The institution known today as Electrotechnical University (ETU) opened its doors in 1886 in St.Petersburg as the Engineering College of the Department of Post and Telegraph of Russia. Later, in l89l it was reorganised into the Imperial Institute of Electrical Engineering - the first higher education institution for training engineers and researchers in the field of electrical engineering.
In the late 19th century professor of the Institute, Alexander Popov carried out his pioneering experiments on transmitting and receiving electromagnetic waves. It laid the foundation for modern wireless information transmission technology. Later professor Alexander Popov became the first elected Rector of the Institute.
The foundation of teaching and research at the Institute was laid by a number of outstanding Russian scholars such as the members of the Russian Academy of Sciences: G.O.Graftio, A.I.Berg, I.V.Grebenschikov, N.S.Kurnakov, M.A.Shatelen, V.P.Vologdin, S.Ya.Sokolov, V.I.Siforov, A.A.Vavilov; professors: S.P. Timoshenko, A.A.Smurov, N.P.Bogoroditsky and many others.
In 1992 the Institute was granted the university status and became the first Electrotechnical University in Russia.
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