A delegation from the National Defense College of the Philippines visited St Petersburg University. During the meeting the parties discussed the problems of regional and international security.   Opening the meeting, Sergey Andryushin, SPbU Deputy Rector for Foreign Affairs, addressed the guests with a welcome speech and told them about the history and present-day life of St Petersburg University. The guests watched a presentation of SPbU educational programmes. It was also noted that the University is currently implementing a number of unique research in the field of studying instability problems in the Eurasian security system. Vladimir Kolotov, head of "The…

  • SPbU scientists and their colleagues from Iran to join forces on R&D in the gas industry

    SPbU scientists and Iranian researchers are launching a joint project titled "Determination of the Thermodynamic Properties of Natural Gas Based on Three Easily Measured Quantities". The results of the research will also contribute to the development of energy-saving and resource-saving environmentally friendly technologies in the petrochemical industry. The new project…

  • From West Africa to Japan: The 29th International Congress on Source Studies and Historiography of Asian and African Countries was held at St Petersburg University

    This year, due to the broad thematic scope and the growing number of participants, the traditional scientific conference of Asian and African scholars was for the first time held in the status of a congress that joined the work of 21 sections. The congress was opened by Professor Igor Gorlinsky,…

  • Kononov Memorial Lectures

    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 «Kononov Memorial Lectures» on the 27th of October 2017. The annual "Kononov Memorial Lectures" are held at the Department of Turkic Philology since 1986 and…

  • President of Russia awards the State Prize of the Russian Federation to Mikhail Piotrovsky

    Academic of RAS, Director General of the Hermitage, and Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies of SPbU Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky has been awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation in literature and arts for the contribution into Russian and world’s cultural heritage. The awarding ceremony was held on…

  • SPbU makes it possible for students of Chinese universities to take Russian language testing right in China

    A delegation from Heilongjiang University visited St Petersburg University. During the meeting with their colleagues from China, Sergey Andryushin, Deputy Rector for Foreign Affairs, and Aleksandr Streltsov, Head of the SPbU Office for Research Projects, discussed the implementation of the existing joint initiatives, as well as the prospects for the…

  • Winner of the “Voices of Africa” to go to Nigeria and study Ndoe

    SPbU has announced the results of the Russian competition for young researchers “Voices of Africa” – the winner is Galina Sim, a post-graduate student at the Institute of Linguistics, RAS. The aim of the project in memory of Evgenii Shurygin, an expert in African studies, is to support up-and-coming interdisciplinary…

  • Nankai University to hold “SPbU’s Days”

      The delegation from Nankai University has visited SPbU and met SPbU’s Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs and Methodological Support Marina Lavrikova to discuss the opportunities in relation to expanding academic mobility and joint research projects. Among the Chinese universities, Nankai University is the largest SPbU’s partner which accepts SPbU’s students…

  • SPbU to unveil a monument to the prominent South Korean novelist Pak Kyong-ni

    The Park of Contemporary Sculpture at St Petersburg State University is going to unveil a statue honouring the prominent South Korean novelist Pak Kyong-ni. This was announced by Mr Hur Seung Chul, Professor at Korea University and the executive secretary of the Russia — Republic of Korea Dialogue Forum on…

  • St Petersburg University in China

    The delegation of the government of the province Heilongjiang headed by its Governor Lu Hao has visited SPbU to discuss collaboration issues with SPbU Rector Nikolay Kropahev. An active collaboration between the University and the province Heilongjiang started in 2014, when they signed a memorandum on education and research collaboration.…

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

    The XXIX International Congress on Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa «ASIA AND AFRICA: THEIR HERITAGE AND MODERNITY», Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St. Petersburg State University, 21-23 June, 2017 CONGRESS PROGRAMME DOWNDOAD   Tuesday, June 20 Arrival of the participants   Wednesday, June 21 Assembly hall…

  • Ambassador of Turkey in Russia: “The school of Turkic studies at SPbU is the best in Russia”

    The Ambassador of Turkey in Russia Hussein Dirioz has visited St Petersburg University. He and SPbU’ Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Extra-Curricular Affairs and Methodological Support Ekaterina Babeliuk discussed cultural and educational issues, met students and spoke with them in Turkish. Ekaterina Babliuk told to the delegation of the Embassy…

  • SPbU becomes the first institution to hold YAEL in Russia

    St Petersburg has become the first (and the only so far) institution in Russia to hold regular Hebrew Proficiency Test (YAEL). YAEL is accepted as evidence of Hebrew language proficiency for study and migration in Israel; until now we had to go abroad to take the test. YAEL at SPbU…

  • Virtual excursion in Israel

    St Petersburg University is holding a youth festival “Diplomacy of peoples: Days of Israel in SPbU”. Without having to leave the city, students can have an excursion around Israel to see its ancient and contemporary sights and get to know the locals. Formed in 2015 on the initiative of the…

  • SPbU to launch a unique master

    In the 2017/2018 academic year, St. Petersburg University will launch a new educational master's programme "Contemporary China: Economy, Politics, Society". This is one of the first Russian programmes for training orientalists with a very good Chinese language proficiency: in the learning process, not only will they develop extensive knowledge of…

  • Summer School “Traditional China: a Closer Distant View”

    St. Petersburg University, the Hermitage Museum, Kunstkamera welcome applications for the 2d Sinological Summer School in Saint Petersburg to be held on August 21-25, 2017. Deadline for application: April 25, 2017. The second Summer School “Traditional China: a closer distant view” (August 21-25, 2017) at the Faculty of Asian and African…

  • From SPbU with love to China, or Chinese Bridge

    St Petersburg University has completed a selection procedure of the 16th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students. The students from seven universities in St Petersburg took part in the competition, while SPbU student Polina Butsyk won first place. “One of the main aims of the competition is…

  • “Mutual interest”: SPbU- People

    In 2015, SPbU and People’s University of China opened a Centre for Russia Studies in Beijing. April 20, the Centre’s delegation visited SPbU to discuss the possibilities to develop joint programmes, research, seminars and academic exchange. “China shows a deep interest to Russia and Russia has a mutual interest in…

  • SPbU and HIT: Planning for a new joint university in Harbin

      St Petersburg has welcomed a delegation from Harbin Institute of Technology to discuss a new joint university in Harbin and to encourage research collaboration in new spheres, in particular in mathematics. The main focus was a to open a joint university by SPbU and HIT. HIT Vice-Rector Jian Huntao…

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