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As the new academic year kicks off, we’re happy to see some new faces pop up around the campus as more and more students arrive to St. Petersburg from all over. And to get you up to speed, we’ve put together a quick but comprehensive adaptation guide. Welcome to ITMO!
The International Scientific Tournament, or IST for short, is a competition for students in the fields of natural sciences: physics, chemistry, and biology. Over the course of several days, the participants compete to solve interdisciplinary scientific challenges. A team that included four Master’s students of ITMO’s international research center SCAMT placed among the top three in this year’s competition.
Do you love pancakes? This week you can eat them to your heart’s content – it’s Maslenitsa week in Russia! This celebration is all about welcoming spring and yes, gorging on pancakes, or blini, as they’re called here. We asked our students to describe how they’re celebrating this traditional Russian holiday.
Ammar Ali, a Master’s student at ITMO’s Information Technology and Programming Faculty, took first place in the American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) competition where he had to create a model that predicts disturbances in the Earth’s geomagnetic field.
Welcoming the new moon on February 12, 2021, the world begins to celebrate the Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year. We asked our international students from China about how they keep up their traditions and celebrate it in St. Petersburg.
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!
This year was a year like no other. We started it ready to celebrate ITMO’s 120th anniversary, but before we knew it, our entire digital infrastructure was put to the test. Though it was not an experience anyone could be prepared for, our staff and students handled it like champs. Truly, it was a jubilee year to remember. So, let’s look back at some of 2020’s top news and what we’ve achieved here at ITMO University!
There are plenty of stereotypes about winter in Russia, but in reality, you’ll probably never see a bear roaming snow-swept streets of St. Petersburg. However, those who face this frosty season unprepared risk putting their survival skills to a serious test. To make you more comfortable with a yet unfamiliar climate, we’ve asked our experienced international students and staff to reveal their secrets of living through the Russian winter without freezing a single finger.
Allison Ascanio is a first-year Bachelor’s student of Biotechnology at ITMO University. We chat with her about her experiences in Russia and how her vision of Russia has changed dramatically throughout this past year.
The Buddy System is a project that brings together international and Russian students. ITMO.NEWS met with its head Anna Gargalyk to learn more about the club’s foundation, its events and members, and also asked her to describe the ideal Buddy.