Skoltech is actively building network with science and technology based universities and academic institutions in Russia and abroad with a goal to foster institutional development, exchange of best practices and ideas in research, innovation and education.
Skoltech and MIPT offer a double degree program to MSc students in the areas of IT and Energy, launched in 2013. This collaboratively-offered two-year program leads to award of Master Degree from each of the participating institutions. The program offers a number of benefits to Skoltech and MIPT, namely: expanding options for coursework, research and innovation projects for all students joining the program; development of joint research projects co-supervised by Faculty from both institutions; unique educational opportunities, particularly in the area of E&I as well as unique courses in Energy and IT, complementing strong fundamental education at MIPT. The goal of the program is to broaden academic and scientific cooperation between Skoltech and MIPT.
Tomsk Polytechnic University and Skoltech offer a three-year double degree program on Computer Science and Engineering. The program is a good combination of application-oriented courses, research projects and internships in IT industry. The program supposes studies in Tomsk (year 1) and Skoltech (year 2 and year 3). Upon completion of year 2 students provide MSc. thesis for defense in TPU. If successful, they may apply and be enrolled in TPU “aspirantura”. In parallel, students continue their Master studies in Skoltech and at the end of year 3 perform MSc. Thesis. Joint program allows credit transfer of both universities. Tomsk is Skoltech key partner for leading CDIO initiative in Russia. The universities developed CDIO Academy – advanced training program for Russian University management and faculty willing to implement CDIO approach in their education programs or courses.
Skoltech and HSE offer a “Student Exchange Program”, established in 2014. The Program provides students from Skoltech and HSE with an opportunity to attend courses offered at both institutions. Credits earned at the host institution are transferred and counted towards a student’s degree. Skoltech and HSE offer a number of different courses and projects, complementary to each other, which allows both institutions to build additional capacity and offers a unique opportunity to students to expand options for coursework. The program also strengthens cooperation between the two institutions and creates opportunities for collaborations between Faculty and students at Skoltech and HSE. The program is primarily realized in the area of information science and technology.
MIT is one of Skoltech’s key international partner institutions. A number of courses offered at Skoltech have been developed and transferred to Skoltech by MIT. Several MIT Faculty have taught at Skoltech and continue to come as Guest Lecturers and Speakers at various educational events and activities.
MIT has been a hosting institution for a group of pilot Skoltech students starting 2012. Since then Skoltech and MIT jointly developed and offered a study abroad opportunity for Skoltech students – Skoltech MIT Flex Program. This is a competitive program, which allows second year MSc students to come to MIT for one academic semester to either take coursework they need in order to complement and complete their MSc degree or to work on research/innovation projects under the supervision of MIT Faculty. Flex Program is a unique opportunity for Skoltech students to gain international educational experience by attending one of the world’s leading technological institutions and engaging in cutting-edge research led by renowned Professors and researchers. Credits earned at MIT are transferred towards a student’s degree at Skoltech.
EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) offers an outstanding opportunity to Skoltech students of Space Science and Technology Program to study in Lausanne, Switzerland for part of the Master’s program. As part of the program students take classes offered by the EPFL Space Center and other departments and work on semester-long research projects designed by the Space Center. The program provides a unique opportunity for students to work in advanced laboratories and acquire a lot of hands-on experience during their studies in one of the leading international engineering schools. Credits earned at EPFL are transferred towards a student’s degree at Skoltech.
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Shantou University and Zhejiang University are Skoltech partners for promoting joint academic activities such as faculty exchange, research cooperation and students mobility. Students from these universities attended Skoltech innovation workshop 2015 and had a unique opportunity to get experience to apply fundamental knowledge and solve real world problems with technology.