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The most talented foreign students will study in a Master's programs at best Russian universities

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New international Competition (Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project) for Master's entrants was successfully completed. Winners and prize-winners will enroll in a chosen university without passing entrance exams.

ITMO’s Topological Insulators Research Among 2017’s Top Achievements in Photonics

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"Optics and Photonics News" journal has recognised a recent study on three-dimensional topological insulators as one of the year’s most promising advances in photonics. These structures are capable of controlling light without any losses caused by absorption and defects of material, showing great potential for application in communication networks, antennas and optical computers.

Open Doors Competition Gives International Students Opportunity to Study in Russia

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An intellectual competition for future international Master’s students, the Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project, is kicking off soon, with registration of participants beginning on Nov. 20, 2017. Winners will get an opportunity to study tuition-free, courtesy of the government of the Russian Federation, at Russia’s leading universities.

ITMO And Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) to Collaborate On AR/VR Projects

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ITMO University and the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) signed an agreement on the creation of a joint Competence Center in the field of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). The meeting took place at TBoilSPb platform, as part of an informal educational conference "National Technological Revolution 20.35".

Top Five Universities for Tuition-Free Admissions in 2017

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Every year, Higher School of Economics in partnership with Yandex conducts a monitoring of Russian universities that admit students based on their scores on the Unified State Exam and where at least 300 students were admitted to tuition-free places. The survey has been conducted since 2009.

ITMO Programmers Win Huawei Honor Cup

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ITMO students from the Computer Technology Department - Stanislav Naumov, Alexei Latyshev and Nikolai Budin - became winners of the competition’s new Codecraft category. This year, more than 4,000 students took part in the annual All-Russian event organized by the Huawei company.

ITMO Robotics Team Gets Gold at World Robot Olympiad 2017

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The World Robot Olympiad (WRO-2017) has just come to a close in Costa Rica. The international competition for talented school and university students involves participants from more than 60 countries. ITMO’s team of school students, led by coach Igor Lositskiy, has won the gold medal in the Open category’s Senior age group.

Canadian Experts Test ITMO Quantum Network

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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.

Prime Minister Medvedev Announces Start of ITMO Highpark Construction

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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".

ITMO Graduate from India on Benefits of Double Degree

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Soumen Banerjee came to ITMO University in September 2015 after getting his Bachelor’s degree in Calcutta. He enrolled at ITMO’s High-Performance Computing Department on a double-degree program and spent the first year of his studies in Big Data in St. Petersburg.

ITMO Graduates Get Top Salaries

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The Superjob research center published the ranking of Russian universities by the highest salaries their graduates who work in IT get. 20 universities got into the top; ITMO entered the top-3, becoming the only St. Petersburg university to get into the top-5 and shifting the Moscow State University to the 4th position.

TADHack 2017: ITMO Students Finish Third with Tourism App

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Students from ITMO University’s Computer Technologies Department have won third place at the St. Petersburg event of the Telecom Application Development Hackathon (TADHack), which was held in more than 30 cities around the world from September 22 to 24. The competition requires participants to develop telecommunications software.