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2011

December 18, 2011

    The sixth TOEFL (iBT) session took place in PetrSU.
For four hours young people from the Republic of Karelia and Finland were proving their knowledge of English language on the following aspects: reading, listening comprehension, oral and written speech (in iBT format).
The official TOEFL center opened in PetrSU in July, 2010. Exams are held according to the schedule (www.toefl.org). More than 50 people from Petrozavodsk, the Republic of Karelia, St.-Petersburg, Murmansk and Finland were tested successfully in PetrSU.
Results of the exam will be ready by the end of December. We wish all participants ggod news and success in 2012!

 

December 15, 2011

    On December 13-16 Petrozavodsk State University was a venue for a course of lectures on historiography of Finnish-Russian relations in the XXth century taught by Professor Vihavajnen of the University of Helsinki also honoured with a special degree of Doctor from PetrSU.
The target audience was undergraduate students and candidates for a Master's degree of the Chair of History of Nordic Countries, as well as foreign students studying in PetrSU within international exchange programs.

 

December 13, 2011

  The Joint Working Group on Education and Research and Heads of Joint Working Groups of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council was held on December 7-8 in Oslo, Norway, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A joint report on the progress and further prospects of the Joint Working Group on Education and Research (JWGER) was presented by Liudmila Kulikovskaya, Head of Directorate for International Cooperation, M.Kalinina, Vice-Rector of the Northern Arctic Federal University (NARFU), and Britt-Vigdis Ekeli, Vice-Rector of the University of Tromsø.
  In 2009 Petrozavodsk State University was adopted to act as a regional chair of the JWGER. Much work has been done in two years to renew activity of the group, initiate and implement joint project ideas, and develop academic cooperation in BEAR.
According to the established rotation, chairmanship for the next two years period is delegated to Northern Arctic Federal University and University of Tromsø. Representatives of NARFU and University of Tromsø formulated some objectives and goals actual to modern challenges and requirements that were discussed with members of the Working Group at the meeting in Murmansk on November 17, as well as further priorities and plans.
The Committee of Senior Officials BEAC and participants of the meeting appreciated activity of the JWGER and supported its further plans.

 

December 2, 2011

Consul General of Poland in Saint Petersburg Piotr Marciniak and Vice-Consul of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Saint Petersburg Olga Kacperczyk have visited Petrozavodsk State University.
During his visit Piotr Marciniak has met with Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voroninym, Head of Directorate for International Cooperation Lyudmila Kulikovskaya, Dean of the Faculty of Philology Andrey Kunilsky and the teacher of Polish language from Jagiellonian University Martha Magdalena Stempkowska.
    The main purpose of the meeting was strengthening the cooperation between PetrSU and universities of Poland.
"As a tradition we support very good relations with Poland, our long-standing partner. I am sure that the meeting will promote our countries' joint activity in the field of science and education," - Anatoly Voronin has emphasized.
For three years PetrSU and Jagiellonian University (Krakow) have been participating in the program of cultural and educational exchange. Within this period several groups of philology majors from PetrSU have visited Poland, and our university welcomed Polish students studying Russian, culture and history of Russia. For several years teams from Poland have been taking part in programming training camps for students. Cooperation is also supported under the auspices of Directorate for International Cooperation.
    The Rector has also told about history of our university, its structure, participation in various competitions, success in the sphere of information technologies, programming and international relations, as well as about development prospects.
"Petrozavodsk State University is an interesting partner for Poland, - Piotr Marciniak said. - We are especially interested in projects in the sphere of scientific exchange of new technologies, as well as in the field of popularization of Polish and Russian of languages in Poland and in Russia, cultural and academic exchange programs."
Among some other proposals concerning development of partnership between PetrSU and universities of Poland there were organization of elective courses of Polish language for students of all faculties, establishing the library of Polish books and audio and video tutorials, open lectures of the leading Polish scientists and experts in various fields of science. Then the Consul General of Poland in Saint Petersburg has attended a Polish languge class at the Faculty of Philology taught by the teacher of Polish language Martha Magdalena Stempkowska who is teaching Polish language at PetrSU this year.

 

November 29, 2011

  Representatives of Petrozavodsk State University take part in the Finland's Experience in Organization of Cooperation between Universities and Industrial Corporations at Financing and Implementation of the Innovating Development Program training program held in Finland since November, 27 to December, 3.
  Among the training participants there are 43 trainees from Russia, including six representatives of PetrSU.
The training program includes visiting the most famous innovation centers of Finland. Among them there are Aalto University training experts for innovation activities, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland leading in the field of micro- and nanotechnologies, Technopolis technological park and some other institutions.

 

November 29, 2011

Within the famework of Erasmis Mundud, Triple I project employee of RCNIT of PetrSU Anatoly Zabrovsky has got training within the program of AudioVisual Learning Material - Management, Production and Activities (AVLM) which took place at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) in Media and Learning Unit.
  PetrSU has been taking part in this project for 4 years. More than 30 students and teachers have served apprenticeship within its scope.
Within the program of AudioVisual Learning Material - Management, Production and Activities (AVLM) it was trained 14 people from the different countries. The training period has made two months.
  The course includes the following disciplines: Policies of multimedia technologies use and management in education, development and support of multimedia technologies in education, approaches and platforms for creation of multimedia materials.
The training included lectures, practical sessions, individual and group tasks, as well as presentations. During the training the students has an opportunity to get acquainted with various multimedia technologies used at K.U.Leuven, and to talk to experts in this sphere. These technologies at K.U.Leuven are supported and developed by Media and Learning Unit directed by Prof. Wim Van Petegem.
Further Anatoly Zabrovsky will continue his scientific research at K.U.Leuven as a Doctorate student.

 

November 29, 2011

  Open lectures of Professor Sergey Balandin, President of the Finnish-Russian University Cooperation in Telecommunications Association (FRUCT), took place in the assembly hall of Petrozavodsk State University.
Students of the Faculty of Mathematics and all comers were offered lectures on subjects of Professional development as the most favourable form to invest your time: on the opportunities rendered to students of PetrSU within the scope of Finnish-Russian cooperation by FRUCT laboratory in PetrSU and Masters' program NordSecMob of Aalto University in Helsinki and The great convergence in mobile industry and intellectual spaces (Smart Spaces): the review of modern condition of mobile communication technologies.


FRUCT Association and, in particular, PetrSU are engaged in research and development of such solutions which should appear in the near future in the new global market. In conditions of the described dynamical changes of the market and methods of product development, FRUCT and its participants have a very good chance to take the lead in such innovation niches as Internet of things, intellectual spaces and proactive services, mHealth (mobile health), cross-platform mobile applications and services.

 

November 11, 2011

  Students of Petrozavodsk State University have taken part in the II International scout camp MediaCamp-2011.
Its purpose is popularization of ecological way of life in the North.

