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Space Technologies, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days


The Space Technologies summer school offered by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) is suitable as the first space technologies course or an add-on course for senior undergraduate students and graduate students.

The program aims to provide advanced techniques of space engineering and understanding the core physics principles related to space exploration. Space industry problems are also considered during the program in addition to technology topics. The theoretical courses cover astrophysics, space technology and physics. Students will train their practical skills during a hackathon (a creative coding marathon) and an interactive business simulation workshop. The speakers are industry experts and scientists experienced in the field of space technology. 

Skills and competence to be acquired by students

  • Satellites Engineering,
  • Space Communication Techniques,
  • Space Hardware and Equipment,
  • Astronomy,
  • Radio Telescopic techniques.

Program partners

  • The Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences; 
  • Pulkovo Observatory; 
  • Radio astronomical observatory "Svetloe";
  • Ioffe Institute;
  • Astonomicon.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Credits
    4 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The cultural program includes:

  • Boat city tour for students to get acquainted with the beauty of the city.
  • Excursion to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums of fine art.
  • Field trips to Radio astronomical observatory "Svetloe" and Pulkovo Observatory.
  • Picnic at the seashore of the Gulf of Finland where students can enjoy Russian style barbecue.
  • Excursion to Pushkin, former tzar summer residence famous for its palace and park ensemble. Students will visit the outstanding Catherine Palace with glorious Amber room (optional, for extra price).
  • Excursion to Peterhof  palace-ensemble with picturesque gardens, a countless number of fountains and giant golden statues (optional, for extra price).


  • Aleksander Ivanchic, corresponding member of RAS; 
  • Aleksander Blinov, professor of Space Investigation department, SPbPU; 
  • Oleg Tsybin, professor of IPNT, SPbPU; 
  • Vitaly Egorov, Dauria Aerospace; 
  • Denis Malygin, head of Astronomicon; 
  • Vladimir Mostepanenko, Pulkovo Observatory. 

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of physics. 
  • Fluent English. All classes and extracurricular activities are carried out in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
  • Applicants are expected to have at least 3 years of University level studies. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • National Applies to you

    500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • Early bird fee: 430 euro 
  • Regular fee: 500 euro 

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, visits to companies and cultural program.

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 34733 - 58700 RUB/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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