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  • How Not to Defend Your Thesis: Our Best (Worst) Advice

    In Russian, we have this handy term, vrednye sovety (literally “bad advice”) that stands for tips that you absolutely shouldn't follow. So that’s what we are offering you today: to take the edge off the upcoming thesis defenses, read through our list of bad tips (and some wisdom). If you are not doing anything we’re talking about – great job, you’re halfway there! 


  • 2023 Startups as Theses: Smart Home for the Impaired, Agrotech and More

    This year, a record-breaking 104 students from 11 faculties defended their startups as thesis – using the opportunity first offered by ITMO in 2019. Among their projects are a smart home for people with disabilities, financial courses for kids, and several agrotech startups – read on to learn more.


  • Edible Tableware, Ecomonitoring, and Smart Packaging: Graduation Projects of ITMO Students in Innovation Entrepreneurship

    This summer, ITMO’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations (FTMI) held a thesis defense where future foodtech entrepreneurs presented their graduation projects and startup ideas. Keep reading to learn more about what ideas students came up with, when their products will make it to stores and restaurants, and what they have to say about today’s market.


  • Writing Your Thesis: Insiders’ Tips

    When it comes to writing a thesis – the apotheosis of your studies – there're always more questions than answers. Why is it so important to take it seriously? What to pay attention to? How to deal with procrastination and stress? We’ve asked our experienced Master’s students to share their life hacks and advice on this sensitive topic.


  • Organizing Your References 101: Apps and Tips

    Writing a thesis is almost always a combination of the joy of discovery and the stress of putting it into words, which is made worse by the scary monster of references. Where to look for sources? How not to drown in them? How to properly use them in your paper? Despair not! You’ll be amazed at how easy and satisfying it is to conquer it all, step by step.


  • Young Scientists Awarded ITMO University’s First Own Academic Degree Diplomas

    In 2017, ITMO University, together with 18 other higher education institutions, was granted the right to award candidate of sciences and doctor of sciences academic degrees, as well as to establish its own academic degree councils and define the latter’s remits. The university held its first independent thesis defenses in December last year. The list of successful candidates includes Galina Lavrentyeva and Andrey Oleynik, whose research on solutions to different audio-visual data tasks yielded them the degree of a candidate of sciences. They have received their diplomas during a recent official ceremony that took place at ITMO University.


  • ITMO University Awards Its First Academic Degrees

    Today, some of Russia's educational establishments have the right to award academic degrees. Last week, ITMO University had its first independent thesis defenses. We spoke to members of the thesis board, opponents and candidates to learn what is different about ITMO's own procedure and what they believe to be its most important difference from the classical system.


  • ITMO’s New Academic Degree System: What You Need to Know

    Last year, ITMO University received the right to to award candidate and doctoral degrees. The 2018-2019 academic year will mark the start of these changes. The new system will make it easier for graduates to work with international colleagues on joint research, double degree educational programs, and more.


  • Here's How ITMO's New Academic Degree System Will Work

    Last year, 19 universities and 4 scientific organizations in Russia were given the right to grant their own academic degrees, form thesis boards and outline their credentials. According to representatives of those universities that have already started this process, it will help Russian universities better integrate into the international community. At the same time, experts agree: more abilities means more responsibility. Maria Skvortsova, head of ITMO’s Office of International Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies, and Stanislav Reznikov, head of the Thesis Board Office, talk to ITMO.NEWS about how this change makes international partnerships easier, how the university plans to ensure a high quality of thesis defense and ITMO’s current efforts to establish this new system.