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 Occasion of the 200th Anniversary of the Oriental Collection at the University of St Petersburg. Historiography and Source Studies of the Arab Countries. Historiography and Source Studies of Turkey. Iranian Studies: “In memoriam of Ivan M. Steblin-Kamensky (1945-2018)”. Historiography and Source Studies of the Caucasus. Historiography and Source Studies of…

  • International activity of St Petersburg University has attracted the interest of Hong Kong journalists

    International activity of St Petersburg University has attracted the interest of Hong Kong journalists A delegation from Hong Kong has visited St Petersburg University. It included representatives of the city administration and the broadcasting company «Phoenix». The meeting was held by the first Vice-Rector Ilya Dementyev, who greeted the guests from China. He emphasised that St Petersburg…

  • Our University will cooperate with the National Agency for the Development of Science and Technology of Thailand

    St Petersburg University will cooperate with the National Agency for the Development of Science and Technology of Thailand St Petersburg University and the National Agency for the Development of Science and Technology of Thailand signed a contract of intent in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation. Within the framework of the first Russian-Thai round table on cooperation in the field of science and education…

  • St Petersburg University is discussing personnel issues with the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics

    St Petersburg University is discussing personnel issues with the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics A Vietnamese delegation visited St Petersburg University to exchange experience in training highly qualified scientific personnel in terms of human resources management. Greeting the guests, Sergei Andryushin, Deputy Rector for International Affairs of St…

  • The International Conference "Christianity and Christians in the East"

     The International Conference "Christianity and Christians in the East" Dedicated to the 100 Anniversary of the Member of the Russian Academy Professor Mikhail N. Bogolyubov (1918-2010) to be held at the Faculty of Asian and African Studies St Petersburg State University November 2-3, 2018   Main objectives of the conference:…

  • 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…

  • Representation of St Petersburg University in Korea: one year later

    Representation of St Petersburg University in Korea: one year later In May 2017, a representative office of St Petersburg University was opened in one of the leading universities of the Republic of Korea - the Hankuk University of Foreign Languages. St Petersburg University has been cooperating with it for many…

  • What Hausawa

    What Hausawa's magic amulets can tell us about: SPbU’s student SPbU’s student in African studies Polina Kolupaeva has just returned from Nigeria and brought unusual souvenirs — Hausawa's amulets of magic. In Arica, she prepared her graduation thesis in “The attributes of magic practices ofhausawa: Analysis of museum collections”. Her…

  •  St Petersburg University cementing its ties with Indonesia

     St Petersburg University cementing its ties with Indonesia The delegation from the Hasanuddin University has visited SPbU. The delegation, SPbU Deputy Rector for International Affairs Sergei Andrushin and senior lecturer Svetlana Banit, Department of Philology of South-East Asia, discussed the opportunities for collaboration. The delegation was headed by Rector of…

  • Ministers of Culture unveiled a monument to Pak Kyongni in St Petersburg State University

    Ministers of Culture of Russia and the Republic of Korea unveiled a monument to Pak Kyongni in St Petersburg State University The first monument abroad to the outstanding writer Pak Kyongni has been unveiled in the park of modern sculpture of St Petersburg State University. The representatives of the "Dialogue…

  • Beauty in transience, or values in Japanese society, Nagoya University

    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…

  • 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…