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  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: September 11-12, 2021

    The season of brightly colored leaves dreamily falling on the ground is here – and though you never know whether tomorrow brings gloom or shine, you can’t help but smile at the changing nature. This weekend, you will get to do that on your way between three peculiar exhibitions and one historical festival. Don’t forget your umbrella and let’s plan your agenda! 


  • Crash Course: Recycling in St. Petersburg

    Did you ever want to change the world for the better but felt too small to matter? It’s high time to leave these thoughts in the past. Your daily choices can be humanity's path to a brighter future. Want to find out how to add your two cents?


  • Break Down by Atoms: Obsession-Free Eco-Lifestyle and Space Explorations

    Every month, the Break Down by Atoms popular science talk show by the Informational Center for Atomic Energy brings together all kinds of people who enjoy exploring the world of science. As always, several experts from entirely different fields give short talks on a common topic – the first event in 2021 was dedicated to balance.


  • ITMO.GREEN: Students Doing Their Best to Save the World

    It's up to us to be the change we want to see in the world. The university's eco-club ITMO.GREEN brings together like-minded people who live the reduce-reuse-recycle mantra and are bringing about real, tangible good. You, too, can participate.


  • New Life for Bakery Waste: First Results of Russian-Finnish-Italian Project Wastebake

    Last year, the specialists from ITMO University (Russia), the University of Bari (Italy), and  the University of Helsinki (Finland) started working on a joint project as part of the EuroTransBio international funding initiative. The purpose of the project is to find a way to recycle bakery waste. During the first meeting held in Italy in 2018, the project’s participants discussed its key stages and identified priority areas.  A year later, they gathered in St. Petersburg to present the results of their work and discuss plans for the future. Read on to learn the details.


  • Environmental Scientist Jaana Sorvari on Sustainable Waste Management in Europe and Russia

    Jaana Sorvari, a professor at Aalto University (Finland) and researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), has come to ITMO University to deliver the intensive course “Environmental Risk Assessment in Waste Management.” During the course, Master’s students from the program Industrial Ecology and Cleaner Production learned about Europe and Finland’s experience of sustainable waste management. ITMO.NEWS spoke with Prof. Sorvari about the challenges currently faced by Europe in terms of waste management and learned why excessive consumption is an issue not only in Russia, but even in eco-friendly Scandinavian states.