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  • Winter Trails Outside St. Petersburg: Best Nature Destinations

    The approaching holidays are a perfect opportunity to finally get out of the city and enjoy some time outdoors. Here are a few ideas on how you can make the most of it.


  • ITMO in Top 3 of I am a Professional Contest’s Medal Count

    ITMO University placed second in the medal count of the fifth season of the national student competition I am a Professional, as was announced on May 31 after the competition’s wrap-up. The university’s students got 11 gold, 8 silver and 8 bronze awards, 27 in total. This has become the first time ITMO got into the top 3 of the participating universities.


  • ITMO.EduTeam: Your Chance to Launch a Master’s Program at ITMO

    Do you lecture at a university according to a regular curriculum, but dream of launching a Master’s program of your own design? Or maybe you work at a company and want to share your experience with students? Before April 30, you can file an application for the development of a Master’s program for the 2023-24 academic year at ITMO University. Authors of the best ideas will receive up to 1.5 million rubles for the development of their programs, and those of them who don't work at ITMO will have a chance to join the university’s team. Read this article by ITMO.NEWS to learn what other opportunities the contest gives and how to apply for it.


  • RAEX Ranks ITMO Among Top 5 Russian Mathematics And Natural Sciences Universities

    The university also took 6th place among Russia’s universities in technology and engineering. The new ranking was created by the RAEX agency in collaboration with the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation. It is based on the most verifiable indicators such as the average score of university applicants, victories at student competitions, the number of publications and patents, as well graduates’ average salaries. This places the ranking’s methodology among the most reliable ones in the Russian market of higher education.


  • Kunstkamera: Russia’s Bizarre First Museum

    Last week, on the eve of Halloween we were remembering the scary stuff from Russian folklore. This reminded me of one place in St. Petersburg: as a child, I deemed it the city’s scariest, and I still know quite a few people who swear that they will never go there again. So what’s so special about this “Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography”? What makes it so disturbing?


  • How Your Brain Makes Decisions

    Economics, psychology and biology have long studied the process of decision making. It is at the intersection of these subjects that the new science of neuroeconomics, an interdisciplinary field that studies decision making in multiple choice and "risk/reward" situations, has emerged. Vasily Klucharev, the Deputy Dean for Behavioural Sciences at the Higher School of Economics, expanded on this new field of study during an open lecture he gave as part of ITMO’s Science Communication Master’s program.


  • Today We Celebrate Victory Day

    There’s probably not a single Russian family that wasn’t touched by the Second World War, or the Great Patriotic War as it is called in Russia and many former Soviet republics. The years 1941 – 1945 are engraved in all of us, even generations removed from the actual war, as the years of sacrifice, suffering, and faith in victory. It’s what we think about in times of hardship even now – the songs that we sang as kids at school about how victory is to be achieved it at any cost. And the cost was great.


  • Canadian Experts Test ITMO Quantum Network

    From September 25 to October 6, a group of world-class experts in quantum hacking from the University of Waterloo (Canada), under the guidance of prof. Vadim  Makarov,  analyzed the security of the quantum network created by ITMO University. As result of a joint study, the researchers tested the system for potential vulnerabilities and offered ways to patch them, which is crucial to the practical introduction of the technology. Read our article to learn more about the work conducted at ITMO University, as well as the key prospects for the development of quantum communications in the nearest five years.


  • THE World University Rankings 2017−2018: Results

    Times Higher Education has published the results of its World University Rankings 2017−2018 (THE WUR 2018). 18 Russian universities have been named among the world's top-100 educational institutions; ITMO University took the 501-600 position. In comparison with last year, it has succeeded in improving its International Outlook indicator, which reflects the increase in the number of international lecturers and students, as well as the number of papers written in collaboration with foreign researchers.


  • ITMO Scientists Receive Alferov Foundation Award

    Sergei Makarov and Alexander Krasnuk, senior researchers at the Department of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials received the Foundation for Support of Education and Science (Alferov's Foundation) award for their research on non-linear tunable semiconductor and hybrid nanoantennas. According to the jury, their main scientific achievement was the development of a new platform for photonic devices based on dielectric nanoantennas in optical band, as well as the use of femtosecond laser technologies in creation of ultrafast optical nanodevices. In an interview with our newsportal, Sergei Makarov talked about new optical modulators and the work of the recently founded Laboratory of Hybrid Nanophotonics and Optoelectronics.