About




Institute of Design & Urban Studies (IDU) is an education and research hub organized by Russian specialists to promote urban transformation and design projects. IDU`s activities aim to optimize complex urban infrastructures to support effective ecosystems of modern cities.

Initiated by ITMO University, Institute of Design & Urban Studies brings together modern scientific and technical competencies. Experts, trained at IDU, will shape the job market in this field and will be equipped with the competencies needed to tackle technological challenges and find new approaches to urban transformations, innovative design and business solutions for dynamic urban conditions.

Institute of Design & Urban Studies partners with a variety of international education organizations, research centers, laboratories, tech companies, and non-profit organizations from all over the world.
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IDU programs are non-classical in the teaching approach as well as in the fields of study.

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