Search by tag «Higher education» 23 results

  • ITMO Rector Vladimir Vasilyev at SPIEF: Natural Intelligence Is Key to Artificial Intelligence

    The system for training of AI specialists must be built upon new role models rooted in applied competencies. This, in turn, can be achieved through the collaboration of businesses and top universities – commented ITMO University Rector Vladimir Vasilyev at today’s session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). The discussion featured the Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Chernyshenko, as well as representatives of top Russian universities and tech companies.


  • YAC/e Conference: Why Corporations Start Their Own Universities

    Businesses are becoming increasingly involved in higher education, with some companies even establishing their own universities. Is corporate EdTech becoming a threat to higher education? What does the perfect university-industry collaboration look like? Opinions from Yandex, Sberbank, VK, and Tinkoff insiders were shared during a discussion as part of YAC/e, the major educational conference organized by Yandex. The discussion was moderated by Daria Kozlova, ITMO University’s First Vice Rector and director for education at Yandex.


  • AI Ethics and Future of Education: Key Takeaways From Rectors’ Panel at SPIEF 2023

    Could machines truly replace us on the labor market? Which professions are becoming obsolete with the advance of generative networks? And how will education adapt to a world where AI is part of everyday life? Experts and the rectors of Russia’s top universities sat down to discuss these and other topics on June 14 as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). ITMO.NEWS provides a rundown of the discussion.


  • ITMO’s Advanced Engineering School Named Best in Russia

    Recently, the universities participating in the advanced engineering schools initiative have presented the results of the first year of their work to the Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov. ITMO’s Advanced Engineering School came first among all other participants and will receive over 514 million rubles in grant support.


  • Tinder for Scientists, New Business Collab Models: Report From ITMO Supervisory Council’s First Session of 2023

    Can a university be business partners with a major corporation on equal terms? And how should it collaborate with the industry in order to not just conduct projects, but also create products that elicit a response from consumers? What will ITMO look like in 2030? These were the subjects of discussion at this year’s first session of the university’s Supervisory Council. Keep reading for details.


  • Questions to Expect in a PhD Interview

    Are you prepping for a PhD interview and feeling the pressure to make a great impression? Don't worry, you're not alone! Many students feel the same way before their big day. But with the right preparation and mindset, you can increase your chances of acing it. In this story, we will go over some tips and strategies on how to successfully navigate the PhD interview process and make a lasting impression on the selection committee. From researching the program and its faculty to practicing your answers and staying calm under pressure, we'll cover everything you need to know to pass your PhD interview with flying colors.


  • ITMO Updates Its Supervisory Council

    Among the new members of the council are Alexander Krainov, director for development of artificial intelligence technologies at Yandex; Maksim Spiridonov, founder of Netology; Anton Elistratov, CEO of Samolet Group; Olga Filatova, an independent member of the board of directors at HeadHunter; and Oleg Churilov, a representative of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.


  • ITMO First Vice Rector Joins Yandex as Education Director

    Daria Kozlova, ITMO’s First Vice Rector, will combine her current duties with heading education at Yandex, setting an example for integration between universities and business. 


  • Student Spotlight: Johnson Oje, Nigeria

    Have you ever fallen prey to cyber fraud? As data becomes the new bread and butter of our world, cyberattacks and data breaches become more and more common. The only way to combat this threat is to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity specialists. With a similar vision, Johnson took up the challenge of pursuing a Master’s degree in information security, driven by the goal of ensuring data security in his country, Nigeria. Read on to take a sneak peek into his ITMO life.


  • How ITMO Tackles Today’s Educational Challenges

    In the past decades, we’ve adapted to life in the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) reality – but post-pandemic, life has become more chaotic than ever. In these circumstances, yesterday’s strategies are no longer enough to cope with the changes. To describe this state of complete uncertainty, the futurist Jamais Cascio has coined a new term: BANI. The meaning of this term, as well as why it should matter to entrepreneurs as much as teachers, was discussed as part of an intensive course organized by the Office of Educational Technologies.