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Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) - a new Russian graduate research university. Skoltech is founded in partnership with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which holds the world record for the amount of Nobel Prize Winners and top positions in global universities rankings.  



Skoltech was founded on October 25, 2011 by a collaboration of nine Russian institutions and organizations. On October 26, 2011, Skoltech signed a trilateral agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Skolkovo Foundation to launch the first three years of a collaboration to build capacity in education, research, and entrepreneurship programs at Skoltech.


The mission of Skoltech will be to educate students, advance knowledge, and foster innovation in order to address critical scientific, technological, and innovation challenges and gaps facing Russia and the world. 


The 10 CREIs are Centers for Research, Education and Innovation established in collaboration with international and Russian Partners.The CREIs address Critical Challenges in IT, Biomedicine, Energy, Space, Crosscutting Science. They are the key building blocks in the effort to develop a graduate university that combines education, research and innovation seamlessly. CREIs will build capacity of all kinds at Skoltech, and will be designed to have broad impact on Russia.

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Housing services

We do not have dormitories, but our students always find plenty of affordable housing options in and around Moscow.

Medical services

All Skoltech students receive additional medical insurance.

Skoltech students who will be abroad for significant periods will also be provided with additional travel insurance.

Student Life

Student clubs

The Skoltech Student Council is recognized by the university administration as the official voice of the student body. This group is a representative student-elected body that offers a forum to address all kinds of campus issues, and an opportunity for students to become involved in the university community.

Student Reviews

Skoltech in a nutshell
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

At this university (Skoltech) I had access to world-class professors who were easily accessible most of the time and they pay careful attention to student questions and demands. Well-equipt labs and most of all academic supervisors and student relationships were great.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

English is the language of instruction atmy school. Zero language barrier for international students 😊

Review of Skoltech
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My overall study experience was amazing! I really like about the university that is super international and focus on making entrepreneurs out of their students. It can be just improved that students speak less Russian during the breaks even if there are 80% Russian students (university is in English).