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The global competition for talents, spread of academic mobility, international research collaborations, study abroad and students’ participation in overseas internships, international recruitment and enrolment, emergence of international branch campuses, internationalisation of the curriculum, and the rapid increase in the rate of technological advancement over the last 20 years created profound changes in the higher education realities.
One of the most significant changes is internationalisation, which is everywhere on the agenda now. Daria Kozlova, First vice Rector of ITMO University (Saint Petersburg, Project 5-100 participant): “ITMO University collaborates with partner universities in a vast variety of areas that these institutions excel in. In this regard, we perceive both our international and local students as members of the united community regardless of their citizenship. All programs are open for the students, based on their educational background. They only have to decide what are their educational goals. Be it the adaptive foundation program or an individual educational track, we have a lot to offer. We believe that internationalization and the interdisciplinary approach are the key trends in the higher education today”.
«Por primera vez las universidades rusas ofrecen a estudiantes internacionales un sistema de ventana única, así los postulantes no necesitan aplicar en cada institución individualmente. Entran a un sistema y escogen la universidad que le guste», comenta Daria Kozlova, primera vicerrectora en la Universidad ITMO y directora del programa Puertas Abiertas: Proyecto de Beca en Rusia.
The era of digital education has already begun. In Russia, a university of a new type is created from the collaboration of universities, businessmen and innovators. The value of University 20.35 lies not in its unique educational courses. It does not offer its own programs or in-house educational content. The universities participating in the project will provide students of the University with access to their best educational programs. Nina Yanykina, a member of the Supervisory Board of the University of NTI, the head of the Project and Innovation Department at ITMO University (one of the participants in the project), explains: «The role of ITMO University in the development of the University 20.35 is, first and foremost, the delivery of the best solutions for networked educational programs and individual trajectories of the students, as well as their implementation in order to meet the personnel needs of the companies that are leaders of the STI markets. Now we are going to implement programs in the areas of artificial intelligence and quantum technologies. On the one hand, these areas are cross-cutting technologies; on the other hand, ITMO University has some very good competencies in this area. Our task is to ensure, through the educational process and the formation of specialists, the overcoming of technological gaps and foster the development of NTI markets».
Europa Press (Spain)
El primer enlace cuantico seguro bancario operativo ha sido establecido entre dos sedes de la entidad rusa Sberbank, mediante un sistema desarrollado por el Russian Quantum Center. Los fisicos e ingenieros rusos comenzaron a trabajar en redes de comunicacion cuantica hace unos tres anos. La primera de esas redes se creo en la Universidad ITMO de San Petersburgo en 2014, donde los cientificos vincularon dos edificios universitarios a traves de un cable de fibra optica.
A new way to enhance the effectiveness of optical resonators has been discovered by researchers from ITMO University, the Ioffe Institute and the Nonlinear Physics Center at the Australian National University.
The city of St. Petersburg also has an impressive academic pedigree. ITMO University, Peter the Great Polytechnic and St Petersburg State Institute of Technology offer the local economy highly-trained graduates, encouraging multinationals like Google, IBM and Motorola to establish development centres in the city.
Last month, researchers from Russian ITMO University said they’d made a new solar cell coating, combining the features of an electrode with those of a light-trapping structure. This combination reduced the amount of reflected light and protected the cell from overheating, potentially improving its overall efficiency by as much as 20 percent.
Un equipo internacional integrado por cientificos de la Universidad MEPhI (Moscu), la Universidad IFMO (San Petersburgo) y la Universidad Hosei (Tokio, Japon) ha puesto manos a la obra para crear estructuras hibridas bidimensionales de grafeno y puntos cuanticos.
The PIE News
Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science is prioritising future cooperation with India on educational and digital programs, according to Alexander Sobolev, director of the Department of State policy in higher education, who spoke to the Indo-Asian News Service on a recent trip to India. It would not be the first time Russian and Indian HEIs have combined on technological progress. In 2016, ITMO University (St. Petersburg) worked with the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, on the Kumbh-Mela experiment on crowd behaviour modelling to improve crowd safety.
EE News. Europe
A joint project of the IT, Mechanics and Optics University (ITMO – St. Petersburg) and the Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok) focuses on the future of AI. Its goal is to build, in conjunction with the world's leading educational centers, a trans-Eurasian network with the Master’s program, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Digital Liberal Arts.