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  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Andrey Balkanskii on Keeping up With the Trends as a Lecturer

    CGI cartoons are what inspired Andrey Balkanskii to study design. He enrolled at ITMO to dive into this field and after gaining professional experience, came to develop his projects at his alma mater. Andrey Balkanskii also teaches specialized courses focused on UX/UI design and last year he won the ITMO.EduStars award. Why are lecturers like coaches and how can they keep up with the ever-changing trends? Read on to find out. 


  • ITMO Edu.Stars Winner Anton Starovoytov on Teaching Lab Classes Online

    Anton Starovoytov started teaching as a PhD student. Now he is the vice dean of ITMO’s Faculty of Photonics and a researcher at the university’s International Research and Educational Center for Physics of Nanostructures. He also develops educational projects, such as virtual simulations of physical equipment for lab projects on nonlinear optics, which will make such equipment more accessible. Last year, Anton Starovoytov was named one of the winners of the ITMO.EduStars contest. Read on to learn about organizing online lab projects in optics and how to manage to do everything you’ve planned.


  • EduStars Winner Marina Barantseva: Teaching the Way I’d Want to Be Taught

    Marina Barantseva started out as a professional linguist and translator and worked in marketing for ten years before deciding to completely reinvent her life. She followed her childhood dream to become a teacher; for the past three years, she has been teaching English to university students. Last year, she won the ITMO EduStars contest of best academic practices. In this interview, we asked her about the trick to motivating students to attend 8 am classes and the reasons lecturers need to continuously learn something new. 


  • EduStars Winner Alexander Trifanov on His Career Path and the Importance of Challenging Students

    ITMO.NEWS continues to share the stories of the EduStars winners by presenting the third star of the series – Alexander Trifanov, an associate professor at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics. In this article, Alexander speaks about his career path and goals, as well as explains why teachers should challenge their students more and why your work should also be your hobby.