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2012

December 26, 2012

Petrozavodsk State University has received the official certificate on naming a minor planet after PetrSU
The certificate, in particular, says: "The Russian Academy of Sciences on the basis of the decision of October 12, 2011 of the Committee for Small Body Nomenclature (CSBN) of the International Astronomical Union hereby certifies that a minor planet registered in the international small body catalogue as #274981 with preliminary identification 2009 TV2 is appropriated the name of Petrsu in honour of Petrozavodsk State University."
The name of the planet is included in the international scientific edition Ephemeridae of Minor Planets released on behalf of the International Astronomical Union by the Applied Astronomy Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences that is in charge of studying and cataloguing minor planets of the Solar system in Russia.
The minor planet (274981) of Petrsu was discovered on October, 12 2009 by A.Novichonok and D.Chestno in the Tzec Maun observatory in Mayhill.
Petrozavodsk State University was founded in 1940, it posesses a high status of a large research center in the sphere of computer technologies, mathematics, physics, medicine, biology, history, philology, law, economy, forestry, construction and agriculture.

 

December 24, 2012

The Nation Split by the Border final collection of articles
Presentation of collected articles Nation Split by the Border. Changes in the Ethnic Identity, Religion and Language of the Karelians from 1809 to 2009 released under the editorship of Professor Tapio Hämynen (University of Eastern Finland) and Associate Professor Aleksandr Pashkov, Ph.D. in history, (PetrSU) by the University Press of Eastern Finland printing house in December, 2012 in Joensuu took place at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu campus.
The book published in English is the final collection of articles within the joint research program Nation Split by the Border supported by the research grant of the Academy of Finland and Russian Humanities Research Foundation and implemented in 2009-2012.
The collection consists of articles of 6 Finnish and 5 Russian scientists, three of which, Sergey Verigin, Oleg Kulagin, and Aleksandr Pashkov, represent PetrSU.

The project participants on the part of Russia Professor of Saint Petersburg State University S.Kashchenko, Doctor of History, Dean of the Faculty of History of PetrSU Sergey Verigin, as well as representatives of the University of Eastern Finland Head of the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies Professor Jukka Korpela, Honorary Doctor of PetrSU, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies Harri Siiskonen, Director of Karelian Institute Professor Pekka Suutari and many others spoke at the presentation.
The speakers emphasized success of the project and stated their high opinion of the work done.
Editors of the collection had a meeting with professor Perttu Vartiainen, Rector of the University of Eastern Finland.
The project became one of the most successful activities within the scope of the first year of the PetrSU Strategic Development Program.

 

December 19, 2012

Finnish delegation in PetrSU
During the visit to Karelia State Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland Mr.Jarmo Linden, Chairman of the Finland Russia society Heikki Talvitie and secretary of the Finland Russia society, coordinator of the Advisory Committee of Finno-Ugric People Merja Hannus have visited the Chair of Karelian and Veppsian languages and the Chair of Finnish language of Petrozavodsk State University.

More at the Republic of Karelia State Government Bodies' Official Internet Portal  

 

December 18, 2012

Cooperation between PetrSU and Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA)
Teachers of the Faculty of Forest Engineering led by Dean Alexander Pitukhin took part in the starting international seminar Novel Cross-Border Solutions for Intensification of Forestry and Increasing Energy Wood Use held within the scope of Karelia Cross-Border Cooperation Program under European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument (CBC ENPI).
Within the framework of the trip they have taken part in seminars and trainings in the Forest Center of Finland and North Karelia, North Karelia Timber College in Valtimo (NKCV), North Karelia University of Applied Sciences (NKUAS.) In Forest Research Institute (METLA) they have learned about such spheres as teaching in the field of forestry intensification, teaching in the field of bioenergy, teaching in the field of construction of forest roads and transfer of forest bioenergy technologies. Then the teachers visited a bioenergy boiler-house in the municipality of Eno.

"The trip was very fruitful. We have exchanged experience with our Finnish colleagues, and got acquainted with working programs and teaching methods in the field of forestry and forest bioenergy, construction of forest roads in educational institutions of the neighbouring country. Besides, in cooperation with Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA) and Finnish partner companies we have worked out specific plans of work in all directions of the project," - Alexander Pitukhin said.
On results of the trip, teachers of the Faculty received certificates of professional development.

 

December 18, 2012

The point at issue is specially protected natural areas
Associate Professor Grigory Romanov, Chair of Forest Engineering, took part in the theme-based session of the International Council on Cooperation in the field of vocational training in forestry of Finno-Ugric countries and regions of Russia.
Among the session participants there were Swedish University of Applied Science, University of Applied Science and Arts of Goettingen (Germany), Petrozavodsk State University, Izhevsk State Agricultural Academy, Syktyvkar Forest Institute.
They discussed problems of specially protected natural areas of the Republic of Komi, the Republic of Karelia and Sweden.
On results of the session the resolution which included the offer on the long-term cooperation and joint comparative analysis of formation of specially protected natural areas of Sweden and Komi was adopted. Representatives of PetrSU will also take part in this work.

More at the KOMIINFORM News Agency (in Russian)  

 

December 6, 2012

The VIth International scientific and practical conference 21st Century University Infomedia
The VIth International scientific and practical conference 21st Century University Infomedia was launched on December, 5 in Kuopio.
The conference was organised by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Petrozavodsk State University, Oracle Russia and Oracle CIS Corporations, North Karelia University of Applied Sciences (Joensuu, Finland), State research institute of information technology and telecommunications Informica , and Multi-vendor and academic consortium in the field of ICT in education.
Representatives of many regions of Russia, such as Vladivostok, Yakutsk, Orenburg, Naberezhnye Chelny, Ekaterinburg. Kazan, Murmansk, Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Yaroslavl etc. came to take part in the conference.
Petri Raivo, Rector of North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Professor Viktor Vasiliev, President of PetrSU, Representatives of Oracle Russia and Oracle CIS Corporations Yury Gorvits and Alexander Belokrylov welcomed the conference participants.
Lines of work of the conference were the following: unified information environment as a basis for efficient university management; IT-management of the quality in education; electronic educational resources, library systems, electronic libraries; technology, technical, and information support for the educational process; training of IT-specialists at a university, new-generation educational standards for IT-specialists training, specific disciplines and courses of IT-specialists training; IT-companies - to higher professional education.

 

December 6, 2012

The seminar on research concerning inspection of monuments of wooden architecture of Karelia
On December, 5 the Faculty of Industrial and Civil Engineering of PetrSU hosted a regular seminar on research concerning inspection of monuments of wooden architecture of Karelia for performance of the project within Marie Curie grant within the scope of the Seventh Frame program of the EU.
The seminar was held within the scope of the agreement on cooperation between Petrozavodsk State University, University of Florence, Italy, and University of Oulu, Finland.
Representatives of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Florence Professor Sandro Parrinello, post-graduate students Francesca Piccio and Sara Porzilli; Professors of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Oulu Kari Niskassari and Petri Vuojala; representatives of the Chair of Architecture, Building Units and Geotechnics of PetrSU Professor Vyacheslav Orfinsky and Alexey Borisov, research officer of the Institute of Historical and Theoretical Problems of Folk Architecture Alexander Kosenkov, teacher of the Chair of Water-Supply, Hydraulics and Water Drain Maria Zaitseva and others took part in the meeting.
The work performed in 2012 was summed up, and the plan of activities for the next year was discussed during the seminar.
The project is focused on studying wooden architecture of Karelia and its comparison to historical wooden architecture of Finland and north of Italy.

 

December 6, 2012

PetrSU at the Vth Congress of Miners
Dean of the Faculty of Mining and Geology of PetrSU, Chairman of the Association of Miners of Karelia Vladimir Aminov took part in the the Vth Congress of Miners.
In his report he spoke of the necessity of elimination of administrative barriers and improvement of the federal laws.

More at the Republic of Karelia State Government Bodies' Official Internet Portal  

 

December 4, 2012

Success at the Russian Go Championship
Associate Professor of the Chair of Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics of PetrSU, Honored Master of Sports of Russia, Go Grand Master of Russia Alexey Lazarev is in the top five at the Russian Go Championship. Ten strongest players of Russia, winners of selection tournaments, took part in the championship. The competition was a round robin of 9 tours.
Alexey Lazarev became the 5th best at the championship and joined the combined team of Russia that will represent our country at the European Go Championship to take place in Poland in July.

 

December 3, 2012

About the Winter War in Finnish
On the 73rd anniversary of the beginning of the SovietFinnish war on November 30, 2012 the Finnish town of Kuhmo became the venue for the international seminar Battles of the Finnish War at Kuhmo. The seminar was held by the city hall of the town of Kuhmo at the financial support of several Finnish foundations, Joint Stock Bank, public organizations and local newspapers.
Papers at the seminar were read by Mr.Pentti Airio, Brigade General (retired), Docent of the Institute of Military Science, Dr.Pasi Tuunainen, Programme Co-ordinator of the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies of the University of Eastern Finland, and Professor Yuri Kilin, Director of the North-Europe Research Institute of PetrSU, Director of CARELICA sub-project of the PetrSU Strategic Development Program.
Professor Kilin addressed the meeting with two lectures in Finnish on the subject of Battles at Kuhmo in the Context of the Winter War and on Battle Action at Kuhmo in 19391940.
Within an hour upon completion of reports 120 seminar attendees asked the speakers their questions.

 

November 29, 2012

Touching upon history
American, Finnish, German and English students studying Russian language in NEOU of PetrSU together with their teacher Marina Khazova have visited the Museum of Industrial History of Petrozavodsk.
The excursion carried them to different epochs. First, to the first decade of the XVIII century when Peter I has decided on and implemented construction of an armory in the flood plane of the Lososinka River. Then to the middle of the XVIII century when in the time of Ekaterina II Alexander's foundry under the direction of the Scottish engineer Charles Gascoigne became one of the largest in the Russian empire.

Then they made a trip to the XX century to see the new Soviet period, subjects of that epoch, model of tractors, the newsreel and to have a seat at the table of Director of Onego Tractor Plant.
The excursion was quite eventful, entertaining, useful for being conducted in Russian, as well as for making it possible to touch upon the history of our city where the students have stayed within the whole academic semester.

 

November 27, 2012

PetrSU takes part in the international conference Migration and Integration in Europe and Russia: New Challenges and Opportunities
At the conference Migration and Integration in Europe and Russia: New Challenges and Opportunities held on November 16-18, 2012 in St.-Petersburg State University the leading international experts discussed trends of modern research in the field of migration. Exchange of opinions with colleagues concerned such issues as integration of migrants, influence of migration on human resources, migration in the context of ageing of the population of the European Union and Russia, types and categories of migration, global and regional migratory streams, basic concepts of migration, etc.
Senior Researcher of the Budget Monitoring Center of Petrozavodsk State University Maria Pitukhina, Ph.D. in Political Science, has taken an active part in discusions. In co-authorship with Chief Researcher Svetlana Sigova, Doctor of Economics, she has presented the report on the subject of Challenges of Foreign Labour Migration in Russia. The report has stirred up a lively discussion due to acuteness of problems mentioned in it: quality of migratory streams to Russia, index of development of human potential of foreign labour migrants, competence of Russian migrants, prospects of teaching migrants the Russian language, the history of Russia in accordance with the Presidential Executive Order N602 of May 7, 2012 On Ensuring Interethnic Unity.
The key speaker, Italian demographer Philippe Fargues from the Center of Migratory Policy of European Institute of Florence, presented his paper Demographic Trends and Future of the Migration in EU. Philippe Fargues has analysed EU's prospects for 2025 and 2050 from the point of view of demography. It has appeared, that migratory gain does not compensate natural decline in population in EU. By 2025 half of the entire population of the European Union will be older than 65, and the population will reduce by 20 million. Besides participation in work of the seminar, possibilities of research in the field of migration in cooperation with The Center of Independent Sociological Research of St.Petersburg State University have been discussed.

 

November 23, 2012

Issues of introduction of innovative technologies in the educational process
Petrozavodsk State University was a venue for the VI regional research and methodological conference Universities in the Educational Space of the Region: Experience, Traditions and Innovations.
One of the basic issues considered within the scope of the conference was introduction of innovative technologies in the educational process. This matter was also discussed at the session of the breakup group Information and Educational Environment of Modern Universities chaired by director of RCNIT Natalia Ruzanova.
"One of the most important trends in the field of education is prompt development of information and communication technologies.
"On their intriduction, the whole training process undergoes significant revision, the teacher's role is revised. Now the teacher is not a unique data medium for a student any more, as it used to bein the absence of academic books. Now for his students the teacher should be a counsellor, a guide, a conductor in the world of science.
"Therefore, the urgency of creation of electronic educational resources grows every year. It is important to create resources to help students study instructional materials more effectively, and to increase the level of their independence," - Natalia Ruzanova mentioned starting the work of the group.

 

November 23, 2012

Students from Great Britain take part in the session of Debate Club of PetrSU
A regular session of British Style Debate took place in Petrozavodsk State University. Students from Great Britain studying in PetrSU within the exchange program took part in it.
For the debate its participants have chosen the issue clear to both British, and Russian participants "Whether it is necessary to forbid TV reality shows" which became a featured cultural phenomenon in many countries, including Russia and Great Britain.

 

November 23, 2012

10 medals are won at the competition in Finland!
Our athletes have returned from the Tae Kwon Do international competition National League Finals of the Year 2012. Among participants of the tournament there were athletes of different ages from Russia, Finland, England and other countries. Karelia was presented by 10 fighters who have won ten medals of different values.
Karelia's team included candidate for a master's degree of the Faculty of Economics of PetrSU, experienced fighter and the Olympic team candidate Ekaterina Pulina, and graduate of the Faculty of History of PetrSU Anton Kotkov.
The athletes have fought several successful battles, and in the finals they have left no chances of success to their contenders.

 

November 16, 2012

PetrSU is one of the 100 best universities of Russia
Expert RA Rating Agency has prepared the ranking of higher educational institutions of Russia. The rating's feature was the complex appraisal of activity of universities with analysis of statistical information. The ranking place of universities was defined proceeding from the evaluation of 3 components: quality of education, demand among employers, research activity. Petrozavodsk State University joined the best 100 universities of Russia with the 58th position in the list.

