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  • Student Spotlight: David Castro, Ecuador

    Should I do a PhD? That’s the million-ruble question. We are no strangers to the fact that PhD studies can be super stressful. Yet so many students do it. How do they maintain their work-life balance? Do they get paid enough? Is it obligatory to publish several Scopus-indexed papers every year? Let’s find out from David, a South American who is currently a second-year PhD student at ITMO.


  • Student Spotlight: Dong Do, Vietnam

    Being an international student isn’t easy, as you have a lot more to do in order to sync with other students. And studying science in Russian can be a massive challenge. Can one expect any help from friends? Learn more about the opportunities and challenges of studying at ITMO from Dong, an international Bachelor’s student from Vietnam.


  • Student Spotlight: Khalil Ibrahim, Syria

    Khalil Ibrahim from Syria is an international student at ITMO and is currently enrolled in a one-year Russian language foundation program before pursuing a Master’s degree in information security. He is a true Madridista at heart and in this conversation he shared with us his love for football and his favorite team. Read along to learn more about his life in St. Pete and his plans for Christmas and New Year.


  • Russian Football Leagues: History and Overview

    Football is one of the most popular sports worldwide and Russia is not an exception. The league system is supposed to structurize this sport, and yet one might find it confusing in itself: what is the difference between professional, national, and premier leagues? Which one is most significant? Where do they come from? You can find it all out in our article.


  • Top Football Clubs in Russia: Who to Root for This Season

    The new season of the Russian Premier League starts soon and it’s the perfect time to pick your club. Let’s take a look at the possible options.


  • Bend it Like Beckham: ITMO Winners of VK Hackathon Develop App for Honing Football Skills

    At the end of September, a team of ITMO University students took the grand prix of one of the largest hackathons in Russia. Today, they are working on an app for a major sports media outlet. ITMO.NEWS met the members to find out how a neural network can help you become a football ace and why they’re not hurrying to accept job offers from leading tech companies. 


  • Fascinating Technology of the 2018 World Cup

    As the 2018 FIFA World Cup continues, new technology helps referees, players and fans make the games more transparent and spectacular. We look at the innovative technologies approved by FIFA’s Football Technology Innovation Department, which examines, tests and integrates new technical solutions into the cup’s events.


  • Tourist Routes for 2018 World Cup Host Cities by ITMO University

    This week, the FIFA World Cup is starting in Russia. The most dedicated fans will travel from one city to another to attend as many matches as possible. How can they get to know each city in such a short time? Ksenia Mukhina and Alexander Visheratin, researchers from ITMO University’s eScience Research Institute, have designed short routes for each FIFA World Cup host city.


  • Five-Minute Fan Guide to FIFA World Cup 2018 in St. Petersburg

    “Next station: Nevsky Prospect, FIFA Fan Fest,” says an announcer in plain English in St. Petersburg metro. From bilingual tram conductors to a bar that spans the length of a shopping mall to free shuttles, St. Petersburg is all set to host the matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia that kicks off today. Whether you’re a football fan or just want to participate in the festivities, here’s how to have the most fun.


  • St. Petersburg Prepares for World Cup 2018

    In just a month, Russia will host its first-ever FIFA World Cup football tournament. St. Petersburg will host seven of the tournament’s 64 games, including the one that will decide the third place winner. An estimated million football fans will come to St. Petersburg for the events. The city has changed greatly in preparation for the cup - here’s what you need to know about this summer in St. Petersburg.