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  • ‘Universities Must Maintain a Dialogue:’ ITMO First Vice Rector Daria Kozlova at Far-East Session of Priority 2030 Program

    On November 25-26, the city of Khabarovsk played host to the first strategic session of the national program Priority 2030. Participants joined forces to flesh out the next specific steps in the transformation of the Russian Far East’s universities and the development of education in various regions of Russia. Discussions were moderated by rectors of the nation’s top universities, including Daria Kozlova, ITMO University’s First Vice Rector and head of its 2030 Development Strategy.


  • First Time in Such Detail: Researchers Analyze Surface Properties of Spider Web

    PhD students and researchers from ITMO’s SCAMT Institute and their collaborators from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) have analyzed the surface properties of the Linothele fallax spider’s silk and how they affect the properties of the material as a whole. The study demonstrates that spider web can be used in both surgery and food packaging. 


  • ITMO Students Receive First Place at DevGAMM Awards

    Students of ITMO University’s Faculty of Digital Transformation (Master’s program Game Development Technologies) have placed first in the Best Student Game category at DevGAMM Awards 2021 and secured a prize of $4,000. The competition was held as part of the game developer conference DevGAMM – the largest of its kind in Eastern Europe. The event is held annually in Moscow, Kyiv, Minsk, and other cities in the region.


  • Living in St. Petersburg: Architectural Layers

    St. Petersburg is a city of incredible beauty and architecture. From the stunning Catherine Palace in the southern suburb of Pushkin to the Winter Palace right in the center of the city, St. Petersburg is a blend of Baroque, Classicism, Eclecticism, and Art Nouveau. But while the city center denounces high-rise buildings, the outskirts tell a different story. In a city of over 5 million residents, where does everyone live and what can you find if you venture out beyond the historical districts? Each layer of the city was built during a different era and reflects the history and attitudes of that time. Check it out. 


  • ITMO Researchers & Collaborators Develop New Algorithm for Linking Genes and Specific Diseases

    Researchers from ITMO’s Laboratory of Genomic Diversity and the World-Class Research Centre for Personalized Medicine have developed GPrior (gene prioritizer), an algorithm that uses data from a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify the genes responsible for a particular disease. For this study, the group used the data on schizophrenia, coronary heart disease, and inflammatory bowel diseases to test the algorithm. Read on to learn more about GPrior’s development and prospects. 


  • ITMO First Vice Rector Daria Kozlova on ITMO’s 2030 Open Call for Projects

    ITMO University is currently running an open call for projects within the 2030 Development Strategy. The contest is open to everyone – staff and students from ITMO, as well as other universities and companies – wishing to create innovative technologies, propose new education solutions, and shape the development of the city and country. In this article, ITMO First Vice Rector Daria Kozlova explains how participants can benefit from the contest and what new fields of science may appear at the university soon.


  • Like a Local: Where to Get the Best Tote Bags in the City

    Tote bags have seemingly become a true fashion statement of young people in St. Petersburg. Everywhere you go, you are likely to spot someone wearing a new original design to channel their love for books and coffee or promote an important cause. So where do people get these trendy items? Fret not, here’s our list of the top places to get your keys to the hearts of all St. Pete’s millennials.


  • ITMO Student Wins AI Journey Contest 2021

    Ammar Ali, a PhD student from ITMO University’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty, has become a winner and runner-up, respectively, of two high-profile competitions in AI and computer vision: AI Journey Contest by Sberbank and Evraz AI Challenge by Evraz. Thus, the student continued his winning streak, which began in early 2021 when he won a competition organized by the American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and supported by NASA. We talked to Ammar to find out how he managed to combine these two latest achievements and what he plans to do next.


  • ITMO to Host I Am a Professional Contest

    The university will be in charge of three key tracks: Robotics, Programming and Information Technologies, and Information and Cybersecurity, as well as corporate track Technology Entrepreneurship (jointly with Gazprom Neft). Sberbank will act as the main partner of ITMO’s tracks. The contest is supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation as part of the Social Elevators for Everyone initiative of the national project Education.


  • Meet the Winners of ITMO’s First KRONBARS.STARS Sports Scholarship Contest

    This year marked the first KRONBARS.STARS sports scholarship contest for students with unique sports achievements. This time, there are eight winners who got to enroll at the university with minimal Unified State Exam (USE) scores thanks to their successes in basketball, futsal, and rowing. Read on to learn more about ITMO’s new sports stars and their plans for the future.