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What is EMI? Tips and Tools

What is EMI? Tips and Tools

These days many educational programs in universities are offered in English and ITMO University is no exception to this trend. The university’s Foreign Language Training Center has organized a series of workshops on English Medium Instruction (EMI). On June 21, the Center’s tutors Maryam Reyhani and Aleksandra Shparberg spoke about EMI, what makes it different from teaching students in their first language (L1) and how one should teach students whose mother tongue is not English.

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ITMO Scientists Develop New Protective Pipeline Coating

ITMO Scientists Develop New Protective Pipeline Coating

For several months a scientific team from ITMO University collaborated with scientists from the science division of JSC “Kronos SPb” on the creation of a new coating type intended to protect oil and gas pipelines from corrosion. The resulting coating meets all of the modern requirements and retains its protective properties under high temperatures. Evgenia Guseva, a postgraduate student at ITMO University’s Department of IT in the Fuel and Energy Industry and one of the creators of this material, spoke to ITMO.NEWS about what makes this new coating stand out among its existing counterparts on the market.

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International Team Proposes New 3D Topological Insulator Design

International Team Proposes New 3D Topological Insulator Design

Research in the field of topological insulators is most promising, as it has a wide range of applications. An international research team that includes scientists from ITMO University has recently described the physics of 3D topological insulators in an article published in the Nature Photonics journal. In such systems, photons start to behave as electrons, thus acquiring unique properties. Such systems have great potential for practical application in development of optical chips, stable multichannel communication systems and other optical electronic systems.

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ITMO University Launches The New Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics Laboratory

ITMO University Launches The New Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics Laboratory

​Recently, a new laboratory was created at ITMO University where students and researchers will work on creating new materials used in organic electronics and photovoltaics. ITMO.NEWS learned about how the new inventions will be used and why photovoltaics has become a strategically important field of research.

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“Digital Talents”: How a New Generation of Specialists Changes the Way Companies Work

“Digital Talents”: How a New Generation of Specialists Changes the Way Companies Work

More than 20 years ago Nicholas Negroponte, a computer scientist and founder of MIT’s Media Lab, was among the first to use the term “digital economy”. Today these words are often said by politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs. In near future, systematic development of digital economy could make data the new oil, says the Russian Ministry of Communications. But how soon will that occur and what measures need to be taken already? During a recent lecture at the Week of Information Society Technologies 2017, Semyon Schetinin, head of the Russian office of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), spoke about the effect of digital technology on traditional economics, who “digital talents” are and why authoritarian management style will not fare well in modern companies.

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New Femto-Camera with Quadrillion Fractions of a Second Resolution

New Femto-Camera with Quadrillion Fractions of a Second Resolution

Researchers from ITMO University have built a setup for recording holograms of tiny objects like living cells with a femtosecond speed. The new method allows one to reconstruct phase topography of a studied sample according to deformations that emerge in a laser pulse when it passes through the specimen. In comparison to electron microscopes, the device can visualize transparent biological structures without introducing contrast agents. The paper was published in Applied Physics Letters. 

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ITMO Students in Singapore: How to Please Customers by Analyzing Their Social Media

ITMO Students in Singapore: How to Please Customers by Analyzing Their Social Media

In future, social networks could make advertisers’ work much easier. Big Data analysis algorithms can already figure out the ins and outs of a customer’s personality. They can be used to track negative reviews, determine the customers’ desires, identify their psychological type and tailor advertisements according to each customer’s data. A group of Master’s Degree students from the Computer Technologies Department have studied this topic at the National University of Singapore. They have told us about their research and the pros and cons of living in a city state. 

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Art&Science: Optical Devices In Fine Arts And Design's Role In Evolution

Art&Science: Optical Devices In Fine Arts And Design's Role In Evolution

​Last Saturday, the final "Art&Science: Art, Science, Museum" open lecture took place at the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum. The project, supervised by ITMO University and staff from the State Hermitage Museum, has been around for nine months; during each of its events, leading international experts presented research in the field of art and science. This time, the speakers were Charles M. Falco from the University of Arizona and Paola Antonelli, Director of R&D at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City. They've talked about nontrivial collaborations of art and science that came to be a long time ago and continue to develop ever since

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THE Rankings: ITMO University Gets Into Europe's Top-200

THE Rankings: ITMO University Gets Into Europe's Top-200

Recently, the Times Higher Education ranking agency published its rankings of the best European universities. This is the first time the agency has created a regional ranking like this; the reason for doing so is that among the best universities of the world that are part of the Times Higher Education University Rankings, more than 40% are from Europe. ITMO University has secured its September's success in THE WUR (World University Rankings), having got 3rd place among Russian universities presented in the rankings and 191-200 position among Europe's leading universities. 

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