Within the framework of the cross year of Russia and Vietnam, the 129th anniversary of the birth of Ho Chi Minh has been celebrated in St Petersburg. He is a Vietnamese political figure, and was the first president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The main event was the symposium ‘The Spiritual Heritage of Ho Chi Minh – 50 Years Later,’ organised in Smolny. The meeting was opened by the Vice-Governor of St Petersburg Nikolai Bondarenko. ‘Last year, within the framework of the joint programme, we celebrated the 95th anniversary of the first arrival of Ho Chi Minh at Petrograd.…

  • Students of Suwon Gymnasium spoke about their passion for Russian culture and K-pop

    A delegation of high school students of Suwon Gymnasium of Foreign Languages from Suwon has visited St Petersburg University. It is the second time that the delegation has been to the University: last year St Petersburg University hosted the first visit from Suwon Gymnasium. Suwon is a city with a…

  • St Petersburg University has signed a cooperation agreement with Hiroshima University

    A delegation from Hiroshima University (Japan) led by its President Mitsuo Ochi has visited St Petersburg University. The participants signed an agreement on cooperation between the universities and outlined priority areas for working together. Nikolay Kropachev, Rector of St Petersburg University, welcomed the guests. He noted that over the last…

  • Professor Samoylov

    The director of the Center for the Study of China at St. Petersburg State University professor Nikolay Samoylov gave an interview to CGTN. The text is published on CGTN site.   Today, Russia and China are not only neighbors but also important strategic partners. The positions of our countries coincide…

  •  Young scientists to go on an expedition for the "Voices of Africa"

    St Petersburg University together with the analytical company "Expertise Integration" announces a competition for young researchers of the African Continent. The winner will receive financial support for an expedition to the countries south of the Sahara. The All-Russian grant competition “Voices of Africa” was established in memory of Evgenii Shurygin…

  • Johnson Agara Olwa, the Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda, has visited the University

    Johnson Agar Olwa, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uganda, has delivered a public lecture at St Petersburg University. The event was heldwith the assistance of  the Committee for External Relations of St Petersburg. Ambassador Johnson Agara Olwa met with students and lecturers of St Petersburg University…

  • Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Russia meets students

    The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea in Russia and Professor of St Petersburg University Woo Yoon Keun delivered a public lecture to students of the University on the relations between the two countries. In her welcoming speech to the distinguished guest, the Dean of the School…

  •  Nowruz is the time to meet with friends

    Nowruz literally means the "holiday of a new day". It has been celebrated at St Petersburg University. The event was held with the assistance of the St Petersburg University Club of Foreign Students. More than a hundred St Petersburg University students from Russia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, as well…

  • The Silk Road Universities Network has invited St Petersburg University to join

    St Petersburg University has held a meeting with the Secretary General of the Silk Road Universities Network Hwang Sung Don, a professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Languages, South Korea.   The meeting was attended by the Deputy Rector for International Affairs Sergey Andryushin. He thanked the distinguished guest for…

  • Nantarat Fumfan, a student from Thailand says "Here is my home from home and my second family"

    Nantarat Fumfan, a citizen of the Kingdom of Thailand, is already studying on a second degree programme at St Petersburg University. In 2015, she received a bachelor's degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Two years later, after returning to Bangkok, she entered the programme “Company Economics”. We asked Nantarat what…

  • St Petersburg University establishes cooperation with representatives of Japanese business

    Satake Akihiko, the Director of the Autonomous Non-profit Organisation “Japanese Centre in St Petersburg”, and Yuta Ichinose, the General Director of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), have paid an official visit to St Petersburg University. Marina Lavrikova, Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Activities and Teaching Methods of St Petersburg University, emphasised…

  •  St Petersburg University administers first Turkish Exam

    At the end of last month, the Turkish Proficiency Exam was held at the University, and sixteen people took it.  It was a joint effort of St Petersburg University and Istanbul University. The Language Testing Centre at St Petersburg University is the only centre in Russia that is authorized to…

  •  Chinese New Year: the St Petersburg style

    St Petersburg University has given a start to Chinese New Year celebrations in Russia's northern capital Evgeny Grigoryev, Chairman of the Committee for External Relations of St Petersburg, and Zhuang Jianping, Consul for Culture of the Chinese Consulate General, held a meeting with the university students and schoolchildren dedicated to…

  • VIETNAMNET: Vladimir Kolotov said Vietnam-Russia relations thrive in 2018

    Дата: 2 января 2019 года Источник Professor Vladimir Kolotov, Director of Ho Chi Minh Institute under St. Petersburg State University, said the thriving relationship was boosted by the visit to Russia by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong in September, as well as Russian Prime…

  • Professor Mitsuyoshi Numano on the Singularities of Japanese Literature

    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…

  • 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…

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