New Master’s in product design
Last month, ITMO and the EdTech platform Netology launched their first joint Master’s program. In the true spirit of collaboration, the program Product Design will be delivered in equal parts by ITMO staff and experts from the company. Students will learn all about the development of digital products – a booming market that is sure to continue growing in this digital age.
Checking in with Art & Science
ITMO.NEWS has also popped over to the university’s Art & Science Center to review the progress made over the four years since the launch of Russia’s first-ever Master’s program on the subject. We spoke to the staff and students about their backgrounds, motivations, and plans – as well as reviewed the newly-introduced curriculum personalization model.
FoodTech support at ITMO Accelerator
In the new academic year, the ITMO Accelerator is offering a special corporate track for foodtech projects in partnership with Uralchem Innovation. Students and staff of any Russian university are free to submit their projects for review; selected teams will then have three months to develop their ideas further, conduct research, and raise funding. At the end, members of the 55 top teams will enjoy the chance to launch pilot projects, release their products, and intern at major foodtech businesses.
Metagenomics training for professionals
A new professional development program is now available to postgraduate students and researchers with an interest in metagenomics. A deeper understanding of this science, which focuses on microbial communities in all aspects of life, is key to better environmental protection as well as medical breakthroughs.
Smart packaging by the numbers
How can today’s latest technologies – like 3D printing, RFID tags, NFC, and more – improve on something as familiar to us all as food packaging? ITMO.NEWS sat down with researcher Chantal Tracey from the university’s SCAMT Institute to find out all about the way store shelves may look in the near future.
St. Petersburg gets an AI makeover
A city’s official logo is always a big deal and a subject of contention between its denizens. So, who better to use as an unbiased designer than… a neural network? The participants of a recent hackathon organized by ITMO have collected 15,000 samples of handwritten text from passers-by, all to develop the ultimate logo of St. Petersburg. What’s better, you can use the algorithm to get some one-of-a-kind merch! How, you ask? Check out the article to find out!