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  • How Indian Students Celebrate the Holidays of Dussehra and Diwali

    India is known as the land of festivals and fairs. The month of October, in particular, is the most exciting time of the year. The air is filled with happiness, laughter, and the smell of delicious street food. The major festivals celebrated during this time are Navaratri/Dussehra/Durga Puja and Diwali. I caught up with a few international students from India at ITMO to find out how they plan to celebrate these holidays in St. Petersburg, and also share some of my own experiences.


  • Student Spotlight: Rutendo Paul Midzi, Zimbabwe

    Paul has come a long way from getting phished to becoming an Information Security student. Nowadays, it is very common to get scammed by fraudsters online. But with proper awareness and education, these traps are easily avoided. We met together with Paul at one of ITMO’s coworking spaces and dove into topics like data privacy, ethical hacking, the dark web, and phishing. Read on to discover the highlights of our conversation.


  • Student Spotlight: Bryan Amir Nassef Gergeis, Egypt

    Meet Bryan from Cairo, Egypt who is a fantastic dancer and robotics whizz. He’s currently enrolled in his first year of Bachelor’s studies in the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence program at ITMO. His favorite dance style is krumping because it helps him express his emotions and feelings. His dream is to be one of the top 16 at the Red Bull Dance Your Style, a popular dance competition. We got the opportunity to talk to him and learn more about his love for dancing.


  • Student Spotlight: Kirtan Dipakbhai Patel, India

    Kirtan Patel is an international student from India who was born and brought up in a farmer’s family. He has always felt a special connection with plants and so he went to Leningrad Oblast – the area around St. Petersburg – to relive his childhood memories in the greenery. He had a lot of fun collecting berries and mushrooms. We decided to go on a walk with him and learn more about his experience as an international student in St. Petersburg.


  • 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.


  • ITMO Researchers Create Nanoparticle Paste To Maximize Perovskite Solar Cell Efficiency

    An international team of researchers from ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering and Tor Vergata University of Rome found a way to increase the efficiency of perovskite-based solar cells. The project was supported by a Russian Science Foundation grant and its results were described in a paper published in Nano Energy. 


  • 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 Student on Summer Vacation

    After a long semester, the summer vacation is a great time to spend some me-time. It’s even better if you can go on a trip just like Nicole Agadzhanyan, a Master’s student at ITMO. She enjoyed her summer vacation in the United States. How did it help her rejuvenate before the start of the new academic year?


  • 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: 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.