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  • Student Spotlight: Rigel Olvera, Mexico

    From Mexico to Vladimir and later to St. Petersburg, Rigel tells his history to ITMO.NEWS. He’s in his first year of studies at the High Molecular Weight Compound PhD program and is also a participant of the ITMO.Mentors initiative.


  • Student Spotlight: Jose David Ortiz, Colombia

    Jose David Ortiz, a Bachelor’s student in the program Computer Systems and Technologies at ITMO University, tells ITMO.NEWS about his experiences, the initial challenges he faced, and why he ended up enjoying his studies in Russia.


  • Student Spotlight: Gabriel Guerra, Ecuador

    Gabriel Guerra left his beloved Ecuador to enroll in the Master’s program “Network and Cloud Technology” at ITMO University through a scholarship supported by the Russian government. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS he tells us about the process to get this opportunity and shares his experiences of studying and living in Russia.  


  • Student Spotlight: Subhrajit Barua, India

    What is it like to be an international student at ITMO as this unusual academic year kicks off? Subhrajit Barua is starting his first semester as a Master’s student studying remotely at home in India but can’t wait to come to St. Petersburg.


  • Alyona Kudlayeva: Dance Helped Me Learn More About Myself

    Coming from the central Asian country of Kazakhstan, from the city of Shymkent, Alyona Kudlayeva has just graduated from ITMO’s Science Communication master’s program and shares a bit about her studies and some facts about her passion – dance.  


  • Sam Innes: The Way Russian Writers Get Inside the Human Soul Is Incredible

    Sam Innes participated in two courses during the Russian Language and Culture Summer School held in July at ITMO University. He attended both the Russian conversational course and Russian cinema course. Sam experienced the course remotely from the United Kingdom. What was it like to explore his passion for Russian culture remotely? We talked to him about his summer school experience and plans for the future.


  • ITMO’s Russian Language and Culture Summer School: A Passion for Learning

    Since 2016, ITMO University has hosted a Russian language summer school for language learning enthusiasts around the world. This year, from July 1 to 28, the school was held online for the first time with 22 participants from 10 countries including Canada, China, the UK, the USA and several countries in Europe. We talked to a few of the participants to learn about their experiences during the summer school and what attracted them to Russian language and culture. 


  • Mamadi Berete: At ITMO, There Is No Difference Made Between Foreign and Russian Students

    Mamadi Berete comes from Guinea, a west-coastal country in West Africa. The country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from other countries with "Guinea" in the name. Guinea has a population of 12.4 million. He is currently getting his Bachelor’s degree in Info-Communications Systems Programming.


  • Shahzad Ahmed: ITMO Blogs Help You Adjust to St. Petersburg Quickly

    Shahzad Ahmed came from Pakistan in 2018 to study for a Master's degree in Information Security. He is currently studying his last semester and is waiting for the graduation ceremony. He is also passionate about sharing his experiences which led him to be a writer for ITMO Blogs.


  • Farshid Amini: When I Look at the Sky, I Imagine a Bigger World

    After doing some research on Russia, Farshid Amini, a native of Tehran in Iran, came to take a Master’s program in Robotics at ITMO University. He’s currently in his first year and enjoys the teaching approaches of his professors and St. Petersburg’s old parks, historic streets and calm rivers. Inspired by the world around him, Farshid strives to make it a better place.