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Twice a year (in May and September), members of the ITMO.Family come together for the traditional Bike Ride with the Rector. This year, the cyclists, who took a slightly modified route through Primorsky Victory Park and over Yakhtenniy Bridge, could also opt to participate in the ITMO Pulse study, a part of the university’s larger project be healthy. ITMO.NEWS talked to some of the participants to learn how they stay healthy and fit.
KronBars Arena is a state-of-the-art e-gaming location with powerful desktops, last-gen consoles, and a recording studio where prospective and current students, as well as employees, from ITMO and other universities can record podcasts and streaming videos, play computer games, and participate in esports tournaments.
For this new installment of our get-to-know series, we’ve decided to talk to several coaches from ITMO’s acclaimed KronBars student sports club. It was hard to choose just several among the over 50 sports clubs available, so we went for the sports we wanted to try: ballroom dancing, fencing, and ultimate frisbee. What’s the best way to stay in shape? Where does one look for inspiration or second wind? Find out in this interview.
Did you know that at ITMO’s KronBars Club, you can get your points for physical education by competing for the university as an esports athlete? We got together with Daniil Kirpichenko, the head of esports at KronBars, to ask all about this opportunity: from entry requirements for athletes to ITMO’s star players and in-house tournaments.
Why is chess so popular in Russia? Let’s take a closer look at this mindful sport as a national phenomenon and discover the modern perspective by getting to know ITMO’s Chess Club.
Coming all the way from the South American country of Ecuador, Ricardo is a first-year Bachelor’s student studying mechatronics at ITMO. He developed a strong interest in robotics while he was in school and decided to pursue it further in college. His hobbies include singing, guitar music, and photo editing. Read on to learn more about this talented Latin American student and his experiences here in St. Petersburg since his arrival in September 2021.
On December 2-4, ITMO University hosted the VIII National Forum devoted to the topical issues of further development of student sports in Russia. The opening speech was delivered by Grigory Gurov, the deputy minister of Science and Higher Education. The conference brought together the representatives of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Russian Student Sports Union, the Association of Russian Student Sports Clubs, and rectors of various Russian universities to discuss the county’s priorities in student sports and ways to develop student sports leagues and clubs. Here are the highlights from the meeting.
This year marked the first KRONBARS.STARS sports scholarship contest for students with unique sports achievements. This time, there are eight winners who got to enroll at the university with minimal Unified State Exam (USE) scores thanks to their successes in basketball, futsal, and rowing. Read on to learn more about ITMO’s new sports stars and their plans for the future.
At ITMO you can do both science and sports! Any member of ITMO.FAMILY can choose the sports club they like most and stay fit. Here are eight facts on how to do it.
Forget the crowded gyms. The insanely beautiful and warm summer this year is your ticket to a new healthier you: why not try out an outdoor sport right here in the city?