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You may have read our article on culture shock, but if you are a resident of Heilongjiang province in China, Russian culture will hardly be a shock for you. Meet Huiyao Dong, a first-year PhD student who shares with us the many similarities that she notices between Russia and her hometown. She also goes in-depth about her decision to return to academia and her project plans. Read on to catch a glimpse of Huiyao’s new life in St. Pete.
A Japanese native whose passion is to learn Russian history and culture. That’s what best describes Kento, a participant in ITMO’s summer school in Russian language and culture. His keen interest in learning Russian and becoming a professional translator left us in awe. We got the opportunity to catch up with him and learn all about his experiences in our city. From enjoying the city’s observation decks to getting lost in the grandeur of the Hermitage, let's dive deep into the life of Kento Hasegawa.
This week, we reached out to Cheng Xintong, a Master’s student at ITMO who is currently studying remotely from China. She’s enrolled in the FoodTech program which is offered in English. She tells us a little bit about her experience of coming to Russia and her time here.
Welcoming the new moon on February 12, 2021, the world begins to celebrate the Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year. We asked our international students from China about how they keep up their traditions and celebrate it in St. Petersburg.
The weekend’s fast approaching and your only plan is another junk food-fueled Netflix marathon before you call it a night? We feel ya. Luckily, there’s still plenty of action happening in St. Petersburg – both safe and fun. And whether you’re looking for some festive mood or things to keep your mind busy, we’ve rounded up some ideas that will, for sure, be right up your alley.
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.