Around this time last year, I was preparing to start my study abroad journey at ITMO University. As I was leaving my home, I had this fear of leaving behind my friends and family, yet I was equally excited about flying to a new country with a completely different culture and was optimistic about my future. It has been almost a year since I started studying at ITMO, and as I reflect on my journey so far, I see both the good memories and the difficult times. There were times when I was grateful for meeting wonderful people who became my good friends, times that made me fall in love with the beautiful city, and of course I can’t forget last year’s winter when I witnessed my first ever snowfall. However, there were days when I just wanted to go back home.
As a university student here at ITMO, you are likely facing a unique set of challenges when it comes to studying and academic success. With so many distractions and competing priorities, it can be difficult to stay focused and motivated. But with the right approach and tools, you can make the most of your time and achieve all your goals. Here are some tips to help you study more effectively.
Jorge Eduardo Mayor Fernández is a first-year Bachelor’s student of software engineering at ITMO University. I chatted with him about his life at university and his experiences in Russia so far.
Frankly speaking, back in 2012, I flipped a coin to decide where I was going to study because I got accepted everywhere I applied to. This way, I narrowed my choices down to St. Petersburg State University and ITMO University. Having these two in mind, I went to admissions offices to learn more about each and somehow ended up choosing ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics — they promised more.
Your dream student job is closer than it looks! If you want to challenge yourself you could try working on a project at one ITMO’s laboratories.
I find myself screaming "I don’t have time for this!" at people several times a day. It seems like someone vicious has stolen it from me just to see me suffer. At times like that, when you rush from one task to the other, unable to take a breath, it seems that it will never end and you can do nothing to make it any better. But actually, you can! In this post, I will tell you my four key principles that I use to deal with overwhelming times in life.
ITMO University is known as one of the best places for those who want to excel in engineering, science, or innovations. However, despite such a heavy emphasis on technologies, it also gives students an opportunity to express themselves through art, something many people would not expect.
When I told my friends back in my home country that I am studying one subject at a time at ITMO, they were totally surprised. This was a completely new concept for them. It was a very new experience for me as well because since my childhood I had been into a study system where I had to study multiple subjects simultaneously throughout the year and then pass all the exams during one week. But ITMO University introduced me to a new concept of education termed the "Modular study system" which aims at providing the students with a unique experience of an easy yet effective system of study. In this blog, I am going to pen down my opinion on this system and list its key benefits.
If someone would have told me at the end of 2019 that I would be taking my university exams online in the next semesters, I would have laughed at them. Now, I would possibly ask which kind of crystal ball they have since that is exactly what happened: for the past few weeks, like thousands of other students at Russian universities, I have been sitting in front of my laptop at my desk at home, taking exams.
Ammar Ali came from Syria to participate in a Master’s program in Business Information Systems. I caught up with him to hear all about a day in the life of a second-year Master’s student at the Information Technologies and Programming Faculty and a computer vision engineer at the the International Laboratory "Computer Technologies"