Why MIPT Phystech

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Support for Talanted Students

MIPT provides a special support system for international students with various tracks:

  • tuition fee waiver is available for English-taught programs
  • special events, world-famous conferences and meetings
  • over 500 scholarships
  • integration into the top-notch scientific community
  • experimenting and testing student ideas in more than 80 labs with free access

The Phystech System

Phystech has been noted for its history, research achievements, and the peculiar education system:

  • talent attraction, and instruction by leading professors and experts from all over the world
  • the peculiar ecosystem and personal scientific advisors
  • foreign language study
  • practical training in partner companies

Top-Notch Scientific Community

Our professors are recognized experts in mathematics, chemistry, biomedical sciences, information technology, and programming. Backed by their support students get to:

  • tackle modern challenges shaping the future
  • join the avant-garde of the scientific community
  • communicate with exciting experts and researchers at various Institute events

Spirit of Entrepreneurship

The curriculum is geared toward equipping students with profound knowledge and up-to-date practical skills:

  • entrepreneurship projects are part of the educational process
  • our own Phystech.Start business accelerator offers numerous support programs
  • MIPT is the alma mater of billionaires, with 10 alums on the top 200 ranking of Forbes Russia

Phystech Schools

Phystech School of Radio
Engineering and Computer Science

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Phystech School of Radio Engineering

The main goal of the Phystech School of Radio Engineering and Computer Technology is preparing experts with an engineering mindset able to formulate and solve major technical and technological problems.

The school is a successor of the radio engineering and cybernetics department. It focuses on application areas of radio engineering, telecommunication, and microprocessor technology. As we believe that intellectual components need to be integrated into all those areas, intellectualization is the very trend connecting them all. One of the specializations that is currently being intensively developed is robotics, and we are planning to make it one of our majors.

To make its education more relevant, the school collaborates with leading industry corporations, such as Intel, Honeywell, Almaz-Antey, Acronis, Parallels, and Netcracker, and is planning to cooperate with Kaspersky Lab. By carefully studying the feedback from companies and integrating industry needs into the curriculum, we prepare experts increasingly in demand on the market.

Phystech School of Fundamental and Applied Physics

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Phystech School of Fundamental and Applied Physics

The Phystech School of Fundamental and Applied Physics is preparing graduates with a strong background in fundamental physics and a fresh scientific vision to find nontrivial solutions for the major problems facing humanity. The specific feature of the school’s concept is educating its students in virtually all the areas of modern physics closely related to the invention of new technologies and innovations and making production process more efficient and at low cost.

The School was formed on the basis of the former departments of General and Applied Physics and of Problems in Physics and Energetics. It provides rigorous training in mathematics and physics, as well as research opportunities in the most challenging areas of modern science. Students choose their future areas of research from a variety of specializations: particle physics and cosmology, quantum field theory and mathematical physics, condensed matter physics, high-energy physics, low-temperature physics and technology, nuclear physics, optics, astrophysics, bionanophysics, plasmonics, and the fundamental problems in the physics of quantum technologies, among others.

Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics

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Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics

The Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics has been established to accumulate and develop the competences currently called for in mathematics and computer science, as well as for their applications. It provides programs that are unmatched in Russia in the areas of advanced combinatorics and network applications, machine learning, robotics, data analysis and predictive modeling, experimental economics, applied computational geophysics, and many more.

Phystech School of Electronics, Photonics and Molecular Physics

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Phystech School of Electronics, Photonics and Molecular Physics

The School of Electronics, Photonics and Molecular Physics prepares highly qualified experts in the fields of electronics, photonics, molecular and chemical physics. The instruction and research are geared toward the grand challenges: productivity growth and cost reduction in electronic and photonic hardware manufacturing, new materials accelerating technological development and improving life quality. The school embraces a synergetic approach that combines fundamental and engineering education.

The research activity of this Phystech School focuses on three main areas. The first of them is nanoelectronics and computing systems — namely, the development of hardware components for neuromorphic and quantum computers, the development of calculation methods, nonvolatile memory, and high-density information storage. The second track is optoelectronics and laser systems — fiber optic lasers and semiconductor laser systems, the development of energy-efficient sources of electromagnetic radiation, computer vision systems, and information displaying technologies, such as OLED and OLET, as well as micro- and nanoscale 3D-printing technologies, microsensorics, and more. The third track focuses on the development of new functional nanomaterials and technologies for applications in alternative and renewable energy production, photonics, electronics, medicine, and other areas, with an emphasis on carbon materials synthesis.

The school currently collaborates with leading research institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences and major industrial holdings and businesses specializing in nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, and laser technologies. Among them are the Shvabe Holding, IPG Photonics, and RTI Group. We also foster international collaborations in the fields of nanotechnology and nanoelectronics: with Research Center Jülich and TU Dresden in Germany and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.

