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  • University of Memphis’ Zabihollah Rezaee on Sustainability and Ethics in Business

    Professor Zabihollah Rezaee, the Thompson-Hill Chair of Excellence and PhD coordinator at the University of Memphis (USA), has given a series of lectures on the topic “Sustainable Business Development, Corporate Management and Professional Ethics” at ITMO University’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations. Master’s and PhD students had the unique opportunity to do a two-week international internship without leaving St. Petersburg and attend the course offered at the world’s top universities. Prof. Rezaee spoke to ITMO.NEWS about his course, the growing importance of professional ethics and how networking made him come to Russia.


  • The History of Light in Art

    For a long time, light was only seen as a functional element of everyday life. Over time, artists have begun to study its properties, the ways it can accentuate shapes and textures. In the 20th century, it became its own “character” in art, architecture, theater and performance art. Caty Olive, a light designer and artist from France, spoke about the history of people’s relationship with light at a lecture in St. Petersburg. The event took place at Alexandrinsky Theatre’s New Stage, supported by ITMO University’s Higher School of Lighting Design.


  • 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.


  • Silicon Valley Insights: 8 Global Trends in Tech

    The Open Innovations International Forum in Moscow attracts top executives from Russian and international companies, investors, experts, scientists and government officials. This year’s event is focused on the matters of future technologies in the life of people, the economy and the society. Marvin Liao, partner at major US-based seed fund 500 Startups, spoke about the biggest trends in tech and which areas young entrepreneurs need to look into. ITMO.NEWS provides a rundown of Liao’s talk.


  • BBC Expert: How to Make Science More Accessible

    Julian Siddle, a BBC science journalist and the producer for BBC World Service and BBC Radio, has given a series of talks at Central Exhibition Hall Manege and ITMO University as part of the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education 2017. Speaking to the audience, he discussed the ways to explain gravity waves to children, why major discoveries often begin with the simplest questions and whether scientific content can compete with the social media’s top vloggers.


  • Art, Love and Depression: How Your Brain Controls Your Life

    Research shows that our brains make decisions up to 10 seconds before we realize it. The subconscious mind is often associated with something mystical, as if decisions are something that can’t be felt or detected. But from a scientific standpoint, decisions are just a result of chemical and biological processes in the brain. Each of these decisions is the result of a competition between the brain cells, natural selection-style. Ilya Martynov, head of neural therapy for children with ADHD at the Brain Development Center, spoke about the brain’s decision process, formation of interests and how to concentrate, at a speaking session as part of the “Brain: Universe Inside Us” project.


  • TransformCity: The Amsterdam Approach to Urban Planning

    On August, 19th, the Oxygen eco-festival took place at the Ziferburg cultural space. Among the speakers for the event was Saskia Beer, a Dutch entrepreneur and urban scientist; in her presentation, she explained why it is that collaboration of government, business and citizens is most important for sustainable development of the urban environment, and shared about how it is possible to give a new life to economically ineffective districts while not having much resources and support at the initial stages


  • New Summer School on Concurrent Computing

    From July 3 to 7 more than 90 developers, students and young scientists from Russia, Europe and the Middle East will attend a course dedicated to the theoretical and practical aspects of concurrent computing. The school’s program will include lectures and workshops developed by leading experts from the USA, Switzerland, France, Austria, Israel and Russia. The first day of the Summer School on Practice and Theory of Concurrent Computing at ITMO University was marked with a talk by Nir Shavit, a renowned scientist, winner of the Gödel and Dijkstra prizes and professor at the Tel Aviv University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • “Digital Talents”: How a New Generation of Specialists Changes the Way Companies Work

    More than 20 years ago Nicholas Negroponte, a computer scientist and founder of MIT’s Media Lab, was among the first to use the term “digital economy”. Today these words are often said by politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs. In near future, systematic development of digital economy could make data the new oil, says the Russian Ministry of Communications. But how soon will that occur and what measures need to be taken already? During a recent lecture at the Week of Information Society Technologies 2017, Semyon Schetinin, head of the Russian office of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), spoke about the effect of digital technology on traditional economics, who “digital talents” are and why authoritarian management style will not fare well in modern companies.