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  • Heritage Science at ITMO: Collaboration With Russian Museum and French Colleagues

    The Heritage Science Lab was established at ITMO in 2020 after the corresponding megagrant application was approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. Chosen to lead the new research unit was Olga Smolyanskaya, an associate professor at the Faculty of Photonics. Studying Russian art alongside her are ITMO scientists and students, as well as leading French specialists in cultural heritage studies: Michel Menu and Vincent Detalle. ITMO.NEWS spoke to the researchers and learned about their work’s results thus far, the lab’s current development, and its future plans.


  • Student Spotlight: Caroline Bondu, France

    A food technology enthusiast from Nancy (France), Caroline Bondu is an Erasmus exchange student at ITMO University. Her dream is to familiarize people with the principles of proper nutrition and the benefits of maintaining a proper diet. Here's a recap of our tête-à-tête about her experiences as an international student in St. Petersburg.


  • One Perfect Day: Feel French in St. Petersburg

    If you feel like another cultural adventure, why not spend the day as if you’re in France? No Eiffel Tower or red beret required!


  • ITMO Student Evgenia Ikonnikova on Internship in France

    In 2021, the second year Master’s student went to Nancy, a city in France, for an internship. She spent five months there learning a completely new field. Upon her return, she told ITMO.NEWS about going to Europe during the pandemic, the difference between Russian and European laboratories, and getting a Pfizer vaccine.


  • ITMO PhD Student Karina Pats on Working in France During the Pandemic

    Karina Pats, a PhD student at ITMO’s Faculty of Information Technologies and Programming, studies the functioning of nuclear receptors using molecular dynamics and docking. She works actively together with the laboratory of Ferdinand Molnár at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan where she did her internship last spring. Thanks to the Erasmus+ program, now she got to work on a bioinformatics algorithm project at the University of Lorraine, Nancy (France). ITMO.NEWS talked to Karina Pats to learn more about life in France, new projects and colleagues, as well as landing an internship during the pandemic.


  • Researchers Develop Supersensitive Method to Measure Surface Topography With THz Radiation

    The method allows scientists to get an image close to a holographic one in its properties but with less energy input. In theory, the method could be applied in industrial quality control or acquiring images of concealed objects, for instance, in transillumination of envelopes. 


  • Exploring New Cultures, Studying New Materials: ITMO Students on Their International Internships

    ITMO collaborates with over a hundred universities all over the world and its students regularly participate in international internships and semester exchanges. In this article, the students of ITMO’s SCAMT Laboratory who’ve recently come back from European universities share their experience and advice on how to take part in an internship abroad and what perks this gives.


  • ITMO University PhD Student Awarded Ostrogradski Scholarship

    Tatyana Latynina, a PhD student at ITMO University’s Faculty of Photonics and Optical Information, made it to the list of awardees of the Ostrogradski Program’s Scholarship. Held annually, the program aims at helping young scientists from Russia visit research laboratories in France to conduct joint research projects together with their French colleagues. This fall, Tatyana will spend a month and a half at the University of Rouen, where she will study advanced electrical aluminum alloys. Such materials are now being studied intensively by various research groups all over the world. Research in this field opens up new opportunities for controlling the materials’ properties, such as their strength, heat resistance, and electrical conductivity.


  • ITMO University Professor Awarded the French Republic’s Order of Academic Palms

    ITMO University professor Vladimir Dubrovskii has recently been awarded one of the French Republic’s highest honors in the field of science and education. A correspondent for ITMO.NEWS met Prof. Dubrovskii at the international conference Advanced Materials Week, which is taking place at ITMO University on September 17-21, to speak with the honoree about his award, international collaboration, and the goals of modern photonics.


  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids of Plant Origin and Biomedical Tasks: ITMO Scientists’ Research at University of Lorraine

    This fall, PhD student Daria Kuznetsova and Master’s student Mariam Muradova from the Faculty of Food Biotechnologies and Engineering, who are also members of the “Biotechnologies of the Third Millennium” international research center, will go to the University of Lorraine to conduct research in the field of life sciences. For Daria, this will be her second trip to France, where she’ll continue to work on her research thesis. Mariam spent last year’s spring semester at the University of Verona, Italy, and this year, she will continue her research in the field of plant biotechnology. Read more about the students’ exchange programs, grants and research interests in this article by ITMO.NEWS.