Phystech School
of Aerospace Technology

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Phystech School of Aerospace Technology

The Phystech School of Aerospace Technology aims to prepare top-notch engineers for the aerospace industry. This division succeeds the departments of Aerophysics and Space Research, and Aeromechanics and Flight Engineering.

The aerophysics and space research track offers undergraduate and graduate programs in space research, natural sciences, and mathematical modeling and system analysis. The Space Research program includes courses in the development of space surveillance systems; communication, control, and navigation; and space vehicle design and construction. The Natural Sciences program offers several engineering specializations: development of oil and gas exploration methods; prediction, mitigation, and elimination of natural and human-caused disasters; and fundamental research and mathematical modeling in the fields of ocean and atmospheric sciences. Mathematical Modeling and System Analysis is a program with a focus on mathematical modeling, analysis, and optimization of complex engineering, physical, industrial, economic, physiological, and other systems. Accordingly, students interested in space research, natural sciences, or mathematical modeling are welcome to choose the specialization that is right for them.

Researchers on the aeromechanics and flight engineering track carry out scientific research for major Russian companies, including Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motors, and Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company. This makes for a wide range of research areas — namely, theoretical aero- and hydrodynamics, mathematical simulation of gas and liquid flows (modeling of airflows around aircraft, complex atmospheric currents, wind tunnels, etc.), applied mechanics (computer simulations of and experimental research into the strength of materials, including composites), software development and visualization tools (flight tracking, radar systems, etc.), simulation of the processes occurring in aircraft and rocket engines, research on and development of unmanned aerial vehicles and drones.

Phystech School of Biological and Medical Physics

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Phystech School of Biological and Medical Physics

We are convinced that both the tuition provided by MIPT and our research should be in line with the latest global research trends. The Phystech School of Biological and Medical Physics offers its students a unique interdisciplinary education recognized throughout the scientific world and highly demanded by the society. The mission of the school is to unite distinguished scholars in chemistry, biology, medicine, mathematics, physics, and engineering using authentic opportunities for hands-on participation to create of new knowledge. We aim to be an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research and academic center for basic science and applied research, empowering active longevity and enhancing the quality of life, addressing the needs of the ageing population and promoting policy improvement. We take on global challenges such as the unprecedented increase in life expectancy, the growing prevalence of age-related health problems, and the need for more basic research on the mechanisms underlying biological aging (targeting dementia, cardiovascular diseases, etc.), and the transition gap between clinical and experimental biogerontology.


The school’s goals are:

  • Delivering original educational programs to ensure the application of scientific expertise to the endorsement of active aging.
  • Conducting cross-disciplinary, cutting-edge research in biogerontology and technological studies of a high international standard.
  • Developing a systems biology-informed holistic view of the underlying mechanisms of dementia and arrhythmias.
  • Fostering domestic and international collaborations to promote academic and research exchange.
  • Expanding the opportunities of students and their parents.
  • Advocating on behalf of and having an impact on the community’s aging population.
  • Advancing the Institute’s mission: to train the next generation of scientists and researchers.

The Phystech School is a successor of the biomedical physics department. Although the school specializes in several areas of research, its primary focus is the study of aging, which addresses the rapidly growing need for a higher life expectancy and a better quality of life. One of the key areas for this school is bioinformatics, comprising the in silico design of medications, and the various “omic” sciences: connectomics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc. Another research area is the physics of the human and animal bodies, which includes the study of biomaterials and artificial organs, theranostics, neuro- and cardiophysics, and aging mechanisms. The third focus is on the development of cutting-edge medical equipment and new technologies for health diagnostics, such as gamification, health networks, smart systems for patient rehabilitation, and equipment for early disease detection and prevention.

The Phystech School of Biological and Medical Physics collaborates with leading Russian research centers, including the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, RAS; Rogachev National Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology; Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, RAS; Scientific Research Institute of Physical-Chemical Medicine; Sklifosovsky Research Institute of Emergency Care; Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, RAS; and many more. In other words, the school supports a flexible educational system designed to satisfy the emerging demand for highly qualified neurophysicists, human tissue engineers, and medical equipment architects possessing a solid physical, mathematical, and engineering background fostefed by applied biological and medical knowledge.

  • Meet Valeriy Kiselev

    Meet Valeriy Kiselev

    Doctor of Science, Director,
    Phystech School of Fundamental
    and Applied Physics

    The aim is to enjoy working on the scientific breakhrough, and ideally top-level one, giving signals of success, and in the fafourable environment. The Phystech School of Fundamental and Applied Physics makes it possible to achieve all of these things as it's our reason of existance

  • Meet Andrey Raigorodskiy

    Meet Andrey Raigorodskiy

    Doctor of Science, Director,
    Phystech School of Applied
    Mathematics and Informatics

    Practical use is not at the bottom of Mathematics magnificence. Mathematics is so magnificent on its own. That is the basis of its practical use