More at the site of Expert RA Rating Agency  

 

November 13, 2012

Training in Central European University
On November 5-9, 2012 within the scope of the project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia implemented at the financial support of the European Union teachers of PetrSU and partner institutions of Murmansk State Technical University, Murmansk Humanities Institute, Northern (Arctic) Federal University and Syktyvkar State University took part in the training program in Central European University (Budapest, Hungary).

The training was devoted to development of courses on the EU-relared issues. The program participants attended courses on the EU-relared range of problems (EU integration; EU expansion; comparative regionalism; EU and human rights; political economy of the EU; social and economic management in the EU; migration and the rights of refugees; ethnic conflicts), worked in the library and with databases of CEU, participated in trainings on development of courses and in individual expert consulting.
Teachers had an opportunity to attend classes in CEU to study the academic process in this university, its features and differences from the Russian practice. Besides, they were told about development of courses on the EU-relared issues: applied methods of training, distribution of academic hours, academic progress evaluation and control. They could familiarize with curricula of teachers of CEU. Individual consulting enabled them to ask highly skilled experts of CEU their questions concerning courses to be developed within the scope of the project. The teachers also gathered information from databases and libraries of CEU of which the quality of courses they develop will also benefit.
As a whole teachers observed that this training program has helped them to acquire new skills, experience and knowledge which they will be able to use actively in their further professional work.

 

November 7, 2012

PetrSU at the Forum Open Innovations

Innovators from PetrSU presented their achievements at the Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development, Open Innovations that was held from October, 31 to November, 3.

More at the Republic of Karelia State Government Bodies' Official Internet Portal  

 

November 7, 2012

PetrSU participates in the 12th Aleksanteri Conference Competition and Good Society - the Eastern Model
Employees of the Budget Monitoring Center of Petrozavodsk State University Doctor of Economics, Chief Researcher Svetlana Sigova and Ph.D. in Political Science, Senior Researcher Maria Pitukhina have taken part in the 12th Annual Aleksanteri Conference Competition and Good Society the Eastern Model held on October 24-26, 2012 at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
The leading international experts discussed essential trends of social and economic development of Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, and Central Asia and China. In the purview of researchers there were such issues as social well-being, competitive edge, sustainable development, human capital assets, labor market.
Svetlana Sigova and Maria Pitukhina have presented their paper on the subject of Competence-Based Approach As a Tool for Societys Sustainable Development and Economic Growth: European Experience for Russian Soil at the panel on Regulation, Education and Economic Competition. The paper has sparked a lively discussion due to acuteness of problems mentioned in it: imbalance in the labour market on vocational and qualification structure, forecasting of demanded competences, conditions for innovative economy development in Russia. The discussion has illustrated that such problems are also characteristic for developed countries.
Employees of the Budget Monitoring Center of PetrSU have also discussed with their Finnish colleagues the opportunity of implementation of joint international projects on topical problems.
Among the conference participants there were representatives of Higher School of Economics (Moscow), European University of St.-Petersburg, St.-Petersburg State University, University of Nizhni Novgorod, Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Science; countries of the near abroad (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine); countries of the European Union (Finland, Sweden, Ireland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Czechia, Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria), and scientists from Japan, China, Iran and Pakistan.
Materials of the international conference will be used in work on the Research of the Long-Term Demand for Personnel Competent in the Sphere of Technological Innovations project implemented by PetrSU by order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.

 

November 1, 2012

PetrSU takes part in the international seminar at the Institute of Migration in Turku
International seminar on the subject of Foreign Labour Migration in Russia was held by the Institute of Migration in Turku.
Employees of the Budget Monitoring Center of Petrozavodsk State University addressed to the seminar on the following issues: Doctor of Economics, Chief Researcher Svetlana Sigova in co-authorship with Master in Economics, Junior Researcher Natalia Parikova reported on Foreign Labour Migration Influence on the Russian Labour Market, Ph.D. in Political Science, Senior Researcher Maria Pitukhina spoke of Foreign Labour Migration: Social Perspective, and Ilya Pennie, Ph.D. in Technical Science, Senior Researcher lectured on Principal Approaches and Tools for Labour Market Parameters Projection in Russia.
Migratory streams both on the regional, and on the national levels conditional on the key social and economic factors, as well as the main trends of social and economic development of Russia were discussed at the seminar.
On results of the seminar mutual understanding was reached concerning further prospects of cooperation, insluding publishing works of employees of the BMC of PetrSU in English in the magazines of Migration Letters and Nordic Journal of Migration Research.
Mutually advantageous cooperation was launched one month ago when Siirtolaisuus Migration magazine released by the Institute of Migration every three months has published the article on Foreign Labour Migration and Human Capital Development by Maria Pitukhina and Svetlana Sigova. The publication has aroused much interest among researchers of the Institute, therefore the employees of the BMC of PetrSU were invited to read their papers on results of their scientific research.

 

November 1, 2012

PetrSU presents its developments at the Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development, Open Innovations
Petrozavodsk State University takes part in the Open Innovation Expo exhibition presenting its innovative infrastructure and developments achieved during implementation of the innovative infrastructure development Program Development of Territorially Distributed Industrial and Technological Park of PetrSU (Technograd PetrSU) on the Basis of the Innovative Conveyor Concept and the Strategic Development Program of PetrSU.
A global exhibition of applied innovative technological concepts is held within the scope of the Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development, Open Innovations. About 350 exhibitors from 26 regions of Russia and 14 foreign countries take part in the exhibition.
The IT-park, innovative centers and small enterprises of PetrSU represent the best 7 innovative projects in priority directions of development of science, methods and technology of the Russian Federation: information-telecommunication systems, rational use of natural resources, the industry of nanosystems, nuclear power engineering, life sciences.
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev addressed to the guests and participants of the Forum Open Innovations on the first day of its work.

 

October 31, 2012

Cooperation with Metso Automation
A meeting of Rector Anatoly Voronin with representatives of Metso Automation took place in the IT Park of PetrSU.
"The primary purpose of the visit was to gather information on projects of PetrSU for Metso Automation and other companies and organizations in Russia, Finland in order to define new possible projects implemented in PetrSU within the orders of Metso Automation Services Business Line in the near future," - Director of PetrSU-Metso Automation Systems Center Anton Shabayev commented on results of the meeting.
On results of the meeting Mikko Keto, President Automation Services Business Line, has expressed high opinion of the volume and the variety of projects implemented in PetrSU including in the sphere of mobile and wireless technologies, and has expressed interest in further development of cooperation.

 

October 31, 2012

Presentation of RealTrac technology at Bosch Research and Technology Center in St.Petersburg
On October, 30 the office of Bosch Research and Technology Center in St.Petersburg was a venue for the presentation of RealTrac technology developed in PetrSU.
This research and development activity is conducted within the scope of the Innovative Technological Center in the Field of Element Base, Electronic Devices and Network Technologies and small innovative enterprises Nanonetworks and RTL-Service.
This radio technology allows to transmit data and sound between devices, and to locate mobile objects inside the buildings.
The project was presented by Associate Professor of the Chair of Information Measuring Systems and Physical Electronics Alexey Moshchevikin, Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics.
The management of Bosch Research and Technology Center in St.Petersburg has expressed great interest in results of the project and has offerd to consider possible partnership in the company's headquarters in Germany.

 

October 31, 2012

PetrSU at the EU Centers World Meeting in Bruxelles
From October 22 to 24 director of the project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia Lyudmila Kulikovskaya and the project coordinator Anastasia Kuznetsova took part in the meeting of EU Centers in Bruxelles.
Representatives of 37 EU Centers established at the support of the European Union at the universities of Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan and Russia have gathered at the meeting.
All the universities with EU Centers have been selected on a serious competitive basis. These universities are famous for their high academic standards, versatility and in-depth European research, and active international cooperation.
During the meeting participants have got acquainted with best practice, exchanged their experience, discussed opportunities of network cooperation between Centers, as well as new cultural and educational programs.
Besides, participants had an opportunity to take part in trainings on communication with target groups and project management, to receive information on the role of the EU Centers in the world, on organization of activities promoting their development, programs of financing of the Centers' activity.
A meeting with representatives of the College of Europe to discuss opportunities of teaching Russian students and cooperation with universities was organized for the EU Centers in Russia.

 

October 29, 2012

Statement of Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin at the session of the Government of Karelia
Rector of Petrozavodsk State University Anatoly Voronin has made an expert appraisal of the Concept of Social and Economic Development of the Republic through to 2017 offered at the session of the Government of Karelia.
As he said, the document is well structured and is easy to read. The authors have accomplished the in-depth analysis of problems faced by the republic, have managed to state precisely the goals and objectives for the authorities of the republic, to establish significant parameters on which it is possible to assess the overall progress on the Concept implementation.
"A lot depend on the efficiency of work of the Government of Karelia on mobilization of federal funds and private investments," Anatoly Voronin said. On behalf of the university he has promised support of the scientific community and assistance in mobilization of investments to establish innovative productions. For example, in a short time PetrSU will launch construction of a building of the Institute of High-Tech Biomedical Solutions, and the total amount of projects like this exceeds 4 billion roubles.

More at the Republic of Karelia State Government Bodies' Official Internet Portal  

 

October 29, 2012

International conference of language experts DIACHRO VI. Le français en diachronie

In mid-October Leuven, the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in the Flemish Region, Belgium, was a venue for the international conference DIACHRO VI. Le français en diachronie devoted to issues of history of the French language. It is traditional and convenes specialists in Romance studies every two years. This year the conference took place in the Catholic University of Leuven, the largest and oldest university of the Low Countries and the oldest Catholic university still in existence founded in 1425 as the University of Leuven by John IV, Duke of Brabant and approved by a Papal bull by Pope Martin V.
The conference has brought together scientists from Belgium, France, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Canada, and USA. Romanists from Russia have also taken part in it: Professor Larisa Vikulova and Associate Professor Olga Dubnyakova from Pedagogical University of Moscow City and Associate Professor Ekaterina Vasileva from PetrSU. The working language of the conference was French, of course.
The range of problems discussed at the conference is presented in titles of three directions, namely: Modern History of the French Language: XVIII and XIX Centuries; Translation and Comparison of Languages as a Tool for the Language Evolution Analysis; Time, Aspect and Modality in Diachrony.
Every day started with a plenary session where outstanding language experts of the present delivered their lectures Claude Buridant, Christiane Marchello-Nizia, Bernard Combettes from France, Anthony Lodge from Scotland, Wendy Ayre-Bennett from England, Lene Schoesler from Denmark. Undergraduate and post-graduate students, researchers of history of the French language from all over the world work with proceedings of these scientists.
The conference was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Questions and discussions followed every paper.
However, the eventful program of the conference did not prevent its organizers from conducting a fascinating sightseeing tour of Leuven, showing the confence participants the magnificent library of the city, and the university campus.
Young researchers and famous scientists actively and with enthusiasm discussed topical problems of history of the French language, shared experience of research and teaching practice.
All participants of the conference have expressed gratification on high scientific level of the conference and admiration with hospitality of their Belgian colleagues.

 

October 29, 2012

Intensive work guidance and working methods course
Petrozavodsk State University took part in the working meeting and in the Intensive work guidance and working methods course within the scope of ENPI CBC Kolarctic BCBU+ program.
The meeting and the course took place from October, 16 to 19. PetrSU was represented there by employees of the Directorate for international cooperation and representatives of the Faculty of Mathematics and Faculty of Political and Social Sciences.
Within the framework of the course its participants had an opportunity to exchange experience in development of curricula, development and conducting of Master's degree programs. Representatives of PetrSU addressed the meeting presenting their vision of teaching methods and the best practice in use.
Participants of the meeting have visited the IT-park of PetrSU, the Directorate for international cooperation, and have tested the equipment purchased within the scope of the project to conduct video/remote meetings and classes.
The next working meeting of the project participants will take place in spring in Murmansk.

 

October 18, 2012

Agreement between PetrSU and METLA
Petrozavodsk State University and Finnish Forest Research Institute (TLA) have signed the Agreement on joint implementation of the New Cross-Border Solutions in the Sphere of Forest Management Intensification and Increasing the Degree of Fuel Wood Disposal in Power project within Karelia ENPI CBC Programme (The European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument, cross-border cooperation).
The Karelia ENPI CBC Programme provides a framework for continuing cross-border cooperation in 2007-2014, which was formerly pursued through the Interreg II and III A Karelia Programme and the Euregio Karelia Neighbourhood Programme.
The key objective of the programme is to strengthen cross-border cooperation in strategically important territories in the programme area and to provide preconditions for pursuing such cooperation in practise.
The project New Cross-Border Solutions in the Sphere of Forest Management Intensification and Increasing the Degree of Fuel Wood Disposal in Power will be implemented within 2 years through the close of 2014. Besides PetrSU and METLA the project partners are North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Finnish Forestry Development Centre, as well as a number of forest industry enterprises of Karelia and Finland.
On October, 17 and 18 PetrSU has held the first starting seminars for the project participants where the plan of its performance and future results were discussed. A trip to the place of prospective field research was made, the program of its implementation was scheduled.
The project will be implemented in three basic spheres:

  • Innovations in forest planning, forest management and forest logistics on the basis of implementation of modern computer methods and decision support.
  • Modernization of fundamental academic programs of the Faculty of Forest Engineering of PetrSU related to forest management intensification, fuel wood disposal in power and modern road construction.
  • Transfer of technologies in the field of intensive forest management, forest bioenergetics and modern approaches to construction of forest roads.

During the project implementation forestry decision support and forest logistics computer programs will be created, programs of some new disciplines considering the most recent advances in organization of sustainable forestry will be developed and introduced, as well as training and demonstration seminars presenting new approaches and technologies in this area to the project participants and the public at large will be held.

