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  • ITMO Lands in Top Three Among Russian Universities in Presidential PhD Stipend Competition

    ITMO University became the first university in St. Petersburg and the third in Russia based on the number of students who won the presidential stipend. In total, there are 19 winners from ITMO who conduct research across the scientific spectrum, including in biotechnology, nanomaterials, AI, and quantum physics. 


  • Open-Source AI by ITMO Developers Takes First Place at RAS Competition

    The ITMO-developed software won gold in the category Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Technologies at the competition for young scientists organized by the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and the Sistema Charitable Foundation. The proposed technology allows for the use of AI approaches for deeper data interpretation and a range of scientific and industrial tasks (e.g., flood forecasting or modeling of data from technical sensors).


  • Liquid Metal Makes Production of Porous Metals for Batteries Easier

    Researchers from ITMO University have devised a low-cost, eco-friendly method to produce porous materials for batteries and catalysts (substances that accelerate chemical reactions) by using a liquid metal (sodium-potassium alloy) as a reagent. The results of the study were published in Chemical Communications.


  • Cyber-Karate and Fitness Trackers: New Phygital Technologies for Sports

    How are modern technologies making conventional and phygital types of sports more accessible and exciting? More than 750 participants gathered for a discussion on the topic at the nationwide youth contest Phygital Sporttech Innovations Cup. At the finals, which took place at ITMO, businesspeople, students, and staff of Russian universities showed off tech projects that aim to make life easier for coaches, athletes, and amateurs alike. More about the top projects and their benefits – in our article.


  • ITMO Receives 5 Million Rubles to Support Young Scientists

    ITMO University has won the competition of student research associations organized by the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The university will use its 5-million-ruble grant to fund an international conference of young sciences, a career fair, a competition for the best scientific project, and nine other events that will help students find like-minded peers and boost their research skills.


  • E-Cycles, Universal Chargers, and Edible Packaging: Top Projects From Young Scientists’ Exhibition at ITMO

    More than 300 participants, nearly 40 projects, and a dozen of commercial businesses took part in a recent exhibition of projects by young scientists at ITMO. The event allowed its participants to not only showcase their work before a wide audience, but find partners, too. More about the most fascinating projects below.


  • ITMO Fellowship: ITMO Launches New Postdoc Track for Young Scientists Across Russia

    In addition to working with companies like Gazprom Neft, Sberbank, Yandex, and other industry leaders, participants of the new program will have the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in fields such as quantum communications, optics, smart technologies, robotics, and others pursued at ITMO University. The track provides young researchers with a comprehensive adaptation package (special housing conditions, a health insurance package, and additional funding for purchasing equipment and consumables) to make their move to St. Petersburg more convenient. Applications are accepted through May 15.


  • Student Spotlight: Saadiallakh Normatov, Kazakhstan

    22-year-old Saadiallakh Normatov traveled from his home in Kazakhstan to ITMO driven by a passion for his craft – computational chemistry. Now a student in the Infochemistry Master’s program, he shares the origin of his story, his first impressions of ITMO, and some insider’s tips for those wishing to follow in his footsteps and join the Infochemistry Scientific Center.


  • ITMO Scientists Named Best at Blue Sky Research Competition

    Four research projects developed by scientists from ITMO University received the top accolades in this year’s Blue Sky Research competition, which focuses on AI applications in agricultural and food industries, with winners receiving 1.5-million-ruble grants. This competition aims to support young researchers with promising high-risk ideas. 


  • Physicist Andrey Bogdanov on How ITMO Helps School Students Become Scientists

    Once an aspiring teen himself, Andrey Bogdanov now inspires today’s schoolkids to pursue careers in science. In this interview, the researcher explains how to talk to kids about nanophotonics and metamaterials, reflects on whether it’s worth it to prepare future scientists from school, and expands on what ITMO does in this field.