Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.

Academic Council

Academic Council

The Academic Council is a collegial body that provides overall supervision of the Institute’s educational, scientific, engineering and innovation activities. The Council operates according to the shared governance principle to ensure joint faculty and administration consultation and decision-making. The Council acts pursuant to the Regulations that define its powers, responsibilities, structure, and procedures.

The Academic Council is appointed by the Board of Trustees for a 3-year term.


  1. Alexander Kuleshov, President
  2. Artem Abakumov, Full Professor
  3. Andrzej Cichocki, Full Professor
  4. Clement Fortin, Full Professor
  5. Mikhail Gelfand, Full Professor
  6. Dmitry Kulish, Professor of the Practice
  7. Pavlos Lagoudakis, Full Professor
  8. Andrei Osiptsov, Full Professor
  9. Grigory Kabatyansky, Vice President for Academic Relations
  10. Alexey Ponomarev, Senior Vice President for Industrial Cooperation
  11. Alexander Safonov, Senior Vice President for Development
  12. Alexander Fertman, Director on Science and Education, Skolkovo Foundation