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Things to Do in St. Petersburg: November 25-26

Things to Do in St. Petersburg: November 25-26

It’s almost winter - cold winds, lack of sunlight, and profound melancholy may well make you regret ever coming to St. Petersburg. Yet, it is nowhere as bad as it seems - there’s still a lot do in our beautiful city! So, why not check our weekly review of the this weekend’s cultural events?

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QS BRICS 2017: ITMO Named Amongst 20% Best Universities

QS BRICS 2017: ITMO Named Amongst 20% Best Universities

In the recently published QS BRICS 2017 ranking, ITMO University showed great results by moving from 101st to 75th position among Russian universities, thus entering 20% of BRICS top universities. Among the factors that contributed to this rapid rise were an increase in indicators related to academic and employer reputation, publications in international journals and the amount of international staff and students.

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ITMO Graduate’s Project Wins Lexus Design Award

ITMO Graduate’s Project Wins Lexus Design Award

Nadejda Abdullina, graduate of ITMO’s Institute of Design & Urban  Studies,  and her team have won the Lexus Design Award 2018 Russia Тор Choice with their project Grabby: a cutting board for people with disabilities. This year’s topic was “Co-” - combining design and functionality; the prize was a trip to Milan Design Week 2018. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, Nadejda talked about how she won the prestigious contest with little experience in industrial design.

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Danfoss Training Center Opens At ITMO University

Danfoss Training Center Opens At ITMO University

The Danfoss Company has recently opened a training center on refrigeration technology at ITMO University. Students of three program tracks will have the opportunity to hone their practical skills on modern refrigeration equipment, conduct lab work and learn about the relevant trends in the industry. The center will also hold workshops for specialists from different companies.

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Chaika Creative Space Opens at ITMO University

Chaika Creative Space Opens at ITMO University

The CHAIKA creative space was opened last week at ITMO University’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations. This space will become a platform for the creative development of students and anyone interested in taking part. CHAIKA is already a venue to the Sunny Petersburg photo exhibition, where visitors can see works by members of the “Art Petersburg” photo community.

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"Travel Is The Key To A Career In Science": Biophotonics Specialist Maria Borovkova On How To Be Successful, While Studying And Working In Three Countries

"Travel Is The Key To A Career In Science": Biophotonics Specialist Maria Borovkova On How To Be Successful, While Studying And Working In Three Countries

Photonics is a scientific field which studies the applied aspects of working with optical signals; for many, it is still an obscure area. According to Maria Borovkova, PhD student at the University of Oulu and ITMO,  who studies in Finland on a double-degree program, photonics, first and foremost, is a source of countless applications for optical signals. Photonics research makes possible the invention of devices and technologies that are designed to make people's lives easier. Biophotonics, which Maria is currently doing research in, helps solve some of the most challenging issues on the planet: cancer detection, Alzheimer's disease and many others. Maria Borovkova told ITMO.NEWS why photonics is one of the most important areas today, what is so special about the life of modern scientists and what opportunities should not be missed while you are still studying.

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ITMO.KIDS Technopark Gives Children a Glimpse of Future

ITMO.KIDS Technopark Gives Children a Glimpse of Future

ITMO.KIDS - a technopark for children where they can learn about the professions of the future in a game format - has been recently opened at ITMO University. School students of any age will now have an opportunity to engage in robotics, game development and animation, bioinformatics, optics, natural sciences and entrepreneurship on a tuition-free basis. Following the first session, dedicated to robotics and circuitry engineering, Alexei Schekoldin, head of ITMO.KIDS, expanded on this new educational project.

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Physics Is No Longer To Explain The World, Rather Predict Its Future

Physics Is No Longer To Explain The World, Rather Predict Its Future

ITMO University has become one of the sites for film screenings of the Contemporary Science Film Festival, which is traditionally held in several Russian cities in late autumn. ITMO has run the film "Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking. Lucky Imperfection", which tells about the physical aspects of time travel. Alexandr Chirtsov, Professor of Physics at ITMO, provided his commentary on the film. ITMO.NEWS interviewed Professor Chirtsov and got to know why classical physics gives only one of the possible approximate interpretations of the world, why the world does not always completely follow the formulated laws of physics and why theoretical physicists  are constantly trying to come up with the right equations, providing the right solutions, while experimental physicists are looking for ways to refute them.

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Leading Russian Universities Open Doors to International Students

Leading Russian Universities Open Doors to International Students

An intellectual competition for future international Master’s students, the Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project, is kicking off soon, with registration of participants beginning on Nov. 20, 2017. Winners will get an opportunity to study tuition-free, courtesy of the government of the Russian Federation, at Russia’s leading universities. The subject areas include Mathematics, Physics, Computer  Science and Economics. The contest is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and is organized by the “Global Universities” Association.

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More Than 50 Thousand Students Apply for "I am a Professional" Contest in a Week

More Than 50 Thousand Students Apply for "I am a Professional" Contest in a Week

The registration of participants for an All-Russian student contest "I am a professional" continues. 50 thousand students from all over Russia will try their chances and apply for the best master’s and Ph.D. programs of the leading Russian universities and present their projects to the best employers in the industry. Students from 550 Russian towns already applied for the contest in just one week. Most of the applications came from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tyumen, Krasnodar and Yekaterinburg.

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