 

November 1, 2011

Delegation of the Chair of Scandinavian languages of PetrSU has taken part in the Days of Swedish Language conference held at The Russian State University for the Humanities.
  Days of Swedish Language is traditional annual conference where teachers, translators and researchers, expert in Scandinavian studies, discuss actual linguistic and pedagogical issues. Swedish language is popular in Russia, as well as in Belarus and Ukraine. This time in The Russian State University for the Humanities welcomed experts from Ekaterinburg, Nozhny Novgorod, Veliky Novgorod, Vologda, Ryazan, St.-Petersburg and Minsk.
Petrozavodsk was represented by teachers of Chair of Scandinavian languages I.Matashina and E.Semenova, and Swedish lecturer Arvid Nord who has told that next year Days of Swedish Language and Culture will take place in Petrozavodsk State University in April. Within the scope of this event a workshop conference devoted to creative work of August Strindberg will be held. The year 2012 is the centenary of death of the famous Swedish playwright. Researchers and admirers of Strindberg's talent will time many cultural and scientific events to this date.

 

November 1, 2011

  In 2011/2012 academic year Petrozavodsk State University again receives a group of students from China.
Ten students have come to Petrozavodsk in the middle of September and will stay at the university for the rest of the academic year. The Chinese students have taken an introductory course of Russian as a foreign languahe in NEOU of PetrSU and now attend lectures at the Faculty of Philology.

 

October 25, 2011

  Representatives of the Institute of Entrepreneurship of Finland have visited Petrozavodsk State University.
The delegation included the Teaching Entrepreneurship in Russia project director Lunnas Pirjo-Riitta, development director Rinta-Kanto Maire, coordinator of international relations Ulla Haukijärvi and a representative of lawyer office Legistum, partner of the Institute of Entrepreneurship of Finland Heikki Pihlajamäki .
The project goal is to give its participants modern knowledge of business for more effective foreign market entry. The project provides teaching to promote business ideas with risk assessment, marketing, regulation of economy, legal issues.

 

October 13, 2011

  Informatization of Forestry: Topical Problems conference has been launched on the basis of Petrozavodsk State University.
Head of the Federal Forestry Agency Viktor Maslyakov, Head of Karelia Andrei Nelidov, deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russian Federation and Chairlady of the State Duma Committee for Problems of the North and the Far East Valentina Pivnenko, Deputy Head of the Republic of Karelia and Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Karelia Valentin Luntsevich, Deputy Head of Federal Forestry Agency N.Krotov, Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Science, President of the KarRC RAS Alexander Titov have taken part in the conference opening ceremony.

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October 12, 2011

Intellectuals from Petrozavodsk State University have shown their worth in the Cup of the Consul General of the Republic of Korea.
Alexey Lazarev, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, Associate Professor of the Chair of Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics of PetrSU, Grand Master of Russia, repeated champion of Europe and Russia has become the second best in the International Go Cup of the Consul General of the Republic of Korea. Altogether about 100 sportsmenhave taken part in the competition.
On results of the competition Alexey Lazarev has won the second place, having scored 5 points of 6 possible. Alexey has yielded the championship just one point to professional 3-dan player Alexander Dinershtein, repeated champion of Europe.
Members of the Go Fans Club of PetrSU have also taken part in the competition. Thus, on results of the competition Ivan Kulikovsky has become the 9th best, and Dmitry Kornev has become the 14th.

 

October 3, 2011

    On September 11-23 PetrSU's scientists Alexander Meigal, Professor of the Chair of Human and Animal Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, and Daniel Paranichev, engineer of the Information Measuring Systems and Physical Electronics, Faculty of Physical Engineering, have made a trip to Washington, D.C., and Boston at the invitation of the US Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF).
Scientific projects of Professor A.Meigal and D.Paranichev, post-graduate student and researcher of Plasma Centre of Science and Education, have been awarded by $10,000 scholarships for the trip to the USA as a result of work at the Technology Commercialization Workshop held on the basis of the Saint Petersburg State Mining University in May.


The trip included plenty of trainings, reports, participation in conferences, round table discussions, meetings with investors, businessmen, lawyers. The purpose of the trip was to establish communication with American investors and business-community, and, if possible, to make a start-up, that is to start own business in the sphere of innovations.

 

September 26, 2011

PetrSU has become one of the universities involving the world-famous leading scientists to Russian institutes of higher education within the competition held according to the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation.
517 leading Russian and international scientists and 176 universities of Russia have taken part in the competition. Expert groups included more than 1200 international experts. Winners were identified in strict correspondence to the international standards.
On September 21, 2011 the Council for Grants of the Government of the Russian Federation has announced names of 39 winners. Among the winners there was the PetrSU's application in the area of biology to invite professor Alexander Poltorak (USA) to conduct scientific work in the field of cancer; apoptosis (the process of "programmed" cell death), inborn immunity research, etc.
Now the total financing of 125 million roubles will be transferred to PetrSU to conduct research and develop the corresponding research infrastructure.

 

September 23, 2011

  Students from one of the largest institutes of higher education of Poland - Jagiellonian University - have come to Petrozavodsk State University to study Russian.
Students of PetrSU and everyone interested are invited to study Polish language with teacher Martha Magdalena Stempkowska throughout the year.

 

September 21, 2011

  The 10th international conference of Centres of Science and Education founded within the scope of the program Fundamental Research in Higher Education financed by the American Foundation for Civil Research and Development and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation was held in Irkutsk on September, 21-23.
Petrozavodsk State University was represented at the conference by the delegation of Plasma Centre of Science and Education led by its Director Prof.Genrikh Stefanovich, Head of the Chair of Information Measuring Systems and Physical Electronics.

 

September 20, 2011

  The group of friendship with Russia of the Parliament of Finland has visited Petrozavodsk State University. Deputy of the Parliament and chairman of the group of friendship with Russia of the Parliament of Finland Jouko Skinnari has headed the foreign delegation.
The delegation was presented by various parties, as well as the consul of Finland in Petrozavodsk Anna-Kaisa Heikinen. The main goal of the meeting was to discuss prospects of further development of cooperation in the various spheres, including educational, international activity. In particular, in the field of studying Russian in Finland and Finnish – in Karelia.

 

September 18, 2011

  The fifth TOEFL (iBT) session took place in PetrSU.
Students and graduates of universities of Petrozavodsk and the Republic of Karelia have shown their knowledge of English language. Results of the exam will be ready by the beginning of October.

 

September 12, 2011

  Artyom Novichonok, post-graduate student of the Faculty of Ecology and Biology of PetrSU and the founder of Asterion astroclub, has discovered a new comet!
The previous comet was discovered from the territory of Russia in 1989.
On September 7 during the survey and exploration program at the TAU station of the Ka-Dar Observatory (located near Nizhniy Arkhyz, Russia) he has discovered an object a little brighter than 19 stellar magnitude and with an obvious tail 0'.6 long.
According to the verification, with high probability the object is a new previously unknown comet. On September, 9 after several acknowledgements from different amateur and professional observatories of the world the new comet has been designated P/2011 R3 (NOVICHONOK-GERKE).

