International Information Technology University, Kazakhstan
Fall Semester 2022
I would like to start with the infrastructure of the city of Innopolis and the University. The city has everything you need: shops, cafes, bus stops, marketplaces with fast delivery, like Kazan Express. The Sports Center has everything you need: halls for practicing various sports, modern fitness equipment, a swimming pool with a jacuzzi, a hammam and a sauna. The city is surrounded by picturesque forests and the air here is very clean.
As for the University building, I was happy to find the reading hall and separate meeting rooms where you can study and prepare for classes. I liked the European-style dormitory, where everyone feels at home. The rooms have a study area, high-speed internet, a kitchen, a shower room and a TV.
The learning process was very interesting, each professor has their own individual approach to teaching. I liked the mutual help between students - there is a Study&Chat group in the Telegram, where you can ask questions, and everyone is ready to help.
I studied Operating systems, Linux in particular, which is one of the popular and convenient operating systems for programming. I liked the format of the exams, as well as the fact that after each exam you can come to the appeal and find out about your mistakes. I would also like to express my gratitude to prof. Ramil Nasibulin, the instructor of the "Introduction to Optimization" course, who always found time for consultations on his course.
I am glad that I have spent the whole semester here. Thank you, Innopolis, for this great opportunity!
<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 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> For me, the availability of education and housing is important. Compared to all other exchange programs, Innopolis is the best option in terms of price / quality ratio. I am a resident of Kazakhstan, Russian is my native language, and I am also Tatar, this also played a role. </p> <br> <br>
<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>