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  • Medical Discoveries That Changed the World

    How did discoveries that were made in the 20th century influence what we know about diseases? How can the discovery of DNA structure help us fight COVID-19? Olga Shestova, a physiologist, PhD, and author of the 30 Nobel Prizes: Discoveries That Changed Medicine book, gave an open lecture about the key scientific breakthroughs that had a huge impact on humankind. We summarized it for you.

    15.09.2020

  • Not a New Format, but a New Form of Communication: ITMO Teaching Staff on Distance Learning

    During a recent discussion organized by ITMO’s Department of Academic Affairs, members of teaching staff discussed how the university and its departments handled the spring semester’s distance learning format and highlighted its drawbacks and advantages.

    29.07.2020

  • ITMO University’s Work Schedule for July 26 – August 16

    The coronavirus-imposed restrictions in St. Petersburg continue to be gradually lifted. However, the epidemiological situation could still worsen. Therefore, in accordance with the order of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the order of the St. Petersburg Government, from July 26 till August 16 ITMO University will continue working remotely for the most part. ITMO University Rector Vladimir Vasilyev has already signed the corresponding order.

    27.07.2020

  • This Mostly Stay-at-Home Weekend in St. Petersburg: Mental Health

    Taking care of your mental health is always important, especially given that the past few months have left many of us a bit worse for wear. Here is an assortment of free online courses to help. And should you want to venture further into the fascinating world of psychology, make sure to also check out this article to learn how our memory works and how to make it work better.

    22.07.2020

  • ITMO University’s Work Schedule for July 13-26

    The coronavirus-imposed restrictions in St. Petersburg continue to be gradually lifted. However, the epidemiological situation could still worsen. Therefore, in accordance with the order of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the order of the St. Petersburg Government, from July 13 till July 26 ITMO University will continue working remotely for the most part. ITMO University Rector Vladimir Vasilyev has already signed the corresponding order.

    13.07.2020

  • Public Council of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Discusses a Report on Higher Education During the Pandemic

    The report, titled “Lessons of the Stress Test”, was drawn up by the heads of Russia’s leading universities. The authors spoke about the challenges higher education institutions faced due to the spread of COVID-19.

    03.07.2020

  • ITMO University’s Work Schedule for June 29 to July 12

    The coronavirus-imposed restrictions in St. Petersburg continue to be gradually lifted. However, there is still the risk of the epidemiologic situation getting worse. That is why in accordance with the order of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the order of the St. Petersburg Government, from June 29 till July 12 ITMO University will continue working remotely for the most part. ITMO University Rector Vladimir Vasilyev has already signed the corresponding order.

    29.06.2020

  • ITMO University’s Work Schedule for June 15 - 28

    The next stage of lifting the coronavirus-imposed restrictions in St. Petersburg started on June 15. It includes opening of libraries and some support businesses. However, most of the restrictions will remain in place until June 28. In accordance with the order of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the order of the St. Petersburg Government, from June 15 till June 28 ITMO University will continue working remotely for the most part. ITMO University Rector Vladimir Vasilyev signed a corresponding order on June 14. 

    16.06.2020

  • ITMO Staff Visit University of Toronto as Part of Megagrant Research Project

    The ongoing pandemic has made the academic community to put a lid on all forms of direct scientific contact such as conferences, internships, and exchanges. Two researchers from ITMO University got lucky: they were able to do an internship at the University of Toronto (Canada) mere weeks before the country closed its borders. We got in touch with them to find out what impressed them most about their Canadian colleagues’ practices, how they had to outrun the travel lockdown, and how their research continues at home.

    05.06.2020

  • ITMO University's Work Schedule for June 1-14, 2020

    On state level, some of the restrictions associated with COVID-19 are prolonged while others are being gradually cancelled. In accordance with the order of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the order of the St. Petersburg Government, starting with June 1 and till June 14, ITMO University will continue most of its operations in a remote format. The corresponding order was signed by ITMO Rector Vladimir Vasilyev on May 29, 2020.

    01.06.2020