There are currently over 150 international students from Vietnam studying at ITMO. Meet Le Trong-Minh and Võ Minh Thien Long, two Vietnamese international students, and get a glimpse of their country and their culture.
With the upcoming week-long lockdown and Halloween rolled into one, there’s nothing better than spending this weekend setting off on a chilling journey to the world of jump-out-of-your-skin drama and downright fear. But only if you dare…
Following Team Spirit’s win in the Dota 2 world championship The International 10, Russian experts have once again begun to discuss the development prospect of esports and whether it could one day become a recognized Olympic sport. How should this be done? Do universities need educational programs in esports? And how does gaming affect players’ health? These and other questions were discussed at a TASS press conference on the development of esports.
The U.S. News & World Report media company has published its annual global and subject-specific rankings of the world’s universities. ITMO University was included in the top-10 list of Russian universities and debuted in first place among Russian universities in the Best Global Universities for Optics ranking.
As per order No. 1172-од, signed on October 25, 2021, ITMO University will institute changes to its current work and study format for the period of October 30 to November 7, 2021.
Representatives of federal and regional administration, as well as leading Russian companies and universities, signed the first Russian code of ethics for artificial intelligence at the international forum Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: The Beginning of Trust. The Code will become part of the Artificial Intelligence federal project and the Strategy for the Development of the Information Society for 2017-2030.
Last year, ITMO launched its own award for achievements in education, which was granted to lecturers who apply best practices in their work. ITMO.NEWS talked to Alexander Mayatin, winner of the ITMO.EduStars track of the contest and an associate professor at ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty, and asked how it feels to work at an IT university for someone with a PhD in pedagogy, why teaching is different at school and at uni, and what principles guide his own work.
Tolstoy or Dostoevsky? Picking your favorite Russian literary genius might be an impossible task, but learning about them is sure to expand your horizons. Get ready for our second story on the most prominent Russian authors of the 19th century.
Today, on October 25, the 19th national forum Strategic Planning of the Regions and Cities of Russia began with a plenary session titled Strategic Talk: Rectors on the Future. ITMO University’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev shared the strategies universities must focus on and what ITMO does to achieve sustainable development goals.
ITMO University researchers in collaboration with scientists from the Australian National University and Korea University have demonstrated the generation of laser radiation in anapole states (modes) for the first time. In the future, this might help develop compact sources of laser radiation such as lab-on-a-chip devices.
ITMO University excelled in the Priority 2030 National Program and will be awarded 994 million rubles within the research leadership track as decided by the program board. With this funding, the university can continue to conduct breakthrough research, strengthen human capital, produce high-tech products, and introduce cutting-edge technologies.
ITMO University’s AI Research Center “Strong AI in Industry” became one of the grant winners in the contest held as part of the federal Artificial Intelligence project. The selection process was conducted by experts of the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation. The research center will be granted more than 1 billion rubles.
Priority 2030 National Program: ITMO Team Presents its 2030 Development Strategy Within Research Leadership Track
Starting on October 1, Russian universities started to defend their development strategies within the research leadership track of the Priority 2030 National Program. The authors of the most innovative ideas will receive a special grant of up to 1 billion rubles, which can be used to facilitate the implementation of advanced research and the creation of high-tech products and technologies, as well as strengthen the university’s human capacity in research and development.
The final results of the International Collegiate Programming Contest – ICPC World Finals Moscow have been announced. ITMO University was represented by the Standard Deviation team – this time, Gennady Korotkevich, a PhD student of ITMO University and one of the most prominent programmers in the world, took part in the contest as a coach, not a team member.
ITMO students and staff will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 with Sputnik Light at the university’s campuses.
Alexey Ledyukov, a student at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, has designed an exoskeleton that will be able to help lift up to 80 kilograms easily. At the same time, the suit itself doesn’t weigh much: you can move and even run in it freely. In this interview, Alexey shared how he managed to create his first exoskeleton while still in school and how his project can be of use to rescuers and airsoft fans.
The annual “Academician N. M. Emanuel Memorial” award is given to the most successful Russian and international scientists who work in the field of chemical kinetics, physiochemical biology, biotechnology, and biochemical physics.
The ICPC World Finals starts today in Moscow. The world’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest will bring together students from over 42 countries. Russia will be represented by fifteen teams, including ITMO students. All contestants will meet in Moscow to compete for the title of the best programmers in the world.
ITMO.NEWS continues to share the stories of the EduStars winners by presenting the third star of the series – Alexander Trifanov, an associate professor at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics. In this article, Alexander speaks about his career path and goals, as well as explains why teachers should challenge their students more and why your work should also be your hobby.
Innovative Materials and Robots of All Stripes: ITMO Researchers at the Technosreda Exhibition of Scientific Achievements
For two days, the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh) in Moscow serves as a portal into the future where everything is possible. Over 100 top-ranked universities and research centers, as well as about 30 Russian tech companies, presented their latest developments: self-driving cars and amphibious flying cars, waste sorting robots and football robots, biochips and artificial muscles, smart technologies and artificial intelligence. Researchers from ITMO’s Infochemistry Scientific Center, Faculty of Physics, and Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics showcased nine advanced products and prototypes at the exhibition.