International Information Technology University, Kazakhstan
Fall Semester 2021/22
I chose three courses. The program turned out to be quite intense. The Machine Learning course had very interesting tasks for building generative adversarial and convolutional neural networks. I have spent many hours figuring out how it works and have enjoyed it. At one of the exams, we were to pitch our startup to the team among the shareholders, played by the rest of the students of the group. My team and I won a second prize.
Dormitories at the University are very convenient. Students do not need to spend time on the road and the life is convenient. I liked the fact that every room has a bathroom and a kitchen. In the summer, the air conditioner saved us. Cleaning every 10 days is generally magic. Upon arrival home, I will also change bedding every 10 days, Innopolis taught me that. Fast Internet is very important for IT people. There are vending machines in case you want to buy something at night when the shops are closed. The access to the campus is 24/7. No need to worry about not being able to get in campus on time or having to explain why you are so late. However, the sound insulation could be improved. Innopolis University looks like something alien and futuristic. There is a lot of free space where you can work around the clock.
This is not my first time in Russia. I used to come here as a child, but to the southern part. Tatarstan for me turned out to be something different from the rest of Russia. Due to the similarities between the Kazakh and Tatar culture Tatarstan turned out to be closer to me.
Innopolis is a very modern city. The average age of residents is 31 years. Most of them have an IT education. There is no crime here, communication between the authorities and residents is via messengers, and, most importantly, people’s opinion matters. For example, when the dog walking area was opened, the residents were the ones to come up with the idea of its name.
Summing up: Innopolis has become my home for so many months, there is everything for a comfortable life, and in the future, passing by, I will definitely come here again :)
<p> Innopolis University seemed like a great place for innovation and thinking outside the box. The infrastructure also appeared state-of-the-art, and the university staff is represented by the most respected professors and researchers in their fields. Furthermore, the idea of a city built as the IT center of Russia was very attractive, alongside all the great new technologies being built and tested here. I was expecting to be challenged to think and work outside my comfort zone, develop my ideas using the latest technologies and to learn a lot along the way in a practical manner. Fortunately, all my expectations were met and sometimes even surpassed.<br> </p> <br>
I chose Innopolis University because it was interesting for me to see Russia, to see the city of Innopolis, to get acquainted with the teaching methods at IU, since this university is one of the newest and most developed ones in the country.
I did a lot of research and I chose Innopolis because the environment and atmosphere here is great. All my expectations were met. Most importantly, high quality education. I really liked the study system, focused on team projects and research.
<p> I have chosen Innopolis University for several reasons: </p> <p> First reason is networking. I already knew some people from Uzbekistan who were studying here or who had graduated this university back before and their recommendations about this university in Russia inspired me to apply for this program. </p> <br> <br>
<p> I learned about Innopolis University from my classmate who studies here, it was very interesting for me to see all this live. I heard a lot of great reviews and when I saw the exchange program I quickly made a decision. I took part in the student exchange program to learn a lot of new things and gain knowledge for myself that will be useful in the future. Also new acquaintances were very important for me. </p> <br> <br>
<p> I chose Russia as a country, because I always wanted to travel to Russia and Russia is a global player in terms of IT. The decision on Innopolis University fell shortly after. The overall presentation of the university on the website caught my attention. The young and contemporary profile as well as the available subjects at IU convinced me to apply. Furthermore, the possibility of on-campus accommodation and the access to the sports complex were a big plus for me. </p> <br> <br>
I have chosen Russia because of the location and resemblance in terms of mentality. I had not been to Russia before, just did a one-day transfer in St. Petersburg.
<p> I have chosen Russia and Innopolis University because it is quite close to Kazakhstan and Innopolis University is one of the best IT universities in the country, also I can speak Russian. I came here to gain new experience and professional skills. </p> <br> <br>
I chose Innopolis University because I wanted to look at one of the best universities in the CIS in the IT field.
<p> I read about Innopolis University before the trip and found out that it was on the top of the Forbes list for IT specialties, the city is fully focused on IT development. Russia is close to Kazakhstan, the language and mentality are very similar. All these factors motivated me to study at Innopolis. </p> <br> <br>