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  • ITMO Is First Russian University to Organize Hult Prize Competition Semifinal

    The Hult Prize is an international movement supported by the UN that aims to encourage enterprising students from around the world to apply their knowledge and innovative ideas in creating and growing businesses that can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  • New Dean of Biotech Mikhail Kurushkin about the Future of the Faculty

    Before the start of this academic year, the Faculty of Food Biotechnology and Engineering got a new name and is now the Faculty of Biotechnologies (or Biotech). ITMO.NEWS talked to Mikhail Kurushkin, the newly appointed dean of the faculty about his plans for Biotech’s future development.


  • ITMO Master’s Student Becomes a United Nations SDG Youth Ambassador

    Maria Zalieva, a student of ITMO University’s Institute of Design & Urban Studies, was named a winner of the United Nations’ Russian SDG Youth Ambassadors contest. She discussed the responsibilities of youth ambassadors and her path from translation to urban studies with ITMO.NEWS.


  • ITMO University Gains Positions in THE University Impact Rankings

    THE University Impact Rankings is the world’s only ranking to assess universities based on their contributions to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participating universities must contribute to at least four SDGs, including the 17th – development of global partnerships. This year, ITMO University was included in four categories, all named after the corresponding goals: no poverty (SDG 1), industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), and partnerships for the goals (SDG 17). In the general ranking, ITMO was included among the global top 400 and received numbered positions in all four categories; in one category, the university was ranked among the top 100.


  • ITMO University Makes a Debut in THE University Impact Rankings 2019

    The Times Higher Education ranking agency has recently announced the results of its new rankings, THE University Impact Rankings. This initiative’s goal is to capture universities’ impact on society, based on the institutions’ success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. ITMO University made its debut in the rankings in two categories: “Industry, innovation and infrastructure”, and “Sustainable cities and communities”, making it to the global top-100 and top-200, respectively.