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September 12, 2011 A seminar within the scope of the DIABIMMUNE project (testing the hygiene hypothesis in type 1 diabetes) took place in Helsinki. Petrozavodsk State University was represented there by Professor Natalia Dorshakova, Associate Professor Tatyana Karapetyan and Associate Professor Tatyana Varlamova.
The DIABIMMUNE international project has been implemented within the territory of the Republic of Karelia since 2008 within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The project is called to reveal medical and social aspects of autoimmune diseases and allergosis of children, and to define the mechanisms for prevention and suspesion of the spread of disease. Scientists from four countries of the world have taken part in work of the seminar, namely from Finland (University of Helsinki; University of Tampere; University of Turku; Dermatology and Allergy Centre, Helsinki; National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki; Center of Biotechnologies, Turku), Estonia (Children's University Hospital, University of Tartu), the Netherlands (University of Groningen), and Russia (PetrSU, Ministry of Health and Social Development).
Preliminary research results have been heard. Papers were presented by Professor Mikael Knip, Professor Jorma Ilonen, Henna Kallionpää, Vallo Tillmann, Professor Heikki Hyöty (Finland), Professor Natalia Dorshakova (PetrSU), Professor Raivo Uibo, Aleksander Peet, Professor Hermie Harmsen, Marcus de Goffau (the Netherlands). A school of young doctoral candidates was also held within the framework of the seminar for those who have presented results of their research within the project. Session of the steering commitee of the project has been held where primary results were summed up and plans for further work were evolved.

 

September 9, 2011 Ekaterina Pulina, fourth-year student of the Faculty of Economics of PetrSU, has won the bronze medal in the World Taekwondo Championship in A-Class (Russian Open) held in Chelyabinsk.
The fitting performance gives Ekaterina an opportunity to compete for membership in the Olympic team as the Russian Open International Taekwondo Championship is a rating for the Olympic Games 2012 in London.
Before 2011 such championships have not been held in Russia. 1200 sportsmen from 21 countries, including Korea, Australia, the USA, France, India, Nigeria, Turkey, Israel, Germany, etc., have taken part in this competition. Russia was represented by sportsment from more than from 60 regions of the country.

 

September 5, 2011

  Summing up the results and awarding the winners of the XIV summer student collegiate programming training camp took place in Petrozavodsk State University.
President of PetrSU Victor Vasilev, director of RCNIT Natalia Ruzanova and director of the the Club of Creativity of Programmers of PetrSU Vladimir Kuznetsov have congratulated teams and coaches on completion of their work.
Victor Vasilev has pointed out that every year the number of teams of participants grows, geography extends, that indicates prestige of the training camp held in PetrSU.
The team of Kharkiv United (Dzhulgakov, Sovolev brothers) with 183.91 points topped the overall standings, the second best was the team of Moscow SU ST (Feodorov, Kaluzhin, Rogulenko) with 177.45 points, and the last of the three leaders was the team of SPbSU ITMO 1 (Kapun, Kever, Nigmatullin) with 177.08 points.
Within the scope of the training camp another competition was held by Yandex, a long standing partner of the programming training camp on the basis of PetrSU. By its results the first place went to Alexey Kuzmin, the second – to Rodion Permin (both representing the Lomonosov Moscow State University), Dmitry Matov from Saratov State University was the third best. The winnes were awarded with computer accessories gift certificates.
Many of the teams will come back to PetrSU to take part in the winter camp to prepare for the ACM programming world championship, as well as to compete for the Cup of the Head of the Republic of Karelia.

 

August 31, 2011

  The official TOLES (Test of Legal English Skills) Examination Centre opened in the Northern-European Open University of PetrSU. TOLES is a certificate confirming knowledge in the field of legal English language developed by Global Legal English Institute.
Currently, TOLES certificates are recognised in the Great Britain, the USA, Australia, Ireland, Canada and a number of other countries. The examination is appropriate to either measure skills in modern legal English language or for companies to check the true knowledge and needs of their staff or candidates.

During the test the following skills are examined:
- Knowledge and competent use of legal language used in the modern world market context.
- Writing official letters and electronic messages.
- Skills in document writing.
- Business language for negotiations.
- Knowledge of grammar nuances related to legal English language.

The exam includes three levels: TOLES Foundation, TOLES Higher and TOLES Advanced which allow to start preparation for the exam with any level of English language skills. The TOLES series of legal English examinations provides the way for students to gain a qualification in legal English, from the first encounter with new vocabulary through to the understanding of a complex contract.
TOLES certificate as n indication of knowledge in the field of legal English language is widely recognised by the leading legal firms, transnational corporations and the state bodies, such as The Law Society of England and Wales, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Baker and McKenzie, Daimler Chrysler, Sony Ericsson, The European Central Bank, European Central Court, etc.

 

August 31, 2011

  Summer university for foreign students in the Northern-European Open University of PetrSU sums up its work.
Within the three summer months the university has received more 80 students from the USA, the Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, France, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden and Thailand and has offered them various programs. Alongside with the training course, a rich cultural program that included acquaintance to historical and natural sights of Karelia and Petrozavodsk, Moscow and St.-Petersburg was prepared for the students.
Every year Summer University welcomes international students interested to gain new knowledge and impressions in the land of Karelia famous for its amazing beauty. And every year the number of students grows.

 

August 30, 2011

  Elmira Zilber, Vice-rector of PetrSU for Research, has held a meeting with Vesa Korpelainen, executive director of the National Health Center of North Karelia and Tiina Vlasoff, coordinator of programs and projects of cross-border cooperation.

 

August 26, 2011

  From August 26 to September 5 Petrozavodsk State University is a venue for traditional international summer student programming training camp.
More than 130 young programmers from 26 universities of 5 countries (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Switzerland) take part in it.
Most of the teams participating in the camp are the strongest in Russia. They represent such universities as Moscow State University, University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, St.Petersburg State University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Besides, among the teams claimed there are prize-winners of the finals of the World International Collegiate Programming Contest 2011.
PetrSU is represented by 3 teams coached by the teacher of the Chair of applied mathematics and cybernetics Denis Vlasov.
The camp will last for 11 days during which participants should solve about ten contests, 10-12 problems each, prepared by the strongest coaches of Russia.
The program also offers three-hour lectures and analyses of problems, cultural and sports events.

