Is it possible to teach someone to become a leader? The staff of ITMO University’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations believes that it is and trains global leaders in the field of high tech and innovations. The Faculty’s graduates are flexible, strategic thinkers, able to make decisions in conditions of uncertainty, and know their trade inside out. Read more on how to become a competent manager in the innovations sector in just two years of Master’s studies in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
BuildDocuments is a graduate project of ITMO University’s Pre-Accelerator that received the highest praise from its expert investors and mentors. The service allows users to digitize construction paperwork and track work progress online. The product was released on May 26, with pilot testing slated to begin in June. Five million rubles in investments, over 300 subscription pre-orders, and the support of the Russian Ministry of Construction – we spoke to the startup’s founder and head Evgeny Buzlaev to find out how his team was able to launch an IT project in an industry as conservative as construction.
In April 2020, Greenpeace Russia announced a project on wildfire prevention. The organization invited volunteers to participate in mapping of affected areas with the help of satellite imagery. One of the goals of this project is to create a neural network able to predict future fires and measure their area via satellite images. More than 300 people participated, as during self-isolation it’s one of the few available ways to help eco-activists. Anastasia Elnikova, a member of the ITMO.GREEN club and Ksenia Belkina, its head, discussed the project and shared what kind of results they expect.
ITMO student Prithu Roy came from Varanasi, India and is currently enrolled in the Master’s program Nanophotonics and Metamaterials at the Faculty of Physics and Engineering. Before coming to Russia, he finished his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electronics and Communication) and was also a tutor in advanced mathematics and physics to pre-university students.
ITMO’s Career Services Center hosted an online meeting on how to present a project to investors and superiors. Two representatives of the company Digital Design, Vladimir Stekolschikov and Anastasia Krylova, shared their insights on the matter. They both work at a special department, the Design Bureau, which handles the development and promotion of new solutions inside the company. Read on to learn all about how best to present your idea, what to highlight in your presentation, and how to develop your hypothesis.
Dost thou miss theater, thespian? We thought as much. Here are four world-class theater and opera offerings you can watch for free this weekend.
Today, St. Petersburg celebrates its birthday. 317 years ago, a city was founded in the north of Russia that would go on to become a global center of cultural and technological development. Today, in the south of the city, the Yuzhny satellite city is home to a new project that is expected to become a most powerful growth driver for the city and the nation. ITMO Highpark is a world-class research, education, and innovation center and the site of ITMO University’s second campus, as well as research centers, student dorms, and, in the longer term, a techno-valley and business park. In this article, we’ll look at the project’s history, stages of development, and timeline – its past, present and future – as well as which challenges this new innovation cluster will tackle.
The third annual meetup on the use of artificial intelligence and big data in marketing by the agency Sociaro was held in April. Among the speakers was Yuri Konov, a customer engineer at Google Cloud. He talked about the opportunities for solving machine learning tasks offered by Google to developers, business analysts, marketing specialists and scientists, and whether you have to be really good at machine learning to make use of those.
What are electrochemical sensors? How do these systems allow you to assess the state of your health? And what opportunities does the development of information technologies open for scientists in this field? ITMO.NEWS delves into these questions together with the researchers from ITMO University’s Infochemistry Center in the second part of the What Is Infochemistry? illustrated series.
Every student who has ever been on exchange knows how hard it can be to adapt to the new surroundings, get all your papers sorted, and adjust to the new timetable and academic process. It’s important to have someone you can ask for help at this time, a friendly face you can look for in a crowd of your new fellow students – and that is where buddies come in to save the day. At ITMO, these are found in Buddy System, a student club whose manager, Anna Gargalyk, I caught up with for this interview.
This year, ITMO University’s admission campaign is fully online. All the documents are to be submitted digitally using the ITMO Admissions 2020 website – there is no need to mail them or bring them to the university. Read more about the new application process below.
Earlier in the year, the pandemic brought serious changes to the lives of people all over the world and led to the cancellation or rescheduling of many events. Among other things, the epidemiological situation makes it impossible to conduct marches of the “Immortal Regiment,” a tradition that many Russians have already become accustomed to. Its organizers decided to conduct the event online and give people the opportunity to remember their veteran relatives and tell their stories. Specialists from ITMO’s National Center for Cognitive Technologies helped them by proposing to conduct the event online using the framework of their app HowWeSurvive.
Dmitry Zhirihin, a PhD student at ITMO University has received the Graduate Fellowship of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. This prestigious award is annually granted to only 14 young scientists working in the field of microwave physics. The committee evaluated Dmitry’s research of topological insulators, deciding to fund his further work. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Dmitry to learn about the work of a contemporary experimental scientist, the experiences of spending the Christmas holidays in the lab and the damage an unlocked door can do to the results of an experiment.
In accordance with the extension of measures to ensure the epidemiological well-being of the Russian population in connection with the spread of the novel coronavirus, ITMO University will continue the educational process and the remote work mode until May 11, inclusively. The corresponding order was signed on April 30 by ITMO University Rector Vladimir Vasilyev. The document also establishes the work schedule of university employees for May 1-11, 2020.
RUR World University Rankings 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. In 2019, ITMO University was placed in the Diamond League among Russian universities.
Two weeks ago, the RUR Rankings Agency published its World University Rankings, in which ITMO University took 360th place, landing in the Bronze League. Today, on May 13, results have been announced of RUR’s country-specific edition, with the Russian ranking listing 82 universities divided in four leagues based on the amount of points they scored. As last year, ITMO University has made it to the top of the list – the Diamond League.
In accordance with the extension of measures to ensure the epidemiological well-being of the population in Russia in connection with the novel coronavirus outbreak and based on the order of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science and the order of the St. Petersburg Government, ITMO University will continue working in a mostly-remote format from May 12 till May 31. ITMO University Rector Vladimir Vasilyev signed the corresponding order on May 10.
This year, the winning participants of the Congress of Young Scientists were invited to a closing ceremony held in the blocky format of the video game Minecraft. The winners visited virtual classrooms, the assembly hall, and cafeteria, while the most adventurous ventured into the rector's office. The hosts promised that the event would be held in full despite the quarantine, leading them to pick a different approach to the traditional tour of the University.
On May 9, 2020 we celebrate victory in the most horrifying war in the history of humanity, the Second World War, for the 75th time. Its history is compiled out of millions of stories about people, cities, villages, institutes, theaters, and museums. Together with the Historical Museum of ITMO University, we would like to share stories about our heroes, as well as challenges and triumphs that our university went through during those four years.
A council of the St. Petersburg Government has reviewed the project of ITMO University’s second campus, which will be located in the satellite city Yuzhny, a part of the city’s Pushkinsky District. Vladimir Vasilyev, ITMO University’s Rector, and Daria Kozlova, its First Vice Rector, took part in the online video conference. According to the project, ITMO University’s second campus will make efficient use of social contact by providing a unified environment for studies, research, and living.