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  • Vladimir Putin Meets ITMO PhD Students at World Youth Festival

    Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with international students pursuing their PhDs at Russian universities before the closing ceremony of the World Youth Festival. On behalf of ITMO University, the festival was attended by Fares Dia Eddine Ghorab from the Infochemistry Scientific Center and Darwesh Ghadeer from the Faculty of Secure Information Technologies.


  • ITMO PhD Student Wins Entrepreneur Contest GSEA Russia 2024

    Daudi Dauddin, a PhD student at ITMO’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, ranked highest in the category Breakthrough of the Year at GSEA Russia 2024, a contest for young entrepreneurs. At the contest, he presented an AI-driven service for patent registration and monitoring that will now receive support from international business communities.


  • Student Spotlight: Subhrajit Barua, India

    Subhajit Barua is a PhD student at ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies and a member of the English-language editorial team here at ITMO.NEWS. We first interviewed him back in 2020, when he was still new to ITMO. This time, we decided to ask him all about a major international event he has recently attended, as well as discover if he remains as charmed with ITMO as he once was – all these years down the line. Keep reading – you might be surprised by his answers!


  • 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.


  • PhD Student Ida Kublanova: Why Photonics Is Like a Unicorn

    At school, Ida Kublanova was fascinated by optical experiments and intrigued by photonics. So, she decided to pursue a career in this field – and she has no regrets: now she’s a PhD student engaged in several major projects. In her spare time, she explains photonics to kids in a podcast and plays intellectual games. She also compares photonics to unicorns. Why? Read on to find out. 


  • ITMO’s Advanced Engineering School Awards 1.5 Million Ruble Grants to Interdisciplinary Teams’ Tech Projects

    Advanced engineering schools have been launched across the country in 2022 as part of a federal project. Its main goal is to train principal engineers who can assemble interdisciplinary teams and use data-driven approaches to integrate new products into partner companies’ processes. ITMO’s Advanced Engineering School is part of the effort. Recently, it has awarded grants of up to 1.5 million rubles to ten interdisciplinary teams made up of ITMO Master’s and PhD students. We spoke to some of the winners about their projects and future plans.


  • 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.


  • 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.