MARGARIT (Armenia)

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NAME: Margarit Shmavonyan
COUNTRY: Armenia
PROGRAMME: Software Engineering

Hello everyone!

I am from Yerevan, Armenia. I am currently in the second year of my Master’s studies, and I am studying Software Engineering at the University of Tartu. Throughout my years of study, I have been fascinated by the fact that I can make games, websites, and so much more by learning programming languages. The incredible variety of opportunities I knew I could attain through programming inspired me to learn and gain more knowledge in this field.

Why did you choose to study this programme?

I chose Software Engineering because it would give me the opportunity to develop and improve in a field which is a part of my professional goals. This faculty offers the greatest possibility of receiving complete training in programming as well as the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary and academically prestigious environment. Furthermore, I am able to improve my English language skills and ultimately have an extremely exciting, fun, and valuable experience in both my studies and my overall general development. Studying in this field allows me to gain the necessary knowledge and become a more professional software developer. Also, Software Engineering is a joint program with Tallinn University of Technology and students can study both at University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology. It is a very flexible program. Moreover, I feel like after studying here for one year I have been rapidly growing as a person, and I am certain that studying at this faculty gives me a big chance to one day become someone who is remembered for her innovations. I think it is our duty as people sharing life in this world to make the future better because it belongs to everybody.

Why Estonia?

Estonia is known as the home for internationally successful IT innovations such as Skype. So I thought of the best possible environment to involve myself with and why not, also create my own startup and realized that Estonian Universities would be an exceptionally good choice. Afterwards, I went to an info-session in Yerevan where Estonians introduced Tallinn University and the University of Tartu. I did some research and understood that studying at the University of Tartu would provide a good opportunity for me to pursue research fields of my interest and a way for me to realize my research ambitions. The high-quality education standards, extremely distinguished faculty members, and world-class research facilities were the factors which motivated me to choose this university for my studies. Not only does studying here give me a lot of knowledge, but it is also a genuinely pleasant experience, the lecturers and people in Estonia are very nice.

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