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  • 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: Selamwit Kassaye, Ethiopia

    Selamwit Kassaye is a robotics and AI maven from Ethiopia. We met during the Russian Robotics Week and dove right into all things robots, co-bots, and of course, Avengers! She shared many insights about this amazing field. Read on to learn more about our discussion.


  • Student Spotlight: Damara Verdugo, Ecuador

    Damara Verdugo is an Ecuadorian student, who just completed the Computer Systems and Technologies Master’s program. She told us a little bit about her background, shared some experiences that helped her grow as a person throughout her adventures in Russia and discussed the goals she wants to accomplish in the future.


  • Student Spotlight: Menard Phiri, Malawi

    Hailing from Blantyre in the south of Malawi, Menard Phiri is the first-ever student from his country at ITMO. Menard majors in computer systems information security, and is about to complete his second year of Master’s. In this interview he tells us all about his experiences and research at ITMO.


  • Student Spotlight: Omar Farshad, Afghanistan

    Omar Farshad is an international student at ITMO’s Information Security program. He’s one of the winners of the Open Doors competition in the Computer & Data Science subject – this allowed him to study for free. In this interview, Omar tells us about his decision to study at ITMO and his experience of studying online from the United Arab Emirates, where he will be living until the pandemic situation normalizes.


  • Speaking from Experience: Inspiration from ITMO’s International Students

    It's a new year, which comes with new academic and personal aspirations! We put together some pointers on living and studying in Russia from international students and instructors at ITMO University. They talk about embracing challenges and pursuing your dreams!


  • Student Spotlight: Michael Nuñez, Ecuador

    This week we spoke with Michael Nuñez from Guayaquil, Ecuador, a third-year student of the Bachelor’s program Mechatronics and Robotics at ITMO University. In this interview, Michael tells us about how his life has changed in recent years, his experiences as an international student, and his short- and long-term goals.


  • Staff Spotlight: Hadi Hijazi, Lebanon/France

    Despite the closed borders, Hadi Hijazi continues his work at ITMO as a research associate at the Faculty of Laser Photonics and Optoelectronics. In this interview, he talked to us about his experience in Russia and revealed his vision on the role of science in the modern world.  


  • Ethan Avila: There’s Some Truth That Can Be Uncovered in Both Art and Science

    It’s the first week of the academic year and we’ve got new students getting ready to study hard, but we’ve also got old students who have graduated and moving on to bigger and better things. Meet our Art and Science graduate, Ethan Avila, from Mexico, who has also been working at ITMO’s Internationalization Office for the last year, interviewing our international students and staff. He shares with us his thoughts about ITMO, Russia, and the future.


  • Sinith Withanage: ITMO Provides an Extraordinary Atmosphere for International Students

    From Sri Lanka to China and later to Russia, Sinith undoubtedly has an interesting story to tell. He is currently in his second year of studies at the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Master’s program and works as a manager at the Academic Writing Laboratory (AWL), which aims to support and coach students, researchers, faculty, and staff to deal with the academic writing process.