 

October 16, 2012

Success of young physicists
Lectures of Tatyana Ekimova and Dmitry Loginov, senior teachers of the Chair of Solid State Physics of Petrozavodsk State University, were recognized the best at the Second All-Russia Workshop for Young Scientists and Post-Graduate Students Thermoroentgenography and Roentgenography of Nanomaterials.
The workshop was held on the basis of the Institute of Metallurgy of the Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences in Ekaterinburg.
More than one hundred young scientists and experts from all over the country took part in its work. Within five days they discussed issues of thermoroentgenography and roentgenography of nanomaterials within the scope of seminars, round table discussions, and attended lectures of invited scientists.
Dmitry Loginov has told about radiographic research of the structure of carbon doped by cobalt, Tatyana Yekimova spoke on the subject of Solution of Atomic and Molecular Structure of Molecular Complexes of Heteroaromatic N-Oxides.
Papers of young physicists from PetrSU were appreciated by the jury of the Workshop both for high scientific level of research, and skills of lecturers in presenting results of their research in a highly professional audience.
The jury has recognized papers of our teachers the best among young scientists' and invited them to lecture at the next Workshop that will take place in 2015 in St.-Petersburg.

 

October 15, 2012

Exhibition EU Today
The exhibition EU Today organized by the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia in cooperation with Scientific Library PetrSU within the scope of the international project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia implemented at the financial support of the European Union opened on October 15.
The exhibition aimed at distribution of the information on Europe and the European Union is displayed in the reading room of the library for all comers through October, 19. The exhibition presents books and information materials on Europe, European countries, European integration, history of the EU formation and development, opportunities of studying in Europe, as well as about the activity of the EU Center.

 

October 15, 2012

CARELICA in educational process in English within the scope of SDP of PetrSU
Master's Degree students within the United Europe: from the Antique Empire to the European Union program of the Chair of World History have attended the academic course offered by the Finnish Professor Kimmo Katajala of the University of Eastern Finland.
This Master's program is some kind of a launching pad to approve new innovative approaches to educational process in Master's degree program. Through interuniversity cooperation with international colleagues the practice of teaching in English, development of interdisciplinary training courses, involving students in research projects is fulfilled.
In prospect it is supposed to introduce Master's program CARELICA Complex Applied Research in the Context of Cross-Border Communication demanded by the entire course of modern life which requires interdisciplinary approach to generation of new academic knowledge.
Professor Katajala, participant of CARELICA sub-project run within the scope of North-European Research Institute founded within the Strategic Development Program (SDP) of PetrSU for 2012-2016 has presented his training course on Making Spaces and Territories to the Rulers European Mapping Before the Nation States to Master's Degree students. This course will be continued by the course The 12th century Revolution and European States Formation by Professor Jukka Korpela, Honorary Doctor of PetrSU.
Quite soon Master's Degree students will be also offered the course of Introduction to Land Use History and Ecological Consequences of Landscape Change in Eastern Fennoscandia to be performed by Docent Olli-Pekka Tikkanen of the University of Eastern Finland within the concept of CARELICA sub-project providing interdisciplinary approach and natural scientific component in historical education in the humanities.

 

October 12, 2012

At the EU Delegation to Russia
International workshop on the subject of Professional Guidance and Counselling took place on October 11 and 12 at the European Training Foundation in Moscow. The workshop was organised by the EU Delegation to Russia (Nicola Scaramuzzo), Strategic Initiative Agency (B.Belkov), European Training Foundation (Petri Lempinen), National Observatory on Vocational Education and Training (O.Oleinikova) and the vocational education and training policy department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (N.Zolotareva).
Issues of Russia's inclusion in the Torino process were discussed during the workshop. The main purpose of the Torino process is enhancement of efficiency of vocational education and training in 29 countries sharing borders with the Europan Union (countries of North Africa, Middle East, the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Central Asia).
The basic trends of social and economic development of Russia, as well as the leading socio-economic factors forming the demand of professional competence both on regional, and on national levels were discussed at the international seminar.
Officers of the Budget Monitoring Center (BMC) of PetrSU invited to participate in the workshop have made a valuable contribution to the discussions.
Among the key recommendations developed on results of the workshop the following should be mentioned: to develop professional guidance based on personnel forecasts, to improve the quality of human resources, to establish the system of vocational training quality certification, to develop lifelong learning.

 

October 11, 2012

Prospects of cooperation with Appalachian State University
Dr.Jesse Lutabingwa, Associate Vice Chancellor for International Education and Development, Director of International Research and Development of Appalachian State University, came to PetrSU.
At the meeting with officers of the Directorate for International Cooperation L.Kulikovskaya and N.Kravchenkova Dr.Jesse Lutabingwa has told about Appalachian State University, having stated its priorities and principles of international cooperation.
Officers of the Directorate for International Cooperation, in turn, have told Jesse Lutabingwa about Petrozavodsk State University and activities of the Directorate for International Cooperation.
The parties have also discussed opportunities of bilateral cooperation and academic exchange, having expressed their interest in further teamwork and willingness to sign the agreement on partnership, and wished each other success in international, research and academic activities.

 

October 9, 2012

The road to the EU-27
Tapani Paavonen, D.Soc.Sci., Docent of the University of Turku, presented a number of lectures at the Faculty of History of PetrSU.
The classes were held from the 1st to the 3rd of October, 2012, within the scope of the international project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia implemented at the financial support of the European Union.
The target audience of the course was the students and graduates of the Faculty of History.
The subject of the course was The road to the EU-27. The main achievements of the Western European integration after the Second World War to the present day. The purpose of this course was to acquaint students with the basic stages of the Western European integration and its main achievements. The course was devoted to the formation of the European Union and its development after the Second World War to the present day.
Tapani Paavonen presented a course in English, which made it possible for students of the Faculty of History, who learn English, to improve their skills.
At the end of the lectures, students commented and asked their questions. It should be noted that the lecture was accomplished with an interesting presentation. Besides, each student received a set of POS materials specifically designed by Tapani Paavonen for this course, which would be very useful in their future training activities.
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Sergey Verigin, the Dean of the Faculty of History, pointed out that the courses provided by guest lecturers should become an integral part of the educational process both at the undergraduate, and post-graduate level.

 

October 9, 2012

Promising cooperation
A meeting between Sergey Verigin, Dean of the Faculty of History, and Tapani Paavonen, D.Soc.Sci., Docent of the University of Turku, took place in PetrSU. The meeting was held within the scope of the international project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia.
Ilya Solomeshch, Ph.D. in History, Associate Professor of the Chair of history of Nordic Countries, and N.Silina, expert of the International Research and Educational Centre of History and Culture of the European North, also took part in the meeting.
The colleagues have discussed issues concerning European research in Europe and in Russia, as well as teaching practice, prospects of further cooperation and development of international cooperation between PetrSU and University of Turku.
Tapani Paavonen expressed his hope for the opportunity of further cooperation and wished success in international, scientific and academic activities.

 

October 4, 2012

The Second All-Russian Conference Informatization of Forestry in Russia. Prospects of Implementation of Forestry Informatization Projects in Regions in PetrSU

On October, 4 Petrozavodsk was a venue for the second All-Russian Conference Informatization of Forestry in Russia. Prospects of Implementation of Forestry Informatization Projects in Regions.
Creation of the State Forest Register as well as of a unified automated information system of forest industry is one of the priority tasks assigned to the forest industry by the Government of Russia, ant it was considered within the scope of the conference.
New technologies are called to trace all changes that take place in the forest in real-time mode, including locations and volumes of cuttings, forest fire losses, reforestation works and other forestry measures.
Informatization of forestry was officially launched last autumn at the first conference also held in Petrozavodsk State University. A year later more than two hundred experts and heads responsible for this sphere came to Karelia again from all regions of the country.
Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen, Head of the Federal Forestry Agency Viktor Maslyakov, First Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee for Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management Ralif Safin and Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin opened the conference. Before the conference Alexander Khudilainen and Viktor Maslyakov have held a meeting to discuss the state of affairs in forest industry of Karelia and prospects of its development.

More at the Republic of Karelia State Government Bodies' Official Internet Portal  

 

October 4, 2012

CARELICA
From September, 28 to October, 1 within the scope of implementation of a complex of measures of the PetrSU Strategic Development Program a colloquium of CARELICA sub-project at participation of international partners took place on the basis of Vodlozersky National park.
Is was organized by Professor Y.Kilin, Director of the North-Europe Research Institute of PetrSU, and V.Dedov, deputy director on economy and administrative work of the park, at coordinating participation of the Park Director A.Gudym.
Speeches and reports on results of scientific research of landscape, cultural and toponymic history of the region, its manuscript book and ethnoarchitectural traditions were delivered by scientists of Institute of Linguistics, History and Literature of Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science, Institute of Historical and Theoretical Problems of Folk Architecture and Faculty of Philology of PetrSU A.Borisov, I.Grishina, A.Pigin, E.Zakharova. Research officer of the National Park N.Chervyakova has told about dramatic fortunes of villages of Vodlozero area in the XXth century. Senior lecturer of the university of East Finland O.Tikkanen has reported preliminary results of interdisciplinary research conducted within the scope of CARELICA sub-project together with research laboratory of local and microhistory of Karelia concerning retrospective forecasts of consequences of long-term influence of economic activities of local human communities on wood.
The progress report on performance of obligations within CARELICA sub-project was made within the scope of the colloquium.
In conclusion of the meeting The Marvellous Land of Vodla, a book of ethnographic and other materials in two volumes collected by Moscow architect A.Monakhova during the research that have taken half a century, was presented by friends and colleagues of the author K.Loginov (senior research officer of Institute of Linguistics, History and Literature of Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science) and L.Mikhailova (Ass.Prof. of Faculty of Philology of KSPA).
Theoretical part of the event was preceded by a fact-finding trip to Kuganavolok with visiting Kanzanavolok, Ilyinsky pogost and Varishpelda. The detailed reporting on this part of the colloquium is prepared for publication in the Finnish newspaper of Karjalainen (correspondent Liisa Uli-Ketola).

 

October 2, 2012

Results of the Russian-Finnish project
Sergey Verigin, Dean of the Faculty of History, and A.Pashkov, Head of the Chair of history of pre-revolutionary Russia and project manager on the part of Russia, took part in the concluding Russian-Finnish seminar within the People Divided by the Border project of the Russian Foundation for the Humanities and the Academy of Finland. Among the other seminar participants there were Prof.S.Kashchenko (St.Petersburg State University), Prof.T.Hämynen (University of Eastern Finland) and project manager on the part of Finland, M.Vituhnovskaya-Kauppala, research officer of the University of Helsinki, and Yu.Shikalov, research officer of the University of Eastern Finland.
The seminar took place in the Vyborg branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration on September, 27-28.
Results of the project were brought and positive opinion of joint research work was expressed at the seminar, and prospects of future joint research were discussed.
On results of the project by the end on 2012 a joint collection of works will be released in Finland, with articles by historians from PetrSU and project participants A.Butvilo, S.Verigin, O.Kulagin, A.Pashkov.

 

October 1, 2012

Lectures of Skip Burke, a former Chief of Police of Ashburnham (Massachusetts), at the Faculty of Political and Social Science
 In the period from the 21st to the 25th of September the students of the department of international relations could attend the series of lectures, prepared by Skip Burke, a retired Chief of Police of Ashburnham (Massachusetts) After completing his work in the police Mr. Burke was actively involved in the organization of election campaigns in the United States at the regional level, their success has allowed him to become a member of the Democratic Committee of Massachusetts.
 He has currently participated in the organization of Russian-American exchange program and has been of the trustees of the charity fund "For the Children of Karelia", established by Sergey Katanandov. Being a resident of the U.S., he didnt remain indifferent to the events in Karelia. For example, in 2011, after the fall of the Tu-134 near Petrozavodsk, Skip Burke initiated fundraiser in support of the surviving of Anastasia Terekhina (a 14-year-old girl, damaged during the accident), the collected money was spent to the girl's treatment in Moscow. Skip Burke played special attention to the project "Karelia and Massachusetts - Children". In 2005 he acted like the coordinator from the American side during the visit to of children of Karelian policemen and firemen, killed in the line of duty, to the USA.
These are just a few examples of his efforts on the convergence of Russians and Americans.
 On the 21st of September, while interacting with the students of the first and second year, Skip Burke shared his experience in international events organizing and talked about the features of the electoral process in the U.S. On the 25th of September Mr. Burke organized a round table concerning the public diplomacy between the U.S. and Russia and the prospects of cooperation between the two countries after the 2012 elections.
Comparing Russian students with American ones, Burke noted that "Russian students express themselves with confidence, while some American students confuse confidence with arrogance." Mr. Burke admitted that he really enjoyed the warm attitude of Russian students, who asked interesting questions and did not forget to thank the lecturer after class. Skip Burke confessed that he liked roundtable format more than a simple lecture, as it gave an opportunity to talk with students as equals. Before leaving Skip Burke expressed hope for continued dialogue and cooperation with students of the Faculty of Political and Social Science and wished them success in the international and charitable activities.

 

September 27, 2012

About the fortunes of American Finns
The public seminar American Finns in Prewar Karelia held by the National Library of the Republic of Karelia in cooperation with Petrozavpdsk State University, National Museum of Karelia and the National Archive of Karelia took place on September, 27 in the National Museum of the Republic of Karelia.
Irina Takala, Head of the Chair of history of countries of North Europe of Petrozavpdsk State University, told about the contribution of North American Finns to development of the economy of Karelia, relations between the immigrants and local population and destinies of American Finns in the years of the Great Terror.
Within the framework of the seminar the National Museum in cooperation with the National Archive of Karelia presented their exhibition entitled CHOICE? VALINTA! ВЫБОР. North American Finns in Soviet Karelia.

More at the Republic of Karelia State Government Bodies' Official Internet Portal  

 

September 25, 2012

The Great Comet of the XXI century
Artyom Novichonok, post-graduate student of the Faculty of Ecology and Biology and junior researcher of the observatory of PetrSU, and Vitali Nevski (Vitebsk, Belarus) report their discovery of a diffuse comet with an 8" coma on four 100-s CCD exposures obtained with a 0.4-m f/3 Santel reflector of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) near Kislovodsk, Russia.
Let us mention that this is Artyom Novichonok's second important discovery. Last year he has discovered a new previously unknown comet later designated P/2011 R3 (NOVICHONOK-GERKE).
Nevski and Novichonok first reported the object to the Minor Planet Center with no mention of cometary appearance. Follow-up observations obtained with a 1.5-m f/8 reflector at the Majdanak observatory in Uzbekistan by O.Burhonov (measured by Novichonok and Nevski) show an obvious elongation in p.a. 305 deg with a coma of size 9" x 11" and total mag about 17.1.
The comet discoverers consider that next year the comet will be seen in the sky in the daytime.
We congratulate Artyom Novichonok and Vitali Nevski and wish them new discoveries.

