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Biomedical Engineering, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days


The Biomedical Engineering Summer school offered at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) 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. 
  • Visit to the “Baltika” Brewery/"Coca-Cola" factory where students can learn about the construction and logistic peculiarities of the plant.
  • 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).

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

This course will cover fundamentals combined with up-to-date research topics in specific fields of Biomedical Engineering. Students will expand their knowledge on mass and heat transport in the human body. The lectures will also include basics of polymer science and electrospinning. The students will apply these fundamentals to the field of tissue engineering, polymeric scaffold engineering and deep temperature engineering (cryotechnology). They will learn about polymeric implants, how to design artificial lungs and kidneys as well as how to overcome the shortage of donor organs by engineering exemplarily living heart valves and vascular grafts in a bioreactor. In order to allow for long-term on-the-shelf availability, these engineered tissues have to be stored at deep temperatures in special freezers. Therefore, the students will be introduced to the topics of cryobiology and cryotechnology to be able to solve those storage requirements. 


  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof. h.c.  Birgit Glasmacher, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany;
  • Dr. Viktoria Kapralova, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of chemistry and physics. 
  • Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
  • Applicants are expected to have at least 2 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.

Participation fee: 

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

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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