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  • ITMO.Expert: Special Professional Development Program for Educators

    ITMO.Expert launched in 2018 as an innovative professional development program for the university’s lecturers. In essence, it’s an open platform, where educators can exchange their experiences, share the best practices, discuss topical issues, and support each other. Read on to learn more about the project and its prospects.


  • ITMO Open Education Conference: Alternative Formats, Fundamental Skills, and Rap Battles

    On May 20, ITMO once again challenged stereotypes about education one more time, when it welcomed edtech experts, entrepreneurs, and lecturers at the Open Education conference to discuss the future of universities. Participants of this full-blown educational rave could visit workshops and lectures, cheer on rap battles, and even record a podcast. Here are the highlights of the event.


  • ITMO.EduLeaders Winner Andrey Kudlis on Why Study Physics

    Physics is good for your mind, believes Andrey Kudlis, a junior researcher at ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering. He became interested in science when he was still in 10th grade and then he decided to devote his life to it. Now, Andrey is a researcher and a physics lecturer who helps his students immerse into the world of science from the very start. Not so long ago, he developed a project that lets students study various phenomena experimentally and learn how to write papers for top-rated international journals. The project was highly acclaimed by the expert board of the ITMO.EduLeaders contest. ITMO.NEWS talked to Andrey Kudlis to learn more about what he does to motivate his students and how science applies to everyday life.


  • ITMO.EduLeaders Winner Andrey Sukhovitsky: The Industry Needs IT Specialists Who Not Only Code But Can Easily Integrate Into Production Processes

    Andrey Sukhovitsky graduated from ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. Like many of his fellow students, Andrey started working at an IT company when he was still a student, and already then he acquired an interest in teaching. As he admits himself, he strived to become a passionate teacher and a true mentor for his students, always there to help them if they needed it. Now, the lecturer not only delivers a software design course but also introduces novel educational approaches. For instance, he figured out a way to simulate real industrial processes that are at work in modern IT companies at the university. His project received an award at the ITMO.EduLeaders contest. In the article, Andrey Sukhovitsky speaks more about his experiment and explains why programmers need soft skills and higher education.


  • ITMO’s Open Education: Raves, Rap Battles, and Star Hosts

    This year will see the second edition of ITMO’s Open Education festival, which will continue on its mission to abolish all stereotypes about education. For instance, this year the event will take the form of a rave at a former factory workshop that is now DAA Design District. Here is what else to expect at the event.


  • Entrepreneurship, Technohistory, and Digital Humanities: Finals of ITMO.EduLeaders

    This year, the results of ITMO.EduAwards will be announced for the second time. One of the competition’s tracks is ITMO.EduLeaders, participants of which submit their own educational projects for a chance to win 250,000 rubles and, in the case of outside applicants, to join the ranks of the university's staff. The finalists have already shared their achievements with the expert jury – you can learn more about their projects in this article.


  • ITMO Edu.Stars Winner Anton Starovoytov on Teaching Lab Classes Online

    Anton Starovoytov started teaching as a PhD student. Now he is the vice dean of ITMO’s Faculty of Photonics and a researcher at the university’s International Research and Educational Center for Physics of Nanostructures. He also develops educational projects, such as virtual simulations of physical equipment for lab projects on nonlinear optics, which will make such equipment more accessible. Last year, Anton Starovoytov was named one of the winners of the ITMO.EduStars contest. Read on to learn about organizing online lab projects in optics and how to manage to do everything you’ve planned.


  • Anton Syutkin On Teaching Philosophy at a Technical University

    In this series, we talk about laureates of ITMO Edu Awards. In 2021, Anton Syutkin, an employee at ITMO’s Institute of International Development and Partnership, became one of the winners of the ITMO.EduStars track. He has been holding seminars in philosophy at ITMO University for five years. We asked him how hard it is to be a lecturer and researcher at the same time, what it’s like to teach philosophy at ITMO, and how this course can be improved.


  • ITMO Edu Awards 2022: ITMO University’s Award for Achievements in Education

    ITMO University is happy to announce the comeback of the series of events aimed at raising the status of the university’s academic staff and nominating the best lecturers and mentors.


  • EduStars Winner Yury Andreev: Lecturers Need to Understand What Their Students Are Interested In

    In continuation of our interview series with winners of the ITMO.EduLeaders contest, we’ve talked to Yury Andreev, deputy dean of ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, who told us how to better understand one’s students and what kind of feedback he values most.