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  • Gamedev at ITMO: Latest Video Games by Master’s Students

    Game Development Technologies is a top-choice Master’s program at ITMO University that produces over 20 new game designers and programmers every year. In the program, students explore Unreal Engine and other gamedev technologies, as well as create their original games. Here are some of the projects developed by the program’s students.


  • Gamedev Leader at Lesta Games Shares His Path From Programming to Gamedev

    As a university student, Danila Lychkin went from a programmer at a Moscow-based company to a  team lead at an international corporation but ultimately decided to quit his job to pursue gamedev instead. Now, he heads the gamedev department at Lesta Games and oversees the production of World of Warships. In this interview, the former programmer weighs in on how to quit everything to chase after your dreams – and succeed.


  • Student From China on Why Choose Russia and ITMO

    Born and bred in Heihe, Xiaobo Li has been studying Russian virtually since he was a kid. By the end of school, he set his heart on studying in Russia. His desire to visit a foreign country and master information technologies brought him to ITMO where he got a Bachelor’s degree in humanities and IT and is currently pursuing his Master’s in digital transformation strategies and technologies. In this interview, Xiaobo Li shared his studying experience with ITMO.NEWS.


  • Teach Me, Teach – New ITMO Podcast Tackles Education Today

    Should you study at a university or take an online course instead? Can you learn a new job in just one month? What should you be taught at a school or university? And why can't programmers do without soft skills? Every two weeks, experts from higher education institutions, EdTech, and IT will talk about these and other relevant topics on ITMO’s podcast – Teach Me, Teach – hosted by Anton Komolov, a pioneering TV host with MTV Russia, and Daria Kozlova, ITMO’s First Vice Rector and Education Director at Yandex.


  • Yandex Scientific Award Laureate Aleksei Shpilman on Developing AI in Russia

    Aleksei Shpilman had his start in bioinformatics, but later turned to developing AI technologies at Yandex, JetBrains, and Gazprom Neft. With the Ilya Segalovich Award from Yandex and several international contest wins under his belt, Aleksei sees training AI specialists as one of his key missions. In this article, the researcher explains what makes AI “magical,” how mathematics and algorithms can help people, and what can be done to bridge business and education.


  • Agreement Signed: ITMO Partners with the Association of Major Software and Equipment Consumers

    The partners are determined to build an efficient system for training IT specialists that can be scaled up to other universities. As stated in the agreement, ITMO students will now on be able to participate in projects developed by members of  the Association of Major Software and Equipment Consumers (AMSEC). In their turn, representatives of member companies will join the university’s team as lecturers, heads of practical training, and industry experts.


  • The Future of AI: ITMO Scientists Present Cutting-Edge Projects

    Scientists from ITMO University have presented innovative open-source products in the field of machine learning (ML) and related digital technologies that received grants from the National Technological Initiative (NTI) and the federal project Artificial Intelligence. The presentation of the projects, which took place on December 14, was attended by government officials, entrepreneurs, and experts. Find out more about the field’s advances in this article. 


  • Digital Renaissance: Yandex Academy Conference on Metaverses, Digital Doubles, and Technological Art

    We’re witnessing a massive technological shift, which allows different fields, such as art and science, medicine and cybernetics, programming and anthropology, to intersect. What trends are especially relevant nowadays? Digital artists and experts in education gathered at the annual Yandex conference YAC/e to discuss this and many other related questions.


  • Online Schools VS Universities: Best Education for a Career in IT

    A career in IT is the dream job for many. High wages, comfy offices, a friendly culture, and, of course, cookies – all these things draw young specialists to the industry. But what is the best education for fledgling IT professionals? This was the topic of discussion on November 9 at Yet another Conference on Education – the major online conference organized by Yandex.


  • Take Our Famous Programmers Quiz

    Today, on September 13, we celebrate the Day of the Programmer. It’s annually celebrated on the 256th day of a year because 256 (2 to the power of 8) is the number of distinct values that can be represented with a byte. For this occasion, we’ve compiled a test for you dedicated to the history of programming and IT. Take a look at the pictures and try to guess who’s painted there.