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Movie Fridays: Unsung Heroes

Movie Fridays: Unsung Heroes

It’s hard to see through that sparkling Miyazaki haze that surrounds Japanese anime culture, but once you do, you’ll find that the Land of the Rising Sun is awash with other genius animators who are no less worthy of attention. As much as we love the maestro himself (keep your eyes peeled for our Studio Ghibli best-of!), we’d like you to meet our other anime idols; we promise that they’ll woo you just as much!

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Fabio Biffi, Head of Bicasa SRL, on Flexible Lab Design and Equipment of Tomorrow

Fabio Biffi, Head of Bicasa SRL, on Flexible Lab Design and Equipment of Tomorrow

Last week ITMO University was host to the second International Conference “Lab Space Design”. The conference is organized in collaboration with Bicasa SRL (Italy), a leading manufacturer of laboratory furniture and fume hoods, the Rosanalit-Test engineering company and ITMO University’s International Research Center "Biotechnologies of the Third Millennium". Guests of the conference discussed the modern architecture of research centers, safety standards, ergonomics, eco-friendliness and complex solutions for lab spaces. Fabio Biffi, head of Bicasa SRL, spoke about his company’s main principles in designing lab equipment. 

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ITMO University Hosts BPO'2018 Conference

ITMO University Hosts BPO'2018 Conference

ITMO University is currently hosting the 10th international conference  "Basic Problems of Optics" (BPO'2018). From October 15 to 19, scientists will be discussing the relevant issues of theoretical research in the fields of optics, photonics, and quantum technologies, as well as their practical applications.

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Founder of MEL Science Vasily Filippov: Only Those Who Work Hard Are Successful

Founder of MEL Science Vasily Filippov: Only Those Who Work Hard Are Successful

“What do you think was the first chemical reaction in the world?”, it is with this curveball that Vasily Filippov, founder of MEL Science, a company which designs chemistry kits that help children make their first steps in science, opened his lecture at ITMO University’s SCAMT Laboratory. But this experiments-based venture is an experiment for Vasily himself: he embarked on this adventure after an impressive fifteen-year record of developing mobile apps. Daria Lampadova from Megabyte Media, a student media outlet powered by ITMO University, quizzed the entrepreneur on what prompted him to quit his successful career of a programmer and how he plans to revolutionize the approach to modern education. 

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Laeneco Founder Ilya Skorobogatov: How to Take the Japanese Market by Storm

Laeneco Founder Ilya Skorobogatov: How to Take the Japanese Market by Storm

This February, the team behind the telemedical healthcare startup Laeneco won a pitch session organized by ITMO University’s Technopark together with Japanese business experts. This victory gave them the opportunity to bring their hi-tech device for monitoring lung conditions to Fukuoka (Japan), where they participated in the prestigious WARAKU SUMMIT. The project has already made its entrance on the Japanese market, having received the backing of the country’s government. ITMO.NEWS met with Laeneco’s founder Ilya Skorobogatov to find out why the Land of the Rising Sun is so receptive to telemedical services and why launching on the Japanese market is often much easier than doing the same in Europe or the US.

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This Weekend in St. Petersburg: October 20-21

This Weekend in St. Petersburg: October 20-21

Twirl and pirouette at a classy ballroom dance, get a glimpse of the Eternal City, immerse yourself into the early 20th century Russian music scene, and travel back to the Art Nouveau era with a fashion exhibition – this weekend’s line-up offers lots of opportunities to get away from the autumn’s doom and gloom!

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What It’s Like to Make Games for a Living

What It’s Like to Make Games for a Living

In the past year, profit from video gaming amounted to 137 billion USD. The moviemaking industry, for comparison, “only” makes two-thirds of that, a measly 90 billion. And the market for games keeps on growing as handheld devices start to surpass PlayStation 3 in performance. Artem Polyakov, a business development director at TRACE Studio, came to ITMO University last week to talk with students about making it in today’s expanding market. 

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ITMO Students Study Circular Economy in Latvia

ITMO Students Study Circular Economy in Latvia

On September 30, a course on ‘Circular economy and sustainable natural resources management” was launched as part of the CREA-RE-RU international project. Led by the Faculty of Food Biotechnologies and Engineering’s teacher Anastasia Pavlova, four ITMO students majoring in ‘Ecological engineering’ and ‘Industrial ecology and cleaner production’ visited the University of Latvia to work on real-life tasks in the field of resource conservation. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, the participants talked about participants talked about what a green economy is all about and discussed the importance of such international initiatives.

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ITMO University Moves Up in QS BRICS Ranking

ITMO University Moves Up in QS BRICS Ranking

ITMO University has improved its position in this year’s QS BRICS 2018/19 ranking, moving up 11 places and placing 64th in the Top-400. Every year, the ranking evaluates the performance of universities in the five BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

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All St. Petersburg's a Stage: Must-Visit Unusual Theaters

All St. Petersburg's a Stage: Must-Visit Unusual Theaters

Often referred to as the Cultural Capital of Russia, St. Petersburg is all about galleries, exhibitions, art spaces, museums, concerts, creative meetings, poetry readings and street art. But its main attraction is theater, “a true temple of art”. Classic or modern, royally chic or hidden in dark cellars, with a rich history or brand new, innovative, social or bold, you can find whatever you like! Stop, you don’t like theater at all? You just haven’t found the right one for you yet! You're just starting to learn Russian? You don't have to understand everything to enjoy the atmosphere and the experience. Here we have several modern and unpretentious theaters you can start your search with…

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