ITMO University is a national research university founded in 1900. The main campus is located in the heart of St. Petersburg, steps away from the Peter and Paul Fortress. ITMO University is one of the leading higher education institutions in Russia, providing training and research in advanced science, humanities, engineering, and technology. The main focus areas are IT, Photonics, Optics, Mechatronics, Robotics, Smart Technologies, Art & Science, and Urban Studies. The University provides undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate (PhD) programs.