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Eight years ago, ITMO Rector Vladimir Vasilyev headed the first-ever ITMO bike ride, which has become a beloved tradition of all members of ITMO.Family. Twice a year, in spring and autumn, ITMO students, graduates, and staff gather at one of St. Petersburg’s parks to ride side by side with the Rector, meet new friends, and, of course, take a group photo. ITMO.NEWS talked to some of the participants of the 14th bike ride to learn what they think about the initiative and how often they ride bikes.
This Wednesday, ITMO students and staff gathered at the Krestovsky Ostrov metro station for a traditional bike ride with ITMO’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev. The relentless downpour and strong wind, which had been spoiling the mood of the city’s residents all day, did not scare the cyclists away. Among those who were not intimidated by the bad weather was also an ITMO.NEWS journalist, who joined the cyclists and talked to some of the participants.
On Tuesday evening, dozens of ITMO University students and staff met for a traditional bike ride with Rector Vladimir Vasilyev. An ITMO.NEWS journalist also joined the cyclists and talked to some of the participants.
Recently, Forbes Education published an interview with Vladimir Vasilyev, Rector of ITMO University, Professor, and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences with a Doctor of Science in Engineering. Here is our translation of the original article.
The recent decision of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation to offer ITMO University free use of the vacant spaces at the Institute of Silicate Chemistry on Makarova Embankment has caused a lot of discussions. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Vladimir Vasilyev, ITMO’s Rector, to get to the bottom of the matter.
This Wednesday, students, staff, and friends of ITMO University took part in the 10th Bike Ride with ITMO’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev. Traditionally held every spring and fall – the start and end of the biking season, – the event sees students, professors, researchers, and associates of the university ride together on a route past the picturesque locations of St. Petersburg’s Primorsky District: from the Victory Park, past the Zenit Arena stadium and Yakhtenny Bridge, and to the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg Park. ITMO.NEWS spoke to some of the event’s long-time participants to learn about their favorite experiences, the role of biking in their everyday life, and their suggestions on making the ride even better.
Yesterday marked the ninth time when ITMO’s students, teachers, staff and friends met with Rector Vladimir Vasilyev for a picturesque bike ride in St. Petersburg’s seaside district. This time, they were accompanied by the participants of the METANANO 2018 International Conference that is taking place in Sochi. This year’s ride brought together more than 200 people, including the University’s research associates, exchange students from different countries, and even 2010 Nobel Prize winner in physics Prof. Andre Geim.
According to the May 30 decree, ITMO University’s Rector and head of the Council of St. Petersburg Rectors, Vladimir Vasilyev, was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
Yesterday marked the seventh time when students, staff and friends of ITMO University meet with Rector Vladimir Vasilyev for a picturesque bike ride in St. Petersburg’s seaside district. This year, the baton was picked up in Vladivostok, where the international conference METANANO-2017 is currently underway. After midnight in Moscow time (7:30 AM in Vladivostok), 40 participants of the conference, including Russian and international professors, scientists and students, started the final day of the conference with an invigorating bike ride. How a tradition brings together people from the opposite ends of a continent and across all generations – all that and more in our article.
Important meetings all year long, and a busy summer working with the admission campaign. On top of that managing a huge amount of employees and meetings with students. So when does the Rector have some time off? Megabyte decided to find out from Vladimir Vasilyev how he spends his vacation, and which one of his business trips was the most memorable.