University students held ITMO Days in leading China's universities
From 10 to 13 May, ITMO University undergraduate and graduate students visited Peking University and Huazhong University of Science & Technology and held ITMO Days at both universities. These events were a part of the 5-100 Project and the Russia-China Program, which is implemented under the auspices of the Program to enhance the students' role in the country's innovative development through the integration of student associations' activities into higher education.
"Participation in ITMO Day is a wonderful experience of public speaking, and another opportunity to prove yourself. I especially liked the event's concept: guests moved freely through sections, which made communication with students informal and individual. We managed to give some details about our projects and ITMO University training opportunities for students of similar majors, give general information about our University and also attract students of other scientific interets. Workshops and live chats were enthusiastically perceived by the audience," Anastasia Dubinovskaya, a fifth-year student of the ITMO University Physical Engineering Faculty, said.
"I was very pleased that Chinese students wanted to learn more about our country and its culture," Yuri Pokoptsev, a first-year student of the ITMO University Physical Engineering Faculty, said. "On the other hand, when we arrived in China, it seemed to be just another world which very different from ours, and very interesting to learn about. ITMO Day has become for me a great opportunity to learn the culture of China."
"As a future scientist in the field of optics and photonics and as the ITMO University Optical Student Chapter secretary, I was very interested in getting acquainted with uazhong University of Science & Technology, which is considered to be one of the world leaders in optics and photonics," Vladimir Borisov, a fifth-year student of the ITMO University Faculty of Photonics and Optical Information Technology. "I have visited a Huachzhunskogo University's research center for optoelectronics and looked at the Chinese colleagues work inside. Besides, I managed to make a lot of new contacts, which, in the future, I hope, will help to strengthen international relations between our universities and countries."