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ITMO is the only university in Russia where you can train to be a science communicator, develop services for the visually impaired, or become an infochemist. In fact, there are 10 Master’s programs at the university that will equip you with a unique set of interdisciplinary skills that’s unattainable at any other institution in the country. Explore them with this digest.
ITMO University placed third in the categories Information Technology and Engineering & Robotics of the latest RAEX national ranking by subject. In total, the ranking featured 164 universities from 42 regions of Russia.
Last summer, ITMO and Gazprom Neft launched a world-class innovative industrial center in St. Petersburg. Now, researchers – including ITMO students – at the new facility are developing new materials, sensors, robots, and other solutions for the oil and gas sector. Read on for an insider peek at the center’s work.
In September 2022, ITMO University’s Advanced Engineering School received its first class of 55 Master’s students. Over the next two years, they’ll combine their primary studies with classes in data-driven approach and team management, all to become accomplished principal engineers. Today, we look at the school’s educational process, its differences from conventional programs, and the students’ impressions so far.
The new Master’s program titled Digital Systems Engineering will operate within ITMO’s Higher School of Engineering and Technology. Established recently, the school brings together the university’s Research Institute of Light-Guided Photonics, the Research and Development Center “Precision Electromechanics”, and the Engineering and Technology Center. The new program follows a project-oriented approach, thus making it possible for students to gain hands-on experience developing real-world equipment and receive a salary as university researchers. Here’s what you need to know about the new program.
ITMO graduate Vadim Zayats together with his brother Andrey Chekan founded LIIS Engineering Solutions in 2006. The company specializes in home and office automation. Over a 15-year period, it has developed a smart office for VK, automated Lakhta Center, the tallest skyscraper in Europe, and presidential suites in the Grand Hotel Europe, as well as implemented other major projects. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, Vadim shared how he started the business, who influenced the company, and what competencies you need to join his team.
ITMO University is one of the best engineering schools in Russia, according to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. He recently visited the new under-construction campus of Kapitza Phystech Lyceum of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, attended classes, and talked with the school’s students and graduates. At the meeting, he shared plans for large-scale support of engineering education in Russia.
In the second part of this two-part series, ITMO.NEWS continues to speak about summer schools for school students. Held under the aegis of ITMO.START, the intensive courses help prospective students find their niche and acquire new competencies.
Project-Based Master’s Program – ITMO’s Higher School of Engineering Offers a New Approach to Education
It often happens that students graduate from universities equipped with profound theoretical knowledge but with no experience of applying it in practice. That leads them to spend several years adapting to the actual labor market conditions instead of using their full potential in their field.
Artemii Zenkin, a Master’s student at ITMO University, and Anastasia Balabanova, a student of the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, have developed a design for a smart toothbrush capable of monitoring its owner’s health. The project brought its creators a win at the Russian national stage of the James Dyson Award competition.