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The 12th meeting of ITMO University’s International Council took place on June 10 as a Zoom session that spanned 17 time zones across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. This gathering, which brings top education experts, usually to a single location, generated a robust discussion of the University’s new strategy and the overall changes in the higher education landscape.
ITMO Technopark launched the Pre-accelerator educational program for St. Petersburg entrepreneurs. The course was created in collaboration with ITMO Highpark for the purpose of helping startupers in the early stages. In the course of three months, its participants will be testing their ideas, developing business models, finding consumers and creating the MVP, a minimum viable product for entering the market. Learn more in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
ITMO University has recently hosted the Mendeleev 150 International Conference. Held as part of the International Year of the Periodic Table, the conference brought together leading specialists in the field of chemistry, physics, and history of chemistry from Russia, the USA, the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Israel, China, and other countries. In the course of three days, they discussed key trends in modern science and discoveries related to the periodic table.
Over 400 Scientists from All Over the World to Discuss Key Trends in Nanophotonics and Metamaterials at METANANO 2019
METANANO 2019, the fourth conference on nanophotonics and metamaterials, has started in St. Petersburg. The annual event brings together top scientists from universities and research centers of Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the US, the UK and other countries. This year, the conference, which is organized by ITMO University’s International Research Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, has an even larger geographic representation and the number of speakers and participants. More than 400 specialists will share about the latest achievements in nanophotonics, metamaterials, biophotonics, quantum technologies and other topical scientific fields.
In late June, a group of international science journalists visited ITMO to learn about the university, its scientists and inventions, as well as other organizations that have become highlights of St. Petersburg's technological and innovation industry: the companies Gazpromneft and JetBrains. What’s more, the journalists participated in the Third Forum of Science Communicators. ITMO.NEWS spoke with them about their perception of Russian science, their experience of interacting with Russian scientists, the prospects of development for the scicomm community, and why science communication and journalism are essential for the society as a whole.
Leading the Way: 10th ITMO International Council Meeting Focused on Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer
Friday June 21 marked the conclusion of the 10th meeting of ITMO’s International Council, the hub of the University’s strategic framework working to help enhance its competitive performance as a leading higher education institution with an international outlook. The prominent experts forming part of the Council assembled in St. Petersburg to discuss this meeting’s topic “Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer”.
Last weekend, the international oncological forum White Nights took place in St. Petersburg. For the second year in a row, ITMO University’s Science Communication Center has taken part in the event, where, together with the N.N. Petrov National Medical Research Center of Oncology, it organized a session on the reasons why pseudoscientific methods are being used to treat oncological diseases (this year’s session was timed with the launch of a new biomedical specialization in ITMO’s Science Communication Master’s program). The problem was discussed by leading national and international experts in the field of communication, sociology and medicine.
Starting from 2018, prospective students thinking about studying at ITMO University can choose between different types of Master’s programs: scientific, industrial, corporate or entrepreneurial. Such diversification allows students to decide on their preferred development trajectory and choose the program that most suits their interests and career plans. In this series of articles, we join forces with heads of the programs and ITMO’s academic and industrial partners to give a comprehensive overview of different types of the programs the University offers, as well as career opportunities that they entail. Part one focuses on scientific and corporate Master’s programs offered by ITMO.
The conference “Master’s Degree ++: Coding the Education of the Future” has recently wrapped up in St. Petersburg. Organized by ITMO together with the Vladimir Potanin Foundation, it brought together the winners of the 2018-2019 Potanin scholarship contest, experts from leading Russian and international universities, and representatives of federal and regional government agencies, business and nonprofits. In the course of three days, participants took part in discussions and workshops aimed at identifying the best practices in the implementation of Master’s programs in Russia and worldwide.
The main goal of the Women in Data Science international conference is to create a platform for experience exchange between successful women, establishing communications in the industry and consolidating their community. The idea originated at Stanford University, and now the event takes place in more than 150 places all over the world. On March 9, WiDS took place in St. Petersburg at the Higher School of Economics with speakers from such companies as Yandex, Biocad, etc. ITMO.NEWS put down the bullet points.