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PRO.ITMO is a new project aimed at helping students learn all about the opportunities to be found at ITMO. For instance, there students can take part in workshops, join student clubs, or upgrade their skills. One of the project’s latest initiatives was a series of workshops by university staff and representatives of Russian companies held on October 19 - November 2. Read on to learn more about this event, as well as opportunities offered by PRO.ITMO.
Last year, ITMO University’s Art & Science Center launched the Art Project as Thesis initiative. Graduates of the university’s Master’s program – regardless of their subject of study – are now able to receive their degree by developing an art object at the intersection of science and art. Today, we examine the first results of the initiative, review this year’s changes, and explain how to apply.
Eight years ago, ITMO Rector Vladimir Vasilyev headed the first-ever ITMO bike ride, which has become a beloved tradition of all members of ITMO.Family. Twice a year, in spring and autumn, ITMO students, graduates, and staff gather at one of St. Petersburg’s parks to ride side by side with the Rector, meet new friends, and, of course, take a group photo. ITMO.NEWS talked to some of the participants of the 14th bike ride to learn what they think about the initiative and how often they ride bikes.
What do you do if you’re out late, your phone’s dead, and you need a ride? Maksim Myagkih, a student at ITMO’s Faculty of Photonics, has designed a prototype of a powered backpack that charges up when you walk. We asked Maksim how fast you’ll need to run to charge your phone, what other devices are compatible with the backpack, and whether it can replace the common portable charger or power bank in the future.
Alexander Kudinov, a student at the Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies, together with other ITMO students, has developed Switchat that helps unite chats from various messengers in one app. In this interview, Alexander shared what messengers are supported, how to separate work messages from personal ones, and how Switchat differs from analogs.
ITMO University students spent their spring semester learning how best to communicate with their international collaborators, what to avoid when writing an article for a peer-reviewed journal, and what to keep in mind during a conference presentation. In this article, students share their experiences from the course.
Artur Shaikhatarov started to work on a mobile app for the deaf-blind back when he was a school student in Ufa, in the Russian republic of Bashkortostan. Now, he studies at ITMO University, and his invention has brought the attention of the Russian MChS and the International Paralympic Committee. ITMO.NEWS met with Artur to learn more about why he decided to work on this project, how he plans to provide the deaf-blind with useful equipment, and whether he expects to see his app at the Paralympic Games.
As the end of this academic year approaches, we decided to share some projects that our soon-to-be graduates of the Data, Culture, and Visualization program have been working on during their time at ITMO University. They find ways to apply the methods of digital humanities in various fields – from meme generation to commemorative practices. Here’s what they told us about their final projects.
This Wednesday, ITMO students and staff gathered at the Krestovsky Ostrov metro station for a traditional bike ride with ITMO’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev. The relentless downpour and strong wind, which had been spoiling the mood of the city’s residents all day, did not scare the cyclists away. Among those who were not intimidated by the bad weather was also an ITMO.NEWS journalist, who joined the cyclists and talked to some of the participants.
On May 20, ITMO University will host ITMO.Career, an open forum on career prospects that will bring together experts from Unilever, SberBank, JetBrains, T-Systems, Gazprom Neft, and 15 other major Russian companies and prospective employers.