St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design Department of Design

mission statement

We offer high quality of education in various fields of technology (E. g.: Textiles, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering) as well in Design, Environment, Economics and Management.

international role

Great Britain De Montfort University, Leicester University of Leeds, Leeds Germany Fachhohschule Niederrhein, Krefeld, Monchengladbach Dresden Technical University, Dresden Chemnitz-Zwikau Technical University Turingische Institute of Textile and Kunstofforschau Academy of Mode and Design, Munich Finland University of Applied Arts and Design, Helsinki Polytechnic University, Lahti Technological University, Tampere Lapland University, Rovaniemi France Ecole National des Arts et des Industries Textiles, Roubaix Polytechnic Institute, Lyon University of Claude Bernard, Lyon National iInstitute of Applied Sciences, Lyon Italy University, Modena European Institute of Design, Rome Korea University, Gung-Bu NIS Countries Kiev National University of Technology and Design, Kiev (Ukraine) Kirghiz-Uzbek University, Osh (Kirghizstan) Osh Technological University, Osh (Kirghizstan) Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry, Tashkent (Uzbekistan) Technological University of Light Industry, Vitebsk (Belorussia) SUITD is the active member of the following organizations/associations: 1. CUMULUS 2. ETN 3. The Textile Institute, Great Britain 4. VDI 5. IGIP, Germany

national role

SPbSUITD has representations in Leningrad region, in Tver. In Saint-Petersburg SUITD actively cooperates with British council, Institute of France, and also with Saint-Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design, Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University and with many industrial enterprises.

main focus

Textiles, Design, Environment, Ecomics and Management, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering.

faculties and departments

  • Institute of Textile and Fashion
  • Institute of Applied Chemistry and Ecology
  • Institute of Graphic Design
  • Higher School of Technology and Power Engineering
  • Institute of Information Technologies and Automation
  • Institute of Economics and Social Technologies
  • Higher School of Printing and Media Technologies
  • Institute of Business Communications
  • Institute of Fashion Design
  • Institute of Environmental Design
  • Institute of Applied Arts
  • Institute of Design and Fine Arts
  • Regional Institute of Continuous Professional Education

bachelor level programs

Institute of Textile and Fashion

  • Technology of Light Industry Products (Leather)
  • Technology of Light Industry Products (Garments)
  • Technology and Design of Textile Products
  • Designing of Light Industry Products (Leather)
  • Designing of Light Industry Products (Garments)
  • Commodity Science
  • The Art of Costume and Textiles
  • Fashion Design (Footwear)

Institute of Applied Chemistry and Ecology

  • Process Chemistry
  • Technosphere Safety

Institute of Graphic Design

  • Graphic Design (in art-space)
  • Graphic Design (in advertising and business; multimedia technologies)

Higher School of Technology and Power Engineering

  • Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Energy and Automation
  • Institute of Innovative Management Technologies

Institute of Information Technologies and Automation

  • Standardization and Metrology
  • Applied Information Science in Design
  • Applied Information Science in Economics
  • Information Security
  • Technological Machinery and Equipment
  • Automation of Technological Processes and Manufacturing

Institute of Economics and Social Technologies

  • Economics
  • Management
  • Social Work
  • Youth Activities Management
  • Vocational Training (Interior Design)
  • Vocational Training (law science and law enforcement)
  • Vocational Training (image design)
  • Vocational Training (state and municipal management)

Higher School of Printing and Media Technologies

  • Technology of Printing and Packaging Production
  • Technological Machines and Equipment
  • Informatics and Computer Engineering
  • Informational Systems and Technologies
  • Journalism
  • Publishing industry
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Graphics

Institute of Business Communications

  • Management
  • Advertising and PR
  • Tourism
  • Documents and Archive Management
  • Art History

Institute of Fashion Design

  • Fashion Design
  • Graphics

Institute of Environmental Design

  • Design of Interior, Furniture and Equipment
  • Environmental Design

Institute of Applied Arts

  • Technology of Artistic Processing of Materials
  • Applied and Decorative Arts and Handicrafts

Institute of Design and Arts

  • Theory and History of Arts
  • Interior Design
  • Design (Fashion History and Theory)
  • Monumental and Decorative Art

Duration of studying: 4 years

master level programs

Areas of training:

  •  Chemical Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • Information Science and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Process Chemistry
  • Technosphere Safety
  • Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials
  • Light Industry Technologies
  •  Economics
  • The Mass Media and Information and Library Science
  • Education and Pedagogics
  • Historical Sciences and Archeology
  •  History of Arts
  • Cultural Studies

Duration of studying: 2 years

research activity and main areas

The University carries our fundamental as well as applied research in the following areas:

  • Development of competitive industrial technologies for goods of the light industry and their design;
  • Development of modern techniques to manufacture textile materials;
  • Development of effective equipment, machinery and apparatuses for light and textile industries, for chemical fibres production;
  • Development of processes to produce new competitive fibre- and film-forming polymers and composite materials, including nanomaterials;
  • Improvement of environmental protection;
  • Economic problems, management and development of information systems in textile and light industries and printing industry;
  • Development of technical aesthetics in industrial and graphic design (art studies);
  • Improvement of publishing business, research into specific terminology and problems of computer-aided translation (Linguistics);
  • Social problems of training specialists for textile and light industries, printing industry, technology and automatisation of printing industry.

doctorate level programs

Duration of studying: 3 years

subject areas for exchange students

Design, economics

application deadlines

Spring semester – December, 1
Fall semester – June, 1

teaching languages

English – Intermediate (for the courses taught in English)
Russian – Intermediate (for the courses taught in Russian)                                         

semester dates

September - December

February - June

cost of living per month (studying and living)

~ €65 per month

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