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  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Daria Chirva: Students Should Be Engaged, Not Forced To Learn

    The ITMO Edu Awards contest is an excellent opportunity for lecturers and mentors to present themselves professionally and win an award for their achievements in education. One of the contest’s winners, Daria Chirva, became the head of ITMO University’s Thinking educational module last year. In this interview, she speaks about what helped her win the award, explains why it’s important to deal with the ethical side of artificial intelligence, and elaborates on what philosophy and paragliding have in common.


  • Anton Syutkin On Teaching Philosophy at a Technical University

    In this series, we talk about laureates of ITMO Edu Awards. In 2021, Anton Syutkin, an employee at ITMO’s Institute of International Development and Partnership, became one of the winners of the ITMO.EduStars track. He has been holding seminars in philosophy at ITMO University for five years. We asked him how hard it is to be a lecturer and researcher at the same time, what it’s like to teach philosophy at ITMO, and how this course can be improved.


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Ksenia Kapelchuk on How Philosophy Can Help Get in Touch With Your Inner Self

    To stimulate its teachers and mentors, ITMO University has introduced the annual ITMO Edu Awards, meant to recognize superior accomplishments in education. ITMO.NEWS talked to Ksenia Kapelchuk, a philosophy lecturer and one of last year’s award winners, to learn more about what makes philosophy unique, how the pandemic affected teaching, and how she got into the art of fragrances.


  • ITMO Edu Awards 2022: ITMO University’s Award for Achievements in Education

    ITMO University is happy to announce the comeback of the series of events aimed at raising the status of the university’s academic staff and nominating the best lecturers and mentors.


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Antonina Fedorova: Public Speaking Can Change Our Reality

    This year, Antonina Fedorova, a practicing psychologist and soft skills lecturer, received an award for achievements in education. Read on to learn how the winner of the EduStars contest manages to build trust with her students, why professional deformation isn’t always a bad thing, and what makes a successful speech.


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Alexander Mayatin on Combining IT and Education

    Last year, ITMO launched its own award for achievements in education, which was granted to lecturers who apply best practices in their work. ITMO.NEWS talked to Alexander Mayatin, winner of the ITMO.EduStars track of the contest and an associate professor at ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty, and asked how it feels to work at an IT university for someone with a PhD in pedagogy, why teaching is different at school and at uni, and what principles guide his own work. 


  • EduStars Winner Yury Andreev: Lecturers Need to Understand What Their Students Are Interested In

    In continuation of our interview series with winners of the ITMO.EduLeaders contest, we’ve talked to Yury Andreev, deputy dean of ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, who told us how to better understand one’s students and what kind of feedback he values most.


  • EduStars Winner Alexander Trifanov on His Career Path and the Importance of Challenging Students

    ITMO.NEWS continues to share the stories of the EduStars winners by presenting the third star of the series – Alexander Trifanov, an associate professor at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics. In this article, Alexander speaks about his career path and goals, as well as explains why teachers should challenge their students more and why your work should also be your hobby.


  • EduStars Winner Maria Moskalenko: Students Are Engaged When You Love What You Do

    In continuation of our interview series with winners of the ITMO.EduLeaders contest, we’ve talked to Maria Moskalenko, an assistant at the Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, and winner of the EduStars track. We asked her about her career in programming and transition to teaching, ways to engage students, and her hobbies. 


  • EduStars Winner Valeria Limonova: Every Student Can Be Seen As a Whole Universe

    In another interview of the ITMO.EduLeaders series, we talked to Valeria Limonova, a lecturer in soft skills, about the ways a humanities student can fit in with physicists, how to cope with the impostor syndrome, and the need to always prepare for public speeches.