 

August 17, 2011

  Sergey Verigin, Dean of the Faculty of History, has held a meeting with Mr.Moritz Pfeiffer, employee of the memorial complex of Wewelsburg (Germany).
The meeting was held to establish international contacts in the sphere of scientific and academic activities between Petrozavodsk State University and organizations of victims of totalitarianism in Germany.
Sergey Verigin has told to the visitor about history and structure of our university, about activities of the Faculty of History of PetrSU, as well as about subjects of research conducted by teachers of the faculty.
Moritz Pfeiffer has told Sergey Verigin about work of the memorial complex of Wewelsburg and research conducted by employees of the complex.
During the meeting both parties have pointed out that "only as a result of cooperation Russian and German scientists may achieve serious results in studying the Second World War." Besides, "establishing contacts with German scientists will allow teachers and students of the Faculty of History of Petrozavodsk State University to improve their language skills, and enhance their notion of the problems being investigated," - Sergey Verigin has mentioned.
The foreign visitor has also had a tour of the Scientific Library of the university.

 

August 15, 2011

  Alexey Prokhorov, Director of the Botanic Garden of Petrozavodsk State University, Vice-president of the Council of botanic gardens of Russia, has taken part in the XVIII International Botanical Congress held in Melbourne, Australia, in the end of July.
Alexey Prokhorov has present a paper on the subject of The Role of Botanic Gardens in the Evolution of Plants and has discussed an opportunity of carrying out of the Euroguard 7 congress in Russia in 2015 with his colleagues.
The XVIII International Botanical Congress has gathered more than two thousand scientists who have discussed the major results received in various areas of plant biology, summed up the results and worked out perspective spheres for research.
The next International Botanical Congress will be held in Shenzhen, China, in six years.

 

July 25, 2011

    A group of students from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, has been undergoing a study course in PetrSU for four weeks, from June 27 to July 22.
For the sixth year in a row British students came to Petrozavodsk where they improve their Russian langiage skills and visit local places of interest. Their study course falls on the hottest summer days, and they enjoy going to the coast of the lake and relaxing there, as they study in Petrozavodsk during their vacation.

However, the students' primary occupation pending the whole period of studies is broadening their knowledge of Russian langiage. It should be mentioned that intensive drill in grammar and conversational practice, as well as living among native speakers, yield evident results. Results of the test taken by students by the end of the study course have shown that even within a period so short the students have managed to achieve good progress. The final performance in Russian where British students soliloquized, played sketches and dialogues, defended their projects and sang songs has also let them fulfil their talents.

 

July 19, 2011

Intellectuals from PetrSU have scored another victory in the GO Team Championship of Russia held on July 4-8 in St.Petersburg among eight teams. Players of the Karelian team have succeeded to score one of the prize-winning places.
The team from Karelia comprising Alexey Lazarev, the Grandmaster and the Honoured Master of Sports of Russia, Victor Bogdanov, the Grandmaster and the Honoured Master of Sports of Russia, Ivan Kulikovsky, Master of Sports, and Dmitry Kornev, Candidate Master of Sports, has won bronze, and the first and the second places went to Moscow-1 and Spb-1 teams.
Besides, Alexey Lazarev, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, Associate Professor of the Chair of Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics of PetrSU, Grandmaster of Russia, was the third best in the GO Cup of Russia from among 58 participants of the intellectual competition.
Let us remind, that Alexey Lazarev is the two times champion of Europe in 1991 and 1992, three times silver medalist of the championship of Europe in 1987, 1993, and 2003, was the fourth best at the World Amateur GO Championship in 2003 (the best achievement among European sportsmen in this competition) which is the best result in the history of Russian GO at the competition of this level, five times champion of Europe in the team event, eleven times champion of Russia and Soviet Union.

 

July 5, 2011

    Matti Anttonen, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Finland to the Russian Federation visited Petrozavodsk State University.
During his visit Mr.Anttonen together with the Consul of Petrozavodsk office of the Consulate General of Finland in St.Petersburg Anna-Kaisa Heikkinen met with Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin, Direcor General of Metso Automatic Project Ltd. Honorary Doctor of PetrSU Teuvo Kalervo Laaksonen, representatives of the management of the university and IT-park.

The meeting emphasised strengthening of cooperation between Petrozavodsk State University and universities of Finland, as well as preparation of new complex interdisciplinary joint projects in the most different fields.
    "Russian-Finnish Cross-Border University is one of our most successful international projects. Currently, together with universities of Russia and Finland we are implementing 12 Master's programs in English for our students. However, we pay special attention to work in the field of innovative and industrial activity cooperating with the Finnish universities. Petrozavodsk State University cooperates with the leading companies, such as Nokia, Metso, Ponsse, etc. that are global leaders in innovation. Our university takes part in dozens of projects within contracts with these first-rate enterprises," – Anatoly Voronin mentioned at the meeting.
The rector has also pointed out successful cooperation between PetrSU and universities of Finland in the sphere of science.
Mr.Anttonen has also got acquainted with the structure and activity of the IT-park PetrSU. After the meeting representatives of both parties exchanged souvenirs. Guests of the university have visited the exhibition of works of employees and teachers of PetrSU, exhibits of the fund of rare books of the Scientific Library of the university, as well as books devoted to cooperation between Finland and Karelia.
    "In the context of globalization international cooperation is of special value. I have visited many different universities in Russia. There is no other universities in Russia like yours. I was very glad to know that PetrSU supports cooperation with universities of Southern and Northern Finland. The level of internationalization here is very high. It is a very modern approach. It is nice to see the university developing. Northern, pragmatic, relying on its own efforts and advantages, ready to work and exploiting these advantages. It is a modern European university," – the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the Russian Federation shared his impresions after the meeting in Petrozavodsk State University.

 

July 4, 2011

  Petrozavodsk State University takes part in the IX Congress of Ethnographers and Anthropologists of Russia.
The key subject of the IX Congress is Cultural Heritage as a Resource of Innovative Development.

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June 29, 2011

  International seminar for librarians of medical libraries Transfer of Knowledge IX took place in Petrozavodsk State University.
  More than twenty people take part in it – librarians from Norway, Finland, the Netherlands and Lithuania, as well as from Russia (St.-Petersburg, Novgorod, Arkhangelsk, Petrozavodsk).
The seminar was focused on acquaintance of Russian librarians working in medical libraries to medical information resources and technologies presented abroad.
For the first time Scientific Library of PetrSU was chosen to be a venue for the seminar, and there is no coincidence.
  In 2009 delegation of the Norwegian Library Association led by director of the Medical Library of the University of Oslo Per Arne Jakobson and the project manager Ellen Elizabeth Husum visited the library of PetrSU. The delegation also also comprised experts of the project, employees of the Norwegian public health department and medical libraries of the University of Oslo, University of Trondheim, St.Olav's Hospital, Sahlgrenska University Hospital of Göteborg. During the visit the guests have got acquainted with resource opportunities of the Scientific Library of PetrSU, its experience of serviing the readers: professors, teachers, post-graduate and undergraduate students of the Faculty of Medicine medical in the department of the medical literature of the Scientific Library of PetrSU.
Organizers of the seminar plan to expand format the conference virtually that will allow to involve more participants and exchange experience more efficiently.
The seminar was organized by the Norwegian Library Association (section of medical libraries) and Scientific Library of PetrSU.

