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  • Life of Vietnamese students at ITMO University in Russia

    The Russian Federation is one of the top education destinations for Vietnamese students who plan to study abroad. It is due to the strong and collaborative relationship between these two countries as well as the diversity of educational programs offered by Russian universities that makes it such a popular location to study.


  • Chantal Tracey on Life at SCAMT

    Chantal Tracey came from Jamaica to study for a PhD at ChemBio Cluster, having previously received a Master’s from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. I caught up with her to hear all about a day in the life of a PhD student and member of the 3D printing of functional nanomaterials group at the SCAMT institute (Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies).


  • Modular Study System: Effective and Student-Friendly

    When I told my friends back in my home country that I am studying one subject at a time at ITMO, they were totally surprised. This was a completely new concept for them. It was a very new experience for me as well because since my childhood I had been into a study system where I had to study multiple subjects simultaneously throughout the year and then pass all the exams during one week. But ITMO University introduced me to a new concept of education termed the "Modular study system" which aims at providing the students with a unique experience of an easy yet effective system of study. In this blog, I am going to pen down my opinion on this system and list its key benefits.


  • Ammar Ali on Life at the Computer Tech Lab

    Ammar Ali came from Syria to participate in a Master’s program in Business Information Systems. I caught up with him to hear all about a day in the life of a second-year Master’s student at the Information Technologies and Programming Faculty and a computer vision engineer at the the International Laboratory "Computer Technologies"


  • My Experience of Attending the BioPrint Workshop Remotely

    The year 2020 has been quite unusual. Despite the odds, ITMO University’s Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technology (SCAMT) Institute had recently organized a workshop on 3D bioprinting called BioPrint and I being placed in a different country had to attend it completely online. But in no way was the workshop unidirectional. All of us got the opportunity to interact with the scientists and ask them questions about their research. I felt I was a part of the event throughout even though physically I was miles away.


  • My Experience of Studying Soft Skills at ITMO University

    It is often said that hard skills help you get an interview but soft skills help you get and keep a job! In today’s world, having great soft skills is a must. The world is changing and so is the job sector. The highly competitive nature of the market has made it mandatory for an individual to have a good command over their soft skills, as quite often they outweigh the hard ones. As a result, it is being incorporated into the curriculum of almost every university nowadays. And ITMO University has its own unique way of doing it


  • My Turn to Walk the Dog: Moving Back Home During the Pandemic

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have moved back home. Living with your parents again has its advantages — but it also brings with it some challenges and potential for conflict.


  • ITMO Talks: A Review of the Event

    There is a saying of Carl W. Buechner that "They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel."


  • A Belgian Student in Russia

    Hello everyone! My name is Alexia, I am 22 years old, and I come from Belgium. I am currently doing an internship at the Foreign Language Training Center and I’ll be here until the end of March. Yeah, I am the one sitting at the back of the office who cannot answer your questions, sorry… But what is a Belgian student doing in St. Petersburg, you might ask… Well, I am a fifth-year student at the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation at the University of Mons; and Russian and English are my two working languages. I fell in love a few years ago with St. Petersburg and with the Russian culture, so it was an obvious choice for me to intern here. For this article, I will focus on a few points that, I think, represent the most significant differences between these two countries so dear to my heart. So, if you want to learn a bit more about my tiny Belgium and how it differs from Russia, then please read the article below!


  • My Impressions After 5 Months in St. Petersburg

    With a sense of satisfaction, I feel that I have made the most of every opportunity I had here. ITMO University plays an important role in this statement and also plays the living experience per se.