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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Skolkovo Institute Launched

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology has launched its first academic year, the institute said Monday.

Skolkovo Tech president Edward Crawley kicked off the inaugural SkTech/MIT Innovation Workshop, an intensive four-week course. Skolkovo Tech's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, designed the course specifically for Skolkovo Tech students to teach them how to bridge the gap between technological prowess and creating a broad impact.

From September, the students will spend an academic year abroad at one of four leading research universities — Imperial College in London, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology or MIT — before returning to Skolkovo Tech for the next two years of their program.