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  • Student Spotlight: Allison Ascanio, Colombia

    Allison Ascanio is a first-year Bachelor’s student of Biotechnology at ITMO University. We chat with her about her experiences in Russia and how her vision of Russia has changed dramatically throughout this past year.


  • Student Spotlight: Uğur Bayar, Turkey

    Uğur Bayar is a Bachelor’s student of System and Applied Software at ITMO University. He came from Turkey to pursue his degree so he could achieve his biggest dream: to travel the world while doing what he loves.


  • Student Spotlight: Moustapha Nour, Djibouti

    A year ago, Moustapha Nour left the hot African climate of Djibouti to enroll in the Master’s program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at ITMO University. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS he told us about his journey to Russia, his experiences as an international student, and his short- and long-term goals.


  • Student Spotlight: Kevin Santisteban, Guatemala

    Kevin Santisteban is a Bachelor’s student in System and Applied Software program at ITMO University. He came to St Petersburg almost a year ago, looking for a change in his life. In an interview for our portal, he talks about his aspirations, passions and experiences in Russia.


  • Student Spotlight: Rigel Olvera, Mexico

    From Mexico to Vladimir and later to St. Petersburg, Rigel tells his history to ITMO.NEWS. He’s in his first year of studies at the High Molecular Weight Compound PhD program and is also a participant of the ITMO.Mentors initiative.


  • Student Spotlight: Jose David Ortiz, Colombia

    Jose David Ortiz, a Bachelor’s student in the program Computer Systems and Technologies at ITMO University, tells ITMO.NEWS about his experiences, the initial challenges he faced, and why he ended up enjoying his studies in Russia.


  • Student Spotlight: Gabriel Guerra, Ecuador

    Gabriel Guerra left his beloved Ecuador to enroll in the Master’s program “Network and Cloud Technology” at ITMO University through a scholarship supported by the Russian government. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS he tells us about the process to get this opportunity and shares his experiences of studying and living in Russia.  


  • Student Spotlight: Subhrajit Barua, India

    What is it like to be an international student at ITMO as this unusual academic year kicks off? Subhrajit Barua is starting his first semester as a Master’s student studying remotely at home in India but can’t wait to come to St. Petersburg.


  • Alyona Kudlayeva: Dance Helped Me Learn More About Myself

    Coming from the central Asian country of Kazakhstan, from the city of Shymkent, Alyona Kudlayeva has just graduated from ITMO’s Science Communication master’s program and shares a bit about her studies and some facts about her passion – dance.  


  • Sam Innes: The Way Russian Writers Get Inside the Human Soul Is Incredible

    Sam Innes participated in two courses during the Russian Language and Culture Summer School held in July at ITMO University. He attended both the Russian conversational course and Russian cinema course. Sam experienced the course remotely from the United Kingdom. What was it like to explore his passion for Russian culture remotely? We talked to him about his summer school experience and plans for the future.