 

June 28, 2011

  Petrozavodsk State University hosted the XVIII All-Russian (with participants from abroad) conference on physics of low-temperature plasma FLTP-2011.
86 scientists from Russia, the USA, Germany and Belarus have taken part in the conference.
  12 papers were read at the plenary sessions, 39 reports were read at the break-up group seccions, and 26 poster papers were presented at the conference.
At the final session participants of the conference have made several decisions: to prepare an information message about the conference to publish it in Thermophysics of High Temperatures magazine; to address to the Scientific Council
  of the Russian Academy of Science on the issue of physics of low-temperature plasma with a request to include the conference in the action plan of the Russian Academy of Science, as well as to renew work of All-Union schools of physics of low-temperature plasma conducted by PetrSU as an effective tool of training young researchers.
Results of research presented at the conference are published in the collection of articles released by the beginning of the conference. The collection consists of two volumes and includes 87 papers.
Participants of the conference have pointed out that the conference was held at the high scientific and organizational level.

 

June 27, 2011

On results of the rating of Russia's leading universities Petrozavodsk State University is the 13th best. The rating was conducted by the Potanin Charitable Foundation on results of work of the Federal Scholarship Program and programs of grants for young teachers in 2010-2011 academic years.
In total in the rating participated 60 leading state universities of Russia where competitive selections among excellent students and young perspective teachers were held according to the uniform technique during the academic year. First of all, intellectual and personal potentials of students and professional level of young teachers were evaluated - their skills to combine teaching and research, introduce new forms of training.
The rating of Russia's leading universities is drawn up annually since 2003-2004 academic year on the basis of the following criteria: results of student intelligence and erudition tests; results of the game revealing leadership and organizational abilities of students; expert and student evaluation of young teachers participating in the grant competition, victories of teachers in the Teacher Online competition; participation of grant-aided students in Winter or Summer schools of the Foundation, implementation of volunteer projects.
For more information please see: http://rating.rbc.ru/article.shtml?2011/06/23/33334133.

 

June 25, 2011

On June 23-25 international specialized exhibition Interles: Karelia for the first time took place Petrozavodsk.
The exhibition was held on several sites on the basis of Petrozavodsk State University.

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June 24, 2011

  On June 24, 2011 nominal certificates of completion of the second part of the course CCNA Discovery 2: Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP were presented to 14 course participants.
In the course of the certification exam 13 students have each scored more than 80 points of 100 possible and results of their exams they were awarded with letters of appreciation from John Chambers, Cisco Systems Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
  Knowledge in the field of network technologies received by students were applied to implement IT-projects within the scope of the Cisco Networking Academies for Public Service Program. During the training students have implemented more than 20 IT-projects in 10 noncommercial organizations of the city of Petrozavodsk.
  Since September 1, 2011 Network Academy Cisco at PetrSU calls for applications for the training for the second class of students. In total it will be selected 45 applications and 3 groups of 15 students each will be formed. Training and delivery of certificates will be held according to the Cisco Networking Academies for Public Service Program. To register and apply for the training please see the site of the program: http://cnaps.ph-int.org/.

 

June 22, 2011

Igor Varavva has won the World Judo Championship among veterans that took place in Frankfurt, Germany, with the participation of judoists from 50 countries of the world.
25 years ago graduate of Petrozavodsk State University Igor Varavva, nowadays employee of of the Ministry of Finance of the RK, became the first in Karelia master of sports of the USSR on sambo-wrestling having won silver medal of the Youth Championship of Russia. Now he often meets with our students, conducts master classes for them.

 

May 19, 2011

  Rune Aasheim, the Consul General of Norway in Saint Petersburg, visits Petrozavodsk State University. Within the framework of his visit he has held a meeting with students of PetrSU to discuss issues of modern relations between Norway and Russia.
  The meeting was held within the framework of Nordic Weeks in Petrozavodsk. Besides, quite recently, on May 17, the university has taken part in celebration of the National Day of Norway. That day the exhibition devoted to Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson, Norwegian writer and public figure opened in the university, and Rune Aasheim has had a look at it during his visit.
Rune Aasheim has told the students about history, geographical position, population, language, state system, economculture of Norway, and its cooperation with Russia.
A film about Norway was presented for the attention of the audience. Students have learned not only basic information about the country: its area, natural resources, population of the country, but have also had a chance to enjoy its picturesque beauty, listen to the national music of Norway.

 

May 19, 2011

  Rector of Petrozavodsk State University Anatoly Voronin met with Rune Aasheim, the Consul General of Norway in Saint Petersburg. The Consul General came to Petrozavodsk to participate in the Nordic Weeks opening ceremony.
Anatoly Voronin has thanked the distinguished guest for his visit and has told about programs and projects in which PetrSU participates, and shared plans for the future.
Currently, Petrozavodsk State University participates in theinternational project of writing an encyclopedia and a book on history of the Barents Euro-Arctic Region. Historians of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia, in particular, historians from Petrozavodsk State University take part in the project.
  "I was rather pleased to know that students of Petrozavodsk State University learn Norwegian language. Teachers work on preparation of a Norwegian language student manual. I hope, that every year the number of people willing to study Norwegian language willgrow. We are ready to work for development of close partnership between Norway and Karelia in different areas," – Rune Aasheim said.
Mika Boedeker, Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers' Information Office in St. Petersburg has thanked Petrozavodsk State University for assistance rendered in organization and carrying out of the exhibition devoted to Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson, Norwegian writer and public figure, within the walls of the university.
In conclusion, the Consul General has thanked Anatoly Voronin for the cordial welcome and presented books about Norway to our university.

 

May 18, 2011

  On May 18 photo-exhibition Denmark and Greenland: the Sky, the Land, the Sea, etc., devoted to environment and change of climate, and photo-exhibition Helsinki Looks devoted to street fashion of Helsinki opened in Petrozavodsk within the scope of Nordic Weeks.
Exhibitions were opened by Olli Perheentupa, the Consul General of Finland in Saint Petersburg, Rune Aasheim, the Consul General of Norway in Saint Petersburg, and Mika Boedeker, Director of the Nordic Council of Ministers' Information Office in St.Petersburg.
Participants of the opening ceremony emphasized importance of good-neighbourly relations which Nordic countries support with Northwest regions of Russia. They have also pointed out unique social model and community of cultures of northern regions which are truely considered advanced in the field of knowledge and innovations.

