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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov congratulated the ITMO team on their recent victory at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC).
ITMO.NEWS continues to share the stories of the EduStars winners by presenting the third star of the series – Alexander Trifanov, an associate professor at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics. In this article, Alexander speaks about his career path and goals, as well as explains why teachers should challenge their students more and why your work should also be your hobby.
The third interview of the ITMO.EduLeaders Winners series stars Alexey Peregudin, an assistant at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, who shares more about how he got into teaching, why he doesn’t hide his student mischiefs, and what he’s planning next.
The hackathon aims to promote tourism in Moscow. This year, among its partners were SberBank, Domodedovo Airport, Rosatom, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, and others. The grand prize was 1.5 million rubles.
Daniil Tsimerman, a first-year student at the Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems, was ranked first in the Junior category at AIJ Contest. The online competition was organized by Sberbank as part of the AI Journey conference.
ITMO university team Desyatochka (Russian for “ten”) became the winner of the Robotics Hackathon in Ufa and team ITMO-1 received a special award in the Interesting Solution category. Learn more about the participants’ preparation, winning strategies, and future plans in this ITMO.NEWS article.
On October 3-4, ITMO University hosted ITMO DigiEduHack, a hackathon on digital education organized as part of the European Commission’s major initiative. The event brought together dozens of teams from the UK, Italy, Finland and other countries that collaborated on projects in the field of digital education. ITMO University became the only hackathon’s venue in Russia. The competition in St. Petersburg gathered over 100 participants: students, lecturers, university graduates, school children and professional programmers.
This year, the ITMO.STARS competition for prospective students with unique accomplishments was held by ITMO for the second time in a row. It lets the winners join ITMO even if their Unified State Exam score wouldn’t normally allow them to. The only formal criterion is to pass the minimal Unified State Exam points threshold. This year saw twice as many applications as the previous one. Among the winners are 15 participants from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Pskov, Abakan, and other cities. They told ITMO.NEWS how to land a job at VK in your school years, how to open your own video studio, and why you shouldn't underestimate yourself.
At the beginning of March, a number of ITMO University students went to Innopolis University to participate in the Competition of the National Technology Initiative, which they ended up winning. Previously held exclusively for school students, in 2019 the competition was spread to university students. By participant’s accounts, the organization process wasn’t always up to standard, but the four days of dynamic work and exciting collaborations at the state-of-the-art science center and communication were worth it. More on the competition and life in Innopolis below.
Alfa-Chance, a scholarship contest organized by Alfa-Bank, has recently come to an end. After three competition stages, the organizers and expert committee selected the best three out of 63 shortlisted candidates to be awarded a scholarship prize: Ekaterina Subbotina, Ivan Timakhovich and Timofey Timofeev. ITMO.NEWS met with the winners to find out what helped them succeed and how do they plan to develop their projects.