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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.
The era of digital education has already begun. In Russia, a university of a new type is created from the collaboration of universities, businessmen and innovators. The value of University 20.35 lies not in its unique educational courses. It does not offer its own programs or in-house educational content. The universities participating in the project will provide students of the University with access to their best educational programs. Nina Yanykina, a member of the Supervisory Board of the University of NTI, the head of the Project and Innovation Department at ITMO University (one of the participants in the project), explains: «The role of ITMO University in the development of the University 20.35 is, first and foremost, the delivery of the best solutions for networked educational programs and individual trajectories of the students, as well as their implementation in order to meet the personnel needs of the companies that are leaders of the STI markets. Now we are going to implement programs in the areas of artificial intelligence and quantum technologies. On the one hand, these areas are cross-cutting technologies; on the other hand, ITMO University has some very good competencies in this area. Our task is to ensure, through the educational process and the formation of specialists, the overcoming of technological gaps and foster the development of NTI markets».
Europa Press (Spain)
El primer enlace cuantico seguro bancario operativo ha sido establecido entre dos sedes de la entidad rusa Sberbank, mediante un sistema desarrollado por el Russian Quantum Center. Los fisicos e ingenieros rusos comenzaron a trabajar en redes de comunicacion cuantica hace unos tres anos. La primera de esas redes se creo en la Universidad ITMO de San Petersburgo en 2014, donde los cientificos vincularon dos edificios universitarios a traves de un cable de fibra optica.
A new way to enhance the effectiveness of optical resonators has been discovered by researchers from ITMO University, the Ioffe Institute and the Nonlinear Physics Center at the Australian National University.
The city of St. Petersburg also has an impressive academic pedigree. ITMO University, Peter the Great Polytechnic and St Petersburg State Institute of Technology offer the local economy highly-trained graduates, encouraging multinationals like Google, IBM and Motorola to establish development centres in the city.
Last month, researchers from Russian ITMO University said they’d made a new solar cell coating, combining the features of an electrode with those of a light-trapping structure. This combination reduced the amount of reflected light and protected the cell from overheating, potentially improving its overall efficiency by as much as 20 percent.
Un equipo internacional integrado por cientificos de la Universidad MEPhI (Moscu), la Universidad IFMO (San Petersburgo) y la Universidad Hosei (Tokio, Japon) ha puesto manos a la obra para crear estructuras hibridas bidimensionales de grafeno y puntos cuanticos.