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  • The Experiment: Facing My Fears

    I asked my colleagues to write a list of potentially scary things I could do – and then tried doing them all in just one day. Did conquering these fears make me fearless? Read on to find out.


  • Must-Have Apps in Russia

    Whether you’re coming to Russia for the first time or have been here a while, there are several essential apps that will make your life here smoother and easier.


  • ITMO Wins Grand Prix of National PR Award Silver Archer

    ITMO University’s admission campaign DIGITAL NATIVE was named Russia’s best PR campaign of 2020. ITMO also became the first university to ever receive the Silver Archer award. 


  • Editor Clare Wilkinson on Challenges to the Field of Science Communication During and After the Pandemic

    Daria Denisova, head of ITMO’s Center for Science Communication, was included in the advisory group of the new book series on science communication. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Clare Wilkinson, Co-Director of the Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol and the editor of the upcoming series, to talk about the project, the importance of attracting Russian authors, and the main challenges to the field of science communication during and after the pandemic. 


  • Soft Skills: What Are They and Why Do We Need Them?

    How do you develop your soft skills even if you’re convinced that communication just isn’t your cup of tea? To find the answer, we spoke to ITMO University’s Soft Skills lecturers and Konstantin Khomchenko, an ITMO graduate and founder of the Chili Marketing agency.


  • Allergist Olga Zhogoleva on Evidence-Based Medicine and Myths

    Allergist Olga Zhogoleva is not only known for her medical practice – she also runs a popular Instagram blog about evidence-based medicine with over 160,000 followers.


  • Internet as a Neural Network and Distance Sensations: 101.All in One Festival of Technological Art

    On June 20, the sixth annual festival of technological art 101.All in One took place. Usually it is held over the course of several days at the New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre, but this year, due to obvious reasons, a decision was made to move it to the online space. 


  • Oncologist Maksim Kotov: Communicating With a Patient Shouldn’t Be a Game of Luck

    ITMO University is currently hosting a course on effective communication with patients. The workshops for Master’s students in the field of Science Communication are delivered by oncologist Maksim Kotov. In his classes, he explains to students how misunderstandings between doctors and patients impact the quality of medicine and the public’s attitude towards it. The course is also aimed at helping the students develop an understanding of how to build the right kind of dialogue between the medical community and the public. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Maksim to learn more. 


  • White Nights Forum Experts on Combating Pseudoscience in Medicine

    Last weekend, the international oncological forum White Nights took place in St. Petersburg. For the second year in a row, ITMO University’s Science Communication Center has taken part in the event, where, together with the N.N. Petrov National Medical Research Center of Oncology, it organized a session on the reasons why pseudoscientific methods are being used to treat oncological diseases (this year’s session was timed with the launch of a new biomedical specialization in ITMO’s Science Communication Master’s program). The problem was discussed by leading national and international experts in the field of communication, sociology and medicine.