Peter I once pitched an idea of the “threefold composition” – the Academy of Sciences, University, and Gymnasium. The Nobel prize winner Zhores Ivanovich Alferov made this idea come true by having opened the Academic University which combines research laboratories, university departments and a lyceum, the Physical-Technical High School.

Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Rector of the Academic University of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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