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  • Gennadiy Korotkevich Wins 2018 Topcoder Open Marathon

    ITMO University PhD student Gennadiy Korotkevich took first place in this year’s Topcoder Open Marathon Competition, which was held in Texas (US) on November 13-16. During a ten-hour final round, he left behind 11 other participants. What is more, this year, Gennadiy Korotkevich and Boris Minaev, ITMO graduate and ACM ICPC-2015 champion, got to the finals in the Algorithm track.


  • ITMO Robotics Team Wins Gold at World Robot Olympiad 2018 in Thailand

    It’s a wrap for this year’s World Robot Olympiad (WRO-2018), an international competition for talented school and university students from more than 60 countries, and a good one at that for ITMO University’s robotics team, who took first prize in the Senior High age group. The team was led by coach Igor Lositskiy. In total, Russian teams have claimed three medals in all age groups of the Open category.


  • Movie Fridays: The Best of Edward Norton

    A three-time Oscar nominee and yet one of Hollywood’s most underrated actors, Edward Norton often plays troubled characters dealing with internal conflict, and that, coupled with his exceptional talent, is what makes his works so enjoyable. It is impossible to encompass all of Norton’s brilliant performances in one short piece of writing, so I’ll only tell you about some of my favorites.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: November 17-18

    The start of the ‘tis the season madness, a celebration of everything French, a cinema night that is not your typical movie screening, and three art exhibitions ranging from Antiquity to Modernity: a lot of cool events in this weekend’s pipeline!


  • ITMO University Rises Higher in THE Physical Sciences Subject Ranking

    The latest Times Higher Education subject ranking of world universities in the field of Physical Sciences has just been published. ITMO University made its debut in the ranking last year in the 401-500 place. In this year’s ranking, which includes a total of 963 universities, ITMO University improved its position and was placed 301-400.


  • Biking to the Top: ITMO’s 9th International Council Meeting in Amsterdam

    This weekend, ITMO University’s International Council convened in the Netherlands’ welcoming capital to discuss the University’s progress and exchange their views on the meeting’s main topic, ‘Shaping the future of ITMO University: academic environment and ITMO HighPark’.


  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: November 10-11

    Looking for exciting indoor activities in this cold weather? Here is our list of some great events taking place in the Northern Venice this November weekend!


  • Travel Tips: Exploring Riga

    With its incredible mix of medieval, gothic, Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Soviet and contemporary architecture, Riga can be rightfully called the city of contrasts.


  • ITMO University in Top Group of Project 5-100 Participants

    The Council on Global Competitiveness Enhancement of Russian Universities among Global Leading Research and Education Centers (Project 5-100) has just unveiled the results of its latest session, which took place on October 26-27 in the Russian city of Kaliningrad. In its report to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Council recommended that the Ministry continue providing the 21 higher education institutions participating in the Project 5-100 with financial support. Based on their performance, the participants were divided into three groups with seven universities each. ITMO University made it to top-seven. 


  • VR and the Future of Digital Art: The Fourth International Animation Assembly in St. Petersburg

    In late October, the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design hosted the Fourth International Animation Assembly. One of this year’s main topics of roundtable discussions, lectures and workshops was the use of digital technologies. ITMO University showcased virtual reality tech in a special demo area at the event. ITMO.NEWS learned how students create thesis projects at the intersection of art and science, and put down the highlights from a lecture by digital artist Rinat Khabirov.


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