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Experts Discuss Future of Russian Esports

Experts Discuss Future of Russian Esports

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.

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ITMO Rated Russia’s Best University in Optics by U.S. News & World Report

ITMO Rated Russia’s Best University in Optics by U.S. News & World Report

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.

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ITMO Signs Russia's First AI Ethics Code

ITMO Signs Russia's First AI Ethics Code

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.

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ITMO.EduStars Winner Alexander Mayatin on Combining IT and Education

ITMO.EduStars Winner Alexander Mayatin on Combining IT and Education

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. 

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Golden Age of Russian Literature, Part Two: The Masters

Golden Age of Russian Literature, Part Two: The Masters

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. 

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ITMO Rector Vladimir Vasilyev: A Well-Set Target Guarantees Success

ITMO Rector Vladimir Vasilyev: A Well-Set Target Guarantees Success

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.

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ITMO Researchers Generate Laser Radiation in Anapole Modes

ITMO Researchers Generate Laser Radiation in Anapole Modes

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. 

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