A team of St Petersburg University scholars has prepared for publication a volume "Persian Diplomatic Documents from the Times of Shah Safi I from the Collection of the Russian State Archive of Ancient Acts". The project team includes: Artem Andreev, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Islamic Republic of Iran at St Petersburg University and Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnopolitology at St Petersburg University; Olga Yastrebova, Associate Professor in the Department of Persian Philology; Timur Slesarev, Chief Librarian in the M Gorky Scientific Library of St Petersburg University; Maryam Rezvan, Head of the Department of Central Asia at the Peter of the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Ekaterina Pischurnikova, Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Persian Philology; Sergei Kostikov, Research…

  • St Petersburg University held a film presentation for Russian and Korean students

    St Petersburg University with support of the "Dialogue Russia — Republic of Korea" forum held the "Kim Ji-young: Born 1982" film presentation. The event was attended by students and teachers of St Petersburg University from Russia and the Republic of Korea. Professor Sergei Kurbanov, head of the Department of Korean Studies at St Petersburg University, noted that the film shows how regionalism…

  • Students of SPbU perform well in the regional stage of "The Chinese Bridge" contest

    The regional stage of the world student contest "The Chinese Bridge" has been held at St Petersburg. The best students from different universities in the city qualified for the all-Russian stage of the contest. The winner of the contest was Daria Ostanina, who studies in the field "Asian and African Studies" at St Petersburg University. She also was first in the…

  • St Petersburg University and Capital Normal University hold an Education and Culture Week

    The Education and Culture Week of Capital Normal University (China) and St Petersburg University has been held in an online format. It included lectures, a concert and meetings devoted to the development of relations between the universities. Capital Normal University was founded in 1954 in Beijing by the People’s Government together with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. It is a world-class higher…

  • Know yourself — know the other: young researchers of Vietnam present their studies at SPbU

    As part of the Vietnam Cross Days between MGIMO University and St Petersburg University, a student research seminar has been held. Young Orientalists presented their research related to various aspects of studying Vietnam. Prior to the event, in keeping with the tradition, the early-career Russian researchers of Vietnam laid flowers at the Ho Chi Minh Monument that is located on the University campus.…

  • International students help to develop the work of the Representative office of St Petersburg University in the Republic of Korea

    The students of the Institute of Russian Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (the Republic of Korea) studying in the exchange programmes at St Petersburg University have met with the representatives of St Petersburg University and discussed a joint plan of events for 2022. Valeriia Malomuzh, Acting Deputy Rector for International Affairs at St Petersburg University, thanked the students for cooperation in promoting the…

  • St Petersburg University celebrates Songkran, the Thai New Year

    On 13 April, the peoples of South-East Asia celebrate the New Year. On that day, the University experts in Thai studies arranged a celebration which was attended by both Russian and Thai students and teachers. Guests of Songkran were introduced to the traditions and festive national cuisine of Thailand. Natcheewan…

  • A presentation on Turkish wedding customs and traditions given at St Petersburg University

    St Petersburg University has held a presentation of the second exhibition from a series of online exhibitions dedicated to traditional Turkish dress. The exhibition series are organised by St Petersburg University with the assistance of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Russia and the Turkish Consulate General in St Petersburg. The second exhibition presents traditional Turkish clothing made of felt in modern interpretations. As part…

  • Nikolay Kropachev and Lee Kyu Hyung discuss plans of the Korea—Russia Dialogue Forum for 2022

    Heads of the Coordinating Committees of the Korea—Russia Dialogue Forum (KRD) have held a video conference meeting. Chairs of the Committees on the Russian and Korean sides — Nikolay Kropachev, Rector of St Petersburg University, and Lee Kyu Hyung, former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Russian Federation — discussed the results of the first months of work in the current year as well…

  • St Petersburg University participates in the creation of a Russian-language encyclopaedia of Iranian Studies

    On the initiative of Mehdi Sanaei, CEO of the Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies and former Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation, and in partnership with St Petersburg University, a popular science portal dedicated to Iran has been created. The aim of the project is to provide a Russian-speaking audience with information not only about Iranian history and culture, but…

  • Our lecturer Nattanop Palahan defends his candidate’s dissertation at St Petersburg University

    Nattanop Palahan’s candidate dissertation in media studies and journalism has been successfully defended at St Petersburg University. Nattanop Palahan is a lecturer at the our Faculty. He teaches Thai language, Theoretical and Historical Grammar of the Thai language and Buddhist vocabulary in Thai epigraphy. The defence was conducted according to the rules of St Petersburg University.…

  • St Petersburg University holds a series of events on how traditional Turkish dress changed throughout history

    St Petersburg University, with the assistance of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Russia, has opened a series of online exhibitions dedicated to traditional Turkish dress. Online exhibitions "Dilemma. Traditional and modern" and "Traditional Turkish felt clothing in modern interpretations" Exhibits presented in the first exhibition — "Dilemma. Traditional and Modern" — reflect the traditions of Turkish national dress, many elements of which…

  • SPbU Becomes the Vice-Champion of the "Medal Standings" of the Three University Missions Rankings

    St Petersburg University ranks first among Russia’s universities in the field of Law and is the vice-champion in the overall standings of the Three University Missions Rankings. The rankings are published for the first time. St Petersburg University has taken 13 prizes, including one first place, eight second places, and four third places. In accordance with the programme for…

  • ’Asian and African studies are becoming a crucially important academic domain for our country’

    St Petersburg University has hosted a student research seminar on Thai studies. The event was held as part of the Cross Days of Thailand at St Petersburg University and Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) to mark 125th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom…

  • Support for international students

    Every student coming from a foreign country to study at St Petersburg University becomes part of the International Students Club at St Petersburg University. The Club represents their rights and interests at the University, promotes cultural exchange and helps students to become part of a large academic family. One of the most important tasks of the Club is to inform and help in difficult situations that…

  • ’China and Its Neighbours’: a conference for young orientalists

    For the seventh time, St Petersburg University held the All-Russian Scientific Conference ’China and Its Neighbours’. Traditionally, the event was held at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This year, the conference was attended by students from St Petersburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Kazan and other cities of the country. Irina Popova, Corresponding Member and…

  • Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies at St Petersburg University meets Pakistan’s Prime Minister

    Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has visited the Moscow Cathedral Mosque to meet Russian Muslim clergy. The Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies at St Petersburg University and Doctor of Theology Damir Mukhetdinov took part in the meeting. Centre for Islamic Studies at St Petersburg University Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin, Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Russian…

  • Experts at St Petersburg University take part in the first session of the discussion club at the Korea–Russia Dialogue Forum (KRD)

    The first session of the discussion club initiated by Professor Konstantin Khudoley has taken place on the margins of the Korea–Russia Dialogue Forum. The new format will allow for the representatives of the two countries to exchange opinions and share their vision of global processes in international relations. The first…

  • St Petersburg University and Hamad Bin Khalifa University set the first steps of cooperation between the two universities

    As part of the agreement between St Petersburg University and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar), an online meeting has been held to discuss promising areas of partnership between the two universities. In his welcoming speech, Professor Michael Benedik, Provost of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, noted that their university is interested in a successful collaboration between the…