navigation Systems
  • Biotechnical Systems
  • Enzyme Immunoassay
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Computer Simulation
  • Distributed Intelligent Technology and Systems
  • Parallel Computing
  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Protection and Information Security
  • Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis
  • Machine Vision
  • Television
  • X-ray Devices
  • Ultrasonics and Nondestructive Testing
  • Spectroscopy
  • High-frequency Induction Heating
  • Adaptive Control Systems
  • Robotics
  • Electric Drives
  • Electric Machines
  • Quality Management

Fundamental Research:

  • Macroscopic Electrodynamics
  • Solid-state Physics
  • Phase Transitions, Fluctuations and Renormalization Group
  • Plasma Physics
  • Charged-particle Acceleration
  • Non-linear Wave Dynamics and Chaos
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Functional Analysis
  • Differential Equations
  • Numerical Methods
  • Mathematical Methods of Statistics
  • Artificial Neural Networks

International collaboration and partnerships

The following are among the key partners of the university (at the moment, 147 collaboration agreements between ETU and other educational organisations have been signed):
  • Beijing Institute of Technology BIT (China) 
  • Xuzhou Institute of Technology (China)
  • Beijing University of Technology BJUT (China)
  • Fachhochschule Stralsund - University of Applied Science (Germany)
  • Ilmenau University of Technology (Germany)
  • Leibniz University of Hanover (Germany)
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland)
  • Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
  • Aalto University (Finland)
  • Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Sejong University (South Korea)
  • Korea University of Technology and Education KOREATECH (South Korea)
  • Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute KERI (South Korea)
  • Pohang University of Science and Technology POSTECH (South Korea)
  • University of Piraeus (Greece)
  • Zealand Institute of Business and Technology ZIBAT (Denmark)
  • Le Quy Don Technical University (Vietnam)
  • Hanoi Open University (Vietnam)
  • Towson University (USA)
  • Northern Arizona University (USA)
  • King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (Thailand)
  • University Of Technology Of Compiegne (France)
  • Research Institute of Electrical Communication Tohoku University  (Japan)
  • Keysight Technologies
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • DEN GmbH & Co. KG
  • Tokyo Boeki CIS Ltd.
Distinguished alumni
  • Zhores Alferov, Russian physicist, academic, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vice-President and the winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000
  • Alexander Dybal, Deputy General Director for Corporate Communications at Gazprom Neft
  • Georgiy Fokin, General Director of Gazprom Transgaz Saint-Petersburg, Member of the Board of Directors at Zenit Football Club, Chairman of the Management Committee at Saint-Petersburg Chess Federation
  • Anatoly Gavrikov, president of Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University
  • Valery Golostchapov, research advisor at Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics
  • Valery Golubev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee at Gazprom
  • Elena Ilyukhina, Deputy General Director for Legal and Corporate Matters at Gazprom Neft
  • Sergey Khomyakov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee at Gazprom.
  • Alexander Korolkov, General Director at Electronic Systems Alkotel, Ltd.
  • Vladimir Kozhin, Russian politician, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation  for military-technical cooperation.
  • Alexey Mishin, merited coach of the USSR and Russia in figure skating.
  • Gadjimet Safaraliev, General Member of the Education and Research Committee at the State Duma of the Russian Federation
  • Konstantin Serov, Vice-Governor of Saint-Petersburg
  • Werner Dietzsch, owner and executive of DEN GmbH
  • Plamen Nedelchev, Honored Engineer at CISCO
  • Nguen Than Ngi, foreign member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, official representative of ETU at Hanoi University of Science and Technology, retired vice rector for international affairs at Hanoi University of Science and Technology