No branch of the economy can function without information technology today and the modern world needs IT professionals as nobody else for well-paid jobs. There are many different IT professions such as software engineer, system engineer, database manager, software designer, cybersecurity specialist, web analyst, web designer, technical writer, software tester, cryptographer etc. A tremendous amount of information is at play in our daily life; it has to be systemised and processed which explains the great demand for Big Data experts.
Any of these professions can be leant at Russian universities.
IT Universities and Programmes
Russia offers quality IT education that includes not only profound theoretical knowledge in mathematics, computer science and physics but also practice. Students of domestic engineering universities win top places at international programming competitions and the professionalism of their graduates is appreciated across the world. International prospective students can choose from a variety of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate IT programmes. Following are some examples:
- National University of Science and Technology (MISIS) is one of the best Russian engineering universities by IT fields. It offers such BSc programmes as Automated Systems (tuition fee is 210,000 rubles a year), Data Processing and Control Intelligent Systems (210,000 rubles a year) etc. Students seeking a master’s degree can enrol in Innovative IT Projects (234,000 rubles a year).
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is a well-known Russian university providing a thorough education in applied mathematics and information science, system analysis and management, information science and computing tools, cybersecurity etc. Among the available IT programmes are Software of Computers, Complexes and Computer Networks (PhD, 300,000 rubles a year) and Computer Science and Engineering (BSc, 250,000 rubles a year) etc.
National Research Nuclear University MEPhI is an engineering higher education centre providing training in over 100 fields. IT programmes include Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Methods and Complexes of Programs (PhD, 325,000 rubles a year), Architecture of Modern Intelligent Systems (MSc, 312,000 rubles a year), Modern Problems of Software Engineering (English-taught MSc, 312,000 rubles a year) etc.
Samara University offers Data Analysis and Software Quality Assurance (MSc, 122,000 rubles a year), Space Geoinformatics (MSc, 109,000 rubles a year) etc.