Institute of Design & Urban Studies of ITMO University is based on Urban Transformation School (U.T.S.), which was one of the pioneering Russian training centers focusing on interdisciplinary approach to urban development. The school provides new practice-oriented activities by involving students in real-world projects.
Being one of the leading Russian higher education institutions ITMO University has considerable research, staff and technological resources in various areas that allow to tackle urban development projects of different levels: From transport and utilities solutions to comprehensive urban development solutions.
ITMO University considers Urban Studies, including its tech aspects, one of the priority areas of development that can become a launch pad for University’s competitiveness in the global R&D and education marketplaces.