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ITMO Laboratory Head Irina Livshitz on a Secret Advantage of Russian Optics, VR and Differences Between Russian and International Students
Before the start of a new academic year, head of ITMO University’s Research Laboratory for Computer-Aided Design of Optical-Information and Energy Saving Systems Irina Livshitz gave ten classes as part of the summer school at the University of Eastern Finland, an ITMO University partner. She spoke about the development of augmented and virtual reality systems. ITMO.NEWS met Prof. Livshitz to learn about where to start with optical systems design, whether Russian students are any different from their international counterparts, and will it be possible to make VR headsets comfortable for wearing.
The first summer school of the LIGHT4HEALTH project has ended. Students of ITMO University’s Master’s programs Lighting Design and Industrial Design, as well as students of four partner universities have completed the course hosted by the University of Wolverhampton. Students were given five days to learn how seemingly ordinary home lighting can affect people's lives and health from a scientific and practical perspective. At the end of the course all students presented their own lighting projects, which they created with actual living conditions of the UK’s households in mind.
The annual summer Camp in Programming welcomes students from all over the world who get hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge in programming and machine learning. This year, the challenge was accepted by students from Luxemburg, USA, Azerbaijan, Venezuela, China, India, and Russia. We caught up with some of them to talk about their experience here.
ITMO University’s Russian Language and Culture Summer School, which took place this July, attracted students from the United States, England, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Taiwan. We caught up with some of them and talked about their experience.
From July 29 to August 2, 2019, the first summer school of the international project LIGHT4HEALTH will be held as part of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership program. The project’s consortium includes ITMO University (Russia), Thomas Jefferson University (the US), University of Wolverhampton (the UK), and three leading European schools in the field of light design: Aalborg University (Denmark), Hochschule Wismar (Germany) and KTH Royal Institute (Sweden). In line with the overall focus of LIGHT4HEALTH, the first summer school will be dedicated to harnessing the power of light to bring about a positive impact on human health.
This summer, ITMO University held the Camp in Optical System Design for the fifth consecutive year. It welcomed participants from Turkey, Germany and Belarus, as well as from other Russian universities. We caught up with Sahin Umsu from Turkey and Natalia Erhova from Moscow, Russia to learn about their experience.
ITMO University’s International Research Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials has recently hosted the Summer School on Topological Photonics. In the course of five days, young researchers – Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students – listened to lectures by leading specialists from Russia, Europe, the US, and Korea. The event brought together over 60 participants from many Russian cities, as well as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, Mexico, Turkey, and other countries. The school was followed by the 4th International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics METANANO 2019.
From May 27 to June 7, ITMO University hosted the International Research Summer Camp in Photonics. The event brought together students from Iran, India, the Czech Republic, Finland and Russia, who listened to lectures and worked on their own research projects in the field of photonics. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, the school’s participants share about their projects and experiences.
SNAC-2019: Summer School on Nonlinear and Adaptive Control Brings Together Young Scientists From Around the World
The Saint Petersburg Summer School on Nonlinear and Adaptive Control (SNAC-2019) has just come to a close at ITMO University. Over the course of three days, the world's leading experts in the field delivered lectures on scientific fundamentals and the latest trends. Nearly 90 young scientists from nine countries, including Germany, Italy, France, the UK, and others attended the event. Speakers and participants of SNAC-2019 spoke to ITMO.NEWS about the benefits of summer schools and the reasons why the knowledge of control theory is now a desired asset for many professionals.
This summer, ITMO University will host a series of schools aimed at young science enthusiasts who want to combine their summer vacation with exciting studies at one of Russia’s leading universities. The schools’ programs encompass all of ITMO’s innovative fields of focus, ranging from programming and robotics to photonics, environmental studies and many more. Hurry up to sign up for a place as the first school starts as soon as May 28!