More on Astroforum  

 

September 24, 2012

At the conference in Switzerland
The Institute of Education of the University of Zurich, in cooperation with the Centre of Development and Cooperation of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (NADEL) and the Network for Policy Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training (NORRAG), has organised an international conference on Policy Transfer in Vocational Skills Development. The conference was held on September 13 and 14, and PetrSU was the only Russian University among its participants. As the conference organisers emphasized, it was the first time when Russia was presented at the international level in this sphere.
The conference was devoted to analysis of positive and negative aspects of two global models of vocational skills development: the dual system of vocational training and national qualification frameworks evaluated in 116 couintries of the world.
Reports of the International Labour Organization of UNO, UNESCO, European Training Foundation with which PetrSU has been supporting close cooperation were delivered at the conference. The conference participants also came from developing countries where one of the specified models of vocational skills development is put to an evaluation test.
To take part in the conference there were invited employees of the Budget Monitoring Center of Petrozavodsk State University Chief Researcher S.Sigova, Doctor of Economics, and Senior Researcher M.Pitukhina, Associate Professor, that have taken an active part in discussions held during the conference.
Results of participation in the conference are important from the point of view of generalization and use of the best foreign experience for implementation of the project Research of the Demand for Personnel Competent in the Sphere of Technological Innovations which PetrSU performs at the request of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Results of implementation of this project will be included in the report to the President of the Russian Federation on development of personnel potential of Russia prepared by the Agency of Strategic Initiatives and Skolkovo business school.

 

September 22, 2012

Lecture of Professor Timo Pakarinen
On September, 21 within the scope of cooperation and joint workshop Features of the Russian Building Market lecture of Professor Timo Pakarinen from North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Joensuu, devoted to timber and its building structures took place at the Faculty of Industrial and Civil Engineering of PetrSU.
The professor lectured in English and has told about features of timber as a building material, about using it in Finland. He has given examples of projecting building structures of timber, has told about peculiarities of operating such structures under load.
The lecture was attended by graduate students studying timber structures under the direction of Lyubov Seliutina and their advisor herself, Associate Professor Boris Yagnyuk who was in charge of this seminar, and Dean of the Faculty of Industrial and Civil Engineering Yuri Markadanov.
The lecture was interesting, the teacher asked questions which students not always dared to answer, hesitating of their English language skills. However, questions and answers followed the lecture.
Student of the Faculty of Industrial and Civil Engineering Anna Karmanova questioned the Finnish Professor about some issues concerning her degree project.

 

September 21, 2012

PetrSU in the basic directions of social and economic policy of the Government of the RK through to 2017
Petrozavodsk State University was a venue for the session of the Public Chamber of the Republic of Karelia held to discuss the Concept of Social and Economic Development of the region through to 2017.
Members of the Public Chamber of the RK, representatives of the Government of the RK, experts took part in the session.
The session participants have discussed draft basic directions of social and economic policy of the Government of the RK through to 2017, and considered issues of formation of the Concept of Social and Economic Policy of the Government of the RK through to 2017.
Rector of the Petrozavodsk State University Anatoly Voronin addressed to the session participants with words of welcome.
The complex of measures scheduled up to 2017 is focused on stage-by-stage achievement of a long-term objective of social and economic development of the republic stated in the Strategy of Social and Economic Development of the Republic of Karelia through to 2020, which is improvement of the quality of life of the population on the basis of steady balanced development of the economy, formation of potential for future development and active participation of the republic in the system of international and inter-regional exchange.
Draft basic directions of social and economic policy of the Government of the RK through to 2017 also concerns development of Petrozavodsk State University.
It is expected to continue implementation of projects of creation and development of technoparks, technograd of Petrozavodsk State University will also develop. In 2013 it is planned to build an innovation and technological center within Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science. Assistance to the speeded up development of the competitive sector of research and development will be carried out through formation of the state orders for performance of research and development works.

 

September 21, 2012

British Parliamentary Style Debate
Debate Club of PetrSU took part in the Russian-Finnish Law School of the University of Lapland and PetrSU.
A regular session of British Style Debate took place within the Russian-Finnish Law School of the University of Lapland and PetrSU held on September 10-15 in PetrSU. During the debate teachers and students of the University of Lapland and students of PetrSU spoke English language.
British Parliamentary Style Debate is one of the most popular intellectual games among students of the leading universities of Russia, Europe and the USA. In their student years such famous people as Brad Pitt, Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill and Tony Blair were keen on this game. British Parliamentary Debate is a role playing game modelling the session of a real body of legislation adopting the bill. Two sides called the Government and Opposition discuss the pressing problem persisting in their opposite opinions. The team participants are devided by lot, and then the game begins. The idea of the debate is to convince the neutral side (the Judges) of the fact that your position is stonger than your opponent's concerning the means of argumentation and counterargumentation.
The game was interesting and eventful. In the opinion of Judges, the Government won, and post-graduate student Maxim Mordvintsev was recognized the best speaker. All spectators and participants of the debate were satisfied with constructive and fruitful discussion of this rather complex and inconsistent issue. In adition, Finnish teachers have made special mention of all speakers for their non-standard and creative sight at the problem, and complimented students of PetrSU for good English language skills.

 

September 21, 2012

A tour on construction sites of Petrozavodsk
On September, 21 a delegation from Finland led by Alexey Borisov, teacher of the Chair of architecture, building units and geotechnics, visited several construction sites of Petrozavodsk, including Karelstroimekhanizatsiya JSC, SANA concrete factory, Drevlyanka-8 microdistrict, and a residential area with low-rise buildings.

 

September 20, 2012

Exchange of experience
A training with participation of experts from National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) took place in Petrozavodsk on September, 17-18.
Along with Moscow and Saratov, the capital of Karelia became a place for implementation of the first program of professional development of employees of business incubators in Russia.
The basic purpose of the program is to introduce the world's best practices in Petrozavodsk and Karelian business incubation, as well as to exchange experience on development business incubation in Russia and abroad.
Earlier representatives of several business incubators including Karelian have taken part in he NBIA's International Conference on Business Incubation in Atlanta. It has convened about 600 representatives of business incubators from 30 countries. Participation of Karelia's representatives at this conference has initiated joint cooperation and has become a starting point for today's training.
Directors of business incubators from various regions and areas of Russia took part in the training, including Director of the Business Incubator of Karelia Vasily Nikolaev and Director of the Student Business Incubator of PetrSU Alexander Konovalov.
Certified educational trainings of MGIMO-NBIA is the first professional development program for heads, experts and residents business incubators of Russia. The program is developed by the MGIMO Foundation for Development of Innovations and Business Incubation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and NBIA.
National Business Incubation Association is the worlds leading organization advancing innovation entrepreneurship which serves more than 1900 members from 60 countries.
Two-day trainings are adapted for Russian business incubators and represent a basic program necessary for reception of the international certificate.
Such a scale cycle of training is held in Russia for the first time.
In the opinion of experts, this training arttended by representatives of other Russian regions, has laid good prospects for close cooperaction between all experts of our country in this area.

 

September 12, 2012

Anatoly Voronin: "The meeting of the President of Finland with Head of Karelia will become a turning point in development of our relations"
Visit of the delegation of led by Head of the republic Alexander Khudilainen to Finland continues. The main purpose of the visit is further expansion of bilateral cooperation between Finland and Karelia.
Rector of the Petrozavodsk State University Anatoly Voronin has commented upon the first results achieved by the official delegation:
"I took part in the meeting with business circles of Finland attednded by many Finnish representatives. I should mention that Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen spoke at this meeting about the new investment policy of the region, and establishing favourable conditions for investments in the republic. It is especially important, that now each investment project will have a responsible employee of the executive bodies of the republic to support the project to accelerate its implementation.
"The Finnish partners have made offers at the meeting on implementation of joint projects, and at once agreed about further negotiations with representatives of the Government of Karelia.
"In personal conversations Finnish entrepreneurs also shown keen interest in cooperation and development of partnership with our republic.
"I personally had 15 meetings in Finland during which the tasks related to innovative activity, education, promotion of the Finnish and Russian technologies were discussed.
"Of course, the most significant event within the scope of the visit of the delegation of Karelia to Finland was the meeting of the President of the country with Head of the Republic of Karelia. It has indicated that the authorities of Finland are interested in cooperation with Karelia. I know that the most important issues concerning creation of a transport infrastructure, investment prospests of Karelia were discussed at this meeting.
"Alexander Khudilainen has decided on the right trend in mutual relations with the neighbour, and his meeting with the President of Finland will become a turning point in development of relations with this country."

 

September 11, 2012

Summer Russian-Finnish Law School
Summer Russian-Finnish Law School of the University of Lapland and PetrSU started in the IT Park.
Within the scope of the school its participants will attend lectures of Finnish and Russian teachers, will take part in group projects, and will also visit the Court of Arbitration of the RK, the Legislative Assembly of the RK, the Constitutional Court of the RK and the Central Electoral Commission of the RK.
The School will work until September, 14.

 

September 10, 2012

Bilateral cooperation
A visit of the delegation of the Republic of Karelia led by Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen to Finland starts on September, 10. The purpose of the visit that will last until September, 12 is further expansion of bilateral cooperation between Finland and Karelia.
Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin is a member of the delegation that also includes ministers of the Government of Karelia, deputies of the Legislative Assembly, heads of administrations of some municipal regions, and entrepreneurs.
During the visit a meeting of Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen with President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö will take place in Helsinki. The parties will discuss issues of cross-border cooperation, in particular, development of border-crossing points and traffic lanes on Karelian site of the border between Russia and Finland.
Within the scope of the trip the delegation of Karelia will also meet with Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland Jyri Häkämies, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Finland Alexander Rumyantsev and Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in Finland Valery Shlyamin.
he delegation partricipants will hold talks in the Parliament of Finland, will meet with representatived of business circles of Finland. The delegation of Karelia will also visit Lahti Science and Business Park Ltd. and a number of local industrial waste treatment plants.

 

September 6, 2012

Fruitful cooperation
On August, 31 during the visit of Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen to industrial enterprises of Petrozavodsk the Managing Director of Petrozavodskmash Evgeny Pakermanov has told about plans for development of the enterprise, its investment projects.
One of them is a project implemented in cooperation with Petrozavodsk State University concerning creation of ecologically safe transportation and packing kits for storage and transportation of spent nuclear fuel.
"Currently, we're about to complete works on production of a trial container, next year we will be able to offer a product already certificated, coordinated, and tested to produce it serially, it will be a product in demand, indeed," Evgeny Pakermanov has mentioned.
Alexander Khudilainen has asked how matters stand at the enterprise regarding the personnel. Evgeny Pakermanov has pointed out that this year inflow of the regional personnel is observed. Young specialists willing to work and to learn, as well as the skilled experts come to the enetreprise.
nnovative projects of the enterprise are aimed to involve talented young people, train highly skilled personnel, for example, the youth design office organized at the enterprize within the framework of strategic partnership with PetrSU and creation of the department of the National Nuclear Research University "MEPHI" at the enterprise for preparation of experts in the field of nuclear mechanical engineering and carrying out of joint scientific researches.
According to Head of Karelia, provision of local staff specialists for enterprises is a good and necessary task, as the labor force potential in Karelia is huge.
Completing his visit to enterprises Alexander Khudilainen has mentioned:
"The current state of technological equipment and the level of production of our enterprises as a whole, the level of automation, high technologies applied nowadays excite pride. We have got everything here, and we should speak about it and show it. Then the young generation and all the population will have a completely different perception of the world."

More at the Republic of Karelia State Government Bodies' Official Internet Portal  

 

September 5, 2012

PetrSU takes part in the VI World Congress of Finno-Ugrian Peoples
On September, 5 the VI World Congress of Finno-Ugrian Peoples opened in the Hungarian town of Siófok. The main subject of the ongress is The Language and the People.
Representatives of 24 Finno-Ugrian and Samoyedic peoples, heads of regions of Russia participate in the Congress, and heads of Hungary, Finland and Estonia are also expected to take part in the forum.
Karelia will be represented at the forum by 27 delegates representatives of Karelian, Vepsian and Finnish peoples, as well as 10 observers. Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen personally heads the delegation. The delegation also includes Irina Kuvshinova, Minister of Education of the Republic of Karelia, Elena Bogdanova, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Karelia, and Lana Migunova, Minister of the Republic of Karelia for National Politics, Relations with Public and Religious Associations and Mass Media. PetrSU in is represented by Associate Professor Olga Karlova, teacher of the Chair of Finnish language and literature of the Faculty of Baltic and Finnish Philology and Culture.
Within the scope of the forum plenary sessions will be held, and work of five break-up groups Ethnopolicy and Law, Language and Education, Culture, Information Technologies and Mass-Media, Health, Demography and Ecology will be organized,
The Congress participants will discuss results of the work performed within the period between the congresses, issues of preservation and development of Finno-Ugrian languages and traditional culture, national identity level improvement of Finno-Ugrian peoples, international cooperation.
On results of the Congress the break-up groups will prepare their recommendations, and the Resolution of the VI World Congress of Finno-Ugrian Peoples will be adopted.
The Congress will continue until September, 7.

 

September 5, 2012

Dzien dobry!
Petrozavodsk State University was a venue for a meeting of students of Pedagogical University of Cracow named after the National Education Commission (Akademia Pedagogiczna im.Komisji Edukacji Narodowej w Krakowie) with students and Dean of the Faculty of Philology Andrey Kunilsky.
The main purpose of the meeting with students in PetrSU was work within the project of Polish-Russian Youth Exchange (Polsko-Rosyjska Wymiana Młodzieży) PLiRU 2012.
The project is supported financially by Pedagogical University of Cracow and the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding.
The purposes of this project are creation Polish-Russian literary mapping of Cracow and Petrozavodsk; establishing close and long-term cooperation between representatives of universities of Cracow and Petrozavodsk.
Students will also discuss a number of other issues. Besides, preparation for the conference to take place in Cracow will begin. Also it is planned to make a video about the Polish-Russian project and distribute it in social networks.
During the meeting Polish students have shown their film about Pedagogical University of Cracow.
Students will stay in Petrozavodsk till September, 8, and the visit of students of PetrSU to Cracow is scheduled for the end of October, and the project is expected to complete in November.

