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  • ITMO Welcomes New PhD Students From Over 20 Countries

    ITMO University has summed up the results of this year’s admission campaign. In 2023, applications for PhD programs went up 35% from the previous admissions season, reaching the highest recorded number in recent years. Another area of significant increase was enrollment of international students – this fall, the university welcomes PhD students from 24 countries across Europe, Asia, and the CIS.


  • ITMO Admissions 2023: Programs, Deadlines, and How To Apply

    Today, on June 20, ITMO University opened its Admissions Office on Kronverksky Pr. 49 for anyone wishing to apply to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD programs in person. As usual, documents can also be submitted online via the Admissions 2023 website. In this article, you will find out everything you need to know about the ongoing admissions.


  • 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.


  • FAQ on Getting Your PhD at ITMO

    Over the years, we’ve received a great number of questions about PhD studies and research at ITMO. Can you get your PhD online? Can you study in English? And what about teaching and practical experience? Learn all you wanted to know about postgraduate studies at ITMO in this article.


  • Results of ITMO University’s Admission Campaign 2022

    This year's admission campaign is now over and all students who made it through are officially enrolled. Learn more about this year’s admission stats, as well as new features and opportunities for students in this ITMO.NEWS article.


  • ITMO PhD Student Evgeny Khomutov: My Main Goal Is to Be the Best Version of Myself

    Evgeny Khomutov graduated from the corporate Master’s program operated by ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics and the Sberbank Robotics Laboratory. Having successfully completed a project in collaboration with the company, he decided to continue his studies as a PhD student. These days, Evgeny is developing a system that will help design gripping devices automatically making it accessible even to novices. In the future, this system can serve as a basis for more personalized (and cheaper) hand prosthetics. We asked him why it’s more interesting to work at a university and not in the industry and how robotics can help people with special needs. 


  • 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. 


  • Switching From Robotics to Data Science: ITMO PhD Student Qi Yang on Courage to Do What You Love

    Qi Yang first came to Russia six years ago to follow his high school dream of getting into ITMO. After acquiring his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, Qi Yang realized that his heart was in big data and machine learning. That’s why he enrolled into a PhD program at ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. These days, Qi Yang analyzes social media data and develops unique methods for automated profiling. Read on to learn how working with data is more exciting than robotics and why it’s important to follow your heart when choosing your career. 


  • PhD Student Mikhail Maslyaev: Science Gives More Opportunities for Growth

    January 21 is celebrated as PhD Student Day in Russia. Over the years, ITMO has welcomed hundreds of PhD students who graduate to pursue an academic career or use their degree for a transition between different research fields. This was the case for Mikhail Maslyaev, who graduated from the Faculty of Geography of the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), where he studied meteorology and climate modeling, and then got into machine learning. Now, as a PhD student at ITMO he works at the recently launched Laboratory for Composite AI and specializes in modeling physical systems. Read on to learn how to transition from meteorology to machine learning and being a researcher is more appealing than working at Yandex.