The “Bridge of the Chinese language” is an annual competition, with the selection round held in St Petersburg University. This year, it focuses on “One World – One Family”. Chinese poetry, theatre of shadows, violin and jew's-harp music – these are just few of the ways how we told about our love to Chinese language, culture, and history. Among the tasks were performing a monologue that showed proficiency in Chinese, a creative task, and answering three questions about China. This year, the competition has been held for the seventeenth year in a row and brought together students from SPbU, SPbSTU,…

  •  SPbU strengthens cooperation with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    A delegation of the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia headed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ngo Duc Manh visited St Petersburg University. Negotiations with the head of the diplomatic mission were conducted by SPbU Rector Nikolay Kropachev. During the meeting, the parties discussed potential strengthening of their educational partnership. Opening the…

  •  Lessons of the past: 150th anniversary of Meiji Restoration in Japan

    St Petersburg University has held a conference on the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration. The Meiji Restoration, as it restored practical imperial rule to Japan in 1868, was a drive for international status and world power of Japan that was primarily agricultural at that time. The Meiji Ishin has always…

  •  Delegation of University of Tsukuba visited SPbU

    The fourth visit of the students from Japan to St Petersburg University was part of the programme in Global Educational Programme to Prepare Specialists under Multilinguistic System in Russia, Japan, CIS, and Baltic States that is implemented by the University of Tsukuba.   Established 140 years ago, the University of…

  • International Conference on Languages of Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa LESEWA

    In keeping with the tradition of the biennials convened since 1990 in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the Conference focuses on the remarkable far-reaching parallelism in syntactic and semantic structures of the languages of the Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa, which can be explained neither by genealogical affinity, nor…

  • St Petersburg University opens the first in Russia Japanese cabinet

    St Petersburg University has held a ceremony to open the Japanese Cabinet in honour of the Russia-Japan cross-year and a meeting with the world’s renowned Japanese writer Kaori Ekuni. The events were visited by SPbU’s partners: Mitsui&Co, JTI, Panasonic, Consulate General, Embassy of Japan in Russia, and Committee for External…

  • XXXIII Kononov Readings

    Information Letter Dear colleagues! The Department of Turkic Philology, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St. Petersburg State University is inviting you to participate in the International scientific conference «XXXIII Kononov Readings» which will take place on the 26-27th of October 2018. The annual conference «Kononov Readings» have been held…

  •  Yet another step forward to Russia-China university: SPbU Rector

    Harbin, St Petersburg University has opened its representative office that is located at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), a China’s leading university and a long-standing SPbU’s partner.  It is a step toward opening a joint Russia-China university, said the Governor of Heilongjiang Province Lù Hào and SPbU Rector Nikolay…

  •  SPbU started accepting documents from international applicants

    International applicants now have the opportunity to submit their applications for admission to bachelor, specialist degree and master programmes as well as supporting documents through a personal account.   International applicants may now submit documents to take part in a competition for government-funded and contractual places. Successful enrollment on government-funded…

  • First ever TOPIK at SPbU

    Everyone who wants to test their Korean can tale TOPIK at SPbU. St Petersburg University, with support of Consulate General of Korea in St Petersburg, offers the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK), that measures the language proficiency of non-native speakers. The TOPIK scores are accepted not only in Russia and Korea,…

  • Test of Proficiency in Korean TOPIK at SPbU

    St Petersburg University and Consulate General of Korea have signed an agreement to entitle SPBU to hold a test of proficiency in Korean TOPIK. The University is the first institution at St Petersburg to hold TOPIK. “The University has the oldest school of Korean study in Europe, which celebrate its…

  •  The delegation of the Chinese Government visited SPbU

    The Committee for Control and Management of State Property of China has visited SPbU. The University told the Committee what trends were emerging in the economy and how we negotiated in Russia. The event was visited by the Committee for Control and Management of State Property of China: the representatives…

  •  SPbU and Tsinghua University continued agreement on collaboration

    The delegation of Tsinghua University, a paramount leader of the National Rankings of China’s Universities, has visited St Petersburg University to sign a new framework agreement on collaboration and discussed how to implement joint projects in education, research, and culture. The head of the Chinese delegation and Secretary of Party…

  •  “Flowers of unknown art”: Professor Numano Kyoko about how Japan influence Russia

    St Petersburg University has held an open lecture delivered by an expert in literature studies, translator, Professor of Tokyo University of International Studies Numano Kyoko who told about how Japanese culture influenced Russian arts and fashion in the early 20th century. As part of her trip to Russia, Numano Kyoko…

  •  The first meeting of the Educational Council of Oriental studies at SPbU

    The University has held the first meeting of the Council of the master educational programme in Modern China: Economics, Politics, Society. The first meeting discussed the aims and the areas for development of the new programme in Oriental and African studies. The event was opened by the Chairperson of the…

  •  Student exchange between SPbU and Japan’s top private university

     The delegation from the Kindai University, Osaka, has visited SPbU to discuss with the Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Extra-Curricular Affairs, and Methodological Support Ekaterina Babeluk a project of academic exchange between students.    They were primarily concerned with the short-term student exchange programmes. The students, during their trip to…

  • ICF-2017: Imagery of Russia and Japan literatures

    Which Russian writer influenced the contemporary Japanese literature, why Japanese are so fond of Dostoevsky and when Russian readers were more than ever interested in Japanese literature – these were the questions the experts in literature studies discussed at the round-table at the section ‘Education’ at the VI International Cultural…

  •  Liu Zhenyun: I come to Russia following the steps of my books

    St Petersburg University has opened a cinema and literature festival that focuses on the Chinese writer Liu Zhenyun. The first event in the programme is a discussion “My characters and I” where he met SPbU’s students and guests. The event is part of the VI St Petersburg International Cultural Forum.…

  •  Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of the Congo at his Alma Mater

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of the Congo Jean-Claude Gakosso has visited SPBU to meet SPbU’s Senior Vice-Rector Ilia Dementiev and tell the students how the Russian Revolution has influenced life in Africa. In 1983, Jean-Claude Gakosso graduated in Journalism from the Leningrad State…

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