On December 7, at St Petersburg University, philologist, Slavonic scholar, translator and literary critic Professor Mitsuyoshi Numano gave an open lecture. Professor Mitsuyoshi Numano has translated works by Chekov, Nabokov, Grin, Dovlatov, Okudzhava and Brodsky – and also Victor Pelevin and Tatyana Tolstaya – into Japanese.  In 2001, along with Grigori Chkhartishvili, better known as Boris Akunin, he worked on the publication of an anthology of works by contemporary Japanese writers, He. New Japanese Prose.  In the preface, he tried to dispel among Russian readers the stereotypes about Japan and to bring his listeners up to date about the country’s…

  • Symposium  “Interaction models in East Asia in the 20 - 21 centuries”

    Symposium  “Interaction models in East Asia in the 20 - 21 centuries: sociocultural and international dimension”. 12 January 2018, Universitetskaya emb. 11, room 223 (SPbU, Faculty of Asian and African Studies). 10.00 – 10.30 Opening Ceremony Session 1. Interaction in East Asia at the first half of 20th century: struggle…

  • The first Hangul festival at St Petersburg University

    The event was organised by St Petersburg University, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in St Petersburg, KIMCHI Business Club, and the Russia - Republic of Korea Dialogue forum. Hangul is a Korean writing system created in the 15th century by King Sejong the Great. It is characterised…

  • St Petersburg University Days took place at Tsinghua University

    At one of China’s leading universities – and one of St Petersburg University’s partners – a series of events aimed at developing all-round cooperation and academic exchanges between the two universities has come to a close.  A delegation of representatives from St Petersburg University, headed by Assistant Vice-Rector for Research…

  • Olympiad in Russian as a Foreign Language

    The main objective of the Olympiad is to identify and develop an interest in the Russian language and Russian culture among schoolchildren and students of non-Russian origin. The Olympiad is also aimed at strengthening their creativity and interest in research. Additional conditions are created for the support and development of…

  •  «Russian Putonghua»

    «Russian Putonghua»: How to make the Russian language understandable for all of Russia’s citizens Sergei Belov spoke about this during the Russian-Chinese Language Policy Forum, which was held within the Education section of the VII St Petersburg International Cultural Forum. He is the Director of the Research Institute for the State Language of St Petersburg University, and the Dean…

  • TOBB ETÜ invites SPbU students on internship

    A delegation from TOBB University of Economics and Technology of Turkey headed by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management Ihsan Sezal has visited St Petersburg University. The agenda of the meeting raised issues of training Turkish citizens at St Petersburg University as part of their internship in Russia, as well as the prospects for academic and research exchange. Sergey Andryushin, Deputy Rector for…

  • St Petersburg University’s Rector has become an honorary citizen of Seoul

    St Petersburg University’s Rector has become an honorary citizen of Seoul Nikolay Kropachev, the Rector of St Petersburg University, was awarded the title of honorary citizen of the South Korean capital. The diploma and a memorial sign «Honorary Citizen of Seoul» were presented to him by the Mayor of the city, Park Won-soon. During the solemn ceremony, Park Won-soon…

  • The Consul General of Turkey has visited St Petersburg University

    The Consul General of Turkey has visited St Petersburg University The Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in St Petersburg Yunus Belet met with St Petersburg University students and academic staff who are specialising in Turkic philology. Earlier, Mr Yunus Belet met the Rector of St Petersburg University Nikolay Kropachev and received an offer to head the council of the educational…

  • St Petersburg University builds bridges between Russia and Yemen

    St Petersburg University builds bridges between Russia and Yemen An exhibition of paintings by Yemeni artists dedicated to the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries has opened at St Petersburg University. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Yemen to the Russian Federation and the Rector of the University of Aden attended the official ceremony. The exhibition…

  • The Consul General of Turkey will head the board of an educational programme of St Petersburg University

    The Consul General of Turkey will head the board of an educational programme of St Petersburg University The Consul General of the Republic of Turkey Yunus Belet paid an official visit to St Petersburg University. The objectives of the meeting were to become acquainted with the educational programmes of St Petersburg University and to discuss proposals for cooperation with Turkish…

  • St Petersburg University establishes cooperation with the University of Darussalam Gontor

    St Petersburg University establishes cooperation with the University of Darussalam Gontor A delegation from the University of Darussalam Gontor (Indonesia) has visited St Petersburg University. The partners have discussed the possibility of organising teaching exchanges and cooperation in the field of Islamic research. Marina Lavrikova, Senior Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Methodological Support of St Petersburg University,…

  •  The Ambassador of Jordan has visited St Petersburg University

    The Ambassador of Jordan has visited St Petersburg University The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Amjad Odeh Adaileh met with the rector of St Petersburg University to get acquainted with the University’s educational programmes and discuss the prospects for cooperation. Welcoming the guest at St Petersburg University, the Rector of the University Nikolay…

  • St Petersburg University expands ties with Japan Youth Chamber

    St Petersburg University expands ties with Japan Youth Chamber The delegation of the Youth Chamber of Japan has visited St Petersburg University. During the visit, a student seminar was held and a cooperation agreement was signed.  The programme of the visit of the foreign guests started with an international seminar…

  • Graduates of St Petersburg University are ambassadors of Russian culture in Japan

    Graduates of St Petersburg University are ambassadors of Russian culture in Japan A joint class for the Japanese language students of St Petersburg University and students of the University of Tokyo studying the Russian language was held at St Petersburg University. An interactive master class on oral speech practice was…

  • Israeli diplomat Haim Koren speaks at St Petersburg University

    Israeli diplomat Haim Koren speaks at St Petersburg University The University hosted a public lecture by Dr. Haim Koren, the former Ambassador of Israel to Egypt and South Sudan, a specialist in the Middle East. The event was attended by Olga Slov, the Consul General of the State of Israel in St Petersburg. The diplomat’s lecture was devoted to the history of the…

  • St Petersburg University to train specialists jointly with Hyundai Motor

    St Petersburg University to train specialists jointly with Hyundai Motor The prospects for cooperation with one of the largest Korean companies have been discussed at St Petersburg University. According to Sergey Andryushin, Deputy Rector for International Affairs, the University is actively developing international cooperation with the Republic of Korea. For example, it is at St Petersburg University that the «Russian…

  • St Petersburg University to hold an international examination in Turkish for the first time in Russia

    St Petersburg University to hold an international examination in Turkish for the first time in Russia St Petersburg University is the only university in Russia to be permitted to hold the international Turkish Proficiency Exam. This right was granted to the University by an agreement with Istanbul University. Such testing makes it possible to determine the level of proficiency in Turkish as a foreign language…

  • The XXX International Congress on Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa

    The XXX International Congress on Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa: On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Academician Vasily V. Barthold (1869-1930). Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St. Petersburg State University, 19-21 June, 2019 Conference panels: “The Book in Oriental History and Culture”: On the…

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