Skoltech student ambassadors are current students who are ready to help you get a better picture of Skoltech — from their perspective. Take a look at their bios to find the ambassador who is the best fit for your application questions.
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Stepan Kruglov Country of Origin: Russian Federation Pre-Skoltech Education: Moscow Institute of Physical Technology Skoltech Education: EnergyWhy Skotlech? When I decided to join Skoltech, most of my acquaintances were unenthusiastic about my decision, due to Skoltech’s being a new university. That made my decision even stronger – I decided to take a part in the building of this university, as I like the Skolkovo concept and Skoltech in particular.
Roman Shirochenko Country of Origin: Kazakhstan Pre-Skoltech Education: Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics, Department of Radio Communication Skoltech Education: Space Post-Skoltech Goals: I am going to found my own company in data analysis field. To fulfill this goal, I work on satellite images data extraction project in SkolTech.Why Skotlech? There are many talented people with different backgrounds studying at Skoltech. This allows me to see interdisciplinary opportunities and learn something new every day. Skoltech offers freedom in education process and it supports entrepreneurship activities and initiatives. Skoltech students have opportunities to attend international exchange programs in top world universities.
Punyapat Saksupapchon Country of Origin: Thailand Pre-Skoltech Education: Chulalongkorn University
Skoltech Education: Space Post-Skoltech Goals: I plan to find a job in space industry either in Russia, Europe or United States. I also would like to seek for an opportunity to start a company in space or education fields and contribute my knowledge and experience back to society.Why Skotlech? I was looking for an MSc program in Space when came across to Skoltech. Skoltech provides full scholarships and stipends to students to study in the suburb of Moscow. Students here have great opportunities to study and do research and internship abroad including studying at MIT for 1-2 semesters. The space program is very fresh, unique, fun, and creative. We meet cosmonauts, astronauts and Russian ministers and visit many space companies.
Pavel Sukhov Country of Origin: Russian Federation Pre-Skoltech Education: Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Department of Robotics and Robotic Systems. Skoltech Education: Space Post-Skoltech Goals: I am currently the co-founder of OilEye, a Skoltech student startup company making an information service for monitoring the activities of petroleum companies. My next goal is to be a good father.Why Skotlech? In my opinion, there is no other truly international university in Russia to be compared to what Skoltech is offering. To be substantive, Skoltech’s President, Edward Crawley, who was the Head of Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at MIT for seven years, is now giving amazing lectures to Skoltech’s students. How can you beat that?
Olga Loginova Country of Origin: Russian Federation Pre-Skoltech Education: Moscow State University, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics Skoltech Education: Space Post-Skoltech Goals: Make the idea of going to the Moon for vacation happen.Why Skotlech? Skoltech is the place where magic is born.
Maria Goncharova Country of Origin: Russian Federation Pre-Skoltech Education: Moscow State University, Department of Physics Skoltech Education: Manufacturing Post-Skoltech Goals: Make this world better. Much better. Even despite the fact that it is already perfect.Why Skotlech? I have a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge in all fields of physics and mathematics and I understand how the world “works”. Nevertheless, it has a drawback. My previous education did not give me enough practical experience but here at Skoltech I have found an application of my fundamental knowledge, acquired new skills and also learned how to use them in the best way.
Kalan Abe Country of Origin: Russian Federation Pre-Skoltech Education: Moscow State University, Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics Skoltech Education: IT Post-Skoltech Goals: Skoltech opens many opportunities for me and I still have time to decide.Why Skotlech? At Skoltech, people build a new university, and everyone’s input really matters. Skoltech collaborates with many major institutions and companies and encourages students to create innovative startups. I enjoy being part of this atmosphere.
Fedor Chervinskii Country of Origin: Russian Federation Pre-Skoltech Education: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Department of General and Applied Physics Skoltech Education: IT Post-Skoltech Goals: Build or join a start-up IT company in the area of Artificial Intelligence with deep scientific approach.Why Skotlech? Skoltech offers the most flexible program with opportunities for academic mobility. Skoltech faculty and students form a unique community of people who care about scientific and technological impact that they bring.
Ekaterina Bolotskaya Country of Origin: Russian Federation Pre-Skoltech Education: Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) Skoltech Education: Energy Post-Skoltech Goals: Travel the world, gain the experience of oil development in different countries/companies and implement the best and most modern solutions in Russian companies.Why Skotlech? At Skoltech I work with professors and professionals from the industry on my research, apply my knowledge and learn something new every day. I enjoy the flexibility of my educational process: I choose the courses myself and decide what I want to learn. I am responsible for the learning outcomes. The teaching/working environment is different here: professors and students can collaborate with each other directly without formalities. Moreover, seeing so many smart and outstanding people around you is a huge motivation for self-development!
Daria Stepanova Country of Origin: Russian Federation Pre-Skoltech Education: Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) Skoltech Education: Space Post-Skoltech Goals: Start my own companyWhy Skotlech? Skoltech is a combination of great professors, opportunities and atmosphere of innovation. It offers a newer educational system and collaboration with the best world universities.
Anton Pogrebnoi Country of Origin: Russian Federation Pre-Skoltech Education: St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, Department of Physics and Elementary Particle Physics Skoltech Education: Space Post-Skoltech Goals: 1. Improve my skills at science, entrepreneurship, public relations.
Become a professional in my scientific area. Open a successful startup company.Why Skotlech? Skoltech is a unique place where I can work on myself without boundaries and go far beyond the limit of my expectations. There are many interesting open-minded people who are ready to create new things and collaborate at Skoltech. I enjoy being part of it.
Aijan Ibraimova Country of Origin: Kyrgyzstan Pre-Skoltech Education: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Department of Control and Applied Mathematics Skoltech Education: IT Post-Skoltech Goals: I still have one more year to decide. Time will show.Why Skotlech? Skoltech opens up a broad variety of choices, and, what is also important, gives great friends and wonderful atmosphere. Here every student is very distinct with his or her individual traits, but, on the other hand, we all share a common interest.
All the professors are leading specialists in their fields, you can take any courses you like regardless your program. Such learning system allows managing the time properly.
Skoltech is an intense world of immense opportunities. The Skoltech spirit helps me develop myself and grow, and I am very grateful for that to everyone at Skoltech.