1. Soft Skills
  2. Digital Culture Course

Soft Skills

Our teaching staff is star-studded with top-rank specialists who will help you become a leading professional in your chosen field. We’re constantly on the look-out for the best practices of world-class universities and research centers to make our education programs the best they can be. One of our latest and most interesting innovations is Soft Skills, a set of six cutting-edge study courses aimed at enhancing your personal and professional potential.

The Soft Skills set consists of the following study courses which will help you form or improve on the so-called transferable skills that will boost your performance in any career path you’ll choose:

  • Personal Effectiveness and Time-Management
  • Effective Team-Management
  • Business and Research Ethics, Research Management
  • Negotiation, Influence and Conflict Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Internationalization of Research

Developed according to the latest educational trends, these courses also meet all international educational standards. Three of the courses are taught in English and the other three are in Russian.

Soft Skills is a compulsory part of all ITMO University’s Master’s programs, so you’ll have to choose one of the courses on offer. Based on their project results and practical classes’ performance, all students will be graded a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ mark at the end of the fall semester.


  • Maria Didkovskaia
  • Kristina Ivanova

If you have any questions regarding the Soft Skills courses, do not hesitate to contact us at softskills@corp.ifmo.ru or call +7 (931) 393 55 13

Our address: Lomonosova St. 9, 191002, St. Petersburg, Russia

Digital Culture Course

Starting from the 2018/2019 academic year, the Digital Culture course is included in all of ITMO University’s educational programs.

Digital culture is a set of competencies that characterize a person’s ability to use information and communication technologies to navigate a  digital environment, perform effective social communications and solve digital tasks in a professional capacity. 
Bachelor’s programs include a three-year Digital Culture course that consists of the following modules: 

  • Introduction to digital culture (first term)
  • Data storage and processing (second  term)
  • Applied statistics (third term) 
  • Machine learning and data analysis (fourth term) 
  • Digital culture in a workplace (fifth and sixth terms)

Master’s programs include a one-year course that consists of the following modules:

  • Data storage and processing (first term) 
  • Applied artificial intelligence (second term) 

The course teaching approach is based on the blended learning: each module is a combination of online courses, tests, automatically verified exercises and in-person workshops and masterclasses. The Digital Culture course for Master’s degree students is provided both in Russian and English.

Learn more about the contents of the course and its unique learning approach in these course brochures for Bachelor’s (in Russian) and Master’s students.


If you have any questions regarding the Digital Culture course, do not hesitate to contact us at digitalculture@cde.ifmo.ru
Digital Culture Team