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  • Student Spotlight: Zhu Wentao, China

    In St. Petersburg, where the Neva River gently flows and innovation meets tradition, Zhu Wentao has embarked on a new voyage. As he navigates deep learning, we sit down with Wentao to learn what led him to choose ITMO for his Master's degree – and gain insights into everything that now frames his new life in Russia.


  • Student Spotlight: Md. Imran Hossain, Bangladesh

    Delve into the transformative journey of Md. Imran Hossain, a seasoned professional from Bangladesh with a robust seven-year career as a textile engineer under his belt. However, recently, Imran decided to chart a new course by pursuing a Master's degree in mathematical and computer engineering at ITMO. Join us as Imran shares the rich tapestry of his experiences in St. Petersburg, providing insights into the challenges, revelations, and the profound impact this journey has had on his professional trajectory.


  • Student Spotlight: Hamid Idris Musa, Eritrea

    Hamid's move to St. Petersburg was sparked by his deep admiration for Zenit St. Petersburg, a football club he adores. In this conversation, we'll explore his academic pursuits, the influence of sports on his life, and the cultural significance of coffee – a cherished Eritrean traditional drink that has become indispensable for him. Join us as we unravel the fascinating layers of Hamid's story in the realms of academia, football fandom, and cultural connections.


  • Student Spotlight: Mahmoud Hikal, Egypt

    In today's interview, we have the pleasure of chatting with Mahmoud Hikal, a 38-year-old dynamo who has made a resolute comeback to student life at ITMO, pursuing a Master's degree in robotics and AI. Mahmoud is a multifaceted individual with a slew of talents and hobbies. In his brief stint at ITMO, he has not only amassed trophies in sports, but has also showcased exceptional leadership skills. Join us as we uncover the inspiring journey of Mahmoud Hikal, a testament to resilience, versatility, and the pursuit of dreams.  


  • Student Spotlight: Magdalene Memory Lungu, Malawi

    Magdalene from the vibrant nation of Malawi is currently immersed in the study of public health sciences at ITMO. Her passion lies in the pursuit of identifying infectious diseases at their early stages to prevent the recurrence of global pandemics. In this conversation, Magdalene takes us on a thrilling journey through her academic pursuits, shedding light on her aspirations to contribute to public health initiatives. Join us as we delve into Magdalene's experiences, ambitions, and the pivotal role she envisions playing at her nation’s Ministry of Health.


  • Student Spotlight: Jobaer Been Rayhan, Bangladesh

    Jobaer's journey into the world of technology began at a young age, as he delved into coding at just 15 years old. Today, he is a successful digital entrepreneur who has his own e-commerce platform. Currently enrolled in the Foundation Program, Jobaer will go on to study software engineering at ITMO. In this interview, he generously shares insights into his life, his remarkable journey in technology, and his ambitious dreams for the future. 


  • Student Spotlight: Afif Rahman, Bangladesh

    In this interview with Afif, an international student from Bangladesh, we delve into his captivating journey to St. Petersburg, where he has recently embarked on a new chapter in his life. He also shares his heartfelt insights about his hometown and unveils the reason that led him to choose ITMO as his academic destination. Read on to find out.


  • Student Spotlight: Elvis Harka, Albania

    In this series, we often talk to recent students but this time, it's different. Meet Elvis, an international student at ITMO who has spent over five years in St. Petersburg. With his vast experience of living abroad, he brings a lot of interesting perspectives to the table. His valuable tips are sure to help new students be better prepared for their journey to Russia. Take a look at his story. There’s surely something to learn for everyone.


  • Student Spotlight: Abdullah Sharabati, Saudi Arabia

    When one door slams shut, a thousand new ones open. This has been proven time and again through Abdullah’s story. In search of new opportunities, Abdullah came to Russia to pursue breakthroughs. And guess what, he got exactly that. He claims his life in Russia as a fresh start! What makes him think so? Read on to find out.


  • Student Spotlight: Ye Htet Aung, Myanmar

    From the land of the golden pagodas to the land of superlatives, Ye’s journey to ITMO has been, indeed, fascinating. With a dream of becoming a successful IT specialist, Ye enrolled in ITMO on a full scholarship. In this interview, he shares with us the many sparkles of Burmese culture and introduces us to his goals, hobbies, and ambitions.