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  • Student Spotlight: Moayad Terro, Syria

    Hailing from Syria, Moayad Terro is an international Master’s student in Information Security. He is an entrepreneur at heart and has plans to establish a cybersecurity firm in St. Petersburg. In his free time, he likes to vlog and make content for his YouTube channel and Facebook page. We got an opportunity to have a chat with this amazing person who always has an immensely positive attitude.


  • Student Spotlight: Takshama Bhatt, India

    Takshama Bhatt from Gujarat, India, is a second-year international Master’s student of molecular biology and biotechnology. She loves cooking and has already tried her hand at making some Russian bliny and kasha. Her research requires her to deal with spiders and feed them live crickets! Scary, isn’t it? We got an opportunity to catch up with her and talk more about her education, her research, and her life in Russia as an international student.  


  • ITMO’s Russian Language and Culture Summer School: An Online Experience

    For the sixth year in a row, ITMO is bringing Russian language and culture to the world. Although the school was conducted online for the third time, this format helped to expand the school’s reach. This year we had students from 10 different countries join the school to improve their language skills and also get a deep dive into Russian culture, cinema, history and politics.


  • Student Spotlight: Susan Dzhiakkhvo, Nepal

    Winner of the Open Doors International Master’s Challenge 2020, Susan Dzhiakkhvo hails from Bhaktapur, Nepal, and is an international Master’s student in molecular biology and biotechnology at ITMO. Due to the travel restrictions, Susan had to complete his entire first year of studies remotely. It was a bag of mixed emotions for him. We got a chance to catch up with him virtually and learn about his experience of studying at ITMO, his expectations regarding St. Petersburg, as well as his goals and ambitions in life.


  • Student Spotlight: Juan Camilo Diosa, Colombia

    This week, we’re talking to Juan Camilo Diosa, who is getting a Master’s degree with the Big Data and Machine Learning program. He came from Colombia almost two years ago, and in this interview, he told us some of his experiences as an international student and why he chose Russia to reach his educational goals.


  • Student Spotlight: Alejandro Ramos, Mexico

    In this article, we’d like to introduce you to Alejandro Ramos, a Mexican student in the Physics of Lasers PhD program at ITMO University. Alejandro tells us about his love at first sight for Russia, the process that he went through to come here and his plans for his current research at ITMO.


  • 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.