1. Soft Skills
  2. Digital Culture Course

Soft Skills

ITMO is the first non-classical university. Our teaching staff consists of 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 for Master’s students is made up of the following six study courses, all aimed at helping you develop or advance on the so-called transferable skills which will boost your performance in any career path you choose:



 ITMO University campus 

Personal Effectiveness and Time-Management


Chaikovskogo St. 11

Effective Team-Management


Kronverksky Pr. 49

Business and Research Ethics, Research Management

modular course, 

December 2-14, 2019

Lomonosova St. 9

Negotiation, Influence and Conflict Management

modular course, 

November 11-21, 2019

Lomonosova St. 9

Emotional Intelligence


Lomonosova St. 9

Internationalization of Research

modular course, 

October 14-25, 2019 

Lomonosova St. 9

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 receive a “pass” or “fail” grade at the end of the fall semester.

Starting from the 2019/2020 academic year, a new compulsory discipline “Effective Leadership, Conflict Management and Team Building” will be introduced into the curriculum for second-year Bachelor’s students


If you have any questions regarding the Soft Skills courses, do not hesitate to contact us at softskills@itmo.ru or call 8 (812) 607 04 66.

Our address: Lomonosova St. 9, room 3103, 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