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St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI) has the following faculties for students:

* Faculty of Radiotechnics and Telecommunications (FRT)
* Faculty of Electronics (FEL)
* Faculty of Computer Technology and Informatics (FCTI)
* Faculty of Electrotechnics and Automatics (FEA)
* Faculty of Instrument-Making, Biomedical and Ecological Engineering (FIMBEE)
* Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM)
* Faculty of the Humanities (FH)
* Open Faculty (OF) — evening and instruction by correspondence (Only for Russians)
* Faculty of military education (FME) (Only for Russians)
* Faculty of retraining and the raising the level of skills

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Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” founded in 1886 is regarded as one of the world largest education and research centres in Radio Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science.

In 1891 it was reorganized into the Imperial Institute of Electrical Engineering – the first higher education institution in Europe for training engineers and researches in the field of Electrical Engineering.

A. S. Popov, the inventor of the radio, worked in this institute. There is a memorial museum to A. S. Popov in the institute. Z. I. Alferov, Nobel Laureate of Physics for his achievements in the field of heterostructure, also worked this institute. At one point he was a dean of the faculty electrotechnics (now faculty of electronics).

There is a legend that V. I. Lenin hid from the police at the University. Now the room where he hid is unofficially called “Lenin’s Lecture Hall”.

LETI has more than 1000 highly-qualified staff (a 70% Ph.D. rate), 30 of them have Russian and international prizes. More than 30 academicians and members of the Russian Academy of Science worked at LETI. In twenties of the 20th century LETI took significant part in development of electrification plans of Russia.

LETI is the Alma Mater for over 70000 students and over 3000 international students.

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St. Petersburg Pavlov State Medical University offers postgraduate educational program (internship, residency, fellowship courses) for medical graduates in more than 40 medical specialties. Every year more than 300 physicians undergo postgraduate training.

• University has following Scientific Research Institutes:
• Scientific Research Institute of Cardio-Vascular Pathology
• Scientific Research Institute of Pulmonology
• Scientific Research Institute of Nephrology
• Scientific Research Institute of Pharmacology
• Scientific Research Institute of Bone Marrow Transplantation

The research activity is also conducted by all the chairs and by 48 scientific laboratories and more than 20 clinical laboratories (breath physiology investigation; cardiovascular system physiology investigation, clinical biochemistry etc)

The University regularly organizes the work of local (mostly for practical doctors’ education), all-Russian and international scientific conferences; its specialists participate in scientific conferences held abroad (USA, European countries etc) Clinical (for clinical departments) and scientific activity are obligatory parts of work of all teaching staff.

Some clinical departments of the University work with other Clinical Research Institutes and big clinical centers of St. Petersburg, which are not directly included in our structure but are conduct joint research work with the University:

• Clinical Research Institute of Traumatology
• Clinical Research Institute of Influenza
• Institute of Oncology
• St. Petersburg Center of Rheumatology
• St. Petersburg clinic for Infection Diseases (Botkin Hospital)

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At present the University Partners with :

# University of Groningen (Netherlands),
# Karolinska Institute (Sweden),
# National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
# International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), WHO (France)
# University of Kuopio (Finland),
# Nippon Medical School (Japan)
# The Rudolf Magnus Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands
# Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (США)
# Duke University, North Carolina (USA)
# University of Turku (Finland),
and others.

The University is constantly attending important world University conferences and seminars in the filed of medical research to keep itself abreast of the latest developments in this fast changing medical arena.

For eg. the Joint EBMT Pediatric Working Party – Raisa Gorbacheva Third Memorial Meeting on Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Immunology Days in St. Petersburg, AACC Annual Meeting (American Association for Clinical Chemistry ), Therapeutic Congress of Saint-Petersburg and North-Western Region of Russia , Orthodontia Seminar , etc.

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Founded 110 years ago in 1897 as first Russian Medical Institute for Women it is still going strong and is the pride of the St. Petersburg medical community. It has blood bank drives to which many Film and Television personalities always come.

International students from different countries of the globe have studied here since 1946.

Well-known specialists in different branches of medicine and basic biological sciences have worked here. Among them is the world famous physiologist I.P. Pavlov, therapeutists G.F. Lung and K.G. Chernorutsky, surgeon J.J. Janelidse and presently working F. Uglov, G. Fedoseev, L. Potachov. The University is a major educational, scientific and clinical centre of the Russia North-West. Every year more than 600 new students enter the University.

The University keeps up-to date with the latest teaching methods and technological progress in Russian and World medical education, maintaining the western (American and European) standards of science, treatment and education as well as the best traditions of old Russian and Soviet medical schools. Each student gets individual attention from professors, teachers and doctors. Since its establishment more than 50000 physicians have been trained there. More than 600 specialists graduate from the University every year, obtaining degrees of M.D.
The first shout out regarding education of foreign citizens was relayed in 1910. In Soviet Union, training of foreign students began in 1945. Since then more than 3000 citizens from 65 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America have qualified for the diploma, and more than 500 doctors from foreign countries have pursued a course of practical work, specialization, clinical studies or post-graduate research for Ph D degrees (candidate or doctor of sciences in medicine).

The University offers postgraduate educational program (internship, residency, fellowship courses) for medical graduates in more than 40 medical specialties. Every year more than 300 physicians undergo postgraduate training.

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The Saint Petersburg Metro is the underground railway system in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast, Russia. It has been open since November 15, 1955. Formerly known as the V.I. Lenin Order of Lenin Leningrad Metropolitan the system exhibits many typical Soviet designs and features exquisite decorations and artwork making it one of the most attractive and elegant metros in the world. Each Station is a museum in itself and it is not rare to see foreign tourists snap the metro or take loving poses near the pillars or decorations. One must see it to believe it. There is art even below the ground! Due to the city’s unique geology, the Saint Petersburg Metro is one of the deepest subway systems in the world and the deepest by the average depth of all the stations. The system’s deepest station, Admiralteyskaya, is 105 metres below ground.

The first plans for rapid transit in Saint Peterbsurg existed as early as in 1899 and focused on an elevated rail system. However, Moscow became the country’s capital after the October Revolution and the Russian Civil War, and for more than a decade the plan was abandoned. However, the idea resurfaced in the late 1930s, following the successful opening of the Moscow Metro in 1935. As in Moscow, the excavation of underground structures in Saint Petersburg turned out to be generally difficult because of underground rivers and cavities.

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