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I’ve lived in Russia for over 5 years now, and when I'm traveling outside of Russia, people often ask me: “How's your Russian? Can you read and write? Isn’t the alphabet hard? How long did it take you to pick it up?”
This weekend, ITMO University’s International Council convened in the Netherlands’ welcoming capital to discuss the University’s progress and exchange their views on the meeting’s main topic, ‘Shaping the future of ITMO University: academic environment and ITMO HighPark’.
This year the Open Doors Russian scholarship project was launched for the first time! Supported by the Russian government, this special scholarship allows talented students from around the world to enroll in Master’s programs at leading universities in Russia for free. One of the finalists of the competition who was accepted to ITMO’s Master’s of Information Security this year, Motasem Awaja, tells us his heart-stirring story of how this scholarship really opened doors for him to come and study in Russia.
As September rolls around, school and university students all over Russia start a new academic year. What is student life like? Some say that it’s the best years of their life, others just want to graduate and move on. But no matter how you feel about your studies, September 1 is always about new beginnings and a fresh start. On this occasion, members of ITMO University’s staff share their advice on how to enjoy your student years.
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.
For several years now, students from all over the world have been coming to St. Petersburg to take part in ITMO University's Camp in Programming. We met three current students: Hassan from The Gambia, Roh from Slovenia, and Enrique from Mexico, to talk about their experience.
To be successful, you need both professional competencies and soft skills, also known as interpersonal or social skills. Ranked as one of the world’s leading universities, the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore launched the Preparing You For the Working World summer school for students from all over the globe. The event is aimed at teaching students valuable soft skills like teamwork, leadership and management skills, and other soft skills. ITMO University and the NTU are already collaborating on academic mobility programs, which gave this year's graduate student Anastasia Volkova, who is going to continue her professional career at ITMO, an opportunity to take part in the summer school. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, she shared her experience.
For the third year in a row, ITMO University's Russian Language Summer School has given students from around the world an opportunity to delve into intense Russian language study for a few weeks, get to know the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, and learn more about Russian culture.
Maria Renee Marroquín Pineda has recently finished the first year of her Master’s studies at ITMO’s Cryogenic Technology Department. Before entering ITMO University, she spent four years studying ecology at Tver campus of Moscow Humanitarian Economic University (MHEU). Having spent five years in Russia, the Guatemalan student decided to launch her own business in the field of cryogenic technologies. ITMO.NEWS asked her about her experience of studying in Russia and her plans for the future.
Discovering the best vegetarian food in the city, studying computer science by day and enjoying the architecture by night, communicating with the locals via Google translate, treating their neighbours to Indian food, cheering for the Russian team at the World Cup, our new students from Parul University in India have had a few weeks of adventure at ITMO University.