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  • Student Spotlight: Aveen Hussein, Syria

    Meet Aveen Hussein, who, after earning her Bachelor's degree in Damascus, set her sights on Russia to further her studies. Soon to begin her Master's studies in system and applied software at ITMO, she hopes to polish her skills to a more advanced level. Aveen's journey is marked by determination, new friendships, and a deep appreciation for the beauty and vibrancy of St. Petersburg. Read on to learn more!


  • Skeletons and Scientific Wonders: 5 Exhibits To See in the Kunstkamera

    The Kunstkamera, or the Cabinet of Curiosities, is the first museum in Russia that is infamously known for its bizarre collection of oddities – but there's more to it than meets the eye. Aside from formaldehyded Siamese twins and a six-legged cat, the museum houses a myriad of other cultural and scientific relics. Starting from the indigenous peoples’ halls on the first level and all the way to the signature armillary sphere sitting atop its tower, here are five exhibits at the Kunstkamera that you absolutely can’t miss.


  • Student Spotlight: Srijeeta Barua, India

    Meet Srijeeta Barua, a second-year Bachelor’s student in physics from Adamas University, Kolkata, currently interning at ITMO University's Faculty of Physics. Enthusiastic about electromagnetism and particle physics, Srijeeta shares her journey from Kolkata to St. Petersburg, her passion for physics, and the exciting projects she's working on in antenna design in this week’s Student Spotlight. 


  • Student Spotlight: Tameem Maher Bourgi, Yemen

    Student life in St. Petersburg – a tale of challenges and triumphs! Tameem Maher Bourgi, a first-year Bachelor’s student from Yemen, opens up about his journey from Sana’a to St. Petersburg in this latest interview with ITMO.NEWS. Through ups and downs, he has thoroughly enjoyed his new life in Russia. Read on and get inspired. 


  • Top Spots for Russian Fast Food in St. Petersburg

    From classic borscht and pelmeni to funnily-named desserts, Russia, too, has fast food on lock. These domestic chains serve starters, entrees, and afters – both traditional and with a novel twist.


  • Steps Away: Places to Explore Near ITMO's Vyazemsky Dorm

    Our Steps Away series has already covered the university’s major campuses. Next stop – the ITMO dorms! Join us as we explore top leisure spots within walking distance of the Vyazemsky Lane 5-7 dormitory, which accommodates most of ITMO’s international students.


  • Student Spotlight: Mikael Jima, Ethiopia

    In this insightful interview, we speak with Mikael Jima from Ethiopia, a PhD student in chemical engineering at ITMO. Talking with ITMO.NEWS, he shares his academic background, motivation for choosing ITMO, and his intriguing research on auxetic materials. Mikael also provides a glimpse into his life in St. Petersburg, offering practical advice for future PhD students. Read on!


  • Student Spotlight: Emad Ateefa, Yemen

    Meet Emad Saleh Ateefa, a 21-year-old from Yemen drawn to Russia by its rich scientific history, who is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in design and technology of electronic devices at ITMO. Join us in learning about Emad’s Yemeni heritage and his experience of navigating new horizons.


  • Student Spotlight: Pankaj Kumar, India

    Meet Pankaj, a dynamic student from Haryana (India) with a surprising collection of academic degrees! Inspired by YouTube vlogs and motivated by scholarships, he left a PhD program in India to pursue further studies in Russia. Speaking to ITMO.NEWS, he shares his perspective on the two nations’ educational systems, life as an international student, and his future plans.


  • Come Rain or Shine: Best Summertime Activities in St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg certainly has a reputation for its unpredictable weather, but locals and visitors would all agree: no matter the forecast, there are always places to go, sights to admire, and activities to try in the city. Want to stay prepared for any scenario? Heed our team's best picks for things to do in St. Petersburg on sunny and rainy days alike.