Scholarship at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)

12October 2014

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) invites outstanding candidates to apply for innovative Ph.D. programs organized around the following areas: Information Science and Technology; Energy Science and Technology; Biomedical Science and Technology; Space Science and Technology; and Nuclear Science and Technology. To be eligible, applicants should hold a strong Master’s Degree (or equivalent) and have excellent command of English, the working language of Skoltech. Applicants holding an excellent B.Sc. degree with honors will be considered for a joint Master-and-PhD program. All Skoltech Ph.D. students receive a competitive package of financial support, including monthly stipend, tuition waiver, subsidized housing, and medical insurance, as well as the opportunity to conduct funded research with Skoltech
faculty at MIT in Cambridge, USA, and other partner institutions.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at

Several positions are available specifically in Data Management research. Prospective areas of research include topics on the manipulation, indexing, analysis, privacy, and security of graph, spatio-temporal, streaming, semantic web, and time series data. Applicants should have a strong background in computer science, including data structures, algorithms, and machine learning, excellent programming skills, team work capacity, and ability to meet deadlines. Interested and qualified applicants are invited to express their interest to Panagiotis Karras at [email protected]

About Skoltech
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology ( is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Moscow capital region, Russia. Established in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech, part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center (, aims to educate global leaders in innovation, advance scientific knowledge, and foster new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.

About Moscow
Moscow is a sprawling metropolis of 15 million people, the largest metropolitan area in Europe. The city never sleeps, with 24-hour shops, caf̩s, cinemas, and florists Рand an excellent metro network featuring art exhibits and free Wi-Fi. With over 40 percent of its territory covered by greenery, it is one of the greenest capitals in the world and GMO-free by law. On the banks of the Moskva river, Moscow offers abundant cultural opportunities, including hundreds of museums, theaters, cinemas, and concert halls, as well as 24-hour game quest centers, and considerable opportunities for exposure to data management technologies, including the Moscow facilities of companies such as Google, Intel, Yandex, and vKontakte.


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