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Recently, Forbes Education published an interview with Vladimir Vasilyev, Rector of ITMO University, Professor, and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences with a Doctor of Science in Engineering. Here is our translation of the original article.
The St. Petersburg university has significantly increased its positions within the parameters Quality of Graduates and Forbes Factor, which reflects an educational institution’s prestigiousness.
Forbes Russia has released its second annual 30 Under 30 ranking. According to the authors, to get a mention in the list, by the age of 30 you need to have earned professional acclaim nationally or even globally. This year, two ITMO University graduates are among the nominees – Greg Tkachenko, co-founder of the startup AI Factory and manager at Snap, and Daniel Galper, founder and CEO of Grow Food.
30 Under 30, a new annual ranking by Forbes Russia, has recently been published. Compiled by experts, this is a roll call of young visionaries aged under 30 years old and already enjoying national or international recognition among their professional community. The final shortlist of ten best-of-the-bests includes an ITMO University graduate, founder of the Motorica company Ilya Chekh, while the top-100 touts Artur Gleim, CEO of ITMO’s small innovative enterprise “Quantum Communications”.
Sometimes, scientists believe that communicating with journalists is a waste of time, as their article has already been published in a high-ranking journal, and this means that everyone will learn of it. According to Alexander Baulin, Science and Technology Editor at Forbes, such an approach doesn't always work. During a lecture that took place as part of the "It's Your Call!" winter school organized by ITMO and Sberbank, he spoke about why scientists have to explain their discoveries to the media and what are the proper ways of communicating with journalists. ITMO.NEWS put down the main ideas.
Forbes Russia released its first ranking of Russian universities that assess the quality of education in Russia, and projects which higher education establishments train those who will come to be included in its listings of successful entrepreneurs and members of the "political elite". ITMO University was placed 7th, becoming St. Petersburg's only university in the top-10.