An updated ITMO University’s portal Chinese version has become available since Dec. 26. Now university’s online resource is completely switched to the new design.
A month ago, the first English version of the website changed its appearance. It has become more modern, user-friendly, informative, global, and, mainly, corresponding to the new ITMO University’s corporate style. The new style is gradually integrated into various spheres of the university life. After the English version the Russian version was also updated. Today, the process of resource updating is fully completed.
However, as the developers say, another, no less complex work begins now.
"We have to understand how the portal is suitable for our audience,” says Irina Kim, the director of the ITMO University Center for Asian cooperation. “Last week, we interviewed 20 Chinese students who study at our university. In addition, we are going to conduct usability tests of the Internet resource new version. Chinese students and international services employees of our partner universities in China will participate remotely in these tests. So we will be able to figure out what else to add, what information is missing, whether it is convenient to use the portal. All the collected opinions we will necessarily consider in our future work. We understand already that more specific application information is required: the needed documents, their proper structure, available educational programs and other."
Today, the partnership expansion with Asian countries is one of the priorities of the ITMO University. The university already has long-term agreements with Chinese universities, and the list of partners continues growing. Today, the ITMO University is a member of the Association of Technical Universities of Russia and China (ATURC), is the basic University of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the IT-technologies. Representatives of the ITMO University have visited Asian countries many times. Oct. 25, they presented the international educational programs at the China Education Expo exhibition in Beijing. In November the delegation headed by Vladimir Vasiliev, the ITMO University rector, visited Myanmar and held the negotiations with Myo Thant, the rector of the Military Academy, the Brigadier General. Now the doors of the ITMO University are opened also for students from this country.