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From Sri Lanka to China and later to Russia, Sinith undoubtedly has an interesting story to tell. He is currently in his second year of studies at the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Master’s program and works as a manager at the Academic Writing Laboratory (AWL), which aims to support and coach students, researchers, faculty, and staff to deal with the academic writing process.
Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, Serhan Agrali was just fourteen when he left his home town to pursue his dreams, leading him to travel and study in several countries, including the United States, China, and now Russia. He is currently a first-year student of the Bachelor's degree program in Software Engineering at ITMO University.
Lyudmila Nadtochiy, Vera Ivanova and Oksana Golovinskaya, lecturers from ITMO University’s Faculty of Food Biotechnologies and Engineering, participated in a project dedicated to the development of academic cooperation in the field of food biotechnology between Russia and China. Over the course of a month, they visited several Chinese cities and presented lectures to PhD students of the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, they share their impressions of the program.
This July, students of ITMO’s Informational Technologies and Programming Faculty Nikita Losovetin and Nikita Savilov participated in Start-Up China, an internship program for entrepreneurs at the Neusoft University in Dalian, China. In collaboration with their international colleagues, they worked on developing products from scratch, attended workshops, and strengthened international cooperation. The students spoke to ITMO.NEWS about their experience of spending a month in China and participating in an international program for young entrepreneurs.
On July 8-12, the biggest research conference in the field of urban studies, Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (СUPUM), took place in China. Held every second year, the conference brings together leading urban specialists from all over the world. At this year’s conference, Russia was represented by two participants, among whom was Egor Smirnov, a staff of ITMO University’s Institute of Design & Urban Studies. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, he talked about the main topics discussed at the conference, the latest advances in the field of urban studies, and the research conducted at the Institute.
Ten students of ITMO University’s Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies and St. Petersburg State University went to China to take part in a two-week internship at the Huawei company. Apart from getting an insight into modern telecommunication systems, they learned about various configuration devices and the future of 5G communication network systems. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, participants Mikhail Galperin, Ksenia Pyagai, Polina Merkulova and Oleg Yurgenson share about their experiences.
ITMO continues to expand its international partnerships. This past December, the University welcomed a group of optical scientists from the Changchun University of Science and Technology, China, who came to conduct an internship at the Terahertz Biomedicine laboratory. ITMO.NEWS met with the researchers to talk about their experience.
ITMO’s eScience Research Institute staff and students recently participated in the International Conference on Computational Science that took place in the city of Wuxi in China. This event is most important for the field’s scientists, as it sets the trends for future research. The ICCS conference has been running since 2001, and now gathers no less than 350 prominent researchers, which provides for great opportunities to establish new contacts.
Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, has been around for nearly three millennia. February 16 will mark the beginning of the Year of the Dog in the Lunar Calendar and the festivities will last for nearly a week. Learn about the various events in St. Petersburg dedicated to this holiday in the fourth installment of our winter holiday series.
If You Want to be the Best, Learn From the Best: ITMO University Collaborates with Alibaba Cloud University
A special delegation from ITMO University visited Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU) in China last week. They also visited the Alibaba office, whose founder, Jack Ma, is an HDU graduate. As a result of the visits, a preliminary agreement was made with Alibaba Cloud University for a summer school with ITMO University and HDU, which will run this summer in Hangzhou. As such, ITMO students will have an opportunity to get the latest knowledge from professionals from one of the largest high tech companies in the world at one of the best universities in China.