Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Fall Semester 2022
During my exchange program I have been studying Machine Learning, High Dimensional Data Analysis, Ensuring Quality in Software Projects, Game Theory and Introduction to Practical Artificial Intelligence. The study process was similar to the one in my home university, with the main difference being the presence of laboratory classes in every course. Therefore, after each theoretical class we had the opportunity to reinforce what we had learnt by putting our knowledge into practice. Moreover, weekly assignments provided a way to expand the content from the lectures. All in all, the process consists mostly of balancing the lectures, labs and assignments, which can be achieved through efficient time management and dedication.
Each course had a different type of examination. Some consisted of answering traditional questions, others were the development of a project and some even involved oral exams. The results were mainly positive.
Me and other exchange students stayed at the university dorm. Living in a dorm was a completely new experience for me. The best part of it were my great roommates, who became my best friends during my stay here. I also really enjoyed how clean, new and spacious the dorms are. The only thing I would improve is the size of the cooktop, which made it difficult to prepare complex meals with more than two parallel steps.
My impressions of Russia are largely positive! Everyone was really receptive and interested in my origins and home country, and was willing to help me whenever I needed. I also enjoyed the nature around Innopolis, and how beautiful it looks when covered in snow. Finally, Innopolis feels very safe and like a close community.
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>
<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>