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From a next-gen toothpaste to a promising cancer treatment technology, as well as a new ecology-focused Master’s program and exciting academic mobility opportunities – there's lots going on in our science news digest for the second half of July. Let's dig in!
ITMO University’s Development Strategy for 2030 heralds a transition to a whole new qualitative level: from a top-100 university to an open-source university. That means our top priority is to create new products, technologies, and inventions that aim to improve human life. ITMO University invites its staff and students to take part in an open call for projects. Submit your idea, make it a reality with ITMO, and contribute to the development of our society, city, and the whole country!
ITMO University excelled in the Priority 2030 National Program and will be awarded 994 million rubles within the research leadership track as decided by the program board. With this funding, the university can continue to conduct breakthrough research, strengthen human capital, produce high-tech products, and introduce cutting-edge technologies.
Priority 2030 National Program: ITMO Team Presents its 2030 Development Strategy Within Research Leadership Track
Starting on October 1, Russian universities started to defend their development strategies within the research leadership track of the Priority 2030 National Program. The authors of the most innovative ideas will receive a special grant of up to 1 billion rubles, which can be used to facilitate the implementation of advanced research and the creation of high-tech products and technologies, as well as strengthen the university’s human capacity in research and development.
The selection process for the Priority 2030 national program came to end on September 26. Based on the results of the selection, ITMO University was named among the top Russian universities that will receive a grant of 100 million rubles. The full list of winners for the Priority 2030 National Program is published on the official website of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Last week, the university’s team presented its new development strategy titled Open-Source University. The program includes several strategic projects that aim to boost scientific and technological progress, ensure a high technology readiness level (TRL 7-8) of ITMO’s products, facilitate customization of the educational process, and promote the synergy of business, science, and education.
What will ITMO University be like in ten years? And what about the whole world – education and science in particular? What kind of breakthroughs are we to expect? The university's experts presented its new 2030 Development Strategy during a session of ITMO's Academic Council at Sevkabel Port.
For the first time in its history, ITMO University has received approval on three megagrant applications at once. Soon, laboratories for optoelectronics, MRI, and cultural heritage studies will launch in St. Petersburg.