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  • Shireen Hilal: I Believe Students Should Always Focus on Educational Goals and Work Hard

    A native of Sweida, Syria, Shireen decided to continue her studies at ITMO University after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Damascus. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Laser Engineering and Laser Technologies. Despite being in lockdown due to coronavirus for the last three months, she still maintains a positive attitude and practices playing traditional music.


  • Dire Straits and Silver Linings: a Syrian Student's Journey to ITMO

    Hopes crushed, a beautiful ancient city burned to the ground, and yet one man’s dream of an education rises above it all. Youssef is from the city of Aleppo in Syria. His love of languages and desire for an education led him from speaking Arabic and English to French and Russian. He’s now a PhD student at ITMO University, which is home to international students from around the world.