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  • The Results of ITMO’s First Large-Scale Study of Quality of Life in Academia

    An interdisciplinary team from ITMO’s Institute of International Development and Partnership and Center for Science Communication has summed up the results of a large-scale study of health and quality of life meant to determine the factors that affect the health and overall well-being of the university’s students and staff. The first stage of the study involved 394 participants who had to fill out a questionnaire about their lifestyles, well-being, and mental health. Apart from the questionnaire, 284 participants have also taken a blood test. Their results were then compared to standards in their age group. Read on to learn more about the main findings of the survey and the future of the project.


  • Recap of Material Science Communication School by ITMO, MISiS, and Rusnano

    The Material Science Communication School, which took place at ITMO in early September, brought together 35 students and young scientists, as well as top-notch experts in materials science and science communication from Rusnano, ITMO, and the National University of Science and Technology MISiS. Within three days, participants listened to experts’ views on the future of science and its popularization, as well as developed communication strategies for their projects. Here are the highlights from the school.


  • SciComm for School Students: ITMO’s Workshop at Nanograd Summer School

    For ten years, Nanograd, a summer school for school students from all over Russia, has been running various workshops with real-world cases from companies. This year, the school took place in St. Petersburg, and its participants could join a workshop by ITMO’s Center for Science Communication, as well as special lectures and lab tours. Read on for the school’s highlights.


  • How ITMO Trains Specialists in Public Health Sciences

    Last year, the university’s Center for Science Communication launched Russia’s first-ever English-language Master’s program in public health sciences. Its students train to become specialists in medical research, epidemiology, healthcare, and health economy. The program’s first students are already participating in major medical research. We spoke to Anton Barchuk, an oncoepidemiologist and head of the program, and Ksenia Spiridonova, the program’s coordinator, about the program and its benefits.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #5

    We’re back again with the key science news from the past couple weeks. This time, we’ve got: a rankings success, insights into the art of science communication, exciting nanoscience research, and summer schools for fledgling scientists.


  • Konstantin Fursov On Best Formats for Developing Science Communication

    For more than 15 years Konstantin Fursov has been engaged in research in the fields of science and technology. Some of his interests are the sociology and statistics of science, scientometrics, and public perception of science and innovations. Last year, Konstantin was invited to take the post of deputy head of research and education at the Polytechnic Museum and more recently he has joined ITMO’s Center for Science Communication through the ITMO Fellowship & Professorship program. In this interview, we asked Konstantin about his plans at ITMO, changes in Russian science, and tips for students learning statistics. 


  • ITMO Graduate Alexandra Vasilyeva Shares Her Journey From Journalist to Science Communicator

    Alexandra Vasilyeva enjoyed writing essays in school so much that she eventually decided to pursue a career in journalism. It was so until she came across one book that completely shook up her professional plans and helped her see science in a brand new light. Now, the graduate of ITMO’s Science Communication Master’s program works at the European University at St. Petersburg where she helps researchers promote their studies. In this article, Alexandra talks about how she became a science writer, editor, and communicator.


  • Climate Change Denial: A Response Strategy for Scientists and Eco Journalists

    What can we do if someone on TV says that climate change is a myth? How can the scientific community and science communicators react to such claims? And how can they broadcast the actual facts ignored by an army of climate change deniers? During a recent workshop, the students of ITMO University's Science Communication Master's program were guided by climatologist Alexander Chernokulsky as they analyzed a recent news report to develop a strategy for researchers and communicators.


  • ITMO University’s Pop-Sci Magazine NewTone Receives Award for Loyalty to Science

    On November 28, an official ceremony was held at the Kremlin to celebrate winners of the 7th annual For Loyalty to Science Award. The third prize in the nomination Best Periodical on Science was presented to the team of the magazine NewTone, established by ITMO University in 2011.


  • Student Spotlight: Caroline Bondu, France

    A food technology enthusiast from Nancy (France), Caroline Bondu is an Erasmus exchange student at ITMO University. Her dream is to familiarize people with the principles of proper nutrition and the benefits of maintaining a proper diet. Here's a recap of our tête-à-tête about her experiences as an international student in St. Petersburg.