Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology (Technical University) (Russian: Санкт-Петербургский Технологический Институт (Технический Университет)) was founded in 1828. It is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Russia, and it currently trains around 5,000 students.
In the past, the Institute was named Imperial Petersburg Institute of Technology (Russian: Императорский Петербургский Технологический Институт and Lensoviet Leningrad Institute of Technology (Russian: Лениградский Технологический Институт имени Ленсовета), the Institute's name changing with that of the city.
During the Imperial period, unlike most other Russian universities, the Institute did not require completion of gymnasium education as a condition of entry; the only requirement was to pass the Institute's examination. Thus, it had one of the most democratic student communities at the time.
The Institute provides degrees in the following subjects: