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  • Student Spotlight: Nouar Ismail, Syria

    Trust us when we say there’s no right age to do a PhD. Take inspiration from our international student Nouar, who decided to return to studenthood after spending 12 long years as a working professional. Driven by sheer passion for learning, Nouar decided to venture into a new realm of possibilities at ITMO. In today’s interview, we take a deep dive into his life and learn more about his ambitions and future plans.


  • Student Spotlight: Huiyao Dong, China

    You may have read our article on culture shock, but if you are a resident of Heilongjiang province in China, Russian culture will hardly be a shock for you. Meet Huiyao Dong, a first-year PhD student who shares with us the many similarities that she notices between Russia and her hometown. She also goes in-depth about her decision to return to academia and her project plans. Read on to catch a glimpse of Huiyao’s new life in St. Pete.


  • Student Spotlight: David Castro, Ecuador

    Should I do a PhD? That’s the million-ruble question. We are no strangers to the fact that PhD studies can be super stressful. Yet so many students do it. How do they maintain their work-life balance? Do they get paid enough? Is it obligatory to publish several Scopus-indexed papers every year? Let’s find out from David, a South American who is currently a second-year PhD student at ITMO.


  • ITMO Launches 2022 Admission Campaign

    Prospective students can submit their applications for Master’s programs starting on March 1, Bachelor’s programs on April 1, and PhD programs on April 15, 2022. Choosing your program and applying for it has never been easier thanks to the newly updated admissions website. Read on to find out how to apply and which new features to expect in 2022.


  • Medical Solutions, Exoskeletons, and New Foods: Latest Projects by ITMO Students

    A round of project defenses was recently held at ITMO University for the participants of a competition for practice-oriented research and R&D projects. All in all, 13 were presented at the event – all of the projects received financial support in 2020 and 2021, while those that are yet to reach completion will receive further assistance.


  • ITMO Graduates Mikhail Kakanov and Alexei Ovcharov on Why They Decided to Pursue their PhDs

    Mikhail and Alexei became friends when they were Master’s students at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics. They worked jointly on various projects, shared their ideas and thoughts, helped each other with calculations, and then both decided to stay in the world of academia and get their PhDs at their alma mater. Now, they develop new approaches to robot control and implement other projects, including ones in collaboration with major companies. ITMO.NEWS talked to the students to learn more about their research and reasons for doing science.


  • Traveling for Research and Missing the Sun: PhD Student Adria Canos Valero on His Experience in Russia

    A PhD student at ITMO’s Faculty of Physics, Adria Canos Valero was born and raised in Spain. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, where he started his international academic career. In the span of six years, Adria worked in France, Switzerland, and Moscow, did research at CERN, and went from studying chemical engineering to optics and metamaterials. How is the life of a researcher in Russia different from that in Europe? Read on to find out. 


  • Student Spotlight: Alejandro Ramos, Mexico

    In this article, we’d like to introduce you to Alejandro Ramos, a Mexican student in the Physics of Lasers PhD program at ITMO University. Alejandro tells us about his love at first sight for Russia, the process that he went through to come here and his plans for his current research at ITMO.


  • Student Spotlight: Lasse Schneider, Germany

    Meet Lasse Schneider, a German PhD student in Management of Social and Economic Systems. He came for an exchange semester, but fell in love with the city and the university – now he is finishing his first year of PhD studies. At the same time he writes for ITMO’s blog. Find out more about his incredible story in this interview.


  • Bachelor’s and PhD Admissions Now Open at ITMO University

    Starting on April 1, prospective students can submit their applications for ITMO University’s Bachelor’s and PhD programs. Admissions to Master’s programs launched earlier, on February 1. Like last year, applications can be submitted online using the Admissions 2021 website. Learn more about the deadlines, changes, and special features of this year’s admission campaign in this article.