The Magical Electrotechnical (alias St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University or LETI) turns 135. We treasure its glorious past, produce innovative present and shape the emerging future. The 135th Year program revitalizes unique heritage, highlights advanced research and education formats of today and discusses the LETI World of tomorrow. For example, how the LETI campus will meet its 150th anniversary?

International Discussion

Academic Spaces
of Future Universities

Contest of Young Architects

Future Academic Spaces

Program of the special year is opened by the international discussion Academic Spaces of Future Universities. Word-level experts and educators will tell how global universities will change after the pandemic, what leading European universities do with lecture rooms and experimental places to manage the changed reality. LETI will present its perspectives.

135th Year is a good reason to re-estimate the place where we work and study, our campus. Magical Electrotechnical is one of the most interesting places on the map of St. Petersburg. How to make it more attractive, comfortable and up-to-date? These questions will be answered by the International Contest of Young Architects LETI: Future Academic Spaces. It is organized by SPbETU jointly with St. Petersburg Architecture and Civil Engineering University.

Main stages of the program


March 2021
Contest Start


April/May 2021
Virtual Exposition


June, 24


September 2021
Exhibition of Finalists


October, 13
Final Event

Program of the Year 135 will accommodate new events and initiatives. Follow us and join in!

From 1886 to 2036

Universal Values: Competencies of the Past for Present and Future Students

Hansen Readings held in LETI highlighted skills and competencies of the 19th-century international interdisciplinary education, which can be quite relevant today.


Screens, Trampolines, and Interactive R&D Project Exchange: How LETI Students See the Transformation of Its Spaces

International and Russian students of LETI discussed proposals for the development of public spaces on the campus, opening a public vote for the best project of the architectural contest "LETI: Future Academic Spaces."


LETI Heroes: Peter Emanuel Hansen

Read about the extraordinary life of Peter Emanuel Hansen (1846-1930), LETI professor and Danish-Russian literary figure.


LETI Heroes: Valentin Vologdin

June 15, LETI celebrates its 135th birthday with unveiling the monument to Vologdin, the Soviet scientist, inventor, and educator. Read why this commemoration is highly deserved.


LETI Hosts St. Petersburg Architecture and Design Opinion-Makers

On April 20, the LETI Vice-Rector and organizing committee of the Contest "LETI: Future Academic Spaces" hosted a group of educators, architects, and designers, representing international bureaus and four top universities of St. Petersburg.


Building the Future on a Historical Foundation: LETI Holds an International Discussion on Campus Renovation

On March 18, International and Russian experts discussed innovative solutions for learning and public spaces of technical universities..


LETI's 135th Anniversary: Heritage, Cutting-Edge Science and Campus Development

In 2021, ETU "LETI" marks its 135th anniversary. Program of the Memorable Year will include events highlighting its unique history, advanced research of today, innovative educational approaches of tomorrow and development prospects of the campus.