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“Best Choice I’ve Ever Made”: ITMO Graduate Kseniya Zavatskaya on Her Education and Career in Optics
Kseniya Zavatskaya studied quantum electronics for her Bachelor’s, but never found a solid application for the knowledge she acquired. As a Master’s student at ITMO University, she discovered her future calling and found employment less than a month after graduation. Kseniya spoke to ITMO.NEWS and explained why she chose applied optics, how her career has unfolded since, and what advice she would give to future engineers.
Rodion Juryev studies cognitive technologies and quantum intelligence at ITMO University – all while running a legal firm and a business in Skolkovo, applying for patents for his inventions, and planning his PhD studies. This semester, he joined an academic mobility program to travel to Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico), where he studies financial viability assessment and production planning and control in addition to learning the Spanish language. Rodion spoke with us and explained why he decided to get a Master’s degree despite having accomplished himself as a legal expert and an entrepreneur, how he combines work and studies, and what experiences his exchange semester in Mexico has given him.
Twice a year, ITMO University students have an opportunity to go abroad for an exchange semester. They can choose from over 200 of ITMO’s partner universities in 30 countries around the world. Curious to learn how you can apply for an exchange program, where to get a grant and what other opportunities are there? Read on to learn all about it.
ITMO University students have lots of opportunities to gain exciting international experiences, such as short-term internships, the Buddy System, the Study Abroad at Home competition, and semester exchanges. Applications are already open for ITMO’s academic mobility programs! Read on to learn the details.
We caught up with Cristina Fierro Nunez from Ecuador, who has been an Applied Computer Science student at ITMO University for the past three years. In this interview, she shares her reasons for coming to Russia, talks about life as an international student in St. Petersburg, and her advice for those planning to study in Russia.
On September 2-3, ITMO University hosted Introduction Days, an orientation event for first-year Bachelor’s and Master’s students familiarizing them with the education process at the university and the opportunities it offers. The students took part in interactive sessions focused on introducing them to each other and teambuilding, attended lectures by leading ITMO scientists and learned about how to go on a semester exchange abroad.
Starting from the new academic year, Master’s and PhD students at ITMO University will be given the opportunity to participate in academic exchanges and internships at the University of Lorraine (Université de Lorraine, UL), one of France’s largest and highest-rated universities. Moreover, ITMO and UL will be able to exchange professors who will give topical lectures on a wide range of subjects. Such an expansion of the mobility opportunities available has been made possible thanks to an Erasmus+ program grant. We spoke to Alexandre Nominé, a senior research associate at ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering and ITMO Fellow, to find out more about the cooperation, requirements for participating in the Russian-French mobility program, and its future prospects.
ITMO University’s Russian Language and Culture Summer School, which took place this July, attracted students from the United States, England, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Taiwan. We caught up with some of them and talked about their experience.
The Chevening scholarship is one of the world’s most well-known and prestigious and covers students’ full costs of Master’s education at any university in the UK, as well as some of the living expenses. The competition is tense, with some 30 times more applicants than there are open spots. But getting a Chevening scholarship is still doable if you put in the effort, believes Asya Kazantseva, a popular Russian science journalist and writer. This year, she was awarded a scholarship to study in a Master’s program in molecular neurobiology at the University of Bristol. During a recent open lecture in St. Petersburg, Ms. Kazantseva shared a few tips and warned of the common pitfalls made by Chevening applicants.
Starting from the next academic year, ITMO University students and staff will be able to spend a semester at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Twente (the Netherlands), and some other universities. Thanks to the Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility Program, students, lecturers and young researchers (PhD students) can study abroad, while universities can invite leading lecturers. Every year, ITMO University sends dozens of applications for participation in the program together with its European partners, some of which have already been approved. Read on to learn more about the opportunities of the program.