IGUMO is a new step in education. This is the institute of tomorrow aimed at constant development and innovations. New methods in the learning process, practically oriented approach, participation of students in large-scale projects, acquaintance with the chosen profession from the first days of training, involvement in volunteering. All these things are components of a modern innovative quality education. Studying at IGUMO lets students revel their talents and their intellectual and creative potential. This institute contributes to spiritual and moral guidance of the young generation. By graduation from IGUMO, the students have a huge store of knowledge and skills. They become highly qualified employees and are easily recruited to work thanks to their skills and portfolio.
A new study year has begun. As always, there are many interesting things: workshops, meetings with extraordinary people, students’ events, scientific conferences, new projects and a lot of practice.
As they say, time flies. Our graduates are leaving the Alma Mater. From now on, they are no longer the students of IGUMO but already professionals. Graduation is an unusual holiday as it is both merry and sad. Rector of IGUMO Marina Volynkina started the ceremony by wishing graduates best of luck and all the success in their future careers. The institute has become a home away from home for all of them. So it may be challenging for graduates to adapt to new life without it.
Enrollees have many questions but the main one is: “Who will teach us?” It is not a secret that lecturers play a key role in the process of education. The quality of students’ knowledge depends on them. Beside mentioned aspects, others are important too. For example, creativity and ingenuity. The lecturers in IGUMO have all these qualities. The company party proved it once again.
There is no secret in the fact that Global Talents, which unite most talented Russian children for more than 2 years, is the key project of our institute. Our students are developing it. For example, the students of the Faculty of Internet-Management built the site themselves. Our psychologists-to-be are responsible for creating friendly atmosphere for children to communicate. Journalists create content for the website. And our designers decorate Global Talents. Together we created a platform for children to fulfil themselves. Now they can tell the whole country about their talents. It is of great pleasure for us, for example, that those gifted children call moderator and head of Global Talents press Ekaterina Kudryavtseva their second mother.
Knowing theory well is not enough to become a good journalist and a real professional in your field. That is why students of IGUMO do practical training in the mainstream Russian media, ask questions to Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, discuss innovations with Galina Karelova, Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council, communicate with senators, ambassadors and famous sportsmen, interview important people and highlight major events.
Linguists visited Czech Republic, photographers shot in St. Petersburg, journalists worked in the Federal council, psychologists practiced relax yoga, designers organized the exhibition of contemporary art, PR specialists rebranded IGUMO and several sections of Tretyakov Gallery. All of that is the small part of what our students managed to achieve throughout this academic year. Both students and lecturers launched several large-scale projects. One of them is the Eurasian Women’s Community, international positive news website telling about women’s activity. Designers developed website layout, IT specialists coded and launched it, students of Faculty of Internet-Management promoted it in social media, journalists did interviews and wrote texts, psychologists designed tests for the users, linguists translated texts into English and photographers regularly provided the website with new photos.
Last Wednesday Irina Karimova, editor-in-chief of the web portal FashionEducation.ru, director of a fashion journalism school and winner of the national fashion award “Golden Spindle 2014” in the category “Journalist, editor and publisher”, visited IGUMO and conducted a workshop for future fashion journalists.
This institute is keen on creating hands-on opportunities for the students, and some have already become traditional. Say, the recent DOCA, held for the fifth time. It’s hosted by the IGUMO at the last weekend of April.
On the 1st of March Tatiana Pergler, Director of The First Slavic Gymnasium in Prague, visited IGUMO. The main purposes of her visit were strengthening of cultural ties and development of educational projects within the framework of the cooperation agreement, signed in 2015.
On November 25, students of the Faculty of Linguistics listened to a special guest. Sukhdev Singh, professor of applied linguistics from Guru Nanak Dev University in India, visited IGUMO to give a lecture on structural functional approach to language learning.
There are numerous computer programs. Modern designers should know how to operate them. However, masters able to create projects with their own hands without using technologies are of no less importance. That’s why now calligraphy is one of the most popular branches of art.
On 10 November 2016 students of IGUMO faculty of linguistics prepared an entertaining tour across English-speaking countries.
The 4-year students of the Faculty of Linguistics, Nikolay Boykov, Nikolay Gavrilov and Sevil Daminova, who had an internship at Czech Republic and who finished it last week, shared their experience with other students on the consulting hour with the Dean of the Faculty.
Students of the IGUMO stepped in the Federation Council halls once more to witness the businesswomen from all parts of Russia discuss pressing issues of the Russian business. Valentina Matvienko and her deputy, Galina Karelova, chaired the meeting.
It’s no secret that our Institute is always full of exciting events and projects. This time, on the 22nd of October, we had a Health Day outdoors! Even the rector admitted it hadn’t been quite easy for her to wake up on Saturday morning after a working week, but there was nothing left to sleep on the central square of Izmailovsky park, sunlit and full of music. The event gathered lots of students, professors of the Institute and even some bystanders.
Global Talents is an IGUMO project that helps gifted children from all over Russia to express themselves and show their talents to the whole country. Now the time has come to renew that wonderful resource! On the 18th October Global Talents’ steering committee met to discuss and develop the project. And all of you can already see the results. Now the site navigation is easier. We added the buttons linking the site with its official VK and Facebook groups. You can also post your blogs and news from your Global Talents page directly to social networks. Also the design is going to change soon and you’ll see how it will play out in fresh colours. Stay tuned!
Let me introduce myself. I am Ksenia Panteleyeva, a student of the 4th year, Faculty of Linguistics, and I’ve picked up some hands-on experience to share with fellow treaders on the path of translation. This summer I tried a real translation bureau for a job of a translator’s assistant. It was really priceless, I realized that my translation classes really matter, and, what I am really proud of, sometimes I had an opportunity to check the work of the professionals and even correct their work sometimes - and, at the same time, to find something new I could learn.
On October 6, 2016 Yuri Andreychuk, a linguist and translator, together with the editor Anna Andreychuk conducted a workshop in IGUMO. On the material of computer games The Witcher-2 and The Witcher-3 they told about stages, peculiarities and difficulties of video game translation and gave some advice on how to get over them.
The students of IGUMO met Galina Karelova, the Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council in Moscow on the wholesale fair “Textillegprom”. The subject of the meeting was a women's forum of light industry leaders.