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ITMO Open Science: Science and Cutting-Edge Inventions Presented at One of Russia’s Largest Contemporary Art Museums
On the eve of Russian Science Day, February 7, the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art hosted the second ITMO Open Science conference. The event became a platform on which scientists and students could speak about their research, ask questions, and discuss common problems and goals in a non-conventional atmosphere. More on the new science conference format and how it helps bring together different research teams in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
Global warming is one of the most discussed topics of our time. According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) estimates, if we don’t take any action now the average temperature around the globe will rise by 3,7–4,8°С. Production of harmful substances used in the refrigeration industry contributes to the existing environmental problems. ITMO University has recently hosted Global Warming: The Main Challenge for Refrigeration Industry, a conference where experts in the field got to discuss the prospects of the industry, the ways to solve the issue of ozone layer depletion and transition to more eco-friendly technologies. ITMO.NEWS asked the participants about the main trends in the industry and the key projects currently in development.
Last week at the Tochka Kipenia event space was marked by the Majorov International Conference on Software Engineering and Computer Systems, a part of ITMO University’s 120th anniversary celebrations. The topics of the conference included software engineering development, computer systems and cyber-physical systems. One of the key presentations on the first day of the conference was given by Dmitry Kirillov, the president of VR solution company Modum Lab. He described the potential application of VR to educate children and adults alike. Read on for the highlights of his talk.
The SLUSH festival, one of the biggest startup events in Europe, has recently ended in Helsinki, Finland. Several of ITMO University’s Technopark residents took part in the event. For them, it was an opportunity to present their projects, attract potential investors and familiarize themselves with their counterparts’ work. A total of three companies collaborating with ITMO University received awards from the jury. Read on to learn more about the festival and why it is important for startups to participate in such events.
The fifth WUD@ITMO 2019 international conference on user interface took place at ITMO. Here, the speakers, specialists in the field of UX/UI design, share knowledge, opinions, and effective solutions. Around 400 professionals attended this year’s event. Some of the topics were interface design for complex subject fields, the trials and tribulations of dealing with trends and cases from the participants’ personal experience. Read on to learn more.
ITMO University Student Participates in BRICS International Youth Forum as Part of Russian Delegation
On October 17-20, the capital of Brazil hosted the fifth BRICS International Youth Forum. The main topics for discussion were new educational formats, the development of soft skills, as well as entrepreneurship in the student community. Presenting his research at the panel session was Kirill Plugin, a fourth-year Bachelor’s student of ITMO University’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty and co-founder of the Digital Generation club. Read on to learn more about the forum and its results.
St. Petersburg has recently hosted the international conference “Lighting Design”, which aims to serve as an open platform for dialog between science, business, and art communities and the government. ITMO University was one of the co-organizers of the event. ITMO.NEWS attended one of the conference’s venues to find out which tasks specialists in the field of urban lighting design are currently facing.
“No matter how much we talk about the progress and the synthesis of technologies, no magic will happen until there is one irreplaceable component – a human being,” says Denis Astakhov, CEO of Avocado Toast, of the main idea behind the international scientific-practical conference “Lighting Design” in 2019. We stand on the brink of the Russian lighting industry development, where previous approaches lose their relevance. While some companies anticipate changes, and others try to solve short-term problems, there are those who look to the future and consider the possibility of creating a comfortable lighting environment in the context of digitalization. Organized by ITMO University together with the State Hermitage Museum and the ARCHCLUB social and professional project, the “Lighting Design” conference will be dedicated to this particular topic, as well as the role of humans in the lighting industry development.
Last week, the “More than ESP” international conference was held at ITMO University bringing together English language teaching specialists from around the world. An ITMO.NEWS correspondent attended the conference and got the chance to talk to experts from different countries about their views on current trends in education, the role of technology in education and the way teaching English could change in the 21st century.
Academic Exchange, Environmental Studies and Education for All: Representatives of World’s Best Universities Meet For EAIE in Helsinki
In late September, Helsinki hosted the annual EAIE conference, which was the biggest since its founding, attracting over 6,200 participants from 95 countries. ITMO University was among the world’s best educational organizations. We got in touch with the members of the St. Petersburg EAIE delegation and found out all about the current trends in education that were discussed in Finland.