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Summer Bridge Scholarship by ITMO’s Russian-French Lab: Join an Interdisciplinary Project and Get Your First Scientific Paper Published
Right after finishing their summer exams, students from ITMO and other universities will have the opportunity to participate in the Summer Bridge Scholarship, a paid internship at ITMO University’s Russian-French Laboratory of Hybrid Crystal Nanophotonics. The organizers will choose a total of 15 interns (Bachelor’s and Master’s students), who will work on fundamental and applied interdisciplinary scientific projects, from developing new types of nanoparticles to creating nanomaterials for long-term storage of foodstuffs and drug delivery. The internship will last for 2.5 months, after which all participants will get a one-time money reward. Other advantages include opportunities to get your article published, experience of working as part of an international team, and enrolling in a joint Russian-French PhD program. Here’s more on the internship.
Academic Freedom and Focus on Interdisciplinarity: Leading Experts on Key Trends in Master’s Studies
How are Master’s studies carried out in different countries and what main goals should they achieve? What kind of specialists the universities of today are aiming to train? And how to ensure the academic freedom of students? These and many other questions were up for the discussion hosted as part of the “Master’s Degree ++” conference organized by ITMO together with the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. Dedicated to key trends in Master’s studies all over the world, the discussion brought together leading experts from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and Russia.
What mechanisms are responsible for heart arrhythmia? What is heart modeling? For more than twenty years, a group of scientists from Ghent University coordinated by Prof. Alexander Panfilov has been working on a virtual computer model of the heart. In this interview, the researcher expanded on how fundamental science helps to solve real-life tasks and why it is important to collaborate with computer science specialists.
Experts from many fields around the world are coming to ITMO University to participate in the Fellowship and Professorship Program. They contribute to the university in many different ways, either as guest lecturers, or researchers in one of the university’s research centers or labs. Their participation in the program lasts from a few weeks up to three years, and most of them stay on to work at the university long term.
Targeted delivery of medicine and genetic material to cells and tissue can be solved using micro- and nanoparticles of various types. Research in this field tends to be interdisciplinary and calls for collaboration between biologists, chemists and physicists. Mikhail Zyuzin, a postdoctoral researcher at ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering, is working with colleagues from Russia and abroad to develop new methods of targeted drug delivery. He spoke with ITMO.NEWS about his research and working with other scientists.
Modern information technologies are helping linguists, sociologists, culturologists and art experts quickly complete tasks that would have taken them years otherwise. New tools don’t just make things easier, but offer a new outlook on the challenges faced by researchers in humanities. Antonina Puchkovskaya, a teacher at ITMO’s Foreign Languages Department, has recently returned from a trip to New York where she held a workshop titled “How to Make Your Humanities Course More Digital: the Syllabus Redesign” as part of the NYC Digital Humanities Week. She spoke to ITMO.NEWS about the benefits of digital technologies in education and humanities.