On October 2, 2017, the XXX International Symposium on Holography, Coherent Optics and Photonics opened in the "FABRIKA" Science and Technology Park.
From September 25 to October 6, a group of world-class experts in quantum hacking from the University of Waterloo (Canada), under the guidance of prof. Vadim Makarov, analyzed the security of the quantum network created by ITMO University.
Boris Kashnikov, Professor at the Faculty of Humanities, has delivered a course on "War and Peace" at the University of Bayreuth (Germany). The course was delivered in cooperation with Professor Rudolf Schuessler - specialist in just war theory, theory of international negotiations, and ethics in economics.
During the “Open Innovations” forum, on October 17, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the start of construction at ITMO University’s new campus in the south of St. Petersburg – JSC "ITMO Highpark".
The end of July 2017 saw the publication of another Webometrics Ranking of World Universities by the authoritative Spanish research group Cybermetrics Lab. This international ranking assesses both university websites and the presence of universities themselves in the Internet space by a number of parameters.
ITMO and Novosibirsk State University initiated a collaboration agreement for a period of five years to enhance the development of quantum technologies, innovative entrepreneurship and realization of the National Technology Initiative in Russia's regions.
According to the results of the first three rounds of the Presidential research funding program, 504 pilot projects, 239 youth research teams and 31 laboratories have been awarded grants.
The annual international conference on nanophotonics and metamaterials kicked off on 18 September in Vladivostok at the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). The conference brings together more than 230 scientists and researchers from all over the world.
When the European X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) was inaugurated on September 1, a whole range of opportunities became available to the world's scientists - opportunities they could only dream of before. Soon, the new facility will contribute to new advances that seemed impossible due to the lack of equipment this powerful.