The Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) ranks 25th in this year’s World Reputation Rankings list of the world’s best universities, next to a Singaporean university (24th) and a Chinese one (26th ).
Moscow recently hosted a mobile financial services Hackathon organized by the Apps4All community of mobile application developers in partnership with Russia’s Sberbank, the country’s leading financial institution.
Three students from St. Petersburg State University have won the 38th Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC), sponsored by IBM. This is the second year in a row that a team from St. Petersburg has taken top honors in the competition and marks the seventh win for a Russian team since 2004.
Russian Venture Capital’s (RVC) Center for Innovative Development in Moscow has begun recruiting for GenerationS 2014, a nationwide competition for technology startups run in cooperation with the Moscow municipal government.
Michael Kechinov is the founder of Rees46, an Internet service for e-commerce and
co-founder of Coffeelab, an early-stage internet-startup accelerator. An expert in recommending systems and personalization services, Kechinov posses a wealth of experience and often acts as a CTO for the various companies he is involved in. His development studio has played a remarkable role in the development of the Russian startup-community as the organizer of HackDay, a marathon 48-hour event where participants workshop prototypes of projects before presenting them to colleagues, experts and investors.
Russian startup Oriense, which has developed a system to aid the blind and visually impaired, was among the top three startups in the world at the finals of the international StartUp Cup competition, held in Yerevan, Armenia on Mar. 6.
Russia’s Initiative Group, which includes representatives of the National Association of Innovation and Development of Information Technology (NAIRIT), the National University of Science and Technology (MISA) and a range of academic and business o