As an academic institution, Skoltech’s primary mission is academic excellence in six target domains:

  • Data Science & Artificial Intelligence
  • Life Sciences and Biomedicine
  • Cutting-edge Engineering & Advanced Materials
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Quantum Technology
  • Advanced Studies


In this context, academic excellence includes performing cutting-edge basic and applied research and educating the next generation of science, technology and business leaders.

Skoltech also works to create business opportunities in the form of professional education, advisory services, centers of collective use services, industry-funded research and result implementation, technology licensing and new enterprises established by scholars, engineers, students and alumni. In this way, Skoltech bridges the gap between applied research and industry.

Skoltech forms a part of the Skolkovo community that functions as a modern, self-sustaining innovation ecosystem. In this paradigm, Skoltech acts as a catalyst to foster cutting-edge research, promote entrepreneurial activity and train internationally competitive specialists capable of working in the rapidly changing research and technology landscape.