Bioengineering (Polytech - LUH)

Winter School - Online/Hybrid
January 17 - January 28, 2022

The course will be held online but 3 participation options are available for certain individuals:

Option 1 - online.

Option 2 - hybrid. Russia resumed international air and railway service with the countries listed here.

Therefore, a hybrid format of the course is offered to students holding citizenship of the states mentioned in the list – you can join the online course for 270 euro (+4000 Rub for reg. fee) but come to St. Petersburg to take touristic advantages for the duration of the program and attend online classes at your dormitory/hostel.

If you choose Option 2, just apply for the online course here and inform us on your choice via email to get further instructions.

Option 3 – tailor-made. We may also arrange a tailor-made on-campus program for a group of minimum 10 students holding nationality of the countries Russia resumed international air and railway service with.

Do you want to learn more about bioengineering? Then this course is for you!

  • Brief description

    The course is suitable as the first bioengineering course or an add-on course for senior undergraduate students and graduate students.

    The primary objective of the course is to present the fundamentals of biomaterials physics and technology particularly highlighting specific fields of cryoconservation and tissue engineering. The lectures cover polymeric implants, scaffold engineering, topics of cryobiology, cryotechnology, artifitial organs. The program also includes online visit to an electrispinning laboratory and working on a project in small teams.

Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits: 4.0

Participation fee:

Online format: 270 Euro

Hybrid format: 270 Euro + 4000 Rub (non-refundable registration fee for the Letter of Invitation)

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, field trips and cultural program.

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Winter School).

  • Cultural program

    Online format:*

    • - Online Pub Quiz;
    • - Online Interactive Tour to SPbPU Museum;
    • - Online broadcasting of excursion to the Hermitage museum;

    Cultural program in the Hybrid format is discussed with participants individually.

    *All of the listed above activities are planned to take place but in case any of those will have to be cancelled, an alternative event will be offered to participants.


Provided only for the Hybrid or the Tailor-made formats:

  • on campus at the university dormitory
  • off-campus at partner hostels in the city center

Details of the options and booking procedures will be discussed with each applicant individually.


Deadline for registration

Online format: December 22, 2021

Hybrid format:

- for EU- or visa-free countries nationals: December 01, 2021

- for non-EU nationals: November 01, 2021


  • Entrance requirements
    • - Knowledge of Chemistry and Physics corresponding to the first two years of a Bachelor's degree program in physics, mathematics, technology etc;
    • - Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required;
    • - Applicants are expected to have at least 2 year of University level studies.
  • Course description

    This course will cover fundamentals combined with up-to-date research topics in specific fields of Biomedical Engineering. Students will expand their knowledge on mass and heat transport in the human body. The lectures will also include basics of polymer science and electrospinning. The students will apply these fundamentals to the field of tissue engineering, polymeric scaffold engineering and deep temperature engineering (cryotechnology). They will learn about polymeric implants, how to design artificial lungs and kidneys as well as how to overcome the shortage of donor organs by engineering exemplarily living heart valves and vascular grafts in a bioreactor. In order to allow for long-term on-the-shelf availability, these engineered tissues have to be stored at deep temperatures in special freezers. Therefore, the students will be introduced to the topics of cryobiology and cryotechnology to be able to solve those storage requirements.

    Program partners:

    • Leibniz University of Hannover (LUH, Germany)

    Professors and lecturers:

    • Prof. Birgit GLASMACHER, professor, director of the institute for multiphase processes, Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany)
    • Dr. Oleksandr GRYSHKOV, Associate Professor, institute for multiphase processes, Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany)
    • Dr. Viktoria KAPRALOVA, Associate Professor, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia)


    Summer and Winter Schools Team