UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) was established in 1998 to support Member States in promotion of ICT in education, particularly with regard to policy advocacy, capacity development, evidence-based policy research, provision of technical assistance and knowledge sharing with Member States. UNESCO IITE priorities and strategic programme objectives are regulated by the UNESCO Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2021.


St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation is a multi-profile center of training, retraining and skill upgrading of engineers, programmers, managers, economists and lawyers, a large scientific center acknowledged both in Russia and abroad. We combine classical traditions of universities and modern technologies of higher education. Scientific schools of the University are highly reputed all over the world. Innovative research of the University scientists constitutes the foundation of their partnerships with colleagues and research centers of various countries of the world and serves as the basis of educational process. The UNESCO Chair “Distance Education in Engineering” established in 1999  has received international recognition as a center of excellence for the years of fruitful work, it has a large number of Russian and foreign partners, and it is an active participant in all significant events in the field of education held by UNESCO.


The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Herzen University) is one of the greatest and the oldest teacher-training institutions in St. Petersburg and Russia. It was founded in 1797 as St. Petersburg Educational House. By decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 30 of 15 January 1998 Herzen University was included in the list of the State Corpus of Heritage Sites in Russia. Today the University staff team focuses on making the university a space for self-determination of a person across the spectrum of its manifestations in contemporary cultural practice.



With support of

Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation


National and International IT companies and foundations, IITE partners