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Tampere Ambassador: Aleksandr Fedorov

Where are you from?
I'm from Russia, Saint-Petersburg.

What would you like to tell about yourself?
I'm a software engineer and PhD student, passioned about art, music and Computer Science. I can play a little on a saxophone and draw anything, love to read a lot of books at the same time.

What makes Tampere special for you?
Tampere is the first city outside the Russia, where I spent more than one week. Wonderful 6 months via exchange program! I think this journey boosted my career and love for Computer Science. And people, so many students from different countries, so many activities!

Tell about your professional activities?
Working hard as Software Engineer in different areas, trying to create my own companies.

What is your involvement in international activities?
I want to participate in International activities, for now it's limited by conferences and publications in scientific journals.

What is your mission as a Tampere Ambassador?
As a Tampere ambassador I will invite as many people as I can in Saint-Petersburg to visit, work and study in Tampere, because it's a great place to start something new. I will learn from other ambassadors their goals and missions and I hope I will help them too.

What potential do you see for Tampere in the future?
Tampere could be a very good center of startups and place for studying, creating new things. Beautiful nature and good community can help to make it smoothly.

Aleksandr Fedorov