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The Hermitage: Getting the Full Picture

The Hermitage: Getting the Full Picture

Art is never boring, you just need to approach it right to fall under its spell. What you’ll be rewarded with is a whole new (but at the same time, wonderfully age-old) world of beauty, nuance, character, and history, as well as a potentially great new hobby and topic for small talk when the weather just doesn’t cut the mustard anymore. How do I approach it right then, we hear you ask? Here are some of our tried-and-true tips on how to make museum-going less of a yawn and more of a yay, through the example of Russia’s (arguably, not to offend the feelings of the ever-irritable Moscovites) best museum, the State Hermitage.

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Tech Entrepreneur Grigory Kunis: Sky's the Limit

Tech Entrepreneur Grigory Kunis: Sky's the Limit

How does one build a billion-ruble startup from scratch? On December 3 the founder of iGoods Grigory Kunis took part in a meet-up as part of the "Everything Is Possible in St. Petersburg" project. He spoke about his 25 years’ worth of experience of working in mass media and how it helped him to develop his new venture. ITMO.NEWS put down the highlights.  

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Bright New Dawn of Light-Guided Photonics: How the Next Generation of Fiber-Optic Device is Made

Bright New Dawn of Light-Guided Photonics: How the Next Generation of Fiber-Optic Device is Made

Light-guided photonics is one of the most rapidly developing disciplines of modern physics. Cutting-edge research in this field fosters the creation of new measuring systems for practically any physical value out there; one example is gyroscopes, which are integral for the effective operation of navigation systems. These next-gen optical fiber devices are the focus of ITMO University’s Laboratory of Alignment and Assembly of Light-Guided Photonic Devices, which is part of the Research Institute of Light-Guided Photonics headed by Prof. Igor Meshkovsky. ITMO.NEWS met with the Laboratory’s Head Stanislav Aksarin to learn about its creation and its current work.

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Education Anew: Motivation, Development, and Careers in the Digital Age

Education Anew: Motivation, Development, and Careers in the Digital Age

How to set priorities and organize the learning process in the new digital era? By sending tasks via SMS or turning stuffy classrooms into interactive spaces? Marina Kazantseva, a business coach for personal effectiveness, and Maria Ososkova, an expert on career guidance, addressed the current issues of today's education in an interview for Megabyte Media.

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School of Technology Brokering: Establishing Communication between Science and Business

School of Technology Brokering: Establishing Communication between Science and Business

ITMO University has recently hosted the School of Technology Brokering. The sixth event of this kind brought together specialists from companies and universities from 14 regions of Russia. The school's participants attended lectures by guest speakers and developed methods for commercializing scientific inventions. ITMO.NEWS spoke to the school's organizers and participants to find out about the program's strengths and weaknesses.

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This Weekend in St. Petersburg: December 8-9

This Weekend in St. Petersburg: December 8-9

Now that we’re approaching the thick of December, there are more and more winter events on the horizon. Here’s our separate overview of those, but for the time being, we’re proclaiming our weekend guide an (almost) festive-free zone (you’re welcome). On this weekend’s agenda, art exhibitions by the truckload, one very lustrous festival, an observation of the Sun, and some niche holiday shopping!

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St.Petersburg International Innovation Forum 2018: Digital Economy, Biometry and Education

St.Petersburg International Innovation Forum 2018: Digital Economy, Biometry and Education

The 11th St.Petersburg International Innovation Forum ended last week. Its participants from Russia's different regions, universities included, demonstrated their inventions in the fields of IT, security and medicine. ITMO University presented the concept of ITMO Highpark and the best startups developed by its students and staff.

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Winter Fairs in St. Petersburg

Winter Fairs in St. Petersburg

Winter is here, and so is the festive spirit. Throughout December, numerous fairs, festivals, and meetups will pop up all around St. Petersburg. Here’s a handy guide to the most notable ones: from classic Christmas-y festivities and food fests to Soviet-style New Year’s celebrations.

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Head of the .NET-Development Department at JetBrains Sergey Kux: Don’t Build a Process Just for the Sake of It

Head of the .NET-Development Department at JetBrains Sergey Kux: Don’t Build a Process Just for the Sake of It

Many companies are now turning to specific technical solutions in their pursuit to streamline business processes and improve communications between teams. For the .NET-development Department of JetBrains, these consist of CI-integrated merge robot and organizational silver bullets such as EAP (Early Access Program), Feature Freeze, and others. In his recent visit to ITMO, Head of the .NET-development department of the company Sergey Kux met with the university’s students and staff and told them about effective practices for managing the development processes that are used at JetBrains.

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