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ITMO’s KronBars Sports Club Wins Megagrant from the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education
The KronBars sports club won 15 million rubles (about $207,000) in the contest run by the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the best organization of sports activities among higher education institutions.
Daniil Koshelev is a Russian third-year student of the Bachelor’s program Technological Innovations Management at ITMO University. In this interview, Daniil tells us about why he decided to study at ITMO and his experiences as a student and manager of the University's football team.
Esports is a new, growing industry in Russia with the number of viewers already exceeding ten million people and total revenue of around 12 million dollars. ITMO University also has been contributing to the development of this field and shall continue to do so in collaboration with CS.MONEY.
The competition is held annually by the Association of Student Sports Clubs of Russia (ASSC) with the support of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education, as well as the Ministry of Sports.
On Tuesday evening, dozens of ITMO University students and staff met for a traditional bike ride with Rector Vladimir Vasilyev. An ITMO.NEWS journalist also joined the cyclists and talked to some of the participants.
From August 31 to September 4, 2020, ITMO University hosted Introduction Days (link in Russian) for first-year Bachelor’s and Master’s students. The event was created last year to introduce new students to the university’s system, the opportunities it offers – and above all, each other. ITMO.GO, a large-scale celebration traditionally marks the end of the introductory block.
The sedentary conditions of self-isolation can be a serious blow to your mental and physical health. Even when stuck at home, it’s important to engage in some physical activity and not turn your back on sports. The World Health Organization recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week – this is enough to keep fit and feel energized and motivated. How to ensure the necessary amount of physical activity when gyms and swimming pools are closed, and running and walking cautioned against? ITMO.NEWS has made a list of online resources that will allow you to do sports without leaving your home.
In less than 7 years since it was founded, ITMO University’s KronBars club has already been named Russia’s top student sports club three times in a row! Both students and staff members of the University can join the club and make use of its facilities, as well as partake in over 50 different types of sports. Let’s go ahead and find out how you can get in on the fun.
On November 13-17, the city of Pula (Croatia) hosted the 5th World InterUniversities Championships, which saw students compete in a wide range of sports. ITMO University was represented by two teams vying for the main prize in the tennis and chess categories. In the team event, ITMO’s chess players managed to win silver in the prestigious competition. ITMO.NEWS met the team’s members to talk about their experience and being part of the university’s chess club.
On July 13-20, the German city of Heidelberg hosted the 2019 World Ultimate Frisbee Championship for athletes under 24 years old. The competition brought together some 1,300 participants split into 51 teams from 29 countries. The Russian national team was represented by, among others, three ITMO University students. ITMO.NEWS talked to them about how long they have been into this sport, and how they manage to juggle studies with intense frisbee training.