St Petersburg University has held lectures on the history and culture of Japan. Professor Igor Saveliev told us through how the Japanese national consciousness has been transformed over the years. He graduated SPbU and now is an expert in the history of migrations in East Asia in the late 19th-early 20th centuries, serves as Head of the Department of International Communication in Nagoya University, and seeks to develop external collaborations between Russia and Japan. “For a long time, there was a taboo in Japan to interact with the foreigners as Japan, due to its geographical position, experienced a long period…

  • The Christian Science Monitor: Vladimir Kolotov on Trump and Kim Jong-un meeting

    June 6, 2018 As the Trump-Kim summit nears, little attention has been given to how the Kremlin views the situation. But Russia has a great deal at stake, as both a neighbor and a patron of North Korea. It is not a coincidence that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov just made…

  • Mehdi Sanaei: What we have agreed on is not just on paper, but in reality

    The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation, SPbU Professor Mehdi Sanaei has visited SPbU to read an open lecture to the students on the Iran-Russia relations in the context of today’s global changes and to meet SPbU Rector Nikolay Kropachev. For the last…

  • SPbU and Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City signed Memorandum of Understanding

    St Petersburg has held the Russian-Vietnamese Cultural and Business Forum and an international conference on the 95th anniversary of arrival of Ho Chi Minhs at Petrograd. SPbU Rector Nikolay Kropachev signed an agreement on collaboration with the National University Ho Chi Minhs City and Senior Vice-Rector Ilia Dementiev met with…

  •  Joint research in history with Jilin University

    St Petersburg University and Jilin University have held a seminar “Current Problems of Social and Economic History of Russia in 19th-early 29th centuries” as part of the visit of the delegation of the Institute of North-East Asia ofJilin University. The group from China comprised scholars in the history, economics, and…

  •  International Indological Conference: SPbU

    SPbU has held the III Indological Conference “India – Russia: Сontexts of mutual understanding – past, present, future”. The event was visited by the Russian and international leading scholars, diplomats, and non-commercial organisations. In the welcoming speech, the Ambassador of India to the Russian Federation Pankaj Saran said: “Russia has…

  •  Students from Suwon Gymnasium in Seoul visited SPbU

    A delegation of the students from the Suwon Gymnasium in Seoul has visited St Petersburg University. The Head of the Department of Korean Studies at SPbU Sergei Kurbanov greeted the guests in the Petrovsky Hall at St Petersburg University. “The history of our University started with the Decree of Peter…

  • Research trip to Nigeria: The Voices of Africa

    Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkamera) has held a seminar with Galina Sim who won the competition "The Voices of Africa" that was held in the honour of a scholar in African studies Evgenii Shurygin. Galina Sim shared her research findings in the dialects Ndoe that…

  •  Bridge to Chinese language and culture

    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…

  •  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…