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Today, on June 9, 2021, the winners of the prestigious international SABRE Awards were announced. ITMO University’s DIGITAL NATIVE campaign entered the list of finalists for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region and received the top award in the category Educational and Cultural Institutions.
The ranking agency RAEX has published its tenth annual ranking of Russian universities. For the fourth year in a row, ITMO is included in the top 15 of the ranking, this year being 14th on the list.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British company specializing in the analysis of the global higher education market, has unveiled its latest edition of the QS World University Rankings. Like last year, ITMO University is named among the world’s top 400 universities.
According to the ranking of the Expert analytic center, ITMO’s performance in 2020 placed it in the top 5 Russian universities, also making it the number one in engineering sciences. ITMO was also named the best in four other subjects. All in all, the university was represented by 13 disciplines out of the 16 currently offered at ITMO.
ITMO and LETI Students’ Quick-Charge Startup for Electric Cars To Receive Million Rubles from EnergyHUB
The startup Powerplace, a participant of ITMO’s Energy Club, has developed a smart module for use in quick-charge stations for electric cars and is now set to receive a prize of one million rubles for its win in the student startup competition EnergyHUB. The startup was co-founded by an ITMO student, an ITMO graduate, and three graduates of LETI (St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University).
Robert Robotecky, a self-balancing hoverboard-riding musical robot brought victory to the team from ITMO’s Youth Robotics Lab at RoboCup Russia Open – 2021.
Daria Fedorova, a Bachelor’s student at ITMO’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, was named one of the winners of the NEXT5 contest organized by Pyaterochka retail company. Together with her friend, Daria suggested a modification to the company’s corporate application that would allow potential employees to experience a sneak preview of their job in a virtual simulator, while current retail and storage facility workers would accumulate points to be counted towards their promotion or a salary raise. We reached out to Daria to ask her why she decided to apply, how long it took her to develop the concept, and why she thinks it useful to take part in such events.
THE University Impact Rankings evaluates universities based on their contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ITMO entered the top 400 of the overall ranking, with each of the university’s seven SDG initiatives included in their respective rankings and one of them featuring in the top 100.
The semifinal of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) was held in early April. Two teams from ITMO University became prize-winners: SPb ITMO: pengzoo came third, while SPb ITMO: Insert your name took first place and will now represent the university in the ICPC final. We spoke to Nikolay Budin, Stanislav Naumov, and Roman Korobkov from the winning team about the contest, competing against other ITMO teams, and their reasons for getting into competitive programming.
The hackathon aims to promote tourism in Moscow. This year, among its partners were SberBank, Domodedovo Airport, Rosatom, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, and others. The grand prize was 1.5 million rubles.