International

Jose Luis Araja Lopez
Jose Luis Araja Lopez

Jose Luis Araja Lopez

Costa-Rica, 2015

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation supports international students. Thus I got an opportunity to receive required knowledge at ITMO University.

Violanti Christou
Violanti Christou

Violanti Christou

Cyprus, 2016

I’ve been living in St. Petersburg for three months now and studying Russian. I need to be fluent to stay and continue my research at ITMO University. I made that decision to study here after doing research on the internet. ITMO is a modern university with international ties and lots of research activity. I love Russian culture and want to get my higher education here. St. Petersburg is a wonderful city, by the sea, same as my home town of Limassol. I think I made the right choice!

Vesela Georgieva
Vesela Georgieva

Vesela Georgieva

Bulgaria, 2015

I love studying at ITMO University – everything is well organized, people are friendly and helpful. Instructors do a good job explaining and helping students. Campus facilities are well maintained, everything is very clean and convenient.

Gong Junyao
Gong Junyao

Gong Junyao

China, 2015

I wanted to study at ITMO University because I want to study engineering, economic and financial software. I want to create a Chinese-Russian trading company. I’ve been interested in business ever since I was in high school. I love everything here – students, instructors. I love ITMO. Thank you!

Xhonatan Hajdari
Xhonatan Hajdari

Xhonatan Hajdari

Albania, 2015

St. Petersburg is a big, old, beautiful city, city of culture and unique architecture. It’s not very hard to write why I wanted to study in St. Petersburg. I love history, and there’s a lot to learn here. I also like the Russian education system – it’s challenging but effective.

Jasmin Cristina Fierro Nunez
Jasmin Cristina Fierro Nunez

Jasmin Cristina Fierro Nunez

Ecuador, 2016

There’re many reasons why I choose ITMO University. It was among the first to study optics and technology sciences. It’s a very good technology school. There are many foreign students here and therefore many cultures, languages and people that I can study. Also a lot of excellent researchers work here. That’s why ITMO was my first choice. Russian language is also one of the reasons why I wanted to study at ITMO. I always wanted to learn a new language, and even though Russian is a big challenge, it’s very interesting. And I love challenges. Also ITMO University is in St. Petersburg, and it’s a beautiful city. I love St. Petersburg. There’re always things to do there, lots of beautiful places, from metro stations to streets and restaurants. I got a great welcome at ITMO – students, administration, instructors are all very nice. I love being an ITMO student and part of the ITMO family!

Ly Norin
Ly Norin

Ly Norin

Cambodia, 2016

Honestly, I’m very glad to be able to study at ITMO. To be here was my dream. I love this university. It’s old, large, good and popular. It’s also one of the top universities in Russia, even President Putin also set ITMO University team as an example to students. On top of that, ITMO have won 5 times world championship in programming, which I’m really interested in as I’m majoring in that field as well. Its history and achievements can tell that there’re good education system and management and outstanding professors and coaches to help students achieve their degree.

Navindu Sachintha Devaraja Malawarage
Navindu Sachintha Devaraja Malawarage

Navindu Sachintha Devaraja Malawarage

Sri-Lanka, 2016

I love to program, and ITMO University is the best place for programmers. Also the instructors and staff are very nice and friendly. It’s not only about education: it’s also about sports, extracurricular activities, which helps to get a stress-free education at ITMO. At ITMO, studying is so interesting and competitive. With lots of nationalities around you education is even more interesting. I love ITMO. Every moment I spend at ITMO is a lifetime memory. So that’s why I want to study at ITMO.

Paula Carolina Naicipa Chavez
Paula Carolina Naicipa Chavez

Paula Carolina Naicipa Chavez

Colombia, 2016

I was able to get a grant from the Russian government, which made it possible for me to afford to study here. Now I can connect with new cultures and students from different countries and also learn new languages. Also the quality of research in Russia is rising, and St. Petersburg with it’s beautiful architecture is a great place to learn about it.

Xuan Jiadan
Xuan Jiadan

Xuan Jiadan

China, 2016

I came from China and have been living in St. Petersburg and studying at ITMO for over a month now. I love it here because it’s beautiful and instructors and students are nice. Also I can learn Russian.

Zhao Xue
Zhao Xue

Zhao Xue

China, 2015

“I love St. Petersburg because it’s a beautiful city. Even though it’s not very big and not very modern, it has many historical monuments, museums and parks. The people are friendly and kind. The views here are amazing too.”

Aleksey Dubovik
Aleksey Dubovik

Aleksey Dubovik

RUSSIA, 2015

“I visited St. Petersburg several times. Since 2009 it has become more comfortable for living. The streets, transport, infrastructure and even people are better now. I feel an optimistic atmosphere while standing here.” “I focus on semiconducting nano-materials. It is very popular field in the world science but few of Russian researchers are interested in it. So I`d like to contribute to development of this field.”

Alexander Uskov
Alexander Uskov

Alexander Uskov

RUSSIA, 2015

“Nowadays the Government of the Russian Federation invests in research centers to develop Russian science. ITMO University is one of them. Using this support ITMO university scientists make great progress in their research activities. I like teamwork with ambitious and motivated young researchers.” “Currently I deal with nano lasers and nano receivers. My colleagues from ITMO University and I provide activities connected with nanoplasmonics. Developing of such systems as nanoplasmonic integrated circuits is very relevant because they are used in computers, smartphones and other devices.” 

Alexandra Sheremet
Alexandra Sheremet

Alexandra Sheremet

RUSSIA, 2015

“My fundamental research project is connected with quantum memory in atomic systems. I started to research this field when I was a student. ITMO University experts deal with quantum cryptography, which helps to encode and protect data. My research correlates with it: I focus on saving and transferring of information.” “I like working at ITMO University. First of all my colleagues and I are the same age, that is why it`s easy for me to get in contact with them. The researchers always try to help me even if my problem is not connected with their fields: they draw analogies with their research areas that help me to comprehend and solve my problem. Furthermore, Russian is my native language so I feel more comfortable communicating with compatriots.” 

Alexey Yulin
Alexey Yulin

Alexey Yulin

RUSSIA, 2016

“I worked in Denmark, the UK and Portugal. My colleague talked me about ITMO Fellowship program, which gave researchers an opportunity to come to St. Petersburg in order to deal with various fields; one of them was very interesting for me.” 

Ivan Shelykh
Ivan Shelykh

Ivan Shelykh

Iceland, 2016

“I worked in France, the UK, and Brazil as a professor. Seven years ago I emigrated to Iceland. However I wanted to come back to St. Petersburg that is why I started to work here. Moreover, it is a reputable university, where I can focus on my field. I research condensed-matter physics, solid-state optics and many other fields. Apart from participating in ITMO Fellowship program I head Laboratory of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures.” 

Sergei Makarov
Sergei Makarov

Sergei Makarov

RUSSIA, 2016

Mr. Makarov has been serving at the International Research Center For Nanophotonics and Metamaterials for a year. Its` team headed by Pavel Belov, makes progress in research activity by publishing pioneering articles in leading international scientific journals. “Sometimes we had hardly started dealing with an issue when our colleagues published an article centered around the same problem. In this case we don`t waste time for “Following-up.” It is our main principle to publish pioneering articles and provide relevant research. Our team is also open for talented and motivated newcomers.” “ITMO Fellowship program allows recruiting international researchers. The University also offers students various internship programs in large research centers both in Russia and abroad.” 

Anton Radice
Anton Radice

Anton Radice

USA, 2015

“The main distinctive feature of this Double Degree Program is that students start their research projects from the very beginning of the course. I think that ITMO University has developed a unique program centered around the immersion in research activities that combine theoretical knowledge and practical trainings.” “ITMO gives me an opportunity to get necessary experience and make a portfolio, which will help me to find a good job.” 

Michel Kowalevski
Michel Kowalevski

Michel Kowalevski

FRANCE, 2016

“ITMO University assists international students to process required documents and feel comfortable in foreign country.” “I obtained all skills and knowledge that I planned to. While studying I focused on mechanics. Sometimes I translated some articles from Russian. It also helped me to improve my language skills. I spent my leisure time at ITMO University, which offered various extra academic activities.” “It is very prestigious university. I am proud of being ITMO student!” 

Maximilien Lerat
Maximilien Lerat

Maximilien Lerat

FRANCE, 2016

“I was the first student of the ESIEE Paris who enrolled to ITMO University`s double degree program. So I was a key initiator of this collaboration line.” “Russian approach to higher education differs from French. While studying at the ESIEE Paris I had many disciplines but it wasn`t a deep study. On the contrary, ITMO University course includes detailed theoretical modules.” 

Hao Guannar
Hao Guannar

Hao Guannar

China, 2016

“We came from Changchun University of Science and Technology. ITMO University is well known in China and is very authoritative so it was an easy choice. It’s prestigious to study here. Besides, our schools have a long-standing friendship.” 

Yaroslav De La Peña Smirnov
Yaroslav De La Peña Smirnov

Yaroslav De La Peña Smirnov

Mexico, 2016

ITMO University offered me an opportunity that no other university had offered me before. Besides, if somebody would have told me 5 years ago, that I would be studying in St. Petersburg, I wouldn't have believed it!

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