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  • 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.


  • Student Spotlight: Stefan Labovic, Montenegro

    This week, ITMO.NEWS interviews the first-year Bachelor’s student Stefan Labovic, who is studying software engineering at the Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems. He told us about his experience studying online because of the pandemic, his impressions of St. Petersburg, and his goals at the university.


  • Student Spotlight: Mohammed Alsultan, Palestine

    This week, ITMO.NEWS takes you to the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Mohammed Alsultan came from the Gaza Strip in Palestine to study for a Master’s degree in robotics at ITMO University. In this interview, he tells us about the decision to change his life and move to Russia, his love for St. Petersburg, and his dreams and goals for the future.


  • Student Spotlight: Vitor Figueiredo, Brazil

    This week we contacted Vitor Figueiredo, a student of the Master's program Mechatronics and Robotics at ITMO University. He tells us why he left the sun and dunes of his hometown of Natal to study in Russia and how he has fallen in love with the university and St. Petersburg.


  • Student Spotlight: Nguyen Thi My Tu, Vietnam

    My Tu is a first-year Bachelor’s student of Software Engineering at ITMO University. This week, ITMO.NEWS contacted her to learn what convinced her to make the decision to study in Russia, her adaptation to life in St. Petersburg, and what it has been like to be a student at ITMO.


  • Student Spotlight: Alexander Ramos, Ecuador

    Alexander Ramos left Ecuador in 2019 to enroll in the Digital Control Systems Master’s program at ITMO University. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, he told us about his experiences he has lived here for more than a year, his love for St. Petersburg and his goals for the future.


  • Student Spotlight: Julianne Gomez, Cuba

    A professional dancer, Julianne Gomez is a Cuban second-year student of the Bachelor’s program Technological Innovations Management at ITMO University. In this interview, Julianne tells us about how since childhood her life has always been linked to Russia and how this influenced her decision to study at ITMO.