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The on-site round of the Potanin scholarship contest for Master’s students was held in eight Russian cities between January 22 and February 10. The organizers usually keep the tasks of the on-site round secret, but their format is known to be not unlike that of business simulation games and case competitions. We asked representatives of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation about the aims of the contest and the qualities of a perfect candidate. The candidates themselves told us what motivated them to take part in the competition and the tasks they had to solve during the on-site round.
Seven teams became winners of the International Contest of Engineering Teams “Kvantoriada 2019” (ICCET 2019) that took place in Moscow at the end of last year. Among them was the team Quantum from Astrakhan who got help from the scientists of ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering in the development of their prototype. Read more about the contest, its participants and the joint effort of scientists and students in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
The results of the ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest) semifinals were announced on December 1. Over 100 student teams from the European part of Russia, the Ural region, Belarus and the Baltic states solved problems competing for the right to take part in the finals of the biggest programming contest in the world, which will take place in Moscow on June 26, 2020. The team from St. Petersburg State University was the absolute winner of the semifinals, with ITMO University’s team also coming away with gold medals.
Lena Ilyina is a third-year student at ITMO University’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. In the future, she sees herself as a developer, but it so happened that her participation in the Huawei Honor Cup contest was as part of the nomination “PR (ICT Observer)”. All the more notably, her participation brought her victory. ITMO.NEWS met Lena to talk about how she came across the competition, what it brought her to discover and what plans for her career she envisages now.
The team of the Total Dictation initiative is launching a new contest for authors of popular-science works on Russian language and literature. Journalists and bloggers who explore topics close to those of Total Dictation, are invited to participate, as well as specialists in the field of science and science communication who are interested in the popularization of the Russian language. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Ilya Stakheev, deputy director of the Science Communication Center at ITMO University and one of the founders of Total Dictation, to find out about the contest’s rules and why participating in it may be interesting not only to journalists and philologists.
Open Doors Competition for Tuition-Free Master’s Studies in Russia: ITMO to Coordinate Computer & Data Science Track
The organizing committee of the Open Doors international competition has announced the start of the qualification round, which is a portfolio contest, for international prospective Master’s students wanting to study in Russia. 2019 will be the third year that the competition has been hosted. ITMO.NEWS met with Polina Petrusha, Advisor to First Vice Rector, to find out how many winners of last year’s Open Doors enrolled at ITMO, what is needed to pass the portfolio round, and how this year’s competition will differ from the previous ones.
The final of the regional NordCTF cyber security contest took place in the St. Petersburg “Boiling Point” center. ITMO University team has managed to finish first with a fourfold margin. Our correspondent observed the competition and was lucky enough to talk to its hosts about computer forensics, hacker footprint tracking methods and the fate of the current winners.
An Invention in 100 Days for 10 Million People: ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering Launches a 10-Year Anniversary Contest
ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering is launching Simple Innovations, a contest for young entrepreneurs. It’s open for participation to any beginning engineer, school or university student living in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad District. ITMO.NEWS explains all about what kind of applications the contest’s organizers are after, why it’s being launched in the first place and what prize awaits the lucky winners.
Last year, 162 students joined ITMO’s Master’s programs via a portfolio contest. ITMO.NEWS talked to some of them about their experience, the application process and whatever advice they can offer to this year’s participants.
Project activities allow students to more creatively approach problem-solving and trains them for work in business environments and promotion of their own, and practically useful, products. To enhance the applications of project-oriented approach in education, ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering launched a contest for filling of the positions of developers and mentors of educational projects in the subject area of physics. The winners will receive financial support and the opportunity to bring their ideas into reality both at ITMO and the Sirius educational center in Sochi.