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    ITMO University's DIGITAL NATIVE Campaign Named Winner of SABRE Awards EMEA

    ITMO’s DIGITAL NATIVE campaign entered the list of finalists for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region and received the top award in the category Educational and Cultural Institutions of the prestigious international SABRE Awards.

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    ITMO Robotics Team Wins RoboCup Russia Open

    Robert Robotecky, a self-balancing hoverboard-riding musical robot brought victory to the team from ITMO’s Youth Robotics Lab at RoboCup Russia Open – 2021.

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    ITMO Team Wins Bronze at IST-2021

    A team that included four Master’s students of ITMO’s international research center SCAMT placed among the top three in the International Scientific Tournament, an interdisciplinary competition in the fields of natural sciences.

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    ITMO Wins Grand Prix of National PR Award Silver Archer

    ITMO University’s DIGITAL NATIVE admission campaign was named Russia’s best PR campaign of 2020. ITMO also became the first university to ever receive the Silver Archer award.

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    Two ITMO Scientists Receive Award from Academia Europaea's Russian Club

    Staff members of the Faculty of Physics and Engineering received awards. Maxim Gorlach for his studies of the topological states of light and Valentin Milichko for research into the interaction between light and materials with complex inner structure.

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    Eight ITMO Scientists Receive Presidential Grants

    Among the winners of the 2021 Presidential Grant contest for young scientists are eight ITMO University researchers. They work in various fields: from physics and chemistry to computer technologies and engineering.

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    ITMO University Student Wins One Million Rubles at Sberbank Competition

    Daniil Tsimerman

    Daniil Tsimerman, a first-year student at the Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems, was ranked first in the Junior category at the AI journey Contest. The online competition was organized by Sberbank as part of the AI Journey conference.

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    Gennady Korotkevich Wins Topcoder Open's Algorithm Track for Second Year in Row

    Gennady Korotkevich

    The results of this year’s Topcoder Open were announced on November 22. Gennady Korotkevich won the Algorithm competition for the second year in a row.

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    School of Translational Information Technologies Head Alexander Boukhanovsky Named Dean of the Year

    Alexander Boukhanovsky

    Results of the national Dean of the Year award were announced at the Professor Forum, which came to a close in Moscow on November 19, 2020.  The award was presented to Alexander Boukhanovsky, head of the School of Translational Information Technologies.

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    Studio 44 Wins Zodchestvo Architectural Festival's Grand Prix for ITMO Highpark Project

    Studio 44 staff at the Zodchestvo festival.

    The architectural bureau Studio 44 received the Vladimir Tatlin award – the top honor of the Projects category of the 18th International Festival of Architecture Zodchestvo. The team won the high prize for their concept design for ITMO Highpark. This project also got them the golden mark of the festival.

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    ITMO Highpark Joins New AI-Focused Science and Education Center

    A model of ITMO Highpark in the satellite city Yuzhny

    ITMO Highpark has joined a scientific and educational center within the framework of the NOC project. This center will be engaged in studying artificial intelligence in industry.

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    ITMO's Gennady Korotkevich Wins VK Cup

    Gennady Korotkevich

    Gennady Korotkevich was named VK Cup’s top participant in the Engine category. This year’s winners of the VK Cup split between themselves a prize sum of 2,752,512 rubles.

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    KronBars Named Best Russian Student Sports Club for the Fourth Year in a Row

    KronBars at the ASSC awards

    The annual competition held by the Association of Student Sports Clubs of Russia this year brought together more than two thousand students from 185 Russian universities. With the highest total points, ITMO University's KronBars sports club once again became the Best Student Sports Club.

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    Two ITMO University Students Named Among St. Petersburg's Top Graduates of 2020

    Egor Nevezhin and Ksenia Oreshkina

    On September 18, an annual awards ceremony was held at the Peter and Paul Fortress to honor the best graduates of St. Petersburg’s universities. Two ITMO Master’s students – Ksenia Oreshkina and Egor Nevezhin – received the Bronze Sphinx awards.

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    ITMO Graduate Wins National Theses Competition

    Vadim Rybin

    Vadim Rybin, a graduate of the Faculty of Photonics and Optical Information, won the national thesis competition called Be First in the Physics and Astronomy category. Pursuing his Master’s degree at ITMO, Vadim also created the “It’s a trap” student club, whose members are engaged in the study of ion traps.

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    Gennady Korotkevich Continues Google Code Jam Streak With Seventh Win

    Gennady Korotkevich

    Gennady Korotkevich, a PhD student at ITMO University, hasn’t stepped from the first place in Google Code Jam since 2014. This time, he also bested his closest competitors from Canada and the USA. Among the tournament’s top five was also ITMO graduate Evgeny Kaplun.

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    ITMO University Scientists Recognized With Two Awards at Prestigious Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO

    GECCO 2020 is one of the most high-profile conferences in the field of evolutionary computation. This year two papers by ITMO University researchers were recognized with special prizes.

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    Yandex Names ITMO University Student as Recipient of Ilya Segalovich Award

    Vyacheslav Shalamov

    The Ilya Segalovich scholarship is awarded for achievements in the fields of machine learning, computer vision, data analysis, and search systems. This year, Vyacheslav Shalamov, a PhD student from ITMO University’s Information Technology and Programming Faculty, has become one of the recipients of the award by Yandex.

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    ITMO University Among Top 15 Russian Universities in RAEX National Ranking

    ITMO University

    The ranking agency RAEX has published its ninth annual ranking of Russia’s best universities, which aims to help prospective students decide on their future place of study. ITMO University consistently ranks within the top 15 best Russian universities: it placed 15th in 2018, 14th in 2019, and 13th – in this year’s ranking.

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    ITMO University Graduates Among the Highest Paid in Russia According to SuperJob

    For the first time, ITMO University made it to the top five in rankings by the SuperJob center. According to the research, ITMO graduates get paid an average of 160,000 rubles a month as early on as in the first five years after graduation.

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    QS World University Rankings: ITMO University Enters the Global Top-400

    The latest edition of the QS World University Rankings, published annually by the UK company Quacquarelli Symonds, has been unveiled. In 2020, 1,002 universities from 93 countries were included in the ranking. ITMO University has once again demonstrated growth, entering the list of the world’s top 400 universities.

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    ITMO University in Bronze League of Round University Ranking

    RUR World University Ranking evaluates the performance of 829 of the world’s leading higher education institutions from 80 countries. Compared to last year, ITMO University went up 85 places to 360th, moving up from the Copper to the Bronze League.

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    ITMO Alumnus Donates 800 Respirators to St. Petersburg Hospital, Buys Laptops for School Students

    Maksim Gavrilov

    The coronavirus epidemic caused schools in St. Petersburg to adopt a distance learning format. It became clear then that some 17,000 school students had no access to devices for home studies. Maksim Gavrilov, an ITMO University graduate, responded to the call to help students from low-income families by purchasing 54 computers. Before that, he donated over 800 respirators to the St. Petersburg Hospital №2.

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    RAEX Ranking: ITMO University Rated Russia’s First in Computer Science

    The RAEX ranking agency has published its latest annual subject rankings of scientific productivity and invention activity among Russian universities. ITMO University is included in the top 10 of both rankings. The University also came first in the subject ranking for computer science and in a narrower field of hardware architecture.

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    First ITMO Highpark Objects Successfully Pass Public Hearings

    Exhibition of concepts for the ITMO Highpark campus at ITMO University

    The ITMO Highpark objects have successfully passed their first public hearings for the conditionally authorized use of a site for the construction of phase-one objects of the new science, education and innovations-focused center ITMO Highpark in St. Petersburg’s Pushkinsky District.

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    Magic of Light: ITMO’s Interactive Exhibition in Shanghai

    ITMO University in collaboration with the Hellenic Institute of Holography, organized an interactive exhibition of holographic installations Magic of Light. The exhibition is hosted on 1,000 square meters of Shanghai Science and Technology Museum and features over 150 items, including ultra-realistic full-color holograms, optoclones from the collection of the Hermitage, the Fabergé Museum, and the Diamond Fund.

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    Webometrics-2018: ITMO University in Top-5 Russian Universities

    The results of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities are published every six months. In the latest edition of the online ranking, ITMO University is back among the top-5 Russian universities, taking the 4th place in the national ranking and 650th globally.

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    ITMO Graduates Featured in Forbes' 30 Under 30 Ranking

    30 Under 30 is an annual ranking by Forbes Russia. Compiled by experts, it is a roll call of young visionaries aged under 30 years old and already enjoying national or international recognition among their professional community. The final shortlist of ten best-of-the-bests includes an ITMO University graduate, founder of the Motorica company Ilya Chekh, while the top-100 touts Artur Gleim, CEO of ITMO’s small innovative enterprise “Quantum Communications”.

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    ITMO University Makes a Debut in THE University Impact Rankings

    ITMO University

    The Times Higher Education ranking agency has announced the results of THE University Impact Rankings. to capture universities’ impact on society. ITMO University made its debut in the rankings in two categories: “Industry, innovation and infrastructure”, and “Sustainable cities and communities”, making it to the global top-100 and top-200, respectively.

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    Five ITMO University Scientists Awarded SRIE Scholarship

    A group of young scientists from ITMO University have been named among the recipients of the 2019 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship handed out by the International Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers SPIE. A total of five ITMO University staff made it to the list of winners, securing the university’s first place in terms of the number of awardees.

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    Nature Index Rankings: ITMO in Top-10 of Russia’s Best Science Institutions

    The publishing house Springer Nature has come out with the latest edition of their Nature Index. The index tracks scientific institutions’ publications activity based on articles published in 82 leading international journals. In the new installment of the rankings, ITMO University has kept its position in top-10 best Russian scientific organizations.

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    ITMO Master’s Student Named One of St. Petersburg’s Best Students

    Meruert Nurysheva with Alexander Beglov and Andrey Demidov

    At the annual Awards Ceremony in the Peter and Paul Fortress to honor the best graduates of St. Petersburg universities, ITMO University was represented by Meruert Nurysheva, a Master’s student at the Faculty of Cryogenic Engineering and Vice-Chair of the International Student Club.

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    Gennady Korotkevich Wins Google Code Jam For The Sixth Time

    Participants of Google Code Jam’s finals

    Once again, ITMO PhD Student Gennady Korotkevich won the Google Code Jam international competition. This was the sixth victory in the programmer’s winning streak. Every year, over 50,000 programmers from all over the world participate in Google Code Jam, with only 25 making it to the finals.

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    ITMO University Now in Top 10 of the Three University Missions Ranking

    In September, 2019,  the RAEX Ranking Review magazine published the third international Three University Missions Ranking created by the Ranking Compilers Association at the initiative by the Russian Rectors’ Union. The issue places ITMO at 9th place.

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    ITMO University Professor Awarded the French Republic’s Order of Academic Palms

    Vladimir Dubrovskii being presented with the Order of Academic Palms

    ITMO University professor Vladimir Dubrovskii recently named a Knight of the Order of Academic Palms. This award, established in 1808 by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, remains France’s highest honor for those who have contributed to the development of science and education.

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    ITMO University Students Win The Largest Hackathon in History

    Valeria Timofeeva and Kirill Pugin

    The Russian city of Kazan hosted the final round of the Digital Breakthrough competition for IT specialists, designers, and managers in the field of the digital economy. This event was included in the Guinness Book of Records thanks to the record number of participants. Among the winners were ITMO University students: Kirill Pugin, a student at Information Technologies and Programming Faculty, and Valeria Timofeeva, a Master’s student at the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations.

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    ITMO Student Klim Gavrilov Wins Gold at FIA Motorsport Games in Italy

    Klim Gavrilov

    Klim Gavrilov, a second-year student of the Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems, is a gold medal-winner of the FIA Motorsport Games. The event, best described as the Olympics of motorsport, took place from October 31 to November 3, 2019 at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy. Klim Gavrilov competed – and won – in a racecar adorned with ITMO University’s logo.

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    ITMO’s Robotics Team Wins Silver at World Robot Olympiad 2019

    Awards ceremony of the WRO-2019

    The 2019 World Robot Olympiad, an international robotics competition for talented school and university students was held in the city of Győr, Hungary. Led by coach Igor Lositsky, ITMO University whizzes took second place in the Senior High age category. They presented their project LEGO Education Helper, a smart table that cleans itself.

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    Three ITMO University Professors Receive Government of St. Petersburg Award

    The Government of St. Petersburg annually holds a competition for young lecturers from the city’s universities. Among the 2019 Government of St. Petersburg Award Competition for academic staff winners there are ITMO University lecturers: Ekaterina Sokolova, Anastasia Pavlova and Alexander Vasiliev.

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    ITMO University Team Wins 3rd CTF Russian Cup

    Kappa team

    CTF Cup is a national competition in the field of information security, held at the Skolkovo Innovation Center for the 3rd time in 2019. Taking part in the Cup Finals were 15 teams, but it was ITMO University’s team that took the first place of the large-scale tournament.

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    ITMO Scientist Wins Award of Wikipedia’s Science Photo Competition

    Femtosecond laser spark and the cone-like supercontinuum it creates

    Research associate at ITMO’s Laboratory of Femtosecond Optics and Femtotechnologies Semyon Smirnov has received an award of the Science Photo Competition hosted by Wikipedia. While performing an experiment, the scientist managed to get a snap of a femtosecond laser spark and the cone-like supercontinuum it created. This kind of radiation has a wide range of applications, from the study of the properties of new materials and biologic tissues to the optimization of data transfer systems.

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    ITMO’s KronBars Tops List of Russia’s Best Student Sports Clubs

    Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Association of Student Sports Clubs of Russia organized the National Forum of Student Sports Clubs, which brought together 1,000 participants from 73 regions of Russia. During the event, they discussed ASSC’s development strategies and the future of student sports in Russia and chose the best student sports club. ITMO University’s club KronBars topped the ranking.

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    ITMO University Rector Awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky

    ITMO University’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev

    According to the May 30 decree, ITMO University’s Rector and head of the Council of St. Petersburg Rectors, Vladimir Vasilyev, was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

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    ITMO University Wins Most SPIE Scholarships in 2018

    Winners of SPIE scholarships at ITMO University

    Every year students and staff of ITMO University are awarded scholarships by the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). In 2018, five students representing the Terahertz Biomedicine and Metamaterials laboratories became the scholarship winners. ITMO University, therefore, has won the most spots, coming out ahead of the University of Arizona (four winners) and University of California (four winners).

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    Springer Nature: ITMO University Takes Second Place Among Russian Universities

    The Springer Nature Publishing House updated the Nature Index (the reference period is from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018). The index tracks contributions to articles published in a group of highly selective science journals at the institutional and national level. ITMO University is among the top ten Russian scientific organizations and the second among Russian universities.

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    ITMO Named in Top-10 of Forbes Ranking

    Boris Solopov, ITMO graduate

    Forbes Russia released its first ranking of Russian universities that assesses the quality of education in Russia and projects which higher education establishments train those who will come to be included in its listings of successful entrepreneurs and members of the “political elite”. ITMO University was placed 7th, becoming St. Petersburg’s only university in the top-10.

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    ITMO Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang Is Awarded Alexander von Humboldt Prize

    Prof. Xi-Cheng Zhang

    Xi-Cheng Zhang, head of ITMO’s International Institute of Photonics and Optical Information Technology and a member of ITMO's International Council, received a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt award. Award winners are invited to cooperate on long-term research projects with colleagues at a research institution in Germany.

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    Young Scientists From ITMO University Win IEEE Photonics Society Awards

    For the first time ever, two ITMO University scientists received the IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship Award. Among the 2018 recipients of this prestigious prize commemorating high-achieving PhD students for their research are Tel Aviv University PhD student Dmitry Filonov and ITMO University PhD student Alena Schelokova, both Associates of the ITMO International Research and Educational Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials.

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    ITMO University Makes a Big Debut in 2018 Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

    Published by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, an independent organization that conducts research on higher education intelligence, the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as Shanghai Ranking, is seen as the most objective among the most influential university rankings out there. The competition is tough: out of more than 4,000 contenders in 2018, only 1,600 made it to the final list, ITMO University among them.

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    ITMO Student Gennady Korotkevich Wins Google Code Jam for the Fifth Time

    Gennady Korotkevich

    Each year, more than 50,000 programmers from all over the world participate in the Google Code Jam international coding competition. In 2018, for the fifth time in a row, ITMO student Gennady Korotkevich took the winning title, having beaten his immediate competitors: Kamil Debowski from Poland and Makoto Soejima from Japan.

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    ITMO University Enters Academic Ranking of World Universities for the First Time

    ITMO University

    ITMO University has entered the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), widely known as the Shanghai Ranking. Considered one of the most objective rankings, it takes into account the universities’ bibliometric indexes and the prevalence of prestigious awards among their graduates and staff. ITMO University entered the ranking in the 801-900 position.

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    ITMO University Topped GoTech Ranking

    For the third time, the GoTech Innovation company assessed Russian universities in terms of the number of top IT entrepreneurs they trained. For the first time, ITMO University took first place. According to the company’s estimates, ITMO students and graduates accounted for more than 5% of all the entrepreneurs who participated in the GoTech contest last year.

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    ITMO University in Top 20 of Times Higher Education Eurasia Rankings

    ITMO University

    The Times Higher Education Eurasia Rankings 2018 were announced at the THE summit concluding in the Russian city of Kazan on August 31. ITMO University took a prestigious 15th place in the inaugural Times Higher Education Eurasia Rankings featuring the leading research-intensive universities of the Eurasia region. ITMO got an even higher recognition nationally, ranking 10th amongst Russian higher education institutions.

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    ITMO University Ranked Fifth Among Russian Universities by THE World University Rankings 2019

    The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 include more than 1,250  higher education institutions from 86 countries. ITMO University has preserved its 501-600 place, but managed to improve its nationwide results, ranking fifth among other Russian higher education institutions.

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    ITMO University Professor Wins LOreal UNESCO For Women in Science Contest

    Prof. Ekaterina Skorb

    First launched in 2007, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science initiative is organized by the Russian Academy of Sciences and Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO in Moscow. In 2018, ten researchers from Russian scientific and educational centers were distinguished for their contribution to science. The awardee list includes ITMO University Biochemistry Cluster professor Ekaterina Skorb.

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    ITMO Robotics Team Gets Gold at World Robot Olympiad 2017

    Maksim Mikhailov, Daniil Nechaev, Igor Lositsky and Gleb Zagarskikh

    The international competition for talented school and university students involves participants from more than 60 countries. ITMO’s team of school students, led by coach Igor Lositskiy, has won the gold medal in the Open category’s Senior age group. Russian teams have also claimed gold medals in all three age groups of the Regular category (as well as both silver and bronze in the Elementary age group), the bronze medal in the Robot Football competition and another gold medal in the Open category.

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    Prime Minister Medvedev Announces Start of ITMO Highpark Construction

    Concept design of the new campus in Yuzhny

    During the “Open Innovations” forum, on October 17, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the start of construction at ITMO University’s new campus in the south of St. Petersburg – JSC "ITMO Highpark". The corresponding directive was published on the website of the Russian government. The joint-stock company "ITMO Highpark", with 100% shares owned by the state, will act as the operator of the largest scientific, educational, innovative and industrial cluster in the south of St. Petersburg.

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    ITMO won Silver "Dolphin" at the Cannes Corporate Media and TV awards

    This year, ITMO University participated in the event for the first time, winning the silver “dolphin” in the “Marketing Communication - B2C” category.

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    ITMO University Peak

    Mountaineers Name Peak After ITMO University

    Vadim Veiko, head of ITMO University’s Department of Laser Technologies and Systems, who has been a mountaineer for more than 50 years, and Alexei Orudzhev, an ITMO alum, engineer and a mountaineering club trainer, have successfully climbed an unexplored peak in the Pamir Mountains, located at 4729 meters above the sea level. The previously unnamed mountain, located near the Lenin Peak, now bears the name of ITMO University Peak.

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    ITMO University’s Scientists Receive Prestigious Ulrich Award

    The award for achievements in the field of sol-gel technology was granted to Vladimir Vinogradov, Head of ITMO University’s International Laboratory "Solution Сhemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies" (SCAMT) and to Alexander Vinogradov, head of ITMO’s Biochemistry cluster. This prestigious international award has been given to young scientists from all over the world since 1991; 2017 marks the first time it goes to scientists from Russia.

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    ITMO in Top 10 Russian Universities

    ITMO Students

    The eighth annual national university rankings prepared by the International information services group "Interfax" have been published, formed on the basis of the 2016-2017 academic year. The number of universities included in the rankings has increased by 26 with a total of 264 Russian universities. ITMO has climbed five places, and is not the 7th top university. 

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    ITMO Programmers Set Record with 7th Win at ACM ICPC

    Ivan Belonogov, Ilya Zban, Andrey Stankevich and Vladimir Smykalov

    ITMO University programming team became World Champions at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals that took place in Rapid City (USA) on May 24, 2017, setting a new record in the history of the contest. No other university had been able to win it seven times.  Vladimir Smykalov, Ivan Belonogov and Ilya Zban – all students of the ITMO University Computer Technologies Chair – successfully and quickly solved 10 out of 12 problems and beat some 133 teams from around the world.

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    ITMO University in QS World Subject Rankings for the First Time

    ITMO University

    The QS World University Rankings by Subject, carried out annually by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds, evaluates universities from 74 countries for 46 different subjects. The following indicators are included in the ranking: academic and employer reputation, number of research citations of the university and H-index.

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    ITMO University took first place in HackerRank

    HackerRank platform published the results of the UniversityCodeSprint, the international contest for programmers. This year ITMO University took first place (361.9 points) by a significant margin (the team placed 2nd got only 299.58 points).

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    ITMO got the Russian Federation Government Prize in Education of 2016

    Minister Olga Vasilyeva and ITMO Team

    The House of Government of the Russian Federation hosted the award ceremony for the Russian Federation Government Prize in Education of 2016. Olga Vasilyeva, Minister of Science and Higher Education (the former Ministry of Education and Science), and Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets awarded the 19 laureates. Five awards were given to members of ITMO University for developing a complex procedure for selecting and training highly qualified world-class personnel in the field of Information Technologies.

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    Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang Is Awarded by Selby Scientific Foundation

    Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang

    Xi-Cheng Zhang, head of ITMO’s International Institute "Photonics and Optical Information Technology", received a prestigious award by Selby Scientific Foundation established by Australian Academy of Science. Every year this award is given for only one international scientist.

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    ITMO University Staff Win Government Award for Translational IT

    Alexander Boukhanovsky and the team

    ITMO University’s team headed by the Director of the School of Translational Information Technology Alexander Boukhanovsky received an award from the Government of the Russian Federation for the creation and implementation of "Complex Methods for the selection and training of highly quality personnel of a world-class level in the field of Information technology" known as ICT Excellence.

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    ITMO University is in the Top-100 for Computer Science According to THE

    Times Higher Education subject rankings were announced for Computer Science. ITMO University has never been represented in these rankings before and this year took 56th place, just one of two Russian Universities in the top-100 (along with Lomonosov Moscow State University).
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    Vinogradov Center for Chemistry and Biotechnology at ITMO opens its doors ​​

    The combined entity will train over 300 students a year and is the launchpad for several international research and education teams.

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    English version of ITMO U website Wins QS-APPLE Award

    The bronze creative award for "Best International Website page" was awarded to our team at the QS-APPLE higher education conference in Malaysia.

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    ITMO University in Times Higher Education Ranking for the first time

    And straight to the 351−400 group! The only two Russian universities ahead of us were Lomonosov Moscow State University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. We also landed the 56th place worldwide in the Computer Science category. A newcomer to THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Ranking, we’re in the 27th position.
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    First in Russia Science Communication Program is launched at ITMO​

    Both online and face-to-face versions are now live and are training the next generation of science communicators tasked with making research transparent, accessible and understandable for the general public.
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    ITMO U receives UNESCO Medal​

    Rector Vladimir Vasilyev accepted the UNESCO Medal "Contribution to Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies" in recognition of "the university’s outstanding achievements and merits in respect of development of nanotechnologies and fruitful international scientific cooperation in this field."

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    Nature Index names ITMO a Rising Star

    Tracking research at over 8,000 institutions worldwide, the index draws out countries and institutions "that are the players to watch." The authors noted that ITMO U "saw a leap of 184% in its WTC."
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    ITMO Students take silver at ACM ICPC World Finals

    ITMO University team got a silver medal at the world's most prestigious student sport programming contest АСМ ICPC. The final stage of the competition has finished today on Phuket, Thailand.
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    ITMO University among the Leaders of Project 5-100

    ITMO University was selected among the leaders of the 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project for 2015 at the meeting of the International Council on Competitiveness Enhancement of Leading Russian Universities among Global Research and Education Centers in Moscow on March 18 – 19, 2016. On the basis of its' success and plans for further development, ITMO University is to be awarded 900 million rubles in subsidies for 2016.
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    Victory in the Robotics Competition in China

    The students of ITMO’s Chair of Control Systems and Informatics won the first prize.

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    ITMO became a “base” college in IT for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization University

    SCOU is a network of colleges and universities in Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, and Tadzhikistan for regional studies, ecology, energy, IT and nanotechnologies.

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    Victory in 33th Annual World Finals of the ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest in Stockholm

    The team included Maxim Buzdalov, Vladislav Isenbaev, Evgenii Kapun, and Coach Andrey Stankevich.

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    Museum of Optical Technologies opens at ITMO

    The Museum is a part of the Innovations Education Program.

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    Victory at the 32the Annual World Finals of the ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest

    The team that included Dmitry Abdrashitov, Dmitry Paraschenko, Fedor Tzarev and Coach Andrey Stankevich became the absolute world champions in programming.

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    Victory in the 31th Annual World Finals of the ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest

    The team included Iskander Ikashev, Mikhael Dvorkin, Roman Satjukov, and Coach Andrey Stankevich, the Department of Computer Technologies.

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    Optical blocks “Hydro-Russar SP” successfully complete the trials

    Hydro-Russar SP

    Prototypes of the unique optical equipment for working under water as part of the emergency automated placement of a rescue deep-water apparatus onto an emergency submarine were developed and manufactured by ITMO as part of the State contract. The project was completed in collaboration with the “Russar” Center.

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    Gold medals in the Finals of the 29th ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in Shanghai, China

    Dmitri Pavlov, Pavel Mavrin, Coach Andrey Stankevich and Sergei Orshanksi

    The team included Pavel Mavrin, Dmitri Pavlov, Sergei Orshanksi and Coach Andrey Stankevich, under the leadership of Professor V. Parfenov.

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    Leningrad Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics

    In 1930, the college was transformed into Leningrad Training Center, and in 1933, Leningrad Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (LIFMO) became a separate college. Its first research laboratory was established in the Department of Optical Glass Technologies. Thanks to research here the USSR could get away from importing expensive foreign abrasives.

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    In 1917 the Mechanics, Optics and Watchmaking Department became its own entity - Petrograd Technical College for Mechanics, Optics and Watchmaking

    Norbert Boleslavovich Zavodsky became its headmaster. In 1920, most of its classes were transformed into Petrograd College for Fine Mechanics and Optics (later – Leningrad). The municipalities allocated a building for it in Demidov Pereulok. The colleges’ manufacturing facilities made a variety of complex optical and fine mechanics products.The first in USSR group of instrument engineers graduated here in 1931.

     
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    ITMO team – absolute champions in programming with the victory in the Annual World Finals of the ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest in Warsaw

    The team included Michael Kever, Niyaz Nigmatullin, Evgeni Kapun, and Coach Andrey Stankevich.

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    ITMO University’s project FUEL (Future University and Entrepreneurship Leaders) won a $2 million grant for 2013 – 2014

    The goal of the project (in partnership with University of California, Los Angeles and Higher School of Economics in Moscow) is to support economic development of Russia’s regions through effective collaboration of the leading regional universities with other members of innovations ecosystem and building a system for commercializing universities’ intellectual property with outside partners through a “startup flow”. Based on the experience of the EURICA pilot project, ITMO kicked the project off in the regions, including Mordovia, in 2013.

     
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    ITMO Student Gennady Korotkevich – winner of Facebook HackerCup

    The finals brought together 25 top programmers, including five from ITMO’s Chair of Computer Technologies.

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    Nano-sensor that tests the quality of medical drugs is developed by the team of ITMO’s “Physics of Nanostructures” Center

    The research was part of a megagrant program by the Government of Russian Federation.

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    Victory in Topcoder Open 2014

    Once again Gennady Korotkevich takes gold, this time in the prestigious international competition Topcoder Open in USA.

    In 2014, Gennady won all major international programming competitions: Google Code Jam, Facebook Hacker Cup, Yandex.Algorythm, Russian Code Cup.

     
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    Victory in ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest

    The team consisted of Gennady Korotkevich, Artem Vasiliev and Boris Minaev.

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    Russian robot “Butterfly” – among best robots of the year

    Roman Usatov – Shiryaev and Osams Khatib, “Educational Robotics”

    At ICRA-2015 International Conference in Seattle, Russian robot “Butterfly” got second place. The project was created by a startup “Educational Robotics” with support from ITMO University and a mini-grant from “Skolkovo” Fund.  

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    ITMO University’s Optical Student Chapter – best OSC in the world

    American Optical Society awarded ITMO University’s OSA Student Chapter Excellence Prize. Chapter’s Secretary Vladimir Borisov received the prize at the annual Student Leadership Conference in San Jose, California.

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    Absolute victory of ITMO’s student team at 28th Annual World Finals of the ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest in Prague

    Pavel Mavrin, Dmitri Pavlov, Sergei Orshanksi and Coach Andrey Stankevich

    The team included Pavel Mavrin, Dmitri Pavlov, Sergei Orshanksi and Coach Andrey Stankevich, under the leadership of Professor V. Parfenov. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met with the winners in the Kremlin on May 28.

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    Satellites “Yamal-200” reach orbit

    Yamal-200

    ITMO’s team in collaboration with “RUSSAR” Center manufactured quality optical equipment for spacecraft orientation, which allowed two new satellites “Yamal-200” to successful reach orbit and take a stable position there.  

     
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    Golden medals at the 27th ACM-ICPC International Collegiate Programming Contest

    Evgenii Yuzhakov, Timofei Borodin, Aleksandr Shtuchkin

    ITMO’s team took gold at the Championship’s final that took place on March 25, 2003 in Beverly Hills, USA. The team included Timofei Borodin, Aleksandr, Shtuchkin, Evgenii Yuzhakov, with the coach Andrey Stankevich and team leader V. Parfenov, dean of the Information Technologies and Programming Department. Over 3,850 teams from 1,329 universities participated in the contest.

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    Optoelectronic, Infrared and Laser Technologies Center Launch

    The Center was created as part of the “National Technological Base” federal program.

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    Optics and Scientific Instrumentation

    This Research and Education Center was created as part of the Federal program “Integration”.

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    Professor V. Vasilyev, PhD, Became University’s Rector

    Professor V. Vasilyev, 1996
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    “Optics” Research and Education Center

    “Optics” Research and Education Center united instructors and researchers from LITMO, Vavilov Institute, Institute of Macromolecular Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Institute of Silicate Chemistry of the RAS and the Library of the RAS to improve the learning process and carry out joint research in optical sciences.

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    RUNNet hub

    As part of the “Russia’s Universities” program, ITMO University became the St. Petersburg hub of the Russian federal university computer network RUNNet (Russian UNiversity Network) (scientific director – Professor V. Vasilyev).

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    From 1989 to 1991 UNIDO Center for Optics Technologies in Syria

    UNIDO Meeting

    Staff of the Optics Profile Chair was involved in the UNIDO project to develop a Center for Optics Technologies in Syria (development and manufacturing of biological microscope prototypes. It was the best UNIDO project of 1991.

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    Engineering Center for Electrical Drop-Jet Technology

    Improved Printer

    LITMO became home base for the USSR Ministry of Education Center for Optical and Instrumentation Education, and the Engineering Center for Electrical Drop-Jet Technology, which received Russia’s State Award in 1991.

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    Telescope for Automatic Interstellar Station “Vega-2”

    Was aimed on studying of Halley’s Comet. The telescope was developed under the leadership of Professor G. Tzukanova, associate professor of LITMO’s Chair of Optical Devices Theory.

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    First in the Country System of Automated Optics Design

    Professors V. Zverev and S. Radionov of the Chair of Optical Devices Theory received the USSR Ministers Council Award for the development of one of the first systems of automated optics design (“Optica”).

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    Large Alt Azimuth Telescope

    Large Alt Azimuth Telescope

    A group of LITMO experts headed by professors V. Zverev and S. Radionov participated in the development and exploitation of the Large Alt Azimuth Telescope (mirror diameter- 6 m). For the first time, it used the original control schemes and advanced computer processing for analyzing control data. Professor V. Zverev and his group received the Lenin Award for the project.

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    First Foreign Students

    The institute started accepting international students from Hungary, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Germany, Egypt, China, Cuba, Romania, and others.

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    Laser Technology Laboratory

    At the Research Lab

    One of the first laboratories in this field started researching various methods and means of force action of coherent laser radiation on various materials.

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    First Computer for Engineering Calculating LITMO-1

    Computer

    The machine was developed by the Chair of Calculating Devices headed by Professor S. Izenbeck. It consisted of 2,000 electronic lamps and performed 100 operations per second, with 1 kb of memory.

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    From 1950 to 1953 the “Peacock” Clock and the First in the USSR Mechanical Cardiograph

    Repairing of “Peacock”by LITMO team
    • LITMO’s professors S. Zuckerman and N. Savitzki in collaboration with the staff of the Military Medical Academy developed the first in the USSR mechanical cardiograph. Some 60 pieces were made in LITMO’s workshops before moving the device into mass production.   
    • The Hermitage’s famous “Peacock” Clock was repaired by a team of the Fine Mechanics Chair headed by E. Kuklin with participation of E. Livshitz, L. Saravaiski, O. Sergeev, as well as the mechanics G. Smirnov and N. Springe.
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    First in USSR Survey Gyrocompass

    Check-up of Gyrocompass Model

    The first in the country survey gyrocompass M-1 is developed in collaboration with the National Survey Institute. The project received the USSR State Award.

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    From 1941 to 1950 Three Awards for Developing Unique Optical Equipment

    Mikhail Rusinov, Prominent Scientist in Optics

    Professor M. Rusinov, PhD and head of the Optical Devices Chair, received three Stalin Awards in Research and Technology:

    • 1941 — for developing aerial photography lenses Russar-21-22-23-24

    • 1949  — for new optical devices

    • 1950 — for development and production of wide-angle multi-complexes for processing aerial shots.

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    First in USSR Laboratory for Calculating Machines

    At the Research Lab

    Lab is established with Professor M. Malikov at the helm. Later it was transformed into the Chair of Mathematical and Calculating Devises (since 1963 – Chair of Calculating Equipment). By the fall of 1939 the Chair was already among the leading in the institute and was developing electromechanical calculating devices and controls. Some of the courses were taught by the leading industry experts.

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    First Research Lab at the Chair of Optical Glass Technologies

    At the Research Lab

    The equipment was made at the institute’s workshops. The lab was geared towards developing the technologies for processing abrasives of optical materials to eliminate importing expensive abrasives.

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    ITMO’s Newspaper Launched

    “Experts Mint” Newspaper’s List

    The newspaper was originally titled “Experts Mint” and in 1956 renamed “New Experts for Instrumentation”. In 1994 it got the new name of “Technical University ITMO,” and in 2003 received its current name “ITMO University”.

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    Foundation Year

    On February 28, 1900, the State Council of the Russian Empire proposed to establish the Mechanical and Optical Department of the Prince Nicholas Vocational School. The decision was approved by the degree of Emperor Nicholas II and became law on March 26 (March 13 by the old calendar) 1900. The date is considered the foundation of the first in Russia specialized college for experts in Fine Mechanics and Optics.

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    First Major

    Prof. Ignatovsky Syllabus Main Page

    First year of offering a college degree program for engineers in Fine Mechanics and Optics.

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