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  • Window into the Future: Start Development and ITMO Highpark Present the Latest Research on Urban Development

    The city authorities look towards a new strategic plan that will shape the future of the megapolis. What will St. Petersburg be like? What must be addressed beforehand? And what time-tested practices can facilitate the holistic development of the modern-day city? Start Development and ITMO Highpark conducted a special study to answer these and other pressing questions.

    16.09.2021

  • Student Spotlight: Moayad Terro, Syria

    Hailing from Syria, Moayad Terro is an international Master’s student in Information Security. He is an entrepreneur at heart and has plans to establish a cybersecurity firm in St. Petersburg. In his free time, he likes to vlog and make content for his YouTube channel and Facebook page. We got an opportunity to have a chat with this amazing person who always has an immensely positive attitude.

    16.09.2021

  • Eiffel Towers of St. Petersburg: Controversial Landmarks of the Early 21st Century

    Surprisingly or not, some of the most well-known symbols of individual cities and even entire countries had once been subjects of never-ending debates. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Shard in London… But what about St. Petersburg? Here are some of the most recent architectural projects that have become a truly integral part of the city’s landscape despite the controversy surrounding them.

    06.09.2021

  • ITMO’s Russian Language and Culture Summer School: An Online Experience

    For the sixth year in a row, ITMO is bringing Russian language and culture to the world. Although the school was conducted online for the third time, this format helped to expand the school’s reach. This year we had students from 10 different countries join the school to improve their language skills and also get a deep dive into Russian culture, cinema, history and politics.

    19.08.2021

  • Immunologist Marina Dukhinova on Herd Immunity and COVID-19

    The pandemic and introduced protective measures against COVID-19 have created a great storm for dispute, disinformation, and conspiracy theories. In this article, Marina Dukhinova, an immunologist and a senior researcher at ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster, answers the most frequently asked questions about immunity, antibodies, and revaccination.

    09.08.2021

  • Summer Sports to Try in St. Petersburg

    Forget the crowded gyms. The insanely beautiful and warm summer this year is your ticket to a new healthier you: why not try out an outdoor sport right here in the city?

    23.07.2021

  • Summer in St. Petersburg: Best Places by the Water

    What can be more soothing than the sound of flowing water, especially when it’s scorching hot outside and you fail to find any shady places to escape to, or when you’re deep inside your head, or… on any other day, come rain or shine? If you are the same way, here are our top spots with majestic views and entertainment for some extra summer vibes.

    28.06.2021

  • Student Spotlight: Alejandro Ramos, Mexico

    In this article, we’d like to introduce you to Alejandro Ramos, a Mexican student in the Physics of Lasers PhD program at ITMO University. Alejandro tells us about his love at first sight for Russia, the process that he went through to come here and his plans for his current research at ITMO.

    17.06.2021

  • Raf Coffee: Delicious Russian Coffee Invention

    Frothy, creamy, and vanilla-flavored, raf coffee is a delicious and Russia-originating addition to the blooming St. Petersburg specialty coffee culture. What is it that makes it just so good and where can you get your first sip?

    14.06.2021

  • Student Spotlight: Lasse Schneider, Germany

    Meet Lasse Schneider, a German PhD student in Management of Social and Economic Systems. He came for an exchange semester, but fell in love with the city and the university – now he is finishing his first year of PhD studies. At the same time he writes for ITMO’s blog. Find out more about his incredible story in this interview.

    10.06.2021