International Research Projects

IIMET actively supports participation of its researchers in international grant programs, which enables direct connections with numerous academic and industrial partners from around the world. IIMET is an internationallyfocused research-based institute with strong ties with the international academic community. Over the last few years, IIMET took part in major global scientific and educational programs, such as European Framework Programs, Cross-Border Cooperation Programs and other programs for researchers, joint projects with national scientific foundations of various countries, and educational programs like FIRST, ERASMUS, etc.

The research at IIMET has a broad span within the economics fields, spheres of management, business engineering and technology, digital transformation, logistics and supply chain management, trade and tourism, quality management and is characterized by interdisciplinary and regional, national and international cooperation. The Institute’s researchers are essential contributors to the Russian industry and economic policy progress. Another characteristic of the research at IIMET is its close cooperation with industry, various organizations and the government. Our researchers are engaged in a wide range of national and international research projects.

Development and implementation of the Master’s degree program of “Green Logistics Management“: advancing trans-eurasian accessibility through sustainable logistics management and ICT competence (LOGON-U)

The Project’s wider objective is the improvement of transport sector and accessibility in Kazakhstan, Russia and Europe through the creation of a sustainable interuniversity educational platform to ensure provision of logistical competences in KZ and RU by bringing the academic content in partner universities in the logistics management to the EU standards and accordance with the Bologna process. The main direct target group: are students of engineering and transport departments. Indirect Project’s beneficiaries are: logistics-related companies and logistics services providers from KZ, RU and EU, public transport regulatory bodies and ministries.

Development of regional green energy markets (Green ReMark)

The Green ReMark project will promote economic development in South-Eastern Finland and St. Petersburg regions with the main focus on the regional markets’ prospects in the green energy production and use. The project will support the areas of future global competitiveness in green energy markets and will promote transparency in energy markets among producers and the end users. The project will contribute to cooperation and networking between energy producers, public administrations and the energy end users. In addition, the local market possibilities may be strategically forecast and capitalized. The project aims at identifying the future power supply strengths and weaknesses and to support the green energy market development.


Joint programs and a framework for the design of doctoral education in software engineering: The «Pathways to PhD» - PWS@PHD

The project that has started in October 2015, develops a network of collaborating universities providing for PhD level education in software engineering. The project is also beneficial for the EU since the proposed networkbased approach to teaching can be expanded with other universities with different experience, and the school system can be even further developed to be accessible also to non-network universities needing knowledge in specific areas. In general, the collaborative model of doing research familiarizes students with this way of working during their studies, thus making it easier for them to continue the collaborative research approach after graduation.

AREA 21 – Baltic Smart City Areas for the 21st century

AREA 21 is a three-year transnational cooperation project that is jointly carried out by 10 partner organisations from the Baltic Sea Region. The project is aimed at modeling energy-efficient urban areas of the future, introducing stakeholder engagement processes in strategic planning and implementation of energy solutions. Specifically, AREA 21 brings together government agencies, energy suppliers, property owners and citizens to find and apply the best energy-saving solutions to decrease CO2 emissions. To achieve this, the project allows local authorities from cities around the Baltic Sea Region to run cooperative planning processes in areas where energy is improving. The process seeks to help the authorities work together in different sectors, understand citizens’ motives and barriers, and to activate relevant players in urban areas.