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  • Student Spotlight: Lasse Schneider, Germany

    Meet Lasse Schneider, a German PhD student in Management of Social and Economic Systems. He came for an exchange semester, but fell in love with the city and the university – now he is finishing his first year of PhD studies. At the same time he writes for ITMO’s blog. Find out more about his incredible story in this interview.


  • Latvian Student on the Challenges of Distance Learning and Closed Borders

    Ksenija Bikova is a third-year bioengineering student at ITMO University. Last May, she went home to Latvia due to the pandemic and has not been able to return to St. Petersburg due to travel restrictions. Ksenija told us what it’s like to be an international student studying remotely full-time.


  • Student Spotlight: Pablo Jami Tapia, Ecuador

    Pablo Jami Tapia is a second-year Master’s student of information security who is finishing his degree this semester. In this interview, he shares with us his experiences from his two years at ITMO and what he considers helpful in accomplishing his goals for the future.


  • Student Spotlight: Gabriel Enofogha, Nigeria

    Gabriel is studying in the Information Security Master’s program at ITMO University. In this interview, he tells us a little bit about his background, his decision to study in Russia, and some of his goals for the coming years. 


  • Student Spotlight: Elisha Enefu, Nigeria

    A native of Nigeria, Elisha Enefu is currently in his first year of a Bachelor’s in computer systems and technologies at ITMO. He talked to us about the challenges of his experience as an international student and how being in Russia changed his mind about its citizens.


  • Student Spotlight: Elvis Harka, Albania

    Hailing from the Mediterranean shore, Elvis is experiencing the snowy winters of the North, here in St. Petersburg. He’s currently in his second year of studies in the Mechatronics and Robotics Bachelor’s program. He shares his experience of coming to Russia and some tips on how to prepare yourself for the journey.


  • Student Spotlight: Cheng Xintong, China

    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.


  • Student Spotlight: Gedesh Soma, Angola

    Gedesh is a PhD student of informatics and computer engineering at ITMO University. In this interview, he tells us about his decision to leave Angola to study in Russia for his tertiary education, the reasons why he chose ITMO for his PhD degree, and the love that he has for St. Petersburg and the Russian culture.


  • Student Spotlight: Todd Johnsen, USA

    Todd Johnsen is a first-year Master’s student. He came to Russia to study infochemistry and gain a better understanding of the relationship between IT, biology, and chemistry. In this interview, he tells us about his experience so far and his plans to start his own company.


  • ITMO’s Russian Language and Culture Winter School: Experiences from Our Students

    At ITMO University we offer several short-term programs in different fields of interest. Usually, these courses are held in winter or summer. This time we had the opportunity to talk with some of the students who participated in the Winter School in Russian Language and Culture. They shared their thoughts, knowledge, expectations, and experiences of taking the course online because of COVID-19.