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  • Bones and All: ITMO’s Food Biotechnologies Researchers Propose New Zero-Waste Fish Consumption Technologies

    Zero-waste consumption is one of today’s biggest trends in a diverse range of industries. The abscence of waste material increases profitability, creates new jobs, and reduces environmental impact. Now, ITMO University researchers are proposing a number of technologies that would make it possible to manufacture useful products with high surplus value from the parts of fish that usually tend to go unused. We paid a visit to one of the laboratories at Lomonosova St. 9 to find out the uses for fish skins and how aquaculture waste can become useful.

    24.12.2019

  • New Life for Bakery Waste: First Results of Russian-Finnish-Italian Project Wastebake

    Last year, the specialists from ITMO University (Russia), the University of Bari (Italy), and  the University of Helsinki (Finland) started working on a joint project as part of the EuroTransBio international funding initiative. The purpose of the project is to find a way to recycle bakery waste. During the first meeting held in Italy in 2018, the project’s participants discussed its key stages and identified priority areas.  A year later, they gathered in St. Petersburg to present the results of their work and discuss plans for the future. Read on to learn the details.

    18.12.2019

  • Environmental Education of Students: Joint Project by Russia, Finland, Sweden and Latvia

    Four ITMO University students took part in an international project organized by universities in Russia, Finland, Sweden, and Latvia. Designed for two years, the program focuses on the principles of the closed-loop economy. Each semester brings new participants, cases and a host country. This fall, four ITMO University students visited enterprises in Finland and worked on real-life cases in international teams. Read on to learn more about the project, as well as what ideas were proposed and how things are with industrial ecology in Russia and Europe.

    04.12.2019

  • Recycle Like a Russian

    This week, the United Nations General Assembly is meeting in New York to discuss the climate crisis. Inspired by Greta Thunberg,  a 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, and an overall growing awareness, thousands of people around the world are stepping up their recycling and reusing efforts. You, too, can do your share of real, tangible good. Here's how in St. Petersburg. 

    23.09.2019

  • Environmental Scientist Jaana Sorvari on Sustainable Waste Management in Europe and Russia

    Jaana Sorvari, a professor at Aalto University (Finland) and researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), has come to ITMO University to deliver the intensive course “Environmental Risk Assessment in Waste Management.” During the course, Master’s students from the program Industrial Ecology and Cleaner Production learned about Europe and Finland’s experience of sustainable waste management. ITMO.NEWS spoke with Prof. Sorvari about the challenges currently faced by Europe in terms of waste management and learned why excessive consumption is an issue not only in Russia, but even in eco-friendly Scandinavian states.

    21.05.2019

  • Urban Change Week: Do Your Bit to Change the City for the Better

    Quick notifications about environmental disasters, peer-to-peer information about coffee shops and bakeries, a catalog of trees, and a map of the city’s emotions and urban problems… With the use of geoinformation systems, you can gather data about literally everything concerning urban development. Public participation geographic information systems (GIS) combine the advantages of online surveys and public maps. Such public maps indicate, for example, that over the last 30 years, about 50% of trees in St. Petersburg have been cut out, replaced with recycling drop-off centers and problematic areas. As part of the Urban Change Week held in St. Petersburg on April 17-20, project managers discussed the issue of blind spots and cars supplanting trees, and why it is important to report city problems. In this article, ITMO.NEWS gathered information about all public maps and algorithms which can help us change the city for the better together.

    24.04.2019

  • ITMO Launches New Master’s Program ‘Bioeconomics and Resource Management’

    Every year, the world’s major nations invest hundreds of millions into the green economy. In recent years, some of the biggest trends in that area have been energy-saving measures and the use of renewable energy sources. But what should one learn and which skills are necessary to work in this field? In 2019, ITMO University is launching the new Master’s program ‘Bioeconomics and Resource Management’ to train specialists in energy and resource preservation, petroleum chemistry, and biotechnologies. More about the program and its features below.

    20.12.2018

  • Internship at UCLA: Social Entrepreneurship Projects by ITMO Students

    Recently, it has been for the third time that ITMO University participated in a week-long internship in social entrepreneurship conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles. The internship's goal was to collaborate on two joint entrepreneurial projects that will be launched simultaneously in both Russia and the USA. ITMO.NEWS learned about the internship's procedure and the projects in question.

    02.07.2018

  • Internship at UCLA: Social Entrepreneurship Projects by ITMO Students

    Recently, it has been for the third time that ITMO University participated in a week-long internship in social entrepreneurship conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles. The internship's goal was to collaborate on two joint entrepreneurial projects that will be launched simultaneously in both Russia and the USA. ITMO.NEWS learned about the internship's procedure and the projects in question.

    02.07.2018

  • ITMO and University of Bologna Cooperate in Science and Education

    How is recycling organized in Italy, what is transition engineering all about, and how can its principles be applied to the operation of Russian companies in order to form a really effective recycling management system? Anastasia Pavlova, senior lecturer at the Department of Industrial Ecology and Safety, is working on a project that manages raw materials and wastes from the food industry, which answers these questions. She recently won an Italian government grant and has gone to the University of Bologna - the country's second largest university and the oldest educational establishment in Europe. In the course of her internship, not only does Anastasia plan to study Italian practices, but also enhance cooperation with Italian universities.

    18.06.2018

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