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  • Student Spotlight: Abanoub Mikhail, Egypt

    Meet Abanoub Mikhail, a first-year PhD student from Egypt who studies optics at ITMO. In this interview, he shares his motivation for pursuing a PhD in Russia, his passion for both history and physics, and his experiences navigating the challenges of PhD life. Learn what he has to share about his scientific exploration, cultural immersion, and aspirations for the future.


  • 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: 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: Soumaïla Camara, Mali

    In an inspiring conversation that spans continents and fields of expertise, Soumaïla Camara, a trailblazing scholar from Mali, shares the remarkable story of his journey from his homeland to acquiring a PhD from ITMO. As he reflects on the challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned during his time as a PhD student, Camara unveils his ambitious plans for the future, demonstrating how his knowledge is poised to make a lasting impact on both his community and the global stage.


  • Student Spotlight: Sutanu Chatterjee, India

    In the bustling St. Petersburg, a new chapter is about to unfold for Sutanu Chatterjee, an international student from India, as he eagerly awaits the start of his PhD journey at ITMO’s Department of Physics. Sutanu's life is a captivating blend of scientific exploration and vibrant personal pursuits. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of this ambitious and multi-talented international student, who has discovered a second home in Russia, embracing its cuisine, culture, and people with an open heart.


  • Quantum Tech, Cultural Heritage, and New Materials: Exploring the Research and Educational Center for Photonics and Optoinformatics

    According to Straits Research, the global photonics market will reach the value of $1.1 trillion by 2030, with an average annual growth of 7.3%. Such prospects are attributed to the increased adoption of optical data transmission technologies in healthcare, car manufacturing, intelligent systems, and other industries. As a part of this trend, ITMO has already launched Russia’s first multi-node quantum network and developed the country’s first prototype of a wireless electric car charger. Moreover, the university has recently formed the new Research and Educational Center for Photonics and Optoinformatics. Keep reading to learn more.


  • Learn, Research, Commercialize: The Wealth of Opportunities at ITMO’s Institute of Laser Technologies

    If you decide to join the Institute of Laser Technologies as a student, you won’t have to choose just one area to focus on. Here, you can train to become an expert in photonics and laser technologies, develop new materials, devices, and laser-based targeted drug delivery methods, as well as launch and market your own project. This new department was launched at ITMO in 2022 and combines three cutting-edge laboratories under its roof. Read all about it in this ITMO.NEWS article.


  • PhD Student Anna Baldina: You Get to Feel 100% Fulfilled and Happy at ITMO

    Having entered ITMO as a Master’s student, Anna Baldina started doing research from the get-go. During her studies here, she developed the concepts and curricula for two Master’s and one Bachelor’s program. Moreover, she was part of the team behind the university’s new major research unit, the Infochemistry Scientific Center. Since then, Anna has had the chance to work in the industry and opted to return to ITMO to continue with her studies and research career, fulfilling her childhood dream of being paid to study. Why did she choose science over industry? And what career prospects does she see at ITMO? Find the answers in this ITMO.NEWS interview.


  • Questions to Expect in a PhD Interview

    Are you prepping for a PhD interview and feeling the pressure to make a great impression? Don't worry, you're not alone! Many students feel the same way before their big day. But with the right preparation and mindset, you can increase your chances of acing it. In this story, we will go over some tips and strategies on how to successfully navigate the PhD interview process and make a lasting impression on the selection committee. From researching the program and its faculty to practicing your answers and staying calm under pressure, we'll cover everything you need to know to pass your PhD interview with flying colors.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #20

    In today’s summary of top material from ITMO.NEWS, read about: new life-changing technologies and space research, tips on getting your PhD at ITMO, musings on AI art, and an intro to the world of data journalism.