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  • Student Spotlight: Kunj Rathi, India

    In today’s interview, we learn about the experiences of Kunj Rathi, an exchange student at ITMO from Parul University, India. A student of computer science and information security, Kunj talks to us about adapting to a new educational system and navigating cultural nuances in St. Petersburg. Read on for Kunj's unique perspective on bridging cultures and embracing the opportunities that come with studying abroad.


  • Student Spotlight: Minhajul Islam, Bangladesh

    In this interview, we talk with Minhajul Islam from Bangladesh, who is about to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in computer systems and technologies at ITMO. Motivated by a deep-seated desire to see his country stand firmly in the IT industry, Minhajul aims to ensure Bangladesh's technological self-sufficiency. Read on to learn about the new chapter of his life in St. Petersburg. 


  • Russian Team Claims Four Gold Medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics 2023

    Participating under a neutral flag, a team of Russian school students brought home a haul of four gold medals at the recent International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). The competition took place in Hungary and drew contestants from over 90 countries. The team was coached by Andrey Stankevich, an associate professor at ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty, and Alexey Maleev, the head of the IT Education Development Center at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT).


  • Computer Science Contests for School Students: A Guide

    Participating in computer science and programming competitions can become your shortcut for getting into the university of your dreams – even in such a highly competitive field as IT. How do you go about choosing the best contest for you? And how do you prepare for one? Here’s a guide we’ve compiled with experts from ITMO and Yandex Textbook.


  • Student Spotlight: Marshell Nmaz, Mozambique

    Attending morning classes in winter is not easy at all. It is one of the biggest challenges that our international students, who sometimes have no experience of living amidst snow, face regularly. Marshell Nmaz, a student from Mozambique, is facing a similar challenge. Besides the weather, the language barrier is also making his life somewhat difficult. But he is a fighter who’s keeping his focus on his studies. Learn more about him and his life in Russia in today’s interview.


  • Russian Team Brings Home Four Medals From European Girls’ Olympiad in Informatics

    The Russian team won two gold and two silver medals at the European Girls’ Olympiad in Informatics (EGOI 2022), which took place in Antalya, Turkey, on October 16-23. The team was co-trained by Andrey Stankevich, a star coach and an associate professor at ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty.


  • How and Why ITMO Trains School Teachers of Advanced Computer Science

    This year, ITMO University launched a new continuous professional development program for school teachers. The course brought together 150 educators from St. Petersburg and 18 other cities and is expected to welcome new students in October. Here’s everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind program.


  • Russian Team Triumphs at International Olympiad in Informatics 2022

    The team is headed by Andrey Stankevich, a star coach and associate professor at ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty.


  • ITMO.EduStars Winner and ICPC Star Coach Andrey Stankevich on Finding His Calling

    Andrey Stankevich got into programming when he was still in school; in the 90s, before he even had his own computer, he already read computer science books and took computer classes. As a student at ITMO, he twice became the winner of ICPC, the world’s most prestigious programming competition. After graduating and becoming a lecturer, he took up coaching. Under his leadership, ITMO University’s team became the world’s only seven-time ICPC champion. We spoke to Andrey to find out about the differences between academic teaching and coaching, getting students to engage with complex topics, and why teaching is more than a vocation.


  • Russian Team Takes Three Gold Medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2021)

    Like last year, the 33rd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2021) was held online and brought together a record number of participants: 300 school students from 88 countries. The Russian team took home one silver and three gold medals and became one of the competition’s leaders alongside the teams from the USA, China, and Singapore. The team was headed by Andrey Stankevich, an associate professor at ITMO’s Faculty of Information Technologies and Programming.