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  • How to Code With No Code: Course by ITMO Student

    Ekaterina Makarova, a second-year Master’s student at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, has authored a no-code programming course where students learn how to use specialized software to design and develop apps to produce MVPs, such as an app for organizing group cleanup events. Read on to learn how Ekaterina came up with the idea for her course and why she thinks other students should join the Students for Students initiative, too.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #7

    Welcome back to our Monday Science Roundup. Hungry for knowledge? This time, we’ve got a smorgasbord of freshly-caught scientific discoveries, a tasting set of educational opportunities, and a bubbling pot of pop-sci facts!


  • ITMO Student Uses Science to Promote Healthy Living

    From this year on, ITMO students can create their own optional courses under the guidance of experienced lecturers, allowing them to gain their first teaching experience and others – to learn from their peers and ask questions they hesitate to ask older professors. One of the project’s participants is Anna Pozhar, a Master’s student at ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies, who authored a healthy eating course that debunks popular myths about food and teaches students how to build a varied and well-balanced diet. Learn what Anna has to say about such courses and how she made hers fun and interesting in this article.


  • How Optional Courses Can Instill a Love Of Science

    Starting this year, students at ITMO have the chance to try their hand at teaching by developing their own optional courses. One of the contest’s participants is Maria Akhmetova, a second-year Master’s student at ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster, who has authored an advanced course in biochemistry with a focus on physical chemistry and research methods. ITMO.NEWS talked to Maria to learn more about challenges she had to face along the way and ways to engage students in the classroom.


  • Practices in Management: An Optional Course by ITMO Student

    Not only lecturers, but also students at ITMO can create and teach their own optional courses. This April, first winners of the contest for original courses and participants of the ITMO.Mentors initiative launched their own courses at the university. Maria Tsyplyaeva, a first-year Master’s student at the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, is one of the new lecturers with her course Practices in Management, where she will talk about building systems for daily management tasks based on her three years of experience as a project manager. What is it like to make your own course from the ground up? And why should students attend lectures by their peers? Read on to find out. 


  • From Physics to Dancing: How ITMO Students Design Their Own Optional Courses

    Not only the university’s lecturers but also students can now share their knowledge and experience with others thanks to the Students for Students initiative. The idea for this project was born last fall. The project participants have spent two and a half months developing their own courses under the guidance of experienced mentors and held their first classes already in April. ITMO.NEWS talked to the participants to learn more about their projects, how they were created, and why they can be beneficial for both students and lecturers.


  • Enhance Your Career With University-Wide Optional Courses at ITMO

    Critical thinking, intercultural communication, sustainable development... Want to study these subjects but you aren't taking any of these majors? Believe it or not, you can study these and many other subjects even if they're not part of your curriculum! Any ITMO student can take an optional course, or факультатив (“fakultativ”), on a wide variety of subjects. Find out which of these courses are available this semester in English and the brains behind the ideas.


  • Individual Learning Tracks: How to Make the Right Choices

    Starting with their first day of studies, ITMO University students have the opportunity to create individual learning tracks. You will be able to choose the format of studies, the specific courses you want to take , the lecturers, and your class schedule. ITMO’s Department of Academic Affairs explains how to make your decisions without getting overwhelmed.