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  • Want to Be Successful in Business? Learn to Communicate

    ITMO University’s Technopark and the Future Technologies business accelerator have launched TEAM, an intensive team development course that helps startup managers acquire various soft skills and learn how to establish communications within a team. The course is developed and headed by Egor Deliev, an ITMO graduate and former head of AIESEC’s St. Petersburg office. Now that the program has begun its pilot run, Egor spoke to ITMO.NEWS about what surprised him in working with startups, why teambuilding is trendy and what makes communication inside teams so vital.


  • Motion Capture, VR and Video 360: New Technologies Enter Classical Art

    Choreography in VR, multimedia theatrical performances and virtual actors on a real stage - more and more new technologies are being introduced into classical art. Digital theatricals are now shifted with a single press of a button, and the very theaters have long developed their own data centers, started using analytical systems and are now looking to introduce  360 degree videos, as well as virtual and augmented reality systems. Arseny Nikolaev, ITMO graduate and chief engineer of Mariinsky Theatre’s  IPTV sector, speaks about new multimedia projects and the prospects of using new technologies in classical theatre.


  • ITMO Graduate and Entrepreneur Yaroslav Pavlov on Changing Academia Through IT

    10 years ago, Yaroslav Pavlov graduated from ITMO’s Business Informatics program; since then, he’s managed to study in three different countries, build a managerial career in the field of IT, and launch one of Russia’s first iMBA programs at the RANEPA Institute. Currently, Mr. Pavlov is head of his own project that helps Russian business schools and companies get distance education processes up and running. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, the expert spoke about the common problems that managers working in IT face, the specific features of Russian business schools, and why blended learning will become all the more popular in educational establishments.


  • VK’s Head of Growth and Research On Delegating Routine Tasks to AI

    Last Sunday ITMO University announced the results of the ITMO VK Olympiad. This year, more than 3,000 school students from 70 regions of Russia and CIS took part in the competition that tested their knowledge in 6 disciplines. The finalists got to attend an open lecture on data analysis and machine learning technologies by Andrei Zakonov, the head of growth and research at VK and a graduate of ITMO University. Speaking to ITMO.NEWS, he revealed how machine learning is changing Russia’s biggest social network, how school students can get started in that field and what kind of skills VK looks for in its employees.


  • From A Double Degree Program To A PhD In France: Student Shares

    In 2014-2016, Uliana Pinaeva was studying Molecular Bio- and Nanophotonics (MONABIPHOT), a double degree program conducted by ITMO University and ENS de Cachan (France). During her time in France, she decided to continue her education as a PhD student abroad. To get a corresponding grant, she passed a three-stage selection conducted by the University of Paris-Saclay. Currently, Uliana is a second-year PhD student working in a laboratory at École Polytechnique - one of the most prestigious universities in France. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, she gave advice on developing one’s career on an international level and getting funding for studying in France.