 

May 18, 2011

Doctor of Philology of the University of Helsinki Lari Kitilainen has met with students and teachers of the Faculty of Baltic and Finnish Philology and Culture of PetrSU.
Matters at the meeting concerned issues of modern development of Finnish language.
Lari Kitilainen has come to Petrozavodsk State University within the scope of Days of Finland in Petrozavodsk. Lari Kitilainen is a linguist, teacher of Finnish language, officer of the Finnish language and culture department of the University of Helsinki. He has gained his experience of teaching Finnish language in universities of Cologne (Germany), Uppsala (Sweden), Saransk (Russia) and Kiev (Ukraine). Lari Kitilainen is the author of scientific and popular scientific books about language, as well as a series of school textbooks. The teacher takes an active part in public discussions concerning the issues of language, he is a columnist of Suomen Kuvalehti magazine, and he also has a blog on the subject of Finnish language.

 

May 17, 2011

Within the framework of Nordic weeks in Petrozavodsk PetrSU has become a venue for the exhibition devoted to Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson, Norwegian writer and public figure.
Opening of the exhibition was timed to the National Day of Norway.
In the lobby on the first floor teachers of Norwegian langiage and their students welcomed guests of the exhibition. The gave the visitors Norwegian souvenirs and sweets, told about B.Bjørnson's works and then sang the national anthem of Norway.

 

May 17, 2011

Face to Face with ClimateThe exhibition of caricatures Face to Face with Climate devoted to changes of climate and environment opened in PetrSU.
This Russian-Swedish mobile exhibition of caricatures was exhibited in different countries: Iceland, the Balkans, Malaysia, Syria and Latvia. Now it is in PetrSU working within the scope of Nordic Weeks in Petrozavodsk.
The exhibition presents works of 15 Swedish artists, as well as 15 works of caricaturists from Moscow, St.-Petersburg and others towns.
The purpose of this project is to draw attention to environmental problems of today. The way we live, what we eat, where to we travel and what clothes we choose, everything is reflected in works of caricaturists.
Face to Face with Climate is a project of cooperation with Swedish diplomatic missions and partners in Russia. Russiancaricaturists were invited to take part in it to present their views of climate problems.

 

May 4, 2011

  The capital of Karelia hosts German Culture Days which program includes a visit of the delegation from Germany to Petrozavodsk State University and a visit to the IT Park of PetrSU.
Rector of PetrSU met with Vice Consul General of Germany in Saint Petersburg, Director of the Economics Division Dr. Ferdinand von Weyhe, Director of German language studies of the Central Bureau of foreign schools Holger Kaminski and Director of the Information Center in Saint Petersburg Dr. Michael Kleinenberg.
  During the meeting matters concerned cooperation between Petrozavodsk State University and universities of Germany, as well as international exchange of students and teachers.
The guests were told about Petrozavodsk State University, the Chair of Germanic philology, were shown round the IT Park of PetrSU.
Vice Consul General of Germany in Saint Petersburg Dr. Ferdinand von Weyhe acknowledged the warm welcome and expressed his hope for development of cooperation between universities of the two contries.
A suggestion was made to conduct an information workshop this year concerning academic exchange between the leading Karelian institute of higher education and universities of FRG.

 

April 28, 2011

Annual International Workshop on Advances in Methods of Information and Communication Technology (AMICT) was held in Petrozavodsk State University within the scope of the IXth FRUCT (Finnish-Russian University Cooperation Program in Telecommunications) Conference of the Program of Open Innovations.
AMICT is the annual international workshop devoted to achievements in the field of methods of information and communication technologies. It covers various spheres of ICT: information technologies, communication networks, information systems, theoretical and applied computer science, algorithms and modelling, etc.
The workshop is a result of long-term cooperation between Petrozavodsk State University and the University of Helsinki, Finland. Annually, since 1994, the Faculty of Mathematics of PetrSU receives the Annual Finnish Data Processing Week (FDPW) to enable students of the Faculty of Mathematics to take some advanced option courses. In 1997 FDPW has transformed into a scientific workshop where current works and results of research and development in areas of distributed systems and data communications areas are presented and discussed. The next transformation was made in 2006 when due to growth of a number of participants and the scope of subjects FDPW was renamed into AMICT. The conference is organized by FRUCT, IT-park of PetrSU, Chair of Computer Science of PetrSU.

 

April 27, 2011

The 9th FRUCT (Finnish-Russian University Cooperation in Telecommunications) conference with the status of the 1st Regional MeeGo Summit Russia-Finland has been launched in Petrozavodsk State University. Among its participants there are over 140 guests from Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Novosibirsk, Nizhni Novgorod, Ukraine, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Italy.
Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin, President of FRUCT Sergey Balandin and director of RCNIT Natalia Ruzanova welcomed participants of the conference.
FRUCT is one of the largest regional programs of university cooperation berween the academic society and industry which unites more than 10 universities from Russia and Finland, experts from Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Intel, guests from academic and commercial organizations.
FRUCT conference gives the most active students and student teams an opportunity to meet colleagues from industrial research centers, to present results of their projects and to attend lectures of the leading experts. FRUCT program is an incubator of projects which purpose is to support young Russian scientists, help them gain recognition abroad through participation in such programs of informal communication between experts of Russian and Finnish universities.
The conference program includes trainings devoted to actual technologies: development of applications for MeeGo, development of applications with use of Qt, as well as intellectual applications based on Smart-M3 platform.
Within the scope of the conference there will be held a traditional AMICT workshop (Annual International Workshop on Advances in Methods of Information and Communication Technology).
For more information about the conference please contact http://fruct.org/conference9 or http://www.petrsu.ru/announce.html?action=single&id=4253. The working language of the conference is English.

9th FRUCT conference 9th FRUCT conference

 

April 22, 2011

  Faculty of Forest Engineering of PetrSU hosted a regular School within the Cross-Border University international project during which students of PetrSU and of the University of Eastern Finland were taught two problem-focused courses in English.
The course on Recultivation of Disturbed Soils was taught by Associate Professor O.Gavrilova of the Faculty of Forest Engineering. Professor of the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Eastern Finland Olli Saastomoinen presented a course on Current Issues and Feasible Solutions of Forest Industry Transformations in Finland.
Junior and senior students majoring in forestry, landscape development and construction, and forest engineering took part in the School. The School was organized by Associate Professor V.Kostyukevich, Cross-Border University project coordinator in the sphere of forestry, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Forest Engineering for International Activities. Students attending courses within the Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University gain an opportunity to join European common education space that expands borders when graduates choose a career.

 

On results of the national rating of 2010 on the International Activity (Internationalization) criterion Petrozavodsk State University remains one of the leaders.
In the rating of classical and national research universities on the level of international activity (internationalization) development Petrozavodsk State University has yielded just one point to Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, having scored 99 points of 100.

