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  • Yandex’s New Contest Lets Students Try Their Hand at Teaching IT

    Yandex Academy, the tech company’s educational branch, has launched a contest which lets Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD students enrolled in IT-related programs aid their lecturers. The winners will be offered a temporary position as teaching assistants for the next one or two semesters. The application deadline is May 22. Keep reading to find out more about the various responsibilities that this job entails.


  • ChatGPT For School: How Students Use Neural Networks To Their Advantage

    The viral ChatGPT is becoming more and more powerful every day: it can now gather information, code, and even generate scripts. Though educational leaders are wary of its possible pitfalls, especially ever since a student confessed to using ChatGPT for his graduation paper, it can and already does create true value for teachers and students alike. In order to demonstrate its vast applications, ITMO hosted a meetup on the best ML and AI practices for the classroom.


  • Yandex Scientific Award Laureate Aleksei Shpilman on Developing AI in Russia

    Aleksei Shpilman had his start in bioinformatics, but later turned to developing AI technologies at Yandex, JetBrains, and Gazprom Neft. With the Ilya Segalovich Award from Yandex and several international contest wins under his belt, Aleksei sees training AI specialists as one of his key missions. In this article, the researcher explains what makes AI “magical,” how mathematics and algorithms can help people, and what can be done to bridge business and education.


  • Study and Teach: How to Become a Top-Notch Lecturer with ITMO.Mentors

    From 2020 onwards, ITMO has been offering the ITMO.Mentors program for Master’s and PhD students striving to teach and potentially pursue their career at ITMO University. As part of the program, students study the basics of teaching and explore existing educational programs to assist current lecturers in the classroom. Why should students join the project? And what new features are we likely to see this year? Let’s find out.


  • ITMO.Expert: Special Professional Development Program for Educators

    ITMO.Expert launched in 2018 as an innovative professional development program for the university’s lecturers. In essence, it’s an open platform, where educators can exchange their experiences, share the best practices, discuss topical issues, and support each other. Read on to learn more about the project and its prospects.


  • ITMO Student Uses Science to Promote Healthy Living

    From this year on, ITMO students can create their own optional courses under the guidance of experienced lecturers, allowing them to gain their first teaching experience and others – to learn from their peers and ask questions they hesitate to ask older professors. One of the project’s participants is Anna Pozhar, a Master’s student at ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies, who authored a healthy eating course that debunks popular myths about food and teaches students how to build a varied and well-balanced diet. Learn what Anna has to say about such courses and how she made hers fun and interesting in this article.


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner Dmitry Sinev on Mythological Aspect of Teaching and Memes in Classroom

    Although Dmitry Sinev studies laser thermochemistry and develops various methods for recording functional elements, he sees himself primarily as a lecturer. Back when he was doing his Master’s degree, he began educating school students about lasers, optical technologies, and their applications. Then, as a PhD student, he taught classes at the university. Dmitry believes that learning is not a race for the best scores but a search for meanings and also sees memes as a great way to help students understand complex topics. In this article, the lecturer speaks about what teachers and wizards have in common and how teachers can motivate students to think outside the box. 


  • ITMO.EduLeaders Winner Andrey Kudlis on Why Study Physics

    Physics is good for your mind, believes Andrey Kudlis, a junior researcher at ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering. He became interested in science when he was still in 10th grade and then he decided to devote his life to it. Now, Andrey is a researcher and a physics lecturer who helps his students immerse into the world of science from the very start. Not so long ago, he developed a project that lets students study various phenomena experimentally and learn how to write papers for top-rated international journals. The project was highly acclaimed by the expert board of the ITMO.EduLeaders contest. ITMO.NEWS talked to Andrey Kudlis to learn more about what he does to motivate his students and how science applies to everyday life.


  • ITMO.Mentors: How Students Benefit from Teaching Practice

    ITMO.EduStars offers the university’s lecturers and researchers to showcase their work and receive recognition for their achievements. The competition welcomes not only experienced teachers, but also ordinary students who participate in the ITMO.Mentors program. As part of the program, Master’s and PhD students take a teaching course following which they can assist lecturers with organizing and holding their classes. Three students were named as the top mentors while two others received special recognition from the expert jury.


  • ITMO.EduLeaders Winner Andrey Sukhovitsky: The Industry Needs IT Specialists Who Not Only Code But Can Easily Integrate Into Production Processes

    Andrey Sukhovitsky graduated from ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. Like many of his fellow students, Andrey started working at an IT company when he was still a student, and already then he acquired an interest in teaching. As he admits himself, he strived to become a passionate teacher and a true mentor for his students, always there to help them if they needed it. Now, the lecturer not only delivers a software design course but also introduces novel educational approaches. For instance, he figured out a way to simulate real industrial processes that are at work in modern IT companies at the university. His project received an award at the ITMO.EduLeaders contest. In the article, Andrey Sukhovitsky speaks more about his experiment and explains why programmers need soft skills and higher education.