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  • Student Spotlight: Hrishikesh Gujrathi, India

    “As an international student, I've adapted to my new life in St. Petersburg pretty well. I'm very happy with everything here and really enjoy being around everyone,” says Hrishikesh, an international Master’s student at ITMO. In today’s interview, we talked about ITMO’s programs and how Hrishikesh became interested in them. He also shares his view on how Russia compares to India and other countries when it comes to studying AI, robotics, and computer science.


  • Top-Notch Summer: International Students’ Insights

    We love summer for its easy-going and adventurous spirit, as well as for its hot days and starry nights. What do our international students do to make the most of their holidays here in Russia? Read on to discover their plans and goals for the sunny season.


  • Student Spotlight: Nataly Tapia, Ecuador

    From the Andes to the Urals, the decision to study abroad was an exciting one for Nataly, an international student at ITMO. Presently, she is a student at the Foundation Program where she is learning Russian. Later this year, she will start her Bachelor’s degree program in biotechnology. What made her interested in biotechnology? How did she come across ITMO? Nataly shares it all in this conversation with ITMO.NEWS.


  • Our International Students’ Go-To Lunch Spots

    The renowned American chef Alice Waters once said: “Food can be very transformational, and it can be more than just about a dish.” When it comes to food, everyone has their own unique preferences. And luckily, there are options galore in St. Petersburg. But what about international students? Do they prefer cooking foods from home or adventurously trying something new? Let’s find out.


  • Student Spotlight: Mohammad-Hossein Vaziri-Moghim, Iran

    Between accompanying his father on business trips and studying at ITMO, Mohammad-Hossein has had plenty of time to get to know St. Petersburg like a pro. What made him interested in robotics and artificial intelligence? Why ITMO? He answers these questions and more in today’s interview.


  • Student Spotlight: Devtanu Bose, India

    All the way from Kolkata, India Devtanu is a Master’s student in robotics and artificial intelligence at ITMO. He is also an intern in Nancy, France where he is working on a project in thermal physics. In this interview, he shares his story of getting selected for this internship and successfully making it to France amidst travel restrictions. Besides studies, he is also a Real Madrid faithful and wishes to witness the Champions League final at the Stade de France in Paris.


  • Student Spotlight: Muhammad Shahan Anwar, Pakistan

    The pandemic made life difficult for many international students but through relentless hard work and perseverance, they were able to overcome it. We got the opportunity to talk to Muhammad Shahan Anwar from Pakistan who shared his experience of studying and doing research at ITMO remotely. Read on to learn more about the challenges he faced and how he made the best out of his time in St. Petersburg.


  • Student Spotlight: Oyehan Ibrahim Adenyi, Nigeria

    An aspiring food technologist, Oyehan Adenyi loves to study functional foods - meals that help you heal. Despite being miles away from home, he feels welcomed here in St. Petersburg. He loves participating in scientific events and wishes to pursue a career in academia in the future. Read on to learn more about his experiences at ITMO.


  • Student Spotlight: Fatameh Haidari Monfared, Iran

    A student of history and tourism management, Fatameh appreciates Russia’s heritage like no other. Guess what her go-to spots in St. Petersburg are? Of course, it’s the museums. She loves spending time there as they offer a lot to learn. In her spare time, she likes to travel, read books, and pen her experiences. Read on to learn more about Fatameh and her time in St. Petersburg.


  • Student Spotlight: Wael Hazima, Syria

    After graduating with a degree in economic sciences, Wael spent five years working in the financial management sector. But then, he decided to study further and receive training in business informatics. He chose ITMO because of its reputation and proven excellence in IT. Read on to learn more about Wael’s experiences of becoming a student again and his post-graduation plans.