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On June 2-5, St. Petersburg hosted the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), where leading Russian and international experts discussed a wide array of economic topics. Today, we review the key events of the forum marked by ITMO’s participation.
Hypothetical trains, ballistic missiles, and social elevators – these were some of the concepts at play during the panel discussion Live and Learn: Educational Trajectories of Young Professionals and Skills of the Future held as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2021). Among the participants was Alexandr Kapitonov, dean of ITMO University’s Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies. We wrote down the most intriguing snippets, opinions, and learning points of the meeting.
Today, on June 4, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 (SPIEF-2021) featured a discussion on innovative educational technologies in the service of business. During the session, ITMO’s First Vice Rector Daria Kozlova spoke about how the pandemic has accelerated the university’s digital transformation and highlighted the benefits of cooperation between different educational platforms.
Today, on June 2, a discussion on the current state and growth trends in Russian entrepreneurial education was held as part of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021 (SPIEF-2021). During the session, ITMO University Rector Vladimir Vasilyev expressed his opinion on the qualities an entrepreneur must possess and how higher education can help foster them in students.
The world-class research, education, and innovation center ITMO Highpark will become the first pilot site of the Smart Campus project. The relevant agreement was signed by SberMobile, Orange Business Services, ITMO Highpark JSC, and ITMO University at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2021.
2019 was an eventful year for ITMO University and St. Petersburg, and 2020 promises to be no different. Here’s our quick rundown of some of the things you might expect in the coming year as a citizen – or guest – of St. Petersburg.
At the recent St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF’19), speakers discussed not just economics but also how the agenda of Russian education plays into the country’s general social environment. During one of the discussions, experts in the field of education expanded on such topics as the achievements and problems of the state’s educational system in the past ten years, the advantages and drawbacks of educational selectivity, whether the profession of a teacher is really necessary, and why Soviet-style broad education is no longer efficient. We wrote down the highlights of the discussion.
On the day prefacing the start of this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), in an event held at the A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications, Rostelecom unveiled a prototype of Russia’s first quantum-encrypted data transmission network. This data transmission mechanism is considered to be the safest one out there, as the keys protecting the traffic cannot be intercepted or stolen because of the laws of quantum physics. ITMO University is one of the developers and suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment.
The next wave of scientific and technological progress will be based on molecular biology, biotech, AI and nanotechnology, says Michio Kaku, a physicist, co-founder of string field theory and popularizer of science. In his talk at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Prof. Kaku described a high-tech future complete with digital immortality and perfect capitalism. Do robots know they’re different from humans? What professions will soon be obsolete forever? Will we ever get a chance to chat with Albert Einstein? ITMO.NEWS provides a summary of the scientist’s predictions of the future.
Discussions at this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum often revolve around the development of technology, its effect on future economy, and the increasing role of scientists in the matter. Experts discussed the transformation of medicine, humanity’s destructive effect on nature, cybersecurity, digitization of production and what new educational methods will need to be developed to train new kinds of specialists.