The National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (University ITMO) is one of the best and oldest higher education institutions in Russia. Our school provides training in advanced science and technology. The history of the University spans over a period of more than 100 years. The primary purpose of the University ITMO is the creation, dissemination, preservation, and application of knowledge in such fields as optics, information science and equipment engineering. To fulfill this mission, the University focuses on priority directions of development in science, technology and engineering. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and innovation, recognizing that combination of education and research produces true quality.