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  • ITMO Students and Staff Receive Badges of Honor on Student’s Day

    On January 25, celebrated in Russia as Student’s Day, accomplished representatives of St. Petersburg’s universities and citizens of the city were presented with special badges of honor. These medals are awarded to those who have made a notable contribution to moral enlightenment and took an active part in the life of society. Among those celebrated at the ceremony were a student and a staff member from ITMO University.


  • Empathy Is Key: Charity Hospital Founder Talks Street Medicine and Helping the Homeless

    As a doctor, Sergey Ievkov worked with critical-condition infants. But four years ago, he quit his job and quite literally took to the streets – to help the homeless, who are otherwise nearly unable to receive qualified medical assistance. This was the origin of Charity Hospital (Благотворительная больница), a project staffed by 100+ volunteers, doctors, paramedics, and medical students who help homeless people by treating injuries, distributing medicine, and giving vaccine shots. This October, the project’s team organized an event during which they provided patients with cataract and glaucoma screenings, as well as eyeglass prescriptions. We spoke to Sergey about street medicine, personal choice, empathy, and staying involved when others look the other way.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: September 3-4, 2022

    Even though the weather this weekend promises only cold, rain, and wind, don’t let it bring you down at the start of the academic year. Here is our weekly guide to the top events of the weekend to keep you entertained come rain or shine! And don’t forget ITMOtion Night on September 3 to kick off the year with an all-night party.


  • Saving The Past: Volunteering in Historical Restoration Projects

    There’s no need to be a professional restorer, archeologist, or a bazillionaire to help the city preserve its architectural heritage and history. To prove that, here is our story on volunteering organizations and caring enthusiasts that you can join and make your contribution to St. Petersburg’s future through its past!


  • ITMO’s Team Fargate Wins Kuban CTF-2021

    Kuban CTF (Capture The Flag) is a team competition in computer security that took place as part of Kuban Cyber Security Conference 2021. ITMO’s student team won the competition for the second time.


  • Drive, Joy, and New Skills: ITMO Students Volunteer at Euro 2020 in St. Petersburg

    For a whole month between June 11 and July 11, St. Petersburg had been swept off its feet with the UEFA European Football Championship 2020. The tournament was especially festive this time around, as football aficionados had been waiting for it a year longer (it was scheduled for last year and postponed due to the pandemic). However, it was not only a colorful show for everyone – some, including volunteers from ITMO University, took on themselves the responsible job of organizing the event. In this article, we reach out to our volunteers to ask them all about their impressions from the event and the reasons why they chose to spend one third of their summer holidays working.  


  • People Need You: Volunteering at ITMO University

    The volunteering movement is rapidly growing: more and more people start to recognize the importance of рrotecting the environment and their city, as well as helping people around them and those less fortunate. At ITMO University, this task lies with the Volunteer Center that in 2020 was named the best among other university centers. In this article, Alena Tarasova, a curator of ITMO’s Volunteer Center, speaks about volunteering at ITMO and its benefits.


  • ITMO Volunteer Center Wins Ministry of Higher Education’s National Competition

    The Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education has announced the results of its competition for the best university volunteer center. ITMO University won the special category for the top volunteer center at a higher education institution.


  • People Need You! Tutors: Teachers Learn Volunteering at ITMO

    The Student Initiatives Support Department recently conducted a training course in the organization of volunteering activities for teachers of St. Petersburg’s schools.


  • 2020 in Retrospect: How We Went Through It Together

    2020 wasn’t easy – many of us had to change our approach to life and work. But we stayed together and helped each other no matter what. ITMO.NEWS and ITMO’s staff and students reflect on the year’s main results, achievements, unforgettable events, and proud moments.