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On December 10, projects submitted as part of the ITMO.FUTURE contest were presented at a final defense. A total of 22 projects made it to the final stage; their creators will receive monetary prizes for their contribution to the university’s development.
This year was a year like no other. We started it ready to celebrate ITMO’s 120th anniversary, but before we knew it, our entire digital infrastructure was put to the test. Though it was not an experience anyone could be prepared for, our staff and students handled it like champs. Truly, it was a jubilee year to remember. So, let’s look back at some of 2020’s top news and what we’ve achieved here at ITMO University!
Just last month, a new coworking space opened its doors at ITMO’s main building on Kronverksky Prospekt 49. On November 24, a counterpart opened at the Lomonosova St. 9 campus. Both of the coworking spaces and the upcoming library have been developed as part of the university’s overall transformation strategy that aims to make studying, working, and socializing comfortable and enjoyable for all students.
Did you know that the lavish building that is home to ITMO’s International Office was once… a church? Earlier on, we’ve taken you on visual tours of St. Petersburg’s white nights and a retrospective of Victory Day celebrations. This time, we’ll be taking a look at the one thing closest to our hearts: the history of ITMO University’s many academic buildings. With centuries of rich history between them, these architectural jewels are part of St. Petersburg’s cultural fabric – and so is our university.
The ITMO Highpark JSC has successfully passed its first public hearings for the conditionally authorized use of a site for the construction of phase-one objects of the new science, education and innovations-focused center ITMO Highpark in St. Petersburg’s Pushkinsky District. This site will be used for the phase-one construction works, housing a study building, dormitories, research centers, and a sports and recreation center with a swimming pool.
Helping Sleepwalkers, Fighting Excessive Snow and Ensuring Better Security on Campus: Best Projects by 2019 “It’s Your Call!” Participants
“It’s Your Call!”, a winter school organized by ITMO University together with Sberbank, has just come to a close. Attending this year were 180 contestants of the five educational tracks (Programming and IT, Data- and Cybersecurity, Big Data, Robotics, and Photonics) of the national student competition “I am a Professional”. Over the course of five days, the students took part in project work to find a solution to topical social and infrastructural issues with the help of modern technologies. All project work topics went under the common banner of “campus life”. ITMO.NEWS reports on the projects that made it onto the winners’ podium.
On November 17, the first session of ITMO Highpark’s international expert council was held as part of the 7th St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. The discussion revolved around proposed architectural and planning solutions for ITMO University’s innovative new campus in the Yuzhny satellite city, in the Pushkinsky District of St. Petersburg. Design concepts were showcased by bureaus from the UK, the Netherlands, Austria and Russia. After reviewing the proposals, the international expert council is expected to pick one that will determine the future look of ITMO Highpark.
On September 4 the central headquarters of Interfax news agency in Moscow hosted a press conference dedicated to the beginning of implementation of the ITMO.Highpark innovations center. Konstantin Noskov, the Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, announced the start of a new stage of this project’s development.
What will the universities of the future look like? Why does a university today need to change constantly to stay in touch with the times? In an open interview at the Campus Festival, Daria Kozlova, ITMO University’s First Vice Rector, spoke with Paperpaper.ru’s editor-in-chief Kirill Artemenko about today’s biggest trends in education and the importance of giving students the opportunity to create their own educational tracks.
The fourth international spatial development forum was recently held in St. Petersburg at the “Manege” Central Exhibition Hall. The theme of this year’s forum was “iCities: New Codes - New Rules”. The forum’s organizers went from an impersonal discussion of buildings, technology and development programs to the essence of a human-oriented city, based on the principles of citizen engagement and sustainable development, and also the use of smart technologies. The future of Russia’s innovative campuses was also discussed at the forum.