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Relocation Tips: Where to Grab a Bite Between Classes

Relocation Tips: Where to Grab a Bite Between Classes

There is no student or professor who isn’t familiar with the hardships of trying not to starve amid all the chaos of university life. And although the best way to maintain a healthy diet (and a wallet) is to pack a lunch, it’s hard to do that every day. We’ve prepared a list of some lesser-known or practical places where you can get lunch, or any other meal, for that matter, near some of ITMO’s buildings. Hopefully, everyone can find something on this list to their liking - no matter how, what, and where they like to eat. 

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ITMO University Enters THE Engineering and Technology Ranking

ITMO University Enters THE Engineering and Technology Ranking

Times Higher Education released its rankings for Computer Science and Engineering and Technology subjects. ITMO University kept its place in the top 100 of world’s best universities, taking 76th place in Computer Science, and also entered Engineering and Technology ranking for the first time in the 301-400 group. This year, top 100 subject rankings were extended to include 300 universities for Computer Science and 500 for Engineering and Technology.

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Prime Minister Medvedev Announces Start of ITMO Highpark Construction

Prime Minister Medvedev Announces Start of ITMO Highpark Construction

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 up by 15 places in QS EECA University Rankings

ITMO up by 15 places in QS EECA University Rankings

The results of Quacquarelli Symonds’s ranking of the top universities in Emerging Europe and Central Asia have been unveiled. This ranking, published since 2014, includes 251 universities from 20 countries. There are 74 Russian universities on the list, of which 13 are in the top-50. ITMO University has once again showed upward growth, moving up by 15 positions and placing 66th.

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ITMO University in Top Five for Tuition-Free Admissions in 2017

ITMO University in Top Five for Tuition-Free Admissions in 2017

Every year, Higher School of Economics in partnership with Yandex conducts a monitoring of Russian universities that admit students based on their scores on the Unified State Exam and where at least 300 students were admitted to tuition-free places. The survey has been conducted since 2009. Last year, ITMO University ranked eighth in tuition-free admissions but this year it moved up to the top five for several majors.

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Gazprom Media Technologies CEO: Never Say "I Have No Experience"

Gazprom Media Technologies CEO: Never Say "I Have No Experience"

A usual resume describing your education, skills, and list of awards is a thing of the past. Now, recruiters also analyse social media profiles of job applicants, and some focus on big data. According to data from Deloitte, about 40% of HR departments around the world have started using these tools last year. The preferences of applicants are also changing: even now, people aren’t chasing a lot of money, preferring creative freedom and new opportunities for development. Are big companies ready for these changes, why is there a special need today for corporate PR and, finally, how important is your social media presence? Vadim Fedotov, the General Manager of Gazprom Media Technology, shared all about this and more with students from the Master’s Program in Science Communication. He shared his personal experience, and also gave advice which could help with effective brand promotion. ITMO.NEWS has a full summary

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New "Get Local" International Students Club

New "Get Local" International Students Club

ITMO University has recently launched a new international student club called "Get Local". This club is geared towards English-speaking international students from around the world, particularly those participating in exchange programs and english-language Master’s programs. The working language of the club is English and it will complement the existing International Students Council where most of the international students are from Russian-speaking countries, and therefore the working language is Russian.

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Experience St. Petersburg: Parks Perfect for Selfies this Autumn

Experience St. Petersburg: Parks Perfect for Selfies this Autumn

“A gloomy time, a delight for the eyes,” – or something close to that – is what Aleksander Pushkin, a famous Russian poet, called Autumn, he found it the most inspiring time of the year.  Maples are turning crimson and orange, birch trees are a shimmering waterfall of gold. Perfect for an Instagram picture, it’s a rare opportunity to kick up a vibrant, rustling leaf storm or make your own golden-leaf crown in one of St. Petersburg parks

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Spaceports: Where They Are and How to Get There

Spaceports: Where They Are and How to Get There

Each year during the World Space Week we celebrate the contribution of space science and technology to human civilization. The event coincides with such dates as the launch of USSR’s Sputnik – Earth’s first artificial satellite – on October 4, 1957 and the enactment of the Outer Space Treaty on October 10, 1967. Many among us might believe that they know everything about human exploration of space – but is that really so? How many for instance, are aware that there are 28 spaceports on Earth or that the planet’s most active spaceport is not that far from the city of St. Petersburg? How space exploration first began, where the planet’s spaceports are and how to get there: read and find out.

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