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  • This Week in St. Petersburg: November 23-29, 2023

    From time traveling through art to experiencing the enchantment of the coming winter, the city is bustling with an electric lineup of exhibitions, talks, and shows.


  • Online Schools VS Universities: Best Education for a Career in IT

    A career in IT is the dream job for many. High wages, comfy offices, a friendly culture, and, of course, cookies – all these things draw young specialists to the industry. But what is the best education for fledgling IT professionals? This was the topic of discussion on November 9 at Yet another Conference on Education – the major online conference organized by Yandex.


  • ITMO Open Education Conference: Alternative Formats, Fundamental Skills, and Rap Battles

    On May 20, ITMO once again challenged stereotypes about education one more time, when it welcomed edtech experts, entrepreneurs, and lecturers at the Open Education conference to discuss the future of universities. Participants of this full-blown educational rave could visit workshops and lectures, cheer on rap battles, and even record a podcast. Here are the highlights of the event.


  • What Modern Universities Look Like and What Opportunities They Offer

    On May 12, experts in the field of education met at the International Multimedia Press Center Rossiya Segodnya for a discussion titled Models of Higher Education. How to Choose a University? At the meeting, the speakers talked about general trends in education, new opportunities for students, and unconventional practices. You can learn about the conclusions they’ve reached in this ITMO.NEWS article.


  • ITMO.OPEN: Educational Practices Conference Sheds Light on New Understanding of Uni Administration

    On May 24-25, ITMO University hosted ITMO.OPEN: Educational Practices, a conference for teaching and administrative staff of Russian universities. The participants discussed current trends, challenges, and issues of higher education. One of the event’s roundtable discussions focused on the role of a dean. Heads of ITMO’s structural units shared their experience with modernization, student outreach, and talent search.


  • “Let’s Rot Together”: Experts Discuss Philosophy in the Time of Pandemic

    In March and April, the AIR gallery, ITMO University’s art residence, hosted the exhibition Staying With the Trouble that was dedicated to viruses and their various roles in human lives. Apart from artworks by Russian and international contemporary artists, it also involved creative meetups, lectures, and art mediations. The program concluded with a round-table discussion with quite a peculiar title Let’s Rot Together!. ITMO.NEWS attended the event and learned how philosophers describe the interaction of Earth’s various lifeforms and why decomposition is not always about destruction. 


  • Do TikTokers Need Diplomas? ITMO Hosts Clubhouse Discussion on the Future of Higher Education

    Well-known Russian entrepreneurs and representatives of major online learning platforms discussed their views on education, the role of diplomas in today’s world, and the need for universities to reconsider their approach to the learning process.


  • Metanano 2020 on Gender Inequality in Science

    The METANANO 2020 International Conference on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials has included a round-table discussion regarding gender diversity in science. The participants of the round table were scientists from France, Germany, Switzerland, and Russia. In this article, ITMO.NEWS sums up the main points of this online discussion.


  • “Digital Against the Crisis”: Experts On Market Changes After Quarantine

    The coronavirus had an effect on everyone. A strict worldwide quarantine has affected the lifestyle of millions of people and changed the power balance in business. Companies that focus on digital and IT products are on the rise, their turnover has increased by 300-400%. However, offline business that failed to adapt to the new conditions is in disarray. Participants of a panel discussion “People for digital. Digital against the crisis” at the VII Digital Forum RBC discussed such issues as the digitalization of business, the longevity of this effect, and the kind of specialists that will be relevant after the pandemic. 


  • ITMO Co-Organizes International Conference on Lighting Design

    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.