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  • How To Get Back to the Grind After Vacation: Advice From a Psychologist

    If you find it hard to adjust after a vacation, rest easy – you’re not alone. As it turns out, over 50% of Russians report feeling depressed after their vacation comes to an end. In this article, Elena Karpova, a PhD in psychology and lecturer at ITMO’s Institute of International Development and Partnership, explains how to bounce back from post-holiday blues.


  • ITMO Psychologist’s Advice: How To Reduce Stress and Prepare for Exams

    The 2023 admission campaign is in full swing, which means thousands of prospective students are currently prepping their portfolios, submitting their contest results, and taking entrance exams – which, by the way, will come to an end on August 2. We know that exams can be stressful, so we’ve asked Evgeniya Ostasheva, a psychologist at ITMO’s Medical, Psychological and Social Assistance Center, for some practical tips on how to stay sane during exam season.


  • Fish Out of Water: Navigating the Challenges of Studying Abroad

    Are you feeling out of place in your new country as you pursue your academic career? Grappling with unfamiliar customs, dealing with language barriers, and finding your place in a new environment can be a challenge for international students. In this article, we took the initiative to look for probable solutions.


  • ITMO Psychologists Say: Four Mental Health Practices and How to Use Them

    This exam season, we want to give you a booster against stress and procrastination. Is that possible? We’ve reached out to Elena Sharapanovskaia, the head of ITMO’s Medical, Psychological and Social Assistance Center, to ask her about four popular exercises for your mental health and the best ways to use them. Choose the ones that suit you best – and let them be your armor come your first exam. 


  • Burnout in Academia: How It Happens and How To Prevent It

    No professional field is safe from burnout – and academia is no exception. We talked to Elena Ushakova, an ITMO PI and head of the Functionalized Carbon Nanoparticles project, about the effects of burnout on researchers and how it can be prevented.


  • How To Relax Properly and Not Burn Out: Advice From a Psychologist

    The first work week of the new year is officially over, and if you felt like it would never end, then you are not alone. How do you prevent burnout or falling prey to routine? How not to be suffocated by the routine? What is proper rest culture? And why is maintaining proper work-life balance not working out for you? We teamed up with Olga Gofman, a PhD in psychology, a lecturer at the Institute of International Development and Partnership, and a research associate at the Research Center “Strong AI in Industry” to answer these questions.


  • How To Return to Work After Holiday Season When Motivation Is Lacking

    Whether we like it or not, all holidays eventually end, and we have to get back to our routine of studying and working. But it might prove especially challenging after having a whole week off after New Year’s. We teamed up with Evgenia Shestakova, a psychologist and a lecturer at ITMO’s Institute of International Development and Partnership, to figure out how to make returning to work after a long rest easier.


  • Sociologists Answer: Are Researchers Happy?

    A recent study by National Priorities, an operator of the national initiative Decade of Science and Technology in Russia, finds that young scientists are happier than people outside the academic world, with a majority of them (under the age of 30) exhibiting a more positive outlook on the future than their peers from other fields. Learn more about the survey findings in this article.


  • Culture Shock and How To Deal With It

    Moving overseas for higher education is an exciting prospect for many. Every year, numerous students leave the comfort of their homes to study in a foreign land – which, obviously, has several benefits. But while exploring new cities and people can be exhilarating, culture shock is prevalent among international students. Why does it happen? Can it be avoided? What are the best practices to deal with it?


  • How to Sleep Well When You’re Anxious

    Anxiety leads to trouble sleeping, which in its turn worsens both mental and physical health. Are there any well-tried ways to relieve stress and improve your sleeping habits? We asked Elena Sharapanovskaya, the head of ITMO’s Medical, Psychological and Social Assistance Center, and Vera Yablokova, a doctor and the head of ITMO’s First Aid Post, to answer this and other related questions.