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Wealthman is a blockchain platform that can be used as a wealth management platform based in Russia. This platform has a stack of protocols and services that can help the user to create a wealth management service that is completely trustless because of the automation present in the system. The platform has strong anti fraud features that allows the assets to be kept secure at all times by using both human regulators and robots that use artificial intelligence and automatic protocols to keep the users protected from any foul play.
The investment partners of the company are Mera Capital, LDJ Capital, The Soho Loft Media Group, ITMO University, Confideal, Stankevicius and others.
Launched in 2017, Alehub is a blockchain-based digital platform that assists businesses in identifying and approving contract partners. Alehub is the brainwork of a highly qualified team of project managers and entrepreneurs working in conjunction with the Russian research university ITMO, one of the leading IT universities in the world.
Scientists from ITMO’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering together with colleagues from Germany and Sweden have studied a new cell visualization and drug delivery system based on nanoparticles coated with luminescent dye molecules. Scientists have found out that the particle material and the distance between the dye and the particle’s surface affect the intensity of the luminescent signal. It turned out that silicon nanoparticles coated with dye molecules are more efficient than similar particles made of gold. Thanks to their biocompatibility, silicon particles can be used for cell visualization and drug delivery.
A research group from the University of Washington in St. Louis and ITMO University has developed a new animal model used to study the pathogenesis of the Zika virus. Scientists were able to induce the disease in mice in a way that is similar to human pathology. The new model reflects the most dangerous manifestation of the Zika virus: infection of the fetus from a pregnant woman, which leads to developmental problems. This was achieved due to a new, more pathogenic virus strain, as well as a specially bred group of mice with a human-like immune response. The new model paves the way for more detailed study of the Zika virus, which should result in a more effective fight against it. The research is published in Cell Host & Microbe.
Scientists of the University of Hamburg (TUHH), the ITMO-University in St. Petersburg and the Helmholtz-Center Geesthacht have developed a novel concept that enables colorants which are based on non-toxic materials, which further do not bleach in the sunlight and which do not lose their appearance under high processing temperatures (as needed for glazes of ceramics).
The ITMO University research team, in collaboration with researchers from Australian National University, developed a controlled light source that is based on a nanodiamond. According to researchers, experiments showed that the diamond shell could double the emission speed of light sources and could help control light sources without additional nano- or microstructures. The enhancement of the fluorescence rate of the emitters was due to artificially created defects in a diamond crystal lattice.
Russian teams claimed four medals out of 13 in the latest ACM-ICPC international programming contest, including two gold-tier victories. It was Russia’s seventh win in a row and 13th since 2000. The St. Petersburg ITMO University, which is traditionally one of the strongest participants and was the champion in 2017, scored the top medal in the bronze tier. The Ural Federal University became the 13th and last ranking contestant, repeating its record from the last year.
An international research team including scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and ITMO University has proposed a way to increase the efficiency of wireless power transfer over long distances and tested it with numerical simulations and experiments. To achieve this, they beamed power between two antennas, one of which was excited with a back-propagating signal of specific amplitude and phase.
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.