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The names of winners of the Presidential Grant contest have been announced. Among them are four ITMO University scientists. ITMO.NEWS talked to the researchers and learned what projects they are going to spend their grants on.
The team of ITMO University’s International Research Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials has recently received the St. Petersburg government award for scientific support of young specialists’ training in the field of physics of metamaterials. What is more, this year three of the university’s scientists received presidential grants on research in the fields deemed strategically important for the country’s development.
Last week, the “People Need You!” social project contest developed by ITMO University’s Student Volunteer Center won the Presidential Grant Contest. The project has been conducted for five years already; “People Need You!” is a countrywide full-cycle educational program: the participating teams go all the way from a concept for a social project to its implementation, from finding partners to seeing the first results. As part of the program’s practical and educational modules, participants gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in implementing socially significant programs and contribute to the level of social assistance in their region. Andrei Zlenko, Director of ITMO’s Center for Social Design and Entrepreneurship, speaks about the project’s history, and what awaits its participants in the future.