ounded in 1886, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University «LETI» is the oldest electrotechnical university in Europe.
In 2016 the University celabrated 130 years anniversary of foundation. Today LETI is one of the leading scientific and educational centers of the country, which is well known both in Russia and abroad. Full-time tuition of more then 8000 students is carried out on seven faculties, there are Technopark, 8 scientific-educational centres, 5 scientific-research institutes. Every year about 2000 specialists defended diplomas.
Saint Petersburg is Russia's second largest city, with a population of 5 million perched at the eastern tip of the Baltic Sea and the Neva River… But ask anybody in Russia what they think about Saint Petersburg and you'll have the impression it's the cultural capital of the country.
For us, Saint Petersburg citizens, it is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on the Earth. Any building in the large historic center, threaded with canals dotted with baroque bridges, can be considered an attraction — and indeed, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Most people have a very romantic image of Saint Petersburg: a beautiful city of channels and impressive architecture, great historical heritage and vibrant cultural life, home for many famous artists and poets, a symbol of Russia on the Baltic sea.
This city is a really inspiring place, many great Russian writers, poets, dancers started to work here. Even nowadays people in Saint Petersburg are considered to be a bit more intelligent, smart and polite.
There are some whole countries who probably can't boast as many great sights as this one city. From the priceless treasures of the world-famous Hermitage to the palaces and art of the Russian Museum there's a lot of culture to be enjoyed. Many visitors also associate the city with the October Revolution and memories of old Leningrad, and especially the terrible siege of World War II, still linger on in the city's many monuments and parks.
The Conference participants will be able to appreciate the charm of St. Petersburg during so-called "golden autumn" time in October, with city's bridges and shining gilded spires, domes of its palaces and cathedrals in the enchanting background of falling yellow and red leaves.
Saint Petersburg is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list as an area with 36 historical architectural complexes and around 4000 outstanding individual monuments of architecture, history and culture. Every year the city hosts around 100 festivals and various competitions of art and culture, including more than 50 international ones. The city has 221 museums, 2000 libraries, more than 80 theaters, 100 concert organizations, 45 galleries and exhibition halls, 62 cinemas around 80 other cultural establishments.