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April 20, 2011

 Honorary doctor of PetrSU, director of Institute of geographical and historical research of the University of Eastern Finland Jukka Jari Korpela, Professor of the University of Eastern Finland Kimmo Katajala, students of the University of Eastern Finland came to PetrSU to take part in the break-up group on local and microhistorical research within the scope of the 63th scientific conference of students, post-graduate students and young scientists.
Nine reports on the most various issues were made in this breakup group: Valaam monastery in historiography - debatable pages of history; prosopography of a women - political offender of the turn of the XIX - beginning of the XX century; institute of priests' elders in Karelia of the early modern age, etc.

 

April 15, 2011

  Lectures and practical training in history, geography and culture of Sweden for sophomore, junior and senior students of the Faculty of Philology majoring in Russian language and literature and Swedish language are conducted in Petrozavodsk State University by Christofer Lieng, officer of the Swedish Institure.
Christofer Lieng has come to PetrSU upon the invitation of the Faculty of Philology, and this is his first visit to our university.
Students learn a range of issues concerning history, culture, and nature of Sweden, its people, traditions, and politics.
Lectures and practical training are taught in Swedish. The latter are held in the form of conversations that promotes better learning and improves students' language skills.
"I like working with students. They are so friendly, smiling, benevolent, interested and keen on studying Swedish culture and language. It is very nice, - Christopher Lieng says. - I hope, I will be able to come back to PetrSU."

 

April 14, 2011

PetrSU was a venue for a orking meeting within the Cross-Border University international project in the area of forestry.
Matters at the meeting concerned the opportunity for students to receive a double diploma upon completion of the Master Program of CBU, development of the PhD program within the scope of the CBU project, organization of short-term English courses on the basis of partner universities on the Russian side represented by Petrozavodsk State University, Moscow State Forest University, St.Petersburg State Academy of Forestry and Forest Engineering. The Finnish party is represented by East Finland University and University of Helsinki.
During the meeting it was mentioned that graduates of the Cross-Border University are in demand, first of all, in foreign companies working in the Russian market.
The Finnish delegation at the meeting was headed by famous experts in the field of forest industry Prof.Pavo Pelkonen and Prof.Timo Karjalainen. Faculty of Forest Engineering was presented at the meeting by V.Kostyukevich, Associate Professor, Deputy Dean of the faculty for international relations, and G.Romanov, Associate Professor of the Chair of Forest Engineering.

Working meeting within the Cross-Border University international project Working meeting within the Cross-Border University international project

 

April 13, 2011

Petrozavodsk State University was a venue for the lecture of a famous specialist in history, culture and tourism of Iceland Dr.Ole Lindquist on the subject of Tourism in Iceland: Features and New Developments.
It was not a mere chance that Ole Lindquist came to Karelia. This was his fourth visit on the invitation of the Faculty of History. Several years ago Dr. Ole Lindquist has become interested in East Scandinavia. "I want to learn more about Finland, Karelia and their neighbouring territories. Every time I come to Karelia I try to visit new places of interest: Kizhi, Kivach, Valaam, or Solovki," - he said.
It is no secret, that students of PetrSU were looking forward to this lecture; it was interesting to them to learn what they couldn't find out form the books: to listen to the eyewitness account about the last year's eruption of the volcano with the unpronounceable name of Eyjafjallajokul; to find out what resemblances the citizen of Iceland sees between his country and Karelia.
During his lecture Dr.Ole Lindquist has told about geographical, natural, historical and architectural features of his country. It was very interesting to learn about development of tourism in Iceland, reasons of its growing popularuty among tourists.
When the lecture was over, many students have become interested in going to Iceland, seeing the beauty of its nature, trying local cuisine, and angling there. They admitted that they would wait for Dr.Ole Lindquist to come again and tell about changes that would occure in the country during the year in the sphere of tourist industry. Dr.Ole Lindquist himself has pointed out that he enjoys working with students of PetrSU, as they are concentrated and industrious, have an inquiring nature, and speak English perfectly.

 

April 11, 2011

PetrSU is awarded with medals and diplomas of honourHead of Karelia Andrei Nelidov presented medals and diplomas to participants of the 17th international exhibition High technologies. Innovations. Investments.

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April 4, 2011

On March 31 Petrozavodsk was a venue for the exit session of the Federation Council’s Committee for Agricultural and Food Policy and Commercial Fishing Industry on the subject of Legislative Support of Fresh-Water Aquaculture, As Well As Amateur and Sport Fishing.
Andrei Krainy, Head of the Federal Fishery Agency, Gennady Gorbunov, Chairman of the Federation Council’s Committee for Agricultural and Food Policy and Commercial Fishing Industry, Head of Karelia Andrei Nelidov, as well as heads of Russian research institutes, directors of fish-farming companies – total more than 80 people from different regions of Russia have taken part in the session.
Professor Leonid Ryzhkov, Dr.Sci.Biol., head of the scientific council on biological resources of the White Sea and internal reservoirs of the European North, member of the scientific council of the Russian Academy of Science, chairman of the scientific council on ecological physiology and biochemistry of fish, deputy chairman of the scientific council on ichthyotoxicology, director of the laboratory of environmental problems of the North has taken part in the session on behalf of Petrozavodsk State University.
Professor Ryzhkov spoke about features and ways of cage fishery development in Karelia, has paid attention to problems of its organization occuring due to absence of legal framework concerning aquaculture. A number of offers for further updating of the law in draft On Aquaculture was made. In particular, it is recommended to introduce a concept of water as life and cultivation environment for fish and other hydrocoles (water animals and plants) in the law.

 

March 15, 2011

A conference of academic and recearch personnel and representatives of other categories of workers and students of Petrozavodsk State University State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education was held on March 15 to elect a Rector of PetrSU.
Professor Anatoly Voronin, Doctor of Technical Sciences, was re-elected Rector of Petrozavodsk State University.

 

March 10, 2011

The First Russian MeeGo Conference opened in Moscow, in the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation.
On the first day of the conference senior instructor of the Chair of Computer Science of PetrSU A.Borodin has held a MeeGo software training for beginners.
The conference is meant for developers of MeeGo software, as well as for users interested in further development of one of the most advanced and interesting mobile platforms. Papers of the leading MeeGo experts and developers will be presented at the conference. There will be considered the main nuances, from application development details, on-line release of ready applications, to the future of the MeeGo platform itself. The conference will be anticipated by the Qt solution development intensive two-day training.

 

March 9, 2011

 University of Oulu, Finland, hosted a regular meering of the workgoup of the Barents Cross-Border University for development of a joint Master’s program on Law (BCBU Law).
The workgoup includes representatives of faculties of law of Petrozavodsk State university, Pomor State University, University of Lapland, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, and Murmansk Humanities Institute.
In 2010 a decision was made to launch development of the program having classicized programs developed at BCBU within which framework partner universities develop joint modules (courses) to be offered to students within the corresponding Master's programs in partner universities. The ultimate aim is formation of a uniform pool of joint modules upon which completion students will be able to receive a diploma supplement on participation in the joint program.
It is ought to be remarked that of five partner universities PetrSU is the only institution of higher education where admission and tuition within Master's programs (two areas) are already offered.
By the meering of the workgoup the Faculty of Law of PetrSU has prepared the first video-lecture of the kind for the module of Comparative Municipal Law of Russia and Finland.
At the meering of the workgoup a decision was made to develop the second module of the program entitled Comparative Social Work and Health Service of Russia and Finland: Comparative Analysis of Legal Framework. The module development will include both the vide-course recording, and development of the tutorial.
In their work partner universities do not confine themselves to the BCBU meetings. At the suggestion of the Faculty of Law of PetrSU, it was resolved that in September, 2011 PetrSU will be a venue for a comparative law school for students from Russia and Finland.
Faculty of Law of PetrSU will do its best to provide successful implementation of this and other programs promoting internationalization of PetrSU.

 

March 9, 2011

The final part of the PolitPRpro All-Russian competition of student projects in the field of political PR was hosted by the Faculty of Journalism of St.-Petersburg State University on March 1-2, 2011.
In the semifinal teams from Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Naberezhnye Chelny, St.-Petersburg, Moscow, and Petrozavodsk have taken part in a case-tournament where participants tried to resolve various crisis situations using PR tools.
Students of Petrozavodsk State University have won the PolitPRpro 2011 competition and were awarded with a money prize and summer internship certificates.

 

March 4, 2011

Annual session of the Association of Finno-Ugric universities took place in Saransk on March 2-3. Petrozavodsk State University was represented there by Svetlana Korobeinikova, senior instructor of the Chair of Finnish Language and Literature, and Ilya Solomeshch, Associate Professor of the Chair of History of Countries of Northern Europe.
Participants of the session have noted the necessity of further networking in order to establish a uniform educational space where Finno-Ugric peoples reside. In particular, the opportunity to develop an interuniversity Master's program was discussed as a step towards this goal. Colleagues from other higher educational institutions have taken a keen interest in the information concerning research, experience and problems of teaching Finnish, Karelian and Veppsian languages, as well as history of Finland and Russian-Finnish relations in PetrSU.

 

February 28, 2011

Ernst Steinmann, Consul General of Switzerland in St Petersburg, on a visit to PetrSUConsul General of Switzerland in St Petersburg Ernst Steinmann has visited PetrSU.
During his stay Mr. Steinmann met with the Rector of Petrozavodsk State University Anatoly Voronin and teachers of the Chair of Germanic Philology of the Faculty of Philology.
Matters discussed at the meeting concerned international activities of PetrSU, prospects and potential of cooperation between the university and educational and scientific institutions of Switzerland.
Mr. Steinmann has also visited Scientific Library of PetrSU and acquainted with activities of RCNIT and IT-park of PetrSU.

Ernst Steinmann, Consul General of Switzerland in St Petersburg, on a visit to PetrSU Ernst Steinmann, Consul General of Switzerland in St Petersburg, on a visit to PetrSU Ernst Steinmann, Consul General of Switzerland in St Petersburg, on a visit to PetrSU

 

February 25, 2011

Ponsse, a Reliable Partner in Logging and in Personnel Training seminarPonsse, a Reliable Partner in Logging and in Personnel Training seminar took place in Petrozavodsk State University at participation of the Minister of Nature Management and Ecology of the Republic of Karelia Sergey Shtrakhov, teachers and staff members of PetrSU, representatives of Ponsse Plc company and logging enterprises of the republic.
The seminar was held within the framework of preparation for the Interles trade show to be held in June on the basis of Petrozavodsk State University.

 

February 25, 2011

Professor of the University of Pisa Michele PaganoProfessor of the University of Pisa Michele Pagano offers a series of seminars for students of the Faculty of Mathematics of PetrSU, participates in seminars in Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science and joint scientific research with teachers of the Chair of applied mathematics and cybernetics of PetrSU.
It is not his first visit to our university within the scope of the Agreement of Cooperation between PetrSU and University of Pisa valid since 2005.

 

February 10, 2011

Rector of Petrozavodsk State University Anatoly Voronin met with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Alexander Stubb.
During the meeting the parties have discussed issues of international cooperation in PetrSU (in particular, with Finnish universities), new directions of modernization in Russia, prospects for development of the Faculty of Baltic and Finnish Philology and Culture of PetrSU, etc.
Then Alexander Stubb lectured for students of PetrSU. For discussion there have been offered the issues of post-crisis situation in Europe, potential of relations between Karelia and Finland, popularization of Finnish and Russian of languages in Finland and in Russia and some other issues.

 

February 3, 2011

Meeting of the Head of Karelia Andrei Nelidov with the rector of Petrozavodsk State University Anatoly VoroninA meeting of the Head of Karelia Andrei Nelidov with the rector of Petrozavodsk State University Anatoly Voronin took place in the government of the republic.
Issues of potential participation of PetrSU in implementation of the program of major overhaul in the republic, employment assistance to graduates, etc., were discussed at the meeting.
"Research related to using alternative energy sources such as peat is conducted in PetrSU. There is a number of technical novelties which could be also used in implementation of the program of major overhaul in the republic, - Anatoly Voronin said. - As for the employment assistance to our graduates, there's a special division of the university which renders assistance to both undergraduate, and post-graduate students looking for a job. The rate of unemployed students registered at the placement service in regular years makes 2-2.5%, and in 2009-2010, in the context of the crisis, it had reached 4%. Now the situation has restored. As a rule, it takes six months for graduates registered at the placement service to find a job."

 

January 28, 2011

Opening of the international winter programming training camp - 2011Winter programming training camp for the strongest student teams to prepare for the World International Collegiate Programming Contest started in Petrozavodsk State University.
42 teams (135 participants) gathered in the training camp, they represent 23 universities from seven countries: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Poland, Finland, Switzerland. Among them the most representative are St.Petersburg State University (4 teams), St.Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (3 teams), Moscow State University (4 teams), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (4 teams), Petrozavodsk State University (3 teams).

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January 17, 2011

Petrozavodsk awards the best initiatives of 2010
The meeting with participants of The City Stiving for the Future competition took place in the city hall of Petrozavodsk.
The City Stiving for the Future annual competition has been held in the capital of Karelia for eight years and aimed to encourage projects implemented in various spheres of activity of åthe city. Public council of the competition which includes famous representatives of scientific, cultural and business life of Petrozavodsk rates the best initiatives. This year about 100 socially significant projects were submitted for 15 nominations of the competition.
The project of Petrozavodsk State University concerning creation of the IT-park (the main task of the IT-park is promotion of high-tech products created on the basis of scientifical, educational, intellectual and technological potential of PetrSU in Nordic countries and in Russia) was awarded with the letter of thanks in The Investment Program of the Year nomination.

 



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