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After three years of study at ITMO University in Applied Computer Science, we caught up with Cristina Fierro Nunez from Ecuador. She shared with us why she came to Russia, what life is like here in St. Petersburg, and her advice for those who’d like to come here.
The new school year is here and so are the new exciting adventures! It’s a little scary too - but so are most things that are worth their salt. So here’s to getting off to a great start!
In honor of the impending start of the new academic year, and to cool the nerves of some anxious freshers (we get it – starting uni can be very nerve-racking!), we have put together a list of some of the opportunities available to ITMO University students. Some, because there are many, many more – head to our Student Guide and Student Office for the full scope. But for now, get your first-year student cap on, and prepare to get excited!
The annual summer Camp in Programming welcomes students from all over the world who get hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge in programming and machine learning. This year, the challenge was accepted by students from Luxemburg, USA, Azerbaijan, Venezuela, China, India, and Russia. We caught up with some of them to talk about their experience here.
ITMO University’s International Research Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials has recently hosted the Summer School on Topological Photonics. In the course of five days, young researchers – Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students – listened to lectures by leading specialists from Russia, Europe, the US, and Korea. The event brought together over 60 participants from many Russian cities, as well as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK, Mexico, Turkey, and other countries. The school was followed by the 4th International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics METANANO 2019.
From May 27 to June 7, ITMO University hosted the International Research Summer Camp in Photonics. The event brought together students from Iran, India, the Czech Republic, Finland and Russia, who listened to lectures and worked on their own research projects in the field of photonics. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, the school’s participants share about their projects and experiences.
Why and how to calculate heat losses in apartment complexes, how thermal shield materials are created, and how to optimize energy consumption: these are the hot topics the seven students of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University worked on during their exchange at ITMO. ITMO.NEWS met the young researchers to talk about what surprised them in the Russian education system, what projects they managed to accomplish here and why heat power engineering is a promising field to explore for Russia and their home country of Kazakhstan.
Master’s Student Mrinal Vashisth: Embracing Interdisciplinarity is Like Discovering Your Superpowers
Mrinal Vashisth came from Rajasthan, India, to study in ITMO’s Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Master’s program. Before that, Mrinal worked at one of India’s best independent research institutions, and in the future, he plans to focus on neuroscience and research the mechanisms of memory and language. ITMO.NEWS talked to him about the benefits of interdisciplinarity and the power of data.
Laura Elidedt Rodriguez Torres and Ethan Avila Hernandez left sunny Mexico to come to Russia and study on ITMO University’s innovative Art & Science Master’s program. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, they discuss their Art & Science experience, the quirks of living in St. Pete, and advice for international students wanting to make the jump of studying in Russia.
On April 25, ITMO University held the partner university exhibition Student Fair. Representatives of Télécom ParisTech, Bordeaux Montaigne University, Özyeğin University, and other leading universities spoke with students about international mobility and Master’s degree programs. In this article, you’ll find all the necessary info about short-term and semester exchange programs and other great opportunities for students at ITMO University.