International Information Technology University, Kazakhstan
Spring Semester 2022
My supervisor helped me adjust to university life. I had some problems with understanding the subjects and further studying them. However, the teachers were loyal to the situation and provided me with the necessary teaching materials.
I have chosen to study three courses: Software Quality and Reliability, Applied Software Architecture and Introduction to Game Programming. At Software Quality and Reliability my team and I created the architecture of a theoretical project, which was positively evaluated by the teacher. While studying Applied Software Architecture we created a mobile application, which was presented at the hackathon and won one of the prizes. During Introduction to Game Programming we created a mobile game based on Unity Engine.
In general, living in Innopolis was a positive experience, also Kazan, which is not far away, is a very beautiful city.
<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> 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>
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>