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Andrei Gomez De Oliveira Giovanni is a Master’s degree student in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at ITMO University. He is currently doing an internship at Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (Brazil) where, under the supervision of Dr. Dmitry Kolpashchikov, his team is developing quantitative logic-gated DNA nanomachines designed to treat cancer. Andrey’s research focuses on improving the CRISPR-Cas9 methodologies to edit the bovine genome.
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 has opened its 2020 admissions to Bachelor’s and Master’s studies. Applicants can already create a page on the admissions website and vie for a spot at ITMO. Here’s a short guide to the process.
Patrick Asante Owusu comes from Accra, Ghana and holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. He’s a second-year Master’s student in Big Data & Extreme Computing with a specialization in Applied Mathematics and Informatics. After completing his bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Research and Development and Consulting, he really wanted to continue his studies. First he worked in Ghana as a software developer and in 2017 moved to Russia to study the Russian Language at Belgorod State Technological University. In 2018 he enrolled in a Master’s degree at ITMO and will complete his studies this summer.
As part of the ITMO.EXPERT project, ITMO University held a workshop on the strategies of active learning. Participating as speakers were the ITMO lecturers who’d recently completed an internship at Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary: Anna Balabanova, a tutor at Foreign Language Training Center; Stanislav Kim, an engineer at the Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics; and Ivan Loginov, an assistant at the Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems. More on the seven key active learning concepts discussed at the workshop in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
All the way from sunny Bahir Dar in Ethiopia, Yimer Getnet came to ITMO University last September to enroll in our Master’s program in Food Biotechnology. He loves this field and hopes to contribute to its future, particularly back in Ethiopia.
ITMO University just completed the results of a 13-week “English as a Medium of Instruction Teacher Training” professional development course. 15 specialists from different Russian universities took part in the course. For the first 12 weeks, the lecturers studied online: they watched lectures and completed relevant tasks. The last week of the course was devoted to practice and was held at ITMO University.
ITMO student, Mahdi Akhlaqi came to study here from Afghanistan where he’s enrolled in a Master’s program in Computer System Information Security. He is currently in his final semester and is often occupied with extracurricular and social activities in international student clubs and other organizations in Saint Petersburg.
A specialist in business English, John Kuti is spearheading the virtual learning initiatives at ITMO University's Foreign Language Training Center. He talked to us about his experience in Russia, tips for learning languages and philosophical approach to life.
All throughout the past week at ITMO University, seven teams from Russia, the US and Switzerland were developing social projects to then present them to the judges. The students and lecturers forming part of the groups interacted with their colleagues, discussed the difference in social entrepreneurship approaches in their countries, and exchanged experiences in order to come up with the most comprehensive solution for their tasks. Read on to find out how it all happened and what the participants learned from each other.