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Almost a thousand Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD students from ITMO University have participated in the online soft skills course “Life in Science: A Guide for Young Researchers”. Learn more about the course from its authors in this ITMO.NEWS article.
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.
Smart Urban Environment: ITMO University Holds First Professional Development Course for Staff of Sevastopol State University
Aiming to help the participants develop an understanding of the development of the smart city concept in Sevastopol, the course emerged as a result of a cooperation and partnership agreement between the two universities. Forming the basis of the course were the results achieved as part of ITMO’s National Center for Cognitive Technologies priority project “Metacognitive technologies for the management of smart city services”.
Academy of Talents: ITMO’s Specialists from Institute of Design & Urban Studies Host Lectures for School Students
St. Petersburg’s Academy of Talents has hosted Live City, a specialized educational program on urban science and design for school students. Participating as experts of the projects were the staff of ITMO University’s Institute of Design & Urban Studies. The specialists contributed with a series of introductory lectures and held interactive workshops. This should help the 9-to-11-graders to find a relevant topic for team research work that they could then present at the national competition of scientific and technological projects “Big Challenges” in the track “Smart City”.
For the third time in a row, ITMO University’s Entrepreneurship Center organizes the SumIT international summer startup school. This year, SumIT is held as part of the StartUp Connect cross-border cooperation program. That’s why the program was, first and foremost, aimed at students from ITMO University and Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK University), Finland. Also participating are students from Finland, China and Bangladesh, as well as experts from the Entrepreneurship Center and businesspeople.
The 29th annual summer school has wrapped at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, featuring courses in natural sciences, maths and informatics. One of the school’s most important focuses was Accessible Design, a field developing the methods and techniques that pave the way for inclusive technologies not only in regard to accessible urban spaces but also usable mobile app design and a wide range of other aspects. The course “Inclusive and Accessible Design of ICT: Foundational Introduction to Creating Technology for Humans with Diverse Sensory, Cognitive and Physical Abilities” was, inter alia, attended by the representatives of ITMO University, who related their Finnish experience to ITMO.NEWS.
Virtual, augmented and mixed reality are among today’s most promising technologies. Despite the growing popularity, one can get a free introduction to this field at one of the world’s best universities, Oxford Brookes. Yulia Trushina and Alena Jigalova, ITMO Master’s students from the Multimedia Technologies, Design and Usability program, who recently participated in this educational course, share their experience.
ITMO University continues to invite established lecturers from different universities. Sergei Tihodeev is a lecturer from Lomonosov Moscow State University who is renowned for his research in the field of electrodynamics and nonlinear optics. During a course that ended last week, Mr. Tihodeev told the students about an effective method for solving Maxwell's equations. ITMO.NEWS asked the professor about the possible applications of his research, the achievements of ITMO's Faculty of Physics and Engineering and further collaboration plans.
Head of Mitsubishi Electric’s Department of Conditioning Systems: Why Working with Universities Is Our Top Priority
‘Development Trends of Life Support Systems’, a new educational project organized by ITMO’s School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems together with the Russian branch of Mitsubishi Electric, the world’s leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art utility systems, has just started at ITMO University. The project consists of a series of workshops by the company’s specialists, who will brief students on which cooling solutions for data storage and processing centers have already been developed since the start of the ‘Yarovaya package’ implementation period, and how Mitsubishi Electric’s heat pumps, as well as split-air conditioning and water-cooling systems are used in the industry and beyond. The project will give the students, researchers and scientists of ITMO University a unique opportunity to learn more about hi-tech equipment and the latest trends in the field of energy conservation and renewable energy technologies. ITMO.NEWS met with Alexandra Bazhanova, Head of Mitsubishi Electric Russia North-West’s Department of Conditioning, Ventilation and Heating Systems, to discover which goals the company plans to achieve by cooperating with universities and why young professionals need to be up-to-date with the modern trends in the field they are, or will be working in.
A good user interface takes into account human flaws, minimizes mistakes and users’ irritation. But how do you create a coherent interface? Why is it so important to know about user experience design and what should one learn to create software that would “speak” to its users? We spoke to Andrey Balkansky, senior lecturer at ITMO’s Department of Engineering and Computer Graphics, who recently completed the “User Interface and Information Representation” course at Artem Gorbunov’s Design Bureau in Moscow. The course was conducted by renowned Russian designer Ilya Birman.