The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advance scientific knowledge, and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.
Skoltech is organized as a permanent, modern, international university with a physical campus for research and education in Skolkovo, Russia. Skoltech has five primary education and research programs, corresponding to priority areas as defined by Russia: Information Science and Technology, Energy Science and Technology, Biomedical Science and Technology, Space Science and Technology, and Product Design and Advanced Manufacturing. Each of these Programs provides Master’s and Ph.D. degrees granted by Skoltech.
The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) within Skoltech provides education, research, and administrative functions related to the practice of entrepreneurship and innovation, spanning across and coupled to the degree-granting Programs.
Nine Centers for Research, Education and Innovation (CREIs) are associated with Skoltech, each residing under one or more of the programs. Each CREI has a thematic research mission carried out through a distributed collaborative research program between Skoltech, international, and Russian institutions, and has both physical and virtual components. Skoltech faculty, staff and students conduct their research under each CREI in new physical laboratories at Skoltech.
Finally, Skoltech has a central administration that provides the educational and research facilities and services of a modern research university.