Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

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Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Сколковский институт науки и технологий
TypePrivate Research University
PresidentAlexander Kuleshov
Students1200 (by 2020 year)

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology is a private institute located in Moscow, Russia.[1] Skoltech was established in 2011 as part of a multi-year partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).[2]

Key Mission[3][edit]

Skoltech’s primary mission is academic excellence in six target domains:

In this context, academic excellence includes performing cutting-edge basic and applied research and educating the next generation of science, technology and business leaders.

Skoltech also works to create business opportunities in the form of professional education, advisory services, centers of collective use services, industry-funded research and result implementation, technology licensing and new enterprises established by scholars, engineers, students and alumni. As such, Skoltech bridges the gap between applied research and industry.

Skoltech forms a part of the Skolkovo community, which functions as a modern, self-sustaining innovation ecosystem. In this paradigm, Skoltech acts as a catalyst to foster cutting-edge research, promote entrepreneurial activity and train internationally competitive specialists capable of working in the rapidly changing research and technology landscape.

Degree Programs[edit]

At present, Skoltech offers Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in several different areas.[4]

MSc degree programs include:

Awarded degree MSc Program
Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science Data Science[5]
Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering[6]
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Physics Photonics and Quantum Materials[7]
Mathematical and Theoretical Physics[8]
Master of Science in Biotechnology Biotechnology[9]
Master of Science in Information Systems and Technologies Space and Engineering Systems[10]
Energy Systems[11]
Advanced and Digital Engineering Technologies[12]
Master of Science in Materials Science and Technology of Materials Materials Science[13]
Master of Science in Information Technology and Engineering Computational Science and Engineering[14]

PhD degree programs include:

Centers for Research, Education and Innovation (CREIs)[edit]

The institute's education, research and innovation activities revolve around ten Centers for Research, Education and Innovation (CREIs).[22] These CREIs were developed to advance the aims of: pursuing innovative research, delivering scientific growth, and generating world-class educational programs. The CREIs include:

  1. Space[23]
  2. Electrochemical Energy Storage[24]
  3. Energy Systems[25]
  4. Hydrocarbon Recovery[26]
  5. Data-Intensive Biomedicine and Biotechnology[27]
  6. Translational Biomedicine[28]
  7. Computational and Data-Intensive Science[29]
  8. Design, Manufacturing and Materials[30]
  9. Advanced Studies[31]
  10. Photonics and Quantum Materials[32]

Notable Faculty[edit]

Name Subject Year Joining Known For Notes
Jacob Biamonte Quantum Physics 2017 Proved notable universality results in Adiabatic Quantum Computation.
Andrzej Cichocki Machine Learning 2017 Research and books in machine learning and numerical analysis.
Maxim Fedorov 2012 Works on Parallel Computing, Data Mining and Computing in Mathematics, Natural Science, Engineering and Medicine.[33] Winner of the 2012 IAPWS Helmholtz Award.[34]
Artem Oganov Materials Science 2015 Works on computational materials discovery and crystal structure prediction.


  • Alexander Kuleshov, President
  • Clement Fortin, Interim Provost, Dean of Faculty
  • Alexander Safonov, Vice President for Development
  • Alexey Ponomarev, Vice President, Industrial Cooperation
  • Alexei Sitnikov, Vice President for Community Development and Communications
  • Lawrence Stein, Vice President for International Business Affairs, Intellectual Property
  • Tatiana Zakharova, Vice President for Finance and Operations
  • Gary Wentworth, Vice President for Real Estate and Facilities
  • Keith Stevenson, Associate Provost, Dean of Research, Professor, Director, Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Skoltech | Contact & Visit Us". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  2. ^ "MIT Skoltech Program". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  3. ^ "Skoltech | Mission". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  4. ^ "Skoltech | Admissions". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  5. ^ "Skoltech / Data Science". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  6. ^ "Skoltech / Petroleum Engineering". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  7. ^ "Skoltech / Photonics and Quantum Materials". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  8. ^ "Skoltech / Mathematical and Theoretical Physics". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  9. ^ "Skoltech / Biotechnology". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  10. ^ "Skoltech / Space and Engineering Systems". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  11. ^ "Energy Systems, Skoltech". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  12. ^ "Skoltech / Advanced and Digital Engineering Technologies". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  13. ^ "Materials Science Skoltech Master of Science". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  14. ^ "Skoltech / Computational Science and Engineering". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  15. ^ "Skoltech | Mathematics and Mechanics". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  16. ^ "Skoltech | Physics". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  17. ^ "Skoltech | Materials Science and Engineering". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  18. ^ "Skoltech | Life Sciences". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  19. ^ "Skoltech | Computational and Data Science and Engineering". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  20. ^ "Skoltech | Engineering Systems". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  21. ^ "Skoltech | Petroleum Engineering". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  22. ^ "Skoltech Research". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  23. ^ "Skoltech Space Center". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  24. ^ "Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  25. ^ "Skoltech Center for Energy Systems". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  26. ^ "Skoltech Center for Hydrocarbon Recovery". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  27. ^ "Skoltech Center for Data-Intensive Biomedicine and Biotechnology". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  28. ^ "Skoltech Center for Translational Biomedicine". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  29. ^ "Skoltech CDISE". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  30. ^ "Skoltech Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  31. ^ "Skoltech Center for Advanced Studies | Calendar of Events". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  32. ^ "Skoltech Center for Photonics and Quantum Materials". Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  33. ^ "Maxim V Fedorov". Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  34. ^ "IAPWS Helmholtz Award". Retrieved 2018-08-31.