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William Shakespeare once said: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” His words have never been truer than ever since immersive theater hit the global scene. What is it and what’s in it for you? Let’s figure it out.
For the first time in its history, ITMO University has received approval on three megagrant applications at once. Soon, laboratories for optoelectronics, MRI, and cultural heritage studies will launch in St. Petersburg.
The annual WUD@ITMO was held for the sixth time by ITMO’s Center for Usability and Mixed Reality to celebrate World Usability Day.
Edible Food Wrap, Supplements for Bees and a Natural Antiseptic: Exploring New Applications for One of the Most Common Biopolymers
At the end of February, the scientific conference “Prospects of Using Polyfunctional Components of Chitin and Chitosan in Food Systems” was held at ITMO University as part of strategic cooperation between ITMO and the Federal Research Center “Fundamentals of Biotechnology” of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Scientists from all over the country gathered in St. Petersburg to discuss the latest developments in chitin and chitosan research. ITMO.NEWS talked to them about new research in this field and various applications the common biopolymer can be used for – from medicine to food industry and agriculture
Last week, ITMO University hosted the Winter School "It's Your Call!". As part of the school’s educational program, an open lecture was given by Alexey Gonnochenko, the technical director of the Robotics Laboratory at Sberbank, the event's general partner. He spoke about the main challenges robotics is facing now, what tasks robots are solving in banks and what changes in this field can be expected in the near future. ITMO.NEWS has written down the main points.
Artificial Intelligence, 5G connectivity and a Mercedes straight out of James Cameron's Avatar were only some of the highlights at CES 2020, which took place on January 7-10 in Las Vegas. Here’s what will be changing our lives in the near future.
This Thursday, ITMO University hosted a meeting of university officials from the UK and St. Petersburg, a follow-up to the First Forum of Rectors of Russian and British Universities that was held in Moscow. The key event of the day was a round table discussion on universities of the future. The participants talked about the best educational practices and ways to attract talent while discussing possible collaboration in the field of student academic mobility.
Despite the economic crisis and rising inflation, smartphones sales in Russia broke all records in 2018. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which showcases the breakthrough in innovative technologies, has recently kicked off in Las Vegas. ITMO.NEWS gathered information about the latest trends and technological advances in the field and talked to ITMO University lecturer and CES’s participant Andrey Korsakov.
Drones Legislation, 3D Bioprinting, and Neural Networks in Construction: Foresight Session on Digitization Trends at ITMO University
ITMO University has recently hosted a foresight session for Master’s students of the State Information Systems Management program as part of the Social Informatics discipline. Students were offered to think about the latest trends in the field of public healthcare, urban development, and transport systems and come up with new solutions.
At the end of the year, tech companies look back on 2018 and make predictions for 2019. The past year was marked by advances in AI, major data privacy scandals and countless ups-and-downs of bitcoin. But what about the near future? Let’s take a look at the key predictions for the digital world of 2019.