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  • Discovering the Student-Led Plant-Based Menu Initiative at ITMO

    This Tuesday, I ventured from ITMO’s Internationalization Office on our Lomonosova campus to discover the plant-based menu I had heard about at the ITMO cafeteria on Chaykovskogo Street. The initiative, introduced last year by ITMO’s Sustainable Development Club, is about to span the whole university, contributing to more eco-friendly and healthy food choices on campus. Here is what I managed to find out about it.


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Irina Timofeeva on Making Ecology Interesting

    Irina Timofeeva decided to become an ecologist in her school days. Her childhood fascination with the subject led her to receive a Specialist’s degree from St. Petersburg State University and a Master’s at ITMO University. Today, she’s a PhD student at ITMO and teaches students of the university about sustainable development and conscious consumption. Irina is also the co-author of an upcoming book on animals driven to extinction by humans. Last year, she was named as one of the university’s top lecturers according to the ITMO.EduStars contest and received an award for achievements in education. We spoke to Ms. Timofeeva about making ecology exciting to students, the “sixth extinction,” and why we should be preserving what we have instead of bringing back extinct species.


  • Student Spotlight: Mina Hakim, Egypt

    Meet Mina Hakim, an international student from Egypt who is a jack of all trades. A first-year industrial ecology Master’s student, he’s also involved in lots of activities, from volleyball to volunteering. Our conversation turned into a pretty interesting discussion in no time. Read along to learn about his exciting project and much more.


  • ITMO Technopark Takes Part in the German Week in St. Petersburg

    Experts from NRW.Global Business Russia, the trade and investment agency of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia were invited to this meeting. They discussed the possibilities of placing Russian companies on the European market. Green economy, sustainable development, and international cooperation between Russian and German businesses were key topics of the event.


  • ITMO Hosts School for Young Scientists

    ITMO and Tomsk Polytechnic University organized a joint school for young scientists. It took place as part of the SEWAN-2021 international conference dedicated to the sustainable and effective use of energy, water and natural resources. Theoretical lectures were followed by workshops that aimed to reinforce the newly acquired knowledge.


  • ITMO University Rector and Governor of Pskov Oblast Sign Cooperation Agreement

    On April 13, Vladimir Vasilyev, the Rector of ITMO University, and Mikhail Vedernikov, the Governor of Pskov Oblast, signed a cooperation agreement between the university and the region’s administration. 


  • ITMO PhD Student Designs Sustainable Development Project for the Pskov Region

    The project for sustainable development of the area near the Pskov State Regional Power Station was initiated by Sergey Gastev, a PhD student at the Faculty of Energy and Ecotechnology, with support from the administration of Pskov Oblast. Thanks to this project, the station that was supposed to be closed will be able to start functioning again. ITMO.NEWS contacted the project’s author and found out why he decided to save the power station and how his expertise in engineering helped find investors.


  • ITMO Is First Russian University to Organize Hult Prize Competition Semifinal

    The Hult Prize is an international movement supported by the UN that aims to encourage enterprising students from around the world to apply their knowledge and innovative ideas in creating and growing businesses that can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  • Greening for Sustainable Development: Highlights from Lectures on Urban Studies

    Recently, a series of lectures on urban studies was held at ITMO’s Institute of Design & Urban Studies within the framework of the elective course UN Sustainable Development Goals and Smart and Sustainable Urban Development.


  • July and August Summer Schools by Leading International Universities

    Courses on urban science, management, engineering, physics and data analytics – ITMO.NEWS has compiled a list of international online schools you still can register for.