Search by tag «Pandemic» 5 results

  • ITMO University Staff and Students Receive Awards for Participating in #WeAreTogether

    The most active volunteers and partners of the #WeAreTogether initiative (link in Russian) received medals and certificates for helping the elderly and people with reduced mobility during the pandemic. In this ITMO.NEWS article, the participants from ITMO University shared how they decided to start helping others and what they expect to happen next with the project.

    08.09.2020

  • Public Council of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Discusses a Report on Higher Education During the Pandemic

    The report, titled “Lessons of the Stress Test”, was drawn up by the heads of Russia’s leading universities. The authors spoke about the challenges higher education institutions faced due to the spread of COVID-19.

    03.07.2020

  • Anna Gelfand on Life at Home During a Pandemic

    An important part of our education community, Anna Gelfand, a lead analyst at ITMO University's Rankings Research Center, offers a glimpse of her life in self-isolation and how she's getting through these unprecedented times: from interesting TV series to books and new recipes.

    07.05.2020

  • Don’t Panic: How to Keep It Together During a Pandemic

    The whole world is in a collective struggle against the coronavirus. Scientists are developing vaccines, employers are letting their staff work from home, and medical specialists are fighting for the lives of their patients. But there is another invisible battle going on, one where mental health is at stake. The experts of the popsci talk show Break It Down to Atoms (Razberem na Atomy) – Olga Vershinina, staff member of the Komarov Botanical Institute, Yulia Vymyatnina, head of the Department of Economics at European University at St. Petersburg, and Tatiana Kazantseva, senior lecturer at the St. Petersburg State University’s Department of Social Psychology – recently discussed what makes humanity so prone to panicking, why that’s dangerous, and how to stay sane in this era of uncertainty. This online discussion was organized by the Informational Center for Atomic Energy in St. Petersburg. Find the highlights below.

    31.03.2020

  • 12 Simple Tips on How to Protect Yourself and Others During the Coronavirus Outbreak

    Every day, we are being overwhelmed with the news about the fast spread of COVID-19. In such conditions, it can be hard to track down verified information and not give in to panic. That’s why, drawing on reliable sources, ITMO.NEWS decided to enlist the help of cats to once again remind everyone that the most important thing today is to keep calm and protect yourself and others. Follow these simple tips – and keep your head up!

    18.03.2020