 

September 3, 2012

The best teams in student collegiate programming were named in PetrSU
Results of the traditional international summer student collegiate programming training camp were summerized in Petrozavodsk State University.
More than 130 participants from 26 universities of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Latvia prepared for the World Championship 2013. Among them there were 27 participants of previous finals of the ACM Programming World Championship, 11 prize-winners and 2 World Champions of 2012.
For 11 days 40 teams including four teams of high-school and university students of the Club of Creativity of Programmers of PetrSU were solving the most complicated problems developed by champions and prize-winners of the ACM Programming World Championships. On completion of contests Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin, Director of RCNIT Natalia Ruzanova and Head of the Club of Creativity of Programmers of PetrSU Vladimir Kuznetsov congratulated the teams.
Presenting the awards, Anatoly Voronin has emphasized that the university administration and organizers of the training camp intend to make contests more interesting and eventful. Therefore, the agreement with Yandex was concluded, and this company will be the primary sponsor of the next training camp. Rector of PetrSU has wished the training camp participants academic success and good luck in contests.
"Every year we welcome more student teams willing to take part in the training camp in PetrSU, which indicates the prestige and high level of this contest," - Natalia Ruzanova said.
On results, the team of SPbSU ITMO-1 became the champion, the fourth team of St.Petersburg State University was the second best, and the team of Moscow State University was the third.

The training camp is held in Petrozavodsk State University since1998, and twice a year since 2000. Since 2006 the training camp participants annually win 5-7 of 12 from the ACM Programming World Championships held among more than 8000 teams of 2000 universities of 200 countries of the world.
The program of the training camp also offered lectures and analysis of problems, cultural and sports events.
Let us add that the next ACM Programming World Championship for the first time will take place in Russia in St.Petersburg at the end of July, 2013.

 

August 31, 2012

PetrSU took part in the 21st Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference
The 21st Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, BSPC, was convened in Saint Petersburg on 26-28th August under the overall theme "Energy, Ecology and Social Welfare: Cooperation for a Sustainable Development of the Baltic Sea Region".
The conference attracted over 200 politicians, government officials, experts, representatives of stakeholder organizations and the industry of the Baltic Sea Region, as well as youth organizations and NGOs. A wide range of high-level presentations and political debate targeted issues such as regional partnership and cross-border cooperation, energy efficiency and green growth, integrated maritime policy, health and social welfare, and labour market mobility.
The delegation of the Republic of Karelia includes Nikolai Makarov, Vice-Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the RK, S.Pirozhnikov, Vice-Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the RK, T.Zornyakov, Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the RK, and Professor Natalya Dorshakova, Head of the Chair of family medicine of PetrSU.
Natalya Dorshakova spoke on the subject of Cooperation with the Baltic States in Socially Significant Diseases Control having analysed results of the basic projects in medicine implemented by the Baltic states in recent years, reported about the current state of affairs, and pointed out the most actual modern health care problems of the region. Natalya Dorshakova has paid special attention to projects in which scientists from PetrSU take part, in particular the international project Pathogenesis of Insulin-Dependent Diabetes of Children (DIABIMMUNE) run within the territory of seven countries of the European Union.

Reference note:
The Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) was established in 1991 as a forum for political dialogue between parliamentarians from the Baltic Sea Region. BSPC gathers parliamentarians from 11 national parliaments, 11 regional parliaments and 5 parliamentary organizations around the Baltic Sea. The BSPC thus constitutes a unique parliamentary bridge between all the EU- and non-EU countries of the Baltic Sea Region.
Russia is the host country of the 21st BSPC, and Ms Valentina Pivnenko, was unanimously appointed as Chairman of the BSPC for the period until the close of the 21st BSPC in August 2012.

 

August 31, 2012

Results of Summer University of NEOU of PetrSU
83 students followed the courses of Summer University of NEOU of PetrSU. They came from 15 countries of the world - Finland, Sweden, Norway, the Great Britain, the USA, China, Thailand, Brazil, Switzerland, France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Turkey and Cyprus.
Besides active language immersion and successful studying at the university, students have got acquainted with Karelia's history and culture, have visited such famous sights as Kivach waterfalls, the Solovki Archipelago, the Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography, the marble canyon of Ruskeala, etc.
Some students of the of Summer University have already been to Petrozavodsk, while for others this trip was the first acquaintance to Russia.
For example, the student from Brazil Vitoro do Nasimento Pakubaiba dreamt of a trip to Petrozavodsk and to Kizhi island for two years, and his wish to see the beauty of our northern land came true. Although he'd read and heard a lot about Karelia, now he knows precisely that it is a very beautiful and hospitable land.
Students from University of Bari, Italy, also treasure good memories of Karelia: "We liked Kizhi island, and we were very happy to make new friends in Russia."
All foreign students had an excellent opportunity to admire the beauty of Karelia, as well as to practise their Russian in their host families.
"Living in my host family I have learned to speak Russian better, and to cook real Russian pancakes and Karelian pastry. But, frankly speaking, it was easier to me to learn to cook, than to learn grammar," - says Josh Hodil, USA.
It is nice to realize that more and more foreign students from the most different corners of the planet come to Summer University every year, and some students are ready and willing to come again and again.

 

August 28, 2012

PetrSU confirms its leadership!
Petrozavodsk State University has come to the fore in the rating of the most popular higher educational institutions of the Russian Federation.
An international higher education directory and search engine 4 International Colleges & Universities (http://www.4icu.org/ru/) has published the list of top Colleges and Universities in Russia by university web ranking.
Petrozavodsk State University is on the 21st place among 398 higher educational institutions of the country included in the ranking (in Russia there are 1080 higher educational institutions total). PetrSU is inferior only to Moscow State University, St.Petersburg State University, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Kazanskiy Federalny Universitet, Siberian Federal University, as well as a number of national research universities.
Let us mention that Northern (Arctic) Federal University is on the 80 place, Murmansk State Technical University is the 92th, Karelian State Pedagogical Academy is the 244th, and Murmansk State Pedagogical University is the 278th.

 

August 27, 2012

Summer student collegiate programming training camp in Petrozavodsk State University
From August, 24 to September, 3 Petrozavodsk State University hosts summer student collegiate programming training camp. 40 teams (more than 130 people) representing 26 universities of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Latvia took part in the training.
The Club of Creativity of Programmers of PetrSU is represented at the tournament by four teams of high-school and university students coached by Denis Vlasov, teacher of the Chair of applied mathematics and cybernetics.
Among the training camp participants there are the reigning ACM Programming World Champion the team of SPbSU ITMO and prize-winners of the world championships teams of Moscow State University (silver medallist of 2012), Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR) (bronze medallist of 2012) and Donetsk National University (bronze medallist of 2011).
During the training camp the teams take part in scores of contests solving problems prepared by champions and prize-winners of the ACM programming world championships.
The program also offers lectures and analysis of problems, cultural and sports events.
Summer student collegiate programming training camp of 2012 is an important stage in preparation for the ACM programming world championship which for the first time will take place in Russia in St.Petersburg.

 

August 22, 2012

RCNIT of PetrSU: informatization in the Republic of Karelia is in progress
Regional Center for New Information Technologies of Petrozavodsk State University promotes development of the system of state and municipal services rendered to citizens of the Republic of Karelia electronically.
Currently, RCNIT of PetrSU in cooperation with Radoikom State Unitary Enterprise, the e-Government operator of the Republic of Karelia, subordinate to the State Committee of the Republic of Karelia for Information and Communication Technology Development is testing the elements of electronic interaction.
Implementation of interdepartmental electronic interaction will allow citizens and organizations when they obtain state and municipal services to avoid submitting documents already available to the public authorities and local self-government.

 

August 15, 2012

Summer classes are in full blast
Classes for international students from Sweden, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, the USA, China, Vietnam and Thailand are in progress in Summer University of NEOU.
Everyone has his or her own reasons for taking summer classes, although all students have the same sincere interest in Russian culture, Russian language, and a desire to improve their Russian language skills.
Some prefer individual tutoring, others like to take classes with a group. Every class is held in a warm, homely atmosphere.
During the academic period students make friends and spend their spare time together. Russian language for many of them has become a means of international and friendly communication, indeed.

 

August 10, 2012

Deans meet the freshmen
Deans of faculties of PetrSU have held meetings with the newly-enrolled students.
The deans have told when the classes start, about organization and features of the training, what poor academic progress is and its consequences, about scholarships and dormitories.
Deans of faculties have called the freshmen start their studies from the very first day of classes, having emphasized that teachers of each faculty are aiming at giving knowledge to the students, and the administration of each faculty will support students willing to receive their Diplomas of Higher Education in course of their studies.

 

August 8, 2012

Self-made souvenirs from Karelia
A group of international students of Summer University of NEOU of PetrSU visited the Center of Traditional Crafts.
There students from , , saw an interesting exhibition, learned about folk dolls, traditional costumes and decoration of the Russian North.
International students have got a unique chance to make a hand-made souvenir.
Within a little more than an hour under the direction of a master each of them has mas a pretty charm doll. Very soon 14 little hand-made beauties in national costumes will go to different corners of the planet with their creators.

 

August 2, 2012

Target of research is wooden architecture of the Russian North
The research program on inspection of monuments of wooden architecture of Karelia for performance of the project within Marie Curie grant within the scope of the Seventh Frame program of the EU was presented in Petrozavodsk State University.
The presenttion took place within the framework of the cooperation agreement between Petrozavodsk State University and University of Florence, Italy. The project participants are Petrozavodsk State University, University of Florence and University of Oulu, Finland.
Representatives of the Department of Architecture of University of Florence took part in the presentation of the program.
The project is focused on studying wooden architecture of Karelia and its comparison to historical wooden architecture of Finland and north of Italy. It's implementation will take three years and includes several stages. First, participants will make a list of settlements of scientific interest from the point of view of history and architecture. The second stage assumes training for employees of PetrSU during which they will learn methods of three-dimensional laser scanning. Measurement and photofixing of objects detected previously, collection architectural and historical information and contemporary records are in the plan of works within the third stage. The fourth and the final stage is development of a database that would form a basis for a book illustrating the course and results of works within the project.
Within the scope of the project the dictionary of historical and architectural terms on wooden architecture will be made as well.
Professor Sandro Parrinello has expressed confidence that cooperation within the scope of the grant will be interesting and fruitful. For the first time Professor Sandro Parrinello had come to Karelia in 2005. His current visit to our republic is the 18th. "It is interesting to me to get acquainted with the architectural monuments located in territory of your republic. It is very interesting to learn traditions of people who lived here, to learn the system on which they built their homes. I have visited many places and cities in Russia. I do not know why, but I love your little town very much," - said signor Parrinello.
The visit of Italian researchers will be last until early September. Whithin this period of time together with researchers of the Scientific Research Institute of Historical and Theoretical Problems of National Architecture they will visit monuments of wooden architecture of Pryazha region of Karelia in villages of Kinerma, Manga, Rubcheila, Korza, and Särgilahta.

 

July 31, 2012

Students from Italy come to PetrSU
Another group of foreign students came to Summer University of NEOU of PetrSU.
These students from University of Bari, Italy, will spend more than three weeks in Petrozavodsk These three weeks will be filled with studies and acquaintance to history and culture of our northern land. Students have already started the intensive course of Russian, and have also taken a look around the city during a walking tour.
Italian students were very impressed with the excursion to the Department of Rare Books of the Scientific Library of PetrSU.
In the future the students will have a traditional visit to Kizhi open-air museum, a toy-making master-class the Doll House, an unusual Italian party and many other events that will make their stay unforgettable.

 

July 12, 2012

To PetrSU from all over the world
Summer University 2012 of Northern-European Open University of PetrSU keeps on working.
This is not surprising, as for many international students coming to Petrozavodsk to study Russian the academic season is in full swing. Every week new students from the different countries of the world come to plunge into the fascinating world of studies and vacation filled with bright impressions.
This summer we were very glad to welcome students from Belgium, Norway and Spain who have already been to NEOU and came again to improve their Russian languiage skills. It indicates that students having visited Petrozavodsk once have the desire to come here again and again.
The intensive course of Russian organized for a group of students from University of Birmingham is also in progress.

 

July 9, 2012

Anatoly Zabrovsky takes part in the international conference DIVERSE 2012
Employee of PetrSU Anatoly Zabrovsky, the Erasmus Mundus, Triple I scholarship holder, presented his paper at the international conference DIVERSE held in Leuven, Belgium, on July 3-6.
The title of the report was The Criterion of Quality Assessment of Educational Multimedia Streams Transmitted in Real Time Mode. Multimedia Quality Network. The report concerned creation of the Global quality network; a new version of software and a web-portal that will be used to provide access to the network were presented, as well as the media stream quality assessment criteria. In conclusion of the report the further plans of cooperation within this project were indicated. Several universities are planning to work in cooperation in the sphere of development of quality network of multimedia streams.

DIVERSE is the leading conference regarding all aspects of video and videoconferencing in education: teaching, research, management, etc. This includes the convergence of these technologies; the emergence of new possibilities such as "presence production" for learning, interactive television, virtual reality and computer games techniques, and handheld access to moving images.
DIVERSE provides excellent opportunities for formal and informal networking with experts in the field from all over the globe. The conference will be both a showcase and a critical forum on all aspects of visual resources in education through plenary and themed sessions.

 

July 3, 2012


Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin joined the working group established in order to coordinate elaboration of the concept of social and economic development of the Republic of Karelia through to 2017.

