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  • Something of a Scientist Myself: Using Memes to Promote Science?

    Just like anyone these days, we can’t resist a good meme: they are funny, concise, and can often say more than a thousand words. But what are they really? And can their power be harnessed for good – for instance, in science communication? We turned to Tatiana Melenteva, the chief editor at ITMO’s Center for Science Communication, for answers. Here’s what we found out!


  • Russian Texting Slang Explained

    If you still can’t get your head around the Russian smiley and all those acronyms, we’re here to help you crack the secret code and pick up some go-to phrases for your student group chats.


  • Russian Social Media Through the Eyes of International Students

    In the 21st century, it is difficult to imagine our lives without social networks. In Russia, VK and Telegram are the most popular ones. Undeniably, foreigners, including international students, make up a great part of both services’ audiences. But what made them create an account on yet another social media platform? We decided to find out.


  • Top Telegram Bots for Work & Studies

    From pocket translators to life-changing productivity tools, here are ten essential Telegram bots to help you prepare for exams or improve your work performance.


  • Meet the Minds Behind ITMO’s English Social Media

    Wondering what happens behind the scenes of ITMO’s social media? I met up with a few of my colleagues who manage ITMO's official English-language social media pages to learn about them and their work. Join me on an insightful ride as we discuss all things social media.


  • Find Us at @itmo_uni

    As of yesterday, you can find ITMO University’s official English social media pages under the new @itmo_uni handle, including VK, Twitter, and Telegram. But how did this name come to be and what does it actually stand for?


  • Switching From Robotics to Data Science: ITMO PhD Student Qi Yang on Courage to Do What You Love

    Qi Yang first came to Russia six years ago to follow his high school dream of getting into ITMO. After acquiring his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, Qi Yang realized that his heart was in big data and machine learning. That’s why he enrolled into a PhD program at ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. These days, Qi Yang analyzes social media data and develops unique methods for automated profiling. Read on to learn how working with data is more exciting than robotics and why it’s important to follow your heart when choosing your career. 


  • 5 Russian Must-Know Singers Topping the Charts

    Who would make it to the Russian Coachella if there ever was one? Who is at the top of Russian TikTok fame? Who are the people most of your Russian groupmates would have on Spotify? Here’s our take on who to stream in the Russian music industry now.


  • Your Network is Your Net Worth

    You must have come across the term “reference letter” quite a few times. Not only is that important in academia, but in the professional world, as well. While applying for a job, it is always an advantage to have a letter of recommendation from someone who is an employee at the same company. The impact of a strong professional network on your career is massive. But building and maintaining a good network is a tough job. The big question is how to be effective. While there is no one-size-fits-all strategy, the following tips might be helpful. 


  • Why We Should Study Anti-Vaccination Communities

    Vaccination saved humanity from many dangerous diseases, such as smallpox, polio, and measles. However, there have always been people who were sceptical about it. What is going on in the anti-vaccination communities? What do their members discuss? How can we establish a constructive dialog with them? Denis Kvasnyuk, an analyst at ITMO’s Center for Development of Publishing Activities and junior researcher at the STS Center of the European University, tried to answer these and other questions. We met with Denis to discuss the importance and methods of such research.