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  • Movie Fridays: Summer in the City

    Good news: the weekend is fast approaching and you might be wondering how to spend it. As always, there’re lots of things happening in St. Petersburg, so check out our usual weekend guide. But if you’re a homebody or just a tad uninspired to venture outside in the heat that has so suddenly befallen us, here’s our top summer movie recommendations. So grab a drink, sit back in your (hopefully cool) home, and relax.

  • Emotional AI Helps Enhance Productivity and Fight Stress

    According to some studies, people are only productive for less than three hours out of an eight-hour day, and the adult human concentration span is limited to 20 minutes. Research in the field of emotional artificial intelligence (AI) may help employees enhance their productivity and manage stress, which is beneficial for employers as well. Emotional AI can be applied in many other fields like agriculture and elderly care, noted Vitaly Zubchenko, a member of the NeuroNet company Expert Board. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, he expanded on how emotional AI is developed and what business solutions work best for this field.

  • Gaining Insights into Better Learning at Cambridge University

    Here at ITMO, we’re all about learning better and better learning! One of our English tutors from the Foreign Language Training Center talks to us about her experience at a recent conference organized by Cambridge University Press in the UK. Read our interview!

  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: July 21-22

    Listen to the violin on Nevsky Prospect, get a sense of the audacious poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky, watch a knights tournament at the Peter and Paul Fortress, and admire the flowers in Pavlovsky Park. The weather is so nice, so don’t miss your chance to explore our magnificent city!

  • Surviving a Hot Day: Beaches in and around St. Petersburg

    It’s the middle of July, and it finally feels like summer in St. Petersburg! After almost two weeks of recurrent rain, we now finally get to enjoy some hot weather, so thinking about dozing off on a beach or even plunging yourself in the nearest pond is only natural. With that in mind, we’ve prepared a quick review of different swimming spots that you’ll definitely find useful!

  • ITMO University Makes a Big Debut in 2018 Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

    Published by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, an independent organization that conducts research on higher education intelligence, the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as Shanghai Ranking, is seen as the most objective among the most influential university rankings out there. It achieves this by fully leaving out surveys and interviews that are often included in other rankings but are inevitably subjective; instead, it uses factual criteria such as publishing metrics and the number of Nobel Prize and Fields Medals laureates among alumni and staff, and focuses on scientific and academic performance. The competition is tough: out of more than 4,000 contenders this year only 1,600 made it to the final list, ITMO University among them.

  • Drink (Soda) Like a Russian

    Ever sipped tarragon? Or poured liquid bread? Summer is a perfect time to try refreshingly unique Russian soft drinks. 

  • Vacations, Business Trips and Mushroom-Picking

    Do you know how ITMO’s First Vice Rector Daria Kozlova spends her summer? Our friends from Megabyte Media spoke to Dr. Kozlova and learned how to turn a business trip into a vacation, what to read on holidays and how to make the best of a winter trip.

  • Taking a Glance at Academic Writing in Arizona

    Four of our staff spent the last two weeks of June enjoying the Arizona sun and learning how English and Academic Writing are taught at the University of Arizona. Here’s what they learned.

  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: July 14-15

    Whether you want to play archery, listen to opera music or catch the latest exhibition, you'll find what you're looking for in our weekly list of what's going on in St. Petersburg this weekend!

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