More at the Republic of Karelia State Government Bodies' Official Internet Portal  

 

July 2, 2012

PetrSU takes part in the international conference Toward a New Model of Russian Federalism
International conference Toward a New Model of Russian Federalism organized by the International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (the Gorbachev Foundation) within the scope of the research project Toward a New Model of Russian Federalism: the Regional Perspective took place in Moscow on June, 28-29.
Mikhail Bezborodov, Ph.D., senior instructor of the Chair of political science, regional project expert, and Alexander Ilyin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Chair of political science invited to the conference as a special expert on issues under investigation took part in the conference.
Mikhail Bezborodov spoke on the subject of Russian Federalism: the Regional Perspective. What Model of the Federation Karelia Needs? where he dwelled on the issue of the region's place in the system of modern federal relations.
Alexander Ilyin contributed a paper on the subject of Sociopolitical Processes in Karelia. 'External Management' as a Result of Confrontation Between Local Political and Business Groups.
Researchers, experts, public figures, journalists participated in the international conference. Among the guests from abroad there were Philipp Casula (University of Basel, Switzerland), Stefan Meister (German Council on Foreign Relations, Center for Central and Eastern Europe of the Robert Bosch Stiftung), Cameron Ross (School of Humanities of the University of Dundee, Scotland, the Great Britain), Kathryn Stoner-Weiss (Stanford University).
The project Toward a New Model of Russian Federalism: the Regional Perspective was underway in 2010 2012 under the auspices of the International Foundation for Socio-Economic and Political Studies (the Gorbachev Foundation) with the support of the John D. and Catherine T.McArthur.

 

June 28, 2012

The key point
Commissioning of the high-vacuum magnetron sputter purchased within the scope of implementation of the Innovation Infrastructure Development Program to conduct research and development in the sphere of establishing new element base took place in the Innovation and Technological Center in the field of element base, electronic devices and network technologies run on the basis of the Faculty of Physical Engineering of PetrSU.
This unit is an entire research complex intended for magnetron precipitation of layers of magnetic and non-magnetic materials, including insulators and composit materials, on various sorts of substrates. This unit is one of the keystones for implementation of innovative projects in the sphere of oxide electronics accomplished in PetrSU. It is worth mentioning that the unit is quite unique, and on the appraisal of the manufacturer, there is no more than ten units of this sort in Russia.
Within three days there have been trained three researchers from the Innovation and Technological Center and Faculty of Physical Engineering of PetrSU who will operate the sputter in the sequel and conduct research. Teaching and setup is accomplished by Sawyer Wendell Alden, technical expert of AJA Inernational who came for this purpose from Boston (USA) to conduct these works and seminars.
In the opinion of Professor Genrikh Stefanovich, Director of ITC, "the research complex will extend the potential of research fellows substantially, will make it possible to achieve a totally new level in research, as well as will provide an opportunity to conduct work on creation of oxide electronics prototype elements. It is a very important step in the team development: using the opportunities of this new unit and having received results, we shall take steps on the way of mobilization of grants from the state and other investments for implementation of the stage of design and development work."
Let us remind that financial support within the scope of the Innovation Infrastructure Development Program was launched in 2010, and the year 2012 is the program closing year. The program enabled infrastructure development of a number of key innovation projects of PetrSU substantially, establishing of small innovation enterprises. One of the pivots at the program implementation was occurrence of world-class facilities and equipment opening new prospects for research and innovation development that is clearly demonstrated by the team of the Innovation and Technological Center in the field of element base, electronic devices and network technologies.

 

June 28, 2012

Rector of PetrSU meets Irina Rodnina
During her visit to PetrSU Irina Rodnina met with Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin.
During their conversation Anatoly Voronin and Irina Rodnina discussed such issues as new approaches to problems of healthy way of life and distribution of health preservation skills among children and youth.
The visit of Irina Rodnina to PetrSU took place within the scope of the third international Congress of Physical and Health Education Teachers propagandizing healthy way of life.
The Congress is organized by the Government of the Republic of Karelia and the Association of Physical and Health Education Teachers of Russia, at participation of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, Russian Fitness-Aerobics Federation, Administration of Petrozavodsk urban district, Petrozavodsk State University, Karelian State Pedagogical Academy, as well as the Association of Physical and Health Educators in Finland.
During the visit there took place a meeting with participants of the Congress of Physical and Health Education Teachers from 14 countries of the world including Russia, the USA, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Iceland, Italy, Sweden and other countries. Petrozavodsk State University is one of the Congress participants representing Karelia.

 

June 27, 2012

Participation in the XVIth Annual International Scientific-Practical Conference ADIT-2012
On June, 20 Alexey Borisov, teacher and researcher of the Chair of architecture, building units and geotechnics of PetrSU, has delivered a report on the subject of Information Technologies in the Study of Traditional Rural Settlements of the Russian North (on the Example of the Identification of Tendency in Construction of Summer Buildings) at the XVIth Annual International Scientific-Practical Conference ADIT-2012 Cultural Heritage and Information Technologies. Museum As an Information System.
The annual conference ADIT held since 1997 is one of the key All-Russian activities on promotion of information technologies among museums and other cultural institutions that facilitates the development of museums and exchange of regional experience. Conferences ADIT have been held in different regions of the country since 1998.
The Republic of Karelia has been chosen as the Conference ADIT- 2012 venue, the Conference Coordination Center is the Kizhi State Open Air Museum. It is a modern and developing museum that extensively uses information technologies in its work and does a great job of promoting historical and cultural heritage of Karelia and the Russian North as a whole both in Russia and abroad. A large number of foreign experts are expected to participate in the conference 2012.
The Conference objectives were:
- experience exchange in the sphere of informatization of museums, discussion of issues concerning preservation and interpretation of cultural heritage through the use of digital technologies.
- promotion of mobility among workers in the cultural sector, exchange of experience between Russian and foreign specialists in the field of new information technologies in culture, arts and education.
- development of modern interactive museum activities for attracting young audiences to historical and cultural heritage.
The Conference was held with the support of the Government of the Republic of Karelia, Non-commercial partnership "Automation directions in Museums and Information Technologies" (ADIT), the Federal Cultural Institution Kizhi State Open Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography, Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO.

 

June 22, 2012

Round table discussioin with members of the International Association of Finno-Ugric Universities
The round table discussioin with members of the International Association of Finno-Ugric Universities took place in Petrozavodsk State University.
The discussioin was conducted by Vice-rector for Education Vladimir Syunev.
Vice-rector for Research Elmira Zilber, Dean of the Faculty of the Baltic and Finnish Philology and Culture Tamara Starshova, acting Minister of Culture Elena Bogdanova, representatives of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Karelia, State Committee for National Politics, Relations with Public and Religious Associations and Ministry of Culture of the RK, and also public organizations have taken part in the discussion.
Participants have exchanged opinions on specific solutions of problems related to preservation and development of languages, cultures, traditions of Finno-Ugric peoples; discussed ways of supporting teachers of national languages, as well as opportunities of employment assistance to graduates of the faculties teaching Finno-Ugric languages. It was also proposed to establish a student association within the framework of the International Association of Finno-Ugric Universities.
The International Association of Finno-Ugric Universities was founded less than six years ago. Its purpose is association of efforts to preserve languages, cultures, traditions, literature of Finno-Ugric peoples as there's a substantial risk to lose them. The association includes the following Russian universities Udmurt State University, Mari State University, Syktyvkar State University, Mordovian State University, Ugra State University, Petrozavodsk State University, as well as two European universities West-Hungarian University and University of East Finland.
The International Association of Finno-Ugric Universities pursues the issues of education, science, and culture. Currently, efforts of its participants are coordinated, and the plan of work includes almost 50 activities annually. Summer schools for students, exchange programs for teachers, joint scientific researches and publications, student competitions are held within the scope of the Association.
The resolution of the discussion covers all decisions and proposals of members of the International Association of Finno-Ugric Universities.

 

June 21, 2012

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing released a book of specialist in Russian philology from PetrSU
German publishers LAMBERT Academic Publishing (LAP) released a book written by Andrei Kotov, Associate Professor of the Chair of Russian language of Petrozavodsk state University, Introduction to Russian Lexicography: Fundamentals of Modern Lexicographic Theory and Practice.

 

June 20, 2012

Cross-border education is the point at issue
The session of the International Association of Finno-Ugric universities, devoted to cross-border education, its current state and prospects opened in Petrozavodsk State University on June, 20.
The session was chaired by Vice-rector for Education Vladimir Syunev who has told about the experience gained in PetrSU in the organization and development of cross-border education.
Members of the Association have told about their experience of international cooperation in education.
The guests of Petrozavodsk State University were offered excursions to Scientific Library of the university, IT-Park and Regional Center for New Information Technologies.
The next day the delegated met with Dean of the Faculty of the Baltic and Finnish Philology and Culture Tamara Starshova, as well as with the faculty teachers and students. The meeting participants discussed problems and prospects of Finno-Ugric education.

 

June 20, 2012

The winner was decided by toss
Associate Professor of the Chair of Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics of PetrSU, Grand Master of Russia, repeated European and Russian champion Alexey Lazarev took part in Takapotku Open go tournament held in Helsinki during 16th and 17th June 2012. Takapotku is the largest annual tournament in northern Europe, reaching around a hundred participants each year. We aim to provide a pleasant tournament experience for players of all levels, from beginners to high dans. Altogether about 70 sportsmen have taken part in the competition, including Karelian sportsmen from the Go Club of Petrozavodsk State University.
Takapotku 2012 is a five-round McMahon go tournament. On results of the competition, after the last tour four sportsmen had equal score 4 of 5. Alexey Lazarev was among them. By the disposition of the lot he was fated to be the fourth. In case of equal score the ranking was determined according to Buhgoltz coefficient.
As a result, Su Yang (China) became the Cup winner, silver went to Antti Törmänen (Finland), Juri Kuronen (Finland) was the third best.
Teacher of the Chair of Physical Training and Sports, Go Grand Master, Merited Master of Sports of Russia Viktor Bogdanov has also achieved a high result. He was the 6th, having scored 3 of 5 points.
We congratulate our sportsmen and wish them further victories!

 

June 19, 2012

PetrSU takes part in the conference of the Council of the University of the Arctic
Lyudmila Kulikovskaya, Head of Directorate for International Cooperation, took part in the XVth conference of the Council of the University of the Arctic held on June 11-13 in Tromsø, Norway.
Since 2011 Petrozavodsk State University is the full-fledged member of the University of the Arctic, thus students and teachers of PetrSU have an opportunity to take part in international programs and events held within the scope of its work.
Representatives of more than 60 scientific and academic organizations from 11 countries including Japan, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Russia, the USA, etc., have taken part in the conference.
Mayor of Tromsø Jens Johan Hiort, Rector of the University of Tromsø Jarle Aabakke and President of the Sami Parliament of Norway Egil Olli welcomed the conference participants.
During the conference its participants have heard and discussed the statement of Lars Kullerud, President of the University of the Arctic International Secretariat, on the work done, the strategic plan for development to 2020, urgent issues concerning steady development of the region, education of indigenous peoples, as well as organizational tasks.
  The Council also renewed the mandate and membership of the Academic Quality Committee of the University of the Arctic. Lyudmila Kulikovskaya was elected member of the Academic Quality Committee by the show of hands. Other members of the Council are Rich Boone (Chairman; University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA), Bob Corell (Washington, DC, USA), Christer Jonasson (Swedish Polar Institute / Abisko Research Station, Sweden), Raimo Väyrynen (Chairman of the Board, University of Lapland, Finland, and of the EU Scientific Board of European Science Foundation).

More information about the University of the Arctic (UArctic)  

Press Release of the conference (.pdf, 178 Kb)  

 

June 19, 2012

Environmental Issues of the Barents Region workshop
Environmental Issues of the Barents Region workshop was held on May 1-7, 2012 within the framework of the Barents Cross-Border University on the basis of Oulanka Research Station (Finland). Students of the Faculty of Industrial and Civil Engineering of PetrSU Tamara Andreyeva (graduate), Anna Karmanova and Stepan Lappo (seniors), Nikita Zhukov (junior) and teacher of the Chair of water-supply, hydraulics and water drain Maria Zaitseva have taken part in the workshop.
Students and teachers of Master's program in Barents Environmental Engineering (BEE) of the University of Oulu (Finland), Murmansk State Technical University, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Luleå University of Technology (Sweden), and Narvik University College (Norway) have also taken part in the workshop.
The schedule of work of the workshop was eventful. The classes were held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Every working day the workshop participants were offered two 1.5-3-hour lectures taught in English. The practical part of the workshop was held in breakup groups which were issued subjects for discussion. There have taken place the excursion to the reserve near the biological research station, trips to the scientific laboratory, to Ruka tourist complex and to the waste classification center.

 

June 18, 2012

PetrSU takes part in the Vth international conference Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection
Representative of the Faculty of Mathematics of Petrozavodsk State University, Associate Professor of the Chair of mathematical modeling of systems of management Elena Bormatova, PhD in Technical Sciences, took part in the Vth international conference Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection (SEEP 2012) held in Dublin, Ireland.
The conference was devoted to recent developments in the fields of sustainable energy and environmental protection.
At the session of the break-up group Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Elena Bormatova delivered her paper considering issues of modelling of hydrogen leaks through membranes.
Scientists and researchers from Ireland, Germany, Italy, Greece, Romania, Japan, China, America and other countries took part in the conference. Elena Bormatova was Russia's only representative there.

 

June 14, 2012

At the EU-Russia Innovation Forum and EBN Annual Congress

The EU-Russia Innovation Forum and the annual Congress of the European business and innovation center network (EBN) opened in the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) on June, 13.
Representatives of innovation departments of PetrSU Professor Genrikh Stefanovich, head of the chair of information measuring systems and physical electronics, Associate Professor A.Moshchevikin, Olga Derbenyova, head of the directorate for innovation and production activity, S.Sigova, Doctor of Economics, A.Safronova, research officer of the student business incubator, Nadezhda Chazhengina, head of the department of advertising and exhibition activity take part in the forum.
Exposition of the exhibition of the university shows innovative developments of the IT-park of PetrSU, innovation and technology centers of faculties, small innovation enterprises.
Meetings with Zhores Alferov, Academian and Nobel Prize winner, Russian Academy of Science, Russia, Valery Shliamin, Russian trade representative in Finland, participants from Finland, France, Spain, Taiwan, South Korea and other countries take place during the forum.

 

June 6, 2012

About the Winter War in Finnish
Professor Yuri Kilin, Doctor of History, Head of the Chair of World History of PetrSU, took part in the international workshop on military history having presented a paper in Finnish on the subject of Military operations of the Red Army in the direction of Ilomantsi during the Winter War period and in 1944 held in Ilomantsi, Finland.

 

June 5, 2012

Teachers of PetrSU get English language certificates
On June 4, 2012 certificates were granted to teachers of PetrSU who have taken a course of English language within the scope of the international project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia implemented at the financial support of the European Union.
The course was taught to teachers of faculties of history, philology, economics and political and social sciences. The English language course is the first part of the program. Teachers have got an opportunity to revise the verb tenses and sequence of tenses in English language, to master the art of academic writing and the art of speaking in public, to improve their listening comprehension skills, to learn modern pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar norms of English language and using them in the sphere of science in the form of oral and written communication.
The teachers will be able to use their new knowledge actively in their further professional work, as foreign language skills and development of curriculums in English assume ever greater importance in education development.

 

June 1, 2012

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra!...
A concert entitled June. Exams. Music of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Karelian State Philarmonic Society conducted by Marius Stravinsky took place in Petrozavodsk State University.
That day the Symphonic Orchestra performed pieces of music especially admired by the audience, namely the Russian film music, as well as the music of The Beatles and ABBA. The latter the Symphonic Orchestra played for the first time, the arrangement of ABBA songs was prepared by Karelian composer and pianist Anatoly Palaev.
Every composition was stirring, exciting, and performed and in a highly professional way having left none of the listeners untouched.
"Your performance was a great pleasure to us. All of us enjoyed both listening to the music, and watching the musicians playing, working in harmony," rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin emphasized by the end of the concert.
Concerts of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Karelian State Philarmonic Society in PetrSU seem to have become a good tradition. The first concert held in the university took place on the eve of its 70th anniversary. Then the Symphonic Orchestra performed the music of modern and classical composers J.Bizet, I.Brams, D.Gagliardi, P.Tchaikovsky, G.-R.Sinisalo, D.Lennon, and P.McCartney.

 

May 31, 2012

Outlining prospects for cooperation
The meeting of representatives of PetrSU and Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Kuopio, Finland) took place in Petrozavodsk State University.
During the visit the parties discussed the idea of submitting an application for participation in the international project focused on increase of agricultural buildings' mechanization and automation.
Preliminarily, employees of the Faculty of Agriculture of PetrSU have picked a number of agricultural buildings in different farms.
"We have visited some functioning farms. However, the level of technologies we apply lags behind the examples in Finland. Therefore, the main goal of the project is modernization. The feeding, watering, ventilation, environmental systems, etc. will be worked out. In addition to the project, it is supposed to draw a business-plan. Thus, ways of increasing the enterprise's efficiency and profitability will be outlined, Evgeny Tikhonov, Associate Professor of the chair of mechanization of agriculture, has commented.
The parties have reached a settlement on signing the frame agreement of cooperation. It is planned to submit the application on participation in the joint project by August, 27.

 

May 31, 2012

The Theories of the European Intergration
Training within the course of The Theories of the European Intergration was completed in PetrSU on May 28, 2012.
The course was taught since September 23, 2011 within the scope of European Integration Open Module project implemented at the financial support of LLP programme of the European Union.
During the course students learned about classical and modern theories of the European integration.
Total duration of the course was 108 hours, including 58 class hours.
The course was taught in English, therefore students could also practice and improve their language skills.
The course was offered for all comers, therefore the group included undergraduate and graduate students, as well as non-university students.
By results of the training 52 certificates have been issued.
The course received only favourable reviewes. Its participants consider that such courses in English promote academic development and the quality of training in PetrSU.

 

May 25, 2012

The International Students' Annual Conference: the working language is Russian
International students studying Russian in PetrSU have taken part in the concluding conference where they made presentations in Russian and discused the subject of the conference All Jobs are Fine for You: Choose for Your Own Taste.
Students from Finland, Great Britain, Australia, Sweden, Norway, the USA, Poland and Vietnam have prepared statements on trades which seem the most interesting to them, about their experience, problems of employment and use of personal professional potential. All the twelve statements were accompanied by multimedia presentations, and students from Sweden and from Finland have prepared videoclips about their jobs.
The audience listened attentively and benevolently to all statements. Almost each presenteation stirred up a discussion, and it has made the conference quite lively. After the conference the winners were voted by secret ballot and rewarded with books and films in Russian.
Some of the international students complete their studies and leave our university and Petrozavodsk. Some of them will continue their studies in June. Summer University for beginners and for those who want to improve their skills in Russian opens on June, 28.

 

May 23, 2012

Biomedical applications of plasma physics
Daniel Dobrynin, Director of Applied Physics Laboratory of the Drexel Plasma Institute, lectured in Petrozavodsk State University on the subject of Biomedical Applications of Plasma Physics.
The lecture was intended for undergraduates and post-graduate students of the Faculty of Physical Engineering and other faculties of the university, as well as for researchers of the Plasma Centre of Science and Education.
Developments of Drexel University in the sphere of plasma physics were reviewed at the lecture.
Professor Alexander Poltorak, Head of the Laboratory of molecular genetics of innate immunity, Tatyana Volkova, Doctor of Biology, Professor of the Chair of molecular biology, biological and organic chemistry, Genrikh Stefanovich, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Director of the Plasma Centre of Science and Education, Alexey Shtykov, Director of the multiple-access center of scientific equipment, and others have taken an active part in the discussion that followed.
Opportunities of cooperation between teams of the Faculty of Physical Engineering, Plasma Centre of Science and Education and the Laboratory of molecular genetics of innate immunity were also discussed there.
"Petrozavodsk State University is interested in cooperation with the Applied Physics Laboratory of the Drexel Plasma Institute.
Our cooperation will make it possible to launch new projects, win new grants and write joint research papers," pointed out Director of the Plasma Centre of Science and Education Genrikh Stefanovich.
The lecture took place within the scope of the agreement on cooperation between Petrozavodsk State University and Drexel University, Pennsylvania.

 

May 23, 2012

Anatoly Voronin met with Halldór Ásgrímsson
On May 22 Rector Anatoly Voronin met with the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Halldór Ásgrímsson.
Halldór Ásgrímsson came to the republic to take part in the international conference Partnership in Creative Industries that is a final stage of the project Development of Partnership within the Creative Industries between the North-West Region of Russia and Nordic Countries .
As it was mentioned at the meeting, cooperation between Karelia and the Nordic Council of Ministers was mostly supported in spheres of culture, education, health, and cooperation between non-government organizations.
The meeting participants also discussed implementation of the NotaBene project which supports cooperation between institutions of higher education, business, as well as with local and regional governments of Karelia, the Baltic Sea and the Barents Region.
The Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers Halldór Ásgrímsson considers this cooperation positive.

 

May 23, 2012

Exchange of views
On May, 17 upon completion of the course of lectures delivered by Associate Professor Matteo Fumagalli, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), organized within the scope of the international project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia implemented at the financial support of the European Union, the Chair of International Relations of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences has become a venue for the meting of Matteo Fumagalli and teachers of the Chair. During the informal conversation the parties have shared their opinions on teaching such allied courses as European Integration and History of International Relations at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences and Central European University, and discussed issues concerning continuation of cooperation between the Chair of International Relations and Central European University. The parties have shared the opinion that students majoring in international relations benefit from such courses taught by teachers of CEU.

 

May 22, 2012

On prospects of cooperation with Hungary
A meeting of Andrey Kunilsky, Dean of the Faculty of Philology, and teachers of the faculty with Katalin Kroó, Head of the Department of Russian Language and Literature of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, took place in Petrozavodsk State University. Issues of modern education in the humanities and integration of Russian system of education in the humanities with the European model were discussed at the meeting.
The visit of Katalin Kroó to Petrozavodsk State University was held within the scope of the international project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia implemented at the financial support of the European Union.
The scientist from Hungary has delivered the author's course Cultural Dialogues in Literaty Works Cultural Communication and Intertextuality for students of various majors and reachers of the Faculty of Philology.
"I liked Petrozavodsk State University a lot, and especially the collection of rare books of the Scientific Library, and I fell in love with the city of Petrozavodsk itself. I hope that this meeting will become a start for a long fruitful cooperaion between Eötvös Loránd University and PetrSU," - said Katalin Kroó.
Directorate for international cooperation appreciates interesting excursion organized by Marina Otlivanchik, Directr of the Scientific Library.
Brief reference:
Kroó Katalin is Head of the Department of Russian Language and Literature, Director of PHD program Russian Literature and Lliterary Research, Vice-President of the Dostoevsky International Society, author of many books about Russian literature of the XIX century, one of the world's leading researchers of Dostoevsky's creative work.

 

May 21, 2012

Law of the European Economic Community
A course Law of the European Economic Community was taught at the Faculty of Law of PetrSU in English by Pär Hallstöm, professor of the University of Umeå, who was on a visit to PetrSU on May, 14-16 within the scope of the international project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia implemented at the financial support of the European Union.
The course was devoted to issues of legal regulation of the uniform economic space in the European Union, basic principles of economic cooperation in Europe, structure and functions of WTO, as well as issues of Russia's accession to WTO.
The course was attended mostly by students of the Faculty of Law geting traned for the additional qualification of a translator in the sphere of professional communications. The course was welcomed warmly by students, and their level of knowledge was also reviewed positively by the teacher.
The Faculty of Law of PetrSU appreciates the initiative and support of the Directorate for international cooperation in organization of the course and trusts for a continuance of similar practice in the future.

 

May 21, 2012

Issues of ecological security of water areas in the North of Europe are discussed in PetrSU
International seminar Ecological Security of Water Areas in the North of Europe took place in Petrozavodsk State University within the scope of the project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia implemented at the financial support of the European Union.
Representatives of Directorate of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Natural Resource Use for the Republic of Karelia, St.-Petersburg State University, University of Helsinki, University of Toronto, Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science, Environmental Association of Karelia, the Kola Environmental Center, Humane Society of the Republic of Karelia and other public and research associations, as well as unergraduate and post-graduate students of PetrSU and Institute of Northen Water Problems of Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science have taken part in the seminar.
President of PetrSU Victor Vasiliev has addressed to participants of the seminar with words of welcome: "The project is a follow-up of projects in which PetrSU took part in the past 20-25 years, especially in cooperation with colleagues from Finland. Thanks to these projects PetrSU has became a famous university in Northern Europe."
The project is supported by the European Commission. Such centers are already founded in six universities of the Russian Federation: the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kazan Federal University, Southern Federal University, National and Research University of Tomsk, European University at St.-Petersburg and PetrSU.
The project will last until 2014. Its purpose is to increase information awareness and knowledge of various categories of the Barents Region citizens on about concerning the European union: politics, economy, law, European integration, relations between Russia and EU.
Poblems of ecological security of water areas in the North of Europe have been considered at the seminar from the point of view of various approaches and illustrated by different areas of the region.
Within the scope of the round table, experts and students have discussed possible ways to solve current problems. The importance of adoption of practical measures was pointed out.
Participation of researchers and public organizations in discussion of the budget, cooperation and creation of a general platform for communication and exchange of information and results of research, detailed research of the situation in the area of modern water-producing area and establishing additional points of potable water delivery are necessary. The seminar has also formed a basis for publicrelations with research and government organizations.

 

May 21, 2012

Sharing experience in the sphere of multimedia streams
Employee of PetrSU Anatoly Zabrovsky, the Erasmus Mundus, Triple I scholarship holder, has presented his paper in Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT).
Anatoly Zabrovsky's paper concerned the education media stream quality assessment criteria, as well as software and web-portal of developing quality network of education media streams.
Upon reading his paper, Anatoly has got acquainted with work of the Networking Research group, one of which spheres of research is also related to multimedia technologies. Exchange of experience was interesting and useful.

 

May 17, 2012

Interactive classes within the course of International Business Negotiations at the Faculty of Economics
The course was taught by Gerard Kallen, teacher of Dresden Technological University, who was visiting PetrSU on May, 14-16 within the scope of the international project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia implemented at the financial support of the European Union.
Students took part in trainings and workshops, took tests. Upon completion of the course 18 students were awarded international certificates confirming high and advanced levels of their English language skills on the All-European classification. Gerard Kallen congratulated the students and wished them further success in studying and improving their knowledge.

 

May 16, 2012

Improve your language skills
Delivery of certificates to students of foreign language courses took place in School of Foreign Languages of Northern-European Open University of PetrSU.
During the spring semester more than 80 people followed the courses of English, Finnish, Swedish, German and French languages of various levels.
All students are knit together by deep interest in leaning a new language or in improving language skills, aspiration to learn culture and traditions of the country of native speakers. Students were industrious during the semester and, as a result, passed final exams successfully.
At the end of the meeting director of NEOU of PetrSU Lyudmila Kulikovskaya has wished all students further success in studying foreign languages and never stop at what has been accomplished, but continue to improve language skills.

 

May 15, 2012

    Annual International Workshop on Advances in Methods of Information and Communication Technology
Annual International Workshop on Advances in Methods of Information and Communication Technology, AMICT-2012 is launched at Petrozavodsk State University.
The workshop is organized by Department of Computer Science of University of Helsinki, Finland, and Chair of computer science of PetrSU. The seminar was held for the 15th time within the framework of cooperation between the two universities.
Director of RCNIT Natalia Ruzanova opened the workshop. Her brief speech was devoted to the history of Internet development in PetrSU, and to cooperation with the Finnish colleagues in the field of IT which has begun in 1992. Natalia Ruzanova has wished participants of the workshop interesting reports and creative dialogue.
"The main purpose of the seminar is to train young scientists learning to write scientific articles, present their reports in English. Participating in the workshop they join researches of significant practical value. No less important is exchange of experience and ideas with international colleagues," - mentioned Yuri Bogoyavlensky, Ph. D. in Engineering, Head of the Chair of computer science.
PetrSU has become a venue for AMICT since 1997. On results of work of each of them collections of participants' reports are published. All materials are in English. This year collections will replenish e-libraries of University of Helsinki and Republic of Karelia.
During the workshop papers of representatives of Petrozavodsk State University, Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science, University of Helsinki and Helsinki Institute of Information Technologies will be read.

 

May 15, 2012

    The factor of water resources in attitudes in the north of the Europe
International Summer School Factor of Water Resources in Relations in the North of Europe held within the scope of the project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia implemented at the financial support of the European Union is launched at PetrSU.
Lyudmila Kulikovskaya, the project manager and head of Directorate for international cooperation, Lassi Heininen, Associate Professor of University of Lapland, and D.Lanko, Associate Professor of St.-Petersburg State University, welcomed the school participants at the opening ceremony.
The academic program assumes morning lectures and afternoon discussions in working groups.
On May, 14 lectures to students from universities of St.-Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Tampere, and Helsinki were offered by Lassi Heininen and Anton Lapshin, Associate Professor of the Department of International Relations. Lectures were devoted to the strategic value of water and cooperation in the sphere of water resources in the north of Europe. Discussions took place within the framework of working groups where participants delivered themselves of their views.
Moderators of the School, A.Kuznetsova, director of the EU Information Centre, D.Hytte, Ddirector of Canadian Research Center, and Yu.Petrovskaya, deputy dean of the faculty political and social sciences, have summed up the first day, having pointed out that, as a whole, it was a success.

 

May 15, 2012

  From Dresden to PetrSU
A meeting of the Dean and teachers of the Faculty of Economics with Gerard Kallen, teacher of Dresden Technological University, took place in PetrSU.
Gerard Kallen has come to PetrSU to take part in the project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia implemented at the financial support of the European Union. He will deliver a course of lectures devoted to international business negotiations.
During the meeting its participants discussed international projects between PetrSU and Dresden, future of the European Union, features of educational system, curriculums and pedagogical technologies in Russia, Germany, Ireland and other European countries, as well as their financial systems.

 

May 15, 2012

Summer School of the Russian-Finnish Cross-Border University
From May, 14 to May, 18 Petrozavodsk State University is a venue for the International Summer School of the Russian-Finnish Cross-Border University for Masters.
Lectures for the students are delivered by Professor Tiina Niklander and Professor Jussi Kangasharju of the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, as well as by Olga Bogoyavlenskaya, Associate Professor of the Chair of computer science of PetrSU.
Yuri Bogoyavlensky, head of the Chair of computer science, welcomed teachers and students of the Summer School and wished them to gain new knowledge useful for their research and career.

 

May 5, 2012

  Projects of PetrSU were presented in Finland
Innovative projects of Petrozavodsk State University were presented in Helsinki during the business-mission of Karelia to Finland.
The business-mission has become one of the most impressive presentations of economic and investment potential of Karelia in Finland in recent years.
The event was organized by Ministry of Economic Development of Karelia together with the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Finland.

More at the Republic of Karelia State Government Bodies' Official Internet Portal  

 

May 4, 2012

PetrSU is listed on the National Register
Petrozavodsk State University is listed on the National Register of Russia's Top Research Organizations 2011.
The Register is developed in order to form a uniform popular information resource on scientific and research organizations that have established themselves as leaders in the sphere of science and that contribute to social and economic development of their regions.
PetrSU was put on the Register at the suggestion of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Karelia.
For more information of the National Register please see the official web-site (in Russian).

 

April 26, 2012

Swedish Language Days in PetrSU
Petrozavodsk State University welcomes international scientific conference August Strindberg - Predecessor of Modernism held within the framework of Swedish Language Days.
The year 2012 is the anniversary year of August Strindberg, one of the brightest Swedish playwrights who has glorified national literature.
Swedish Language Days is the annual event organized by Swedish Institute (Sweden), Embassy of Sweden in Moscow, Consulate General of Sweden in St.-Petersburg and the leading universities of Russia offering courses of Swedish language. As a rule, Swedish Language Days are held in Moscow or in St.-Petersburg. This year the honour to host the event is granted to the Republic of Karelia and Petrozavodsk State University where teaching of Swedish language started at the end of the 1980s, and in 1997 the Chair of Scandinavian Languages was founded.
Almost 60 participants of the conference held within the scope of Swedish Language Days are teachers, translators, experts in the field of language, literature, history and culture of Sweden from Sweden, Norway, Poland, Russia (Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk).

 

April 26, 2012

IT-park of PetrSU takes part in work of the business-mission of Karelia to Finland
A business-mission of Karelia to Finland starts working in Helsinki on April, 26. Such a presentation of economic and investment potential to Finland is held for the first time in many years. The event is organized by Ministry of Economic Development of Karelia together with the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Finland.
The delegation of Karelia is led by Minister of Economic Development and Deputy Head of the republic Valentin Luntsevich. Among participants there are the management of The White Sea Port Joint-Stock Company, Kondopoga Inc., Nord Hydro Joint-Stock Company, Petrozavodsk Airport budgetary institution of the Republic of Karelia, Yagoda Karelii (Berry of Karelia) production company Ltd., NITRO SIBERIA Nord Group Joint-Stock Company, IT-park of Petrozavodsk State University, Mariprodukt Joint-Stock Company, etc. The total number of participating companies and organizations of Karelia makes about 30.
Finland will be presented by representatives of national Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Finnish Parliament. Among representatives of business circles there are heads of such companies working in energy, food, industrial, building, transport, timber industries as ABB, Fortum, Pöyry, Valio, Vesirakentaja Ltd, YIT Construction ltd, St. Peter Line, etc. Altogether there will be 37 participants.
The business-mission's program includes work in breakup groups on the following subjetcs: Opportunities of Karelian Companies in International Cooperation, Cooperation in the Sphere of Innovations and Investments, as well as negotiations in the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Finland, exchange of business contacts, organization of visits to Finnish companies for interested representatives of business of Karelia.

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April 23, 2012

  The Polish journalist visits students of PetrSU
A meeting of Mariusz Wilk, writer from Poland, with students of PetrSU studying Polish language took place in Petrozavodsk State University.
Mariusz Wilk is a Polish journalist and writer. In the 1990s he has left Poland, worked in Russia as a journalist, lived in the Solovki for about eight years. Currently Mariusz Wilk lives by turns in Petrozavodsk and in his house on the bank of Lake Onego. He writes about Solovki, the North, Karelia, and Petrozavodsk. Several of his books The Wolf's Notebook, The Portage, By Reindeer Paths were translated into Russian.
Teachers and employees of PetrSU, as well as teacher of Polish language from Jagiellonian University Martha Magdalena Stempkowska have also taken part in the meeting. Students have prepared small reports about Mariusz Wilk himself, his books, and about Witold Gombrowicz, Polish writer, whose works junior students of the Faculty of Philology analyzed in their classes of Polish language in connection with an event held in St.-Petersburg devoted to publication of Witold Gombrowicz's Diaries in Russia, the foreword to which was written by Mariusz Wilk.
The meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere. Young people listened to Mariusz Wilk with interest as he spoke of extraordinariness and beauty of the Russian North and, in turn, asked the writer various questions concerning his works and life in Karelia.
In conclusion of the meeting Mariusz Wilk invited everybody to visit his house on the bank of Lake Onego!

 

April 20, 2012

  Lectures of the professor from Austria
Professor Christian Madritsch of the Faculty of Engineering&IT of Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria) visited PetrSU on April 19 and 20.
The scientist delivered lectures for students of the Faculty of Mathematics on the subject of Real Time Systems where special attention was paid to examples of security-sensitive applications, system reliability forecasts, MISRA and JSF security standards.
Prof.Madrish also met with employees of the Directorate for international cooperation of PetrSU. During the meeting the parties discussed opportunities international IT schools and other issues of academic exchange.

 

April 20, 2012

  The EU Research Club at work
The first meeting of the EU Research Club took place on April, 19. The Club was founded within the scope of the project of establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia implemented at the financial support of the European Union.
The first meeting was held as a round table on the subject of the Crisis in the European Union: Outside Point of View. Students and teachers of Faculties of History, Philology, Economics, Law and Political and Social Sciences, as well as employees of the Directorate for international cooperation have taken part in it. The meeting moderators were L.Kulikovskaya, head of the Directorate and project manager, A.Kuznetsova, director of the EU Information Centre and project coordinator, and Professor Y.Kilin, Doctor of History, head of the Chair of Faculty of world history.
Within the scope of the round table its participants discussed such issues as the crisis' nature and reasons, detection of the sphere where the crisis started, interests and goals of the EU countries, future of the EU and position of Russia concerning the situation in EU. During the discussion its participants exchanged their opinions and gained new knowledge of the European Union, having expressed the desire to carry on the work.

 

April 20, 2012

  Peter Fischer's lecture
IT-park of PetrSU was a venue for the open lecture of Peter Fischer, teacher of Finnmark University College (Norway).
The lecture on the subject of Effectuation as an Entrepreneurial Method was devoted to a special approach of entrepreneurs towards solution of problems, such type of motivation and perception of the future based on the 'effectuation theory'.
The lecture was organized by the Faculty of Economics of PetrSU jointly with the student business-incubator of PetrSU.
The meeting was attended by participants of the institutional and evolutionary economy scientific group, students and teachers of PetrSU, as well as participants of joint international projects.

 

April 19, 2012

  Within the scope of Erasmus Mundus, Triple I project representative of Petrozavodsk State University makes a statement at the the University of Riga, Latvia
Within the scope of Erasmus Mundus, Triple I project employee of the Regional Center for New Information Technologies and post-graduate student of the Chair of theory of probabilities and analysis of data Anatoly Zabrovsky made a 40-minute statement at the University of Riga, Latvia.
During the statement the first version of global quality network of education media streams was presented, as well as the developed video stream quality assessment criteria. The offered network is supposed to provide multimedia data transmission of a better quality. University of Riga, in turn, is ready to take part in this service and network development.
Further matters concerned using various multimedia technologies in education by the example of the University of Leuven, Belgium, where the post-graduate student worked in the first 5 months of Erasmus Mundus, Triple I project and PetrSU. He has also presented his blog IT and Multimedia focused on popularization of multimedia technologies, invention and gathering of useful structured information. The blog is accessible on the Internet at http://itmultimedia.ru/.

 

April 19, 2012

PetrSU at the VI World Congress of Finno-Ugrian Peoples
Representatives of Petrozavodsk State University are affiliated with the delegation to the VI World Congress of Finno-Ugrian Peoples.
The delegation comprises Olga Karlova, Ph.D. in Philology, associate professor of the Chair of Karelian and Veps languages, member of The Union of Karelian people Karelian regional public organization (Petrozavodsk ) and Tatyana Dembitskaya, student of the Faculty of the Baltic and Finnish Philology and Culture, member of "Nuori Karjala" youth public organization of the republic.
Let us remind that the VI World Congress of Finno-Ugrian Peoples will take place in the Hungarian town of Siófok. One of the Goals of the congress is to promote cooperation beteween Finno-Ugrian peoples, as well as cooperation of Finno-Ugrian peoples with other peoples in the sphere of culture, information, education, science, law, ecology, social and opolitical issues and economy.

 

April 19, 2012

  Dialogues with Regions of Russia
A video conference Dialogues with Regions of Russia took place on Petrozavodsk State University. Except for the Republic of Karelia, the following regions took part in the discussion during the conference: Republic of Buryatia, Rostov Region, Republic of Tatarstan, St. Petersburg.
Within the scope of the video conference representatives of regional authorities, the expert community, experts of the World Bank were presented the summarizing conclusions of the Russian Economic Report 27, published on March 27, 2012, presented by Kaspar Richter (Lead Economist and Country Sector Coordinator for economic policy and public sector in Russia).
  During the video conference its participants discussed the following issues: economic developments and prospects, investment climate in the regions, as well as possible influence of Russia's accession to WTO on dynamics of the regional export and import. On the part of the Republic of Karelia the keynote report was made by D.Sokolov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the RK. Besides, A.Pankratov, Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as representatives of PetrSU Professor Mikhail Rudakov and Professor Nikolai Levkin, Yuri Smirnov, head of sector of the department of innovation projects and development of innovation and industrial infrastructure. Post-graduate students of the Faculty of Economics have also taken part in the video conference.
The video conference was rendered engineering support by the Regional Center for New Information Technologies of PetrSU.
The World Bank in Russia Russian Economic Report

 

April 19, 2012

    Statements made in English at the 64 scientific conference of undergraduate and post-graduate students and young scientists were successful
On April, 18 Petrozavodsk State University hosted a session of a breakup group I Society and Personality in the Dialogue of Cultures within the II elimination stage of the 64th scientific conference of undergraduate and post-graduate students and young scientists.
It should be particularly noted that discussion in the breakup group was held in English.
Young researchers of Faculties of Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Political and Social Sciences, Chair of Tourism, as well as foreign students studying at PetrSU have taken part in work of the breakup group.
Statements of participants concerned a wide range of live issues including research both in the field of prospects of tourism development and employment in Karelia, and international law and foreign policy of Finland.
The speakers proved to be well-prepared academically and professionally, demonstrated their foreign language skills, having won approval of British and Belgian students.
During the discussion and voting in which foreign students, heads of breakup groups and employees of the Directorate for international cooperation took part the winning places distributed as follows (considering the level of knowledge of the subject, its scientific research component, the level of English language skills and representativeness of the statement):
The 1st place was awarded to Olga Stolyarova, Protection of the intellectual property on-line: legal aspects and tendencies
The 2nd place was shared by Edward Khokhlov, Unemployment in rural and urban Karelia and Tatyana Ivanova, Tourism development in Russia: problems, foreigners may face
The 3rd place was shared by Maxim Mashin The study of Finlands foreign policy during the Cold war from a constructivist perspective and students of the Faculty of Medicine: E.Kolesnikova, Z.Magomadova. E.Ponomareva, The portrait of consumer of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs
Our congratulations to the winners on their success and thanks to all participants for their efforts!

 

April 18, 2012

Students from the University of Eastern Finland in PetrSU
A group of students of the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, led by Professor Timo Karjalajnen has visited the Faculty of Forest Engineering of PetrSU.
The trip was organized within the framework of the Russian forestry research academic program.
Timo Karjalajnen mentioned: "Since long ago we have been supporting cooperation with the Faculty of Forest Engineering of PetrSU, which is our key partner in Russia in the sphere of many international scientific and academic projects. This year Karelia was chosen to become a familiarization ground for students studying forestry."
The student group