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Game Development Education in Russia and the World

Game Development Education in Russia and the World

Last weekend, ARTPLAY design space hosted the gaming festival Game Planet 2.0. ITMO University, too, joined the fun, setting up its own interactive zone at the venue. Guests honed their gaming skills, watched a cosplay show and attended lectures. Among the speakers was Andrey Karsakov, an Associate Professor at ITMO’s High Performance Computing Department and head of the “Technology of Game Development” Master’s program. Karsakov spoke about higher education in the field of gamedev in Russia and the world and its future prospects.

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Winter Holidays in St. Petersburg: Hanukkah

Winter Holidays in St. Petersburg: Hanukkah

This year, the Jewish Festival of Light – Hanukkah – takes place from December 12 to 20. St. Petersburg has a rich Jewish history and is the site of Europe’s second largest synagogue. The story of Hanukkah has to do with oil – so it’s also a time when you’re free to stuff yourself with all kinds of fried goods like doughnuts and latkes! Whether you’re interested in exploring your own heritage or looking to learn more about a different culture, there are quite a few events in the city – check them out:

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ITMO’s Master's Students Share Experiences from Ireland Internship

ITMO’s Master's Students Share Experiences from Ireland Internship

Yulia Andreeva and Elizaveta Anastasova, Master’s students from ITMO’s Department of Food Microingredients Processing and researchers at the SCAMT International Laboratory, have recently returned from their two-month internship at Trinity College (Ireland). In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, the students talk about what made this internship so different from other, more conventional ones, and what opportunities are offered to students by the Erasmu+ program.

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Things to Do in St. Petersburg this Weekend: December 9-10

Things to Do in St. Petersburg this Weekend: December 9-10

Winter has truly come to St. Petersburg. The streets are fluffy with snow, and each week sees more and more Christmas fairs. Even though the days are getting darker, don’t let that get you down - this weekend, get out and embrace the festivities! And if you haven’t yet decided where to go, use our handy guide.

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New U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Visits ITMO

New U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Visits ITMO

On his first official visit to St. Petersburg since his appointment to the position in October, Ambassador Huntsman set time aside to visit ITMO University. The visit took place on 29th November 2017; the Ambassador met the University’s administration and students to consult about future collaborations.

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ITMO.REGIONS Startup School Comes to Volgograd State Technical University

ITMO.REGIONS Startup School Comes to Volgograd State Technical University

As part of the ITMO.REGIONS trans-regional network of startup schools, an expert team from ITMO University has conducted two training programs on technology entrepreneurship and fundraising at the Volgograd State Technical University. The initiative is part of the “Conveyor of Innovations” strategic project; among its partners are the Volgograd Oblast business incubator and the regional government.

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New technology allows safe MRI-diagnostics for people with implants

New technology allows safe MRI-diagnostics for people with implants

An international research team has developed a device capable of improving the performance of MRI units. The technology is based on local redistribution of a magnetic field with the help of a metasurface made of metal resonators. It was proven experimentally that the metasurface is capable of reducing the power required to produce high-quality images using an MRI unit. The use of MRI units of lower intensity makes it possible to make MRI diagnostics safe for people with medical implants. The results of this research are published in the latest issue of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance.

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Relocation Tips: Treating a Common Cold the Russian Way

Relocation Tips: Treating a Common Cold the Russian Way

Before I moved to Russia, I was really anxious about the cold; but I had also convinced myself that it's so cold in Russia that all diseases freeze and I won't ever get sick. Wishful thinking! Getting a cold is just a natural part of the full winter experience. Besides some positive thinking and consuming as much citrus as you can, you might be interested in some popular home-style Russian remedies that get anyone from Vladivostok to Murmansk feeling good when they’re under the weather. Some of these were recommended over the last few years in Russia by friends or doctors and many have helped me when I wasn’t feeling well.

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ITMO's Business Incubator Transforms, Will Focus on Acceleration

ITMO's Business Incubator Transforms, Will Focus on Acceleration

On November 30, Vladimir Vasilyev, ITMO’s Rector, announced at the "Ecosystem of Innovations" forum in Sochi that the university’s business incubator is undergoing a serious transformation. ITMO is to close down the incubator in its current form and create a new structure that will focus on the acceleration of projects.

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