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  • A Step by Step Guide on How to Participate in a Conference

    In today’s world, having good grades is not enough. You need all the extra edge you can get. Attending conferences is a great way to boost your resume and be in the know of all the latest trends in your field as well as network with peers, thought leaders, and your potential future employers. Here’s my guide on how to choose the right event, cover your expenses, and make the most out of the experience.


  • Your Network is Your Net Worth

    You must have come across the term “reference letter” quite a few times. Not only is that important in academia, but in the professional world, as well. While applying for a job, it is always an advantage to have a letter of recommendation from someone who is an employee at the same company. The impact of a strong professional network on your career is massive. But building and maintaining a good network is a tough job. The big question is how to be effective. While there is no one-size-fits-all strategy, the following tips might be helpful. 


  • PI School Participants Share Their Stories

    ITMO University has recently hosted a summer school for young scholars striving for international recognition. The school participants defended their roadmaps for developing world-class laboratories in their regions and shared their impressions with ITMO.NEWS.


  • Scientific Leadership: ITMO Hosts PI School by SCAMT

    The PI School is designed for young scholars wishing to learn how to put together teams, pose scientific objectives, seek project funding, and publish their results in major peer-reviewed journals. At the end of the one-week course, students will present their roadmaps for creating research laboratories that will be noticed not only in Russia but also in the world.


  • Growing Your Professional Network as a Researcher: Tips & Platforms

    We have all heard the term “networking” at least once, it is in the air as one of those highly sought-after soft skills. But what exactly is a network and how do you create one? And why exactly should you even bother with all this? Today, we will try to answer these questions and get you started on your way to the career of your dreams.


  • Face to Face Startup: How Participants of ITMO’s Pre-Accelerator Program Improve Events Networking

    Having attended dozens of conferences, developer and designer Ilya Farafonov noticed a common problem: the exchange of contacts after communicating with someone at an event takes too much time. This gave him an idea to develop an app that would help participants of conferences, forums, hackathons and other similar events exchange their contact information quickly and easily. Today, the startup is a participant of ITMO University’s pre-accelerator program, and recently the team has managed to win in the “Best Pitch” nomination at Techstars Startup Week. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Ilya to find out what makes the app different from social media and messengers and how it can tempt even introverts to get involved in the communication.


  • ITMO Open Science at Erarta: From MegaBattle to Open Talk

    On February 8, ITMO University hosted the ITMO Open Science Conference. Dozens of ITMO University’s researchers, PhD students and heads of the University’s departments gathered at the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art to discuss the latest achievements in an unusual format and learn about their colleagues’ science development strategies. ITMO.NEWS publishes the highlights of the event.


  • Dining with Laureates: ITMO PhD Student Shares His Experience of the Sixth Heidelberg Forum

    Every year, young scientists from all over the world come to the German city of Heidelberg to take part in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), a networking event for young mathematicians and computer scientists willing to meet with the world’s leading researchers in these fields. To be allowed to participate, young scientists have to undergo a rigorous selection process, but if you succeed, you are given an opportunity to not only listen to laureates’ speeches but also talk to them in person in an informal setting. Besides, participants can showcase their own ideas and get an expert opinion. Javlon Isomurodov, a PhD student from ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty, also partake in the forum. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, he talks about how the selection process is organized and what opportunities the forum brings to young scientists.


  • ITMO Graduates Participate in School of Science Journalism in Erice

    Participating in one of the world’s best science journalism schools, held annually in the Erice commune in Italy, has already become a tradition for representatives of ITMO University. This year, it was Daniil Shirokov and Ksenia Zhirnova, graduates of the Science Communication Master’s program, who attended the event. Over the course of a week, they shared experience, took part in workshops, and listened to lectures by the field’s leading experts.


  • University of Memphis’ Zabihollah Rezaee on Sustainability and Ethics in Business

    Professor Zabihollah Rezaee, the Thompson-Hill Chair of Excellence and PhD coordinator at the University of Memphis (USA), has given a series of lectures on the topic “Sustainable Business Development, Corporate Management and Professional Ethics” at ITMO University’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations. Master’s and PhD students had the unique opportunity to do a two-week international internship without leaving St. Petersburg and attend the course offered at the world’s top universities. Prof. Rezaee spoke to ITMO.NEWS about his course, the growing importance of professional ethics and how networking made him come to Russia.