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  • Student Spotlight: Abanoub Mikhail, Egypt

    Meet Abanoub Mikhail, a first-year PhD student from Egypt who studies optics at ITMO. In this interview, he shares his motivation for pursuing a PhD in Russia, his passion for both history and physics, and his experiences navigating the challenges of PhD life. Learn what he has to share about his scientific exploration, cultural immersion, and aspirations for the future.


  • Student Spotlight: Myint Myat Kyaw, Myanmar

    Let’s step into the world of Myint Myat Kyaw, a native of Pantanaw, Myanmar, who in this interview shares his journey from the sunny streets of his hometown to the cultural riches of St. Petersburg. Join us as we discover his experiences of studying Russian, adapting to a new climate, and exploring the city's iconic landmarks while pursuing his dreams of academic excellence. 


  • Student Spotlight: Padanada Mewezinoh, Togo

    Padanada's fascination with St. Petersburg was sparked by a project he received from a client at work. As he delved into the intricacies of St. Petersburg, a dream took root within him – to one day call this city home. Fast-forward to today, when Padanada finds himself not only living in St. Petersburg, but also pursuing a Master's degree in software engineering at ITMO. In this interview, Padanada graciously shares insights into his homeland of Togo, his rich cultural heritage, and the experiences that have shaped his remarkable journey.


  • Student Spotlight: Abdulkareem Al-Zubaidi, Yemen

    Meet Abdulkareem Al-Zubaidi, a 23-year-old Yemeni student carving his path in mechatronics and robotics at ITMO. From the serene village of Falina to the bustling streets of St. Petersburg, Abdulkareem's quest for knowledge and cultural exploration has taken him on a transformative journey. Read on to learn more.


  • Student Spotlight: Hassan Ehsani, Afghanistan

    Meet Hassan Eshani from Afghanistan, who is currently immersed in his software engineering studies at ITMO. With a full scholarship from the Russian government, Hassan has valuable insights and advice for aspiring students planning to study abroad. Let's plunge into this enlightening conversation to gain a glimpse into Hassan's remarkable adventure in Russia.


  • Student Spotlight: Collins Awusa, Nigeria

    Introducing Collins Awusa, a first-year Bachelor’s student of mechatronics and robotics at ITMO. In this interview, Collins talks about his journey, challenges, and unexpected opportunities, including his participation in the World Youth Festival as a delegate from St. Petersburg. Stay tuned to gain insights into his unique experience and valuable advice for future students considering Russia for their education.


  • Student Spotlight: Yemane Habtemichael Gebremeskal, Eritrea

    Step into the shoes of Yemane, a PhD student from Eritrea, as he unravels the intricacies of his PhD work at ITMO. From the vibrant markets of Eritrea to the scientific landscape of Siberia, Yemane shares his academic adventure, cultural encounters, and the magnetic pull that led him to the heart of Russia. Join us as we delve into his commitment to green food technology, mentoring endeavors, and the unique charm that makes St. Petersburg his academic haven.


  • Student Spotlight: Saadiallakh Normatov, Kazakhstan

    22-year-old Saadiallakh Normatov traveled from his home in Kazakhstan to ITMO driven by a passion for his craft – computational chemistry. Now a student in the Infochemistry Master’s program, he shares the origin of his story, his first impressions of ITMO, and some insider’s tips for those wishing to follow in his footsteps and join the Infochemistry Scientific Center.


  • Student Spotlight: Zoalfkar-Ali Deeb, Syria

    Discover the journey of Zoalfkar-Ali Deeb, an IT professional who re-entered student life after a decade to pursue a Master’s degree in machine learning at ITMO. Explore his experiences, challenges, and triumphs as he navigated this unique transition. Stay tuned for practical advice and insights for younger students, as he shares the transformative power of embracing change and lifelong learning.  


  • Student Spotlight: Donald Brice, Cameroon

    Meet Donald, a Master's student in AI from Cameroon. In this interview, he shares insights into his cultural heritage, the traditions of Cameroon, and the highs and lows of being an international student. Donald offers a unique perspective on blending his rich background with the world of artificial intelligence, providing a glimpse into the cultural diversity that shapes the global community of scholars. Read on!