Dating back to 1900, ITMO University is one of the oldest institutions of engineering education in Russia. Nowadays, it is also the leading Russian research university in the field of ICT and photonic technologies.

As a sign of its commitment to international cooperation, in 2014 ITMO University launched the first European Liaison Office ever created by a Russian university in Brussels. ITMO’s European Liaison Office is located in the heart of the EU, close to the European Parliament and the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.

ITMO University Liaison Office is the point of contact for European partners interested in educational, scientific, and technological cooperation with the University.

The primary tasks of the ITMO University European Office in Brussels include:

  • facilitation of international science and technology cooperation between ITMO University and its European partners. We bring together partners for cooperating on international research projects in:

– ICT and Computer Science

– Robotics and Control Systems Engineering

– Material Science and Nanotechnology

– Chemistry and Biotechnology

– Photonics and Optics

– Lighting Design

– Science Communication

– Art&Science

  • promotion of ITMO University's international Master’s programs in Europe and worldwide;
  • monitoring, analysis and distribution of information about European collaboration research opportunities;
  • advancement of academic mobility and scientific exchange opportunities for ITMO University staff and students. We assist researchers in preparing successful research funding applications and invite partners to establish joint Erasmus+ and MSCA projects for the mobility of students, researchers, and staff;
  • development of partnerships between ITMO University spin-off companies and members of the European innovation ecosystem. We help ITMO researchers establish contacts with European industry and business representatives.

ITMO University’s European Liaison Office in Brussels is a member of the UniLion association.

For more information:


  Julie Hellenbosch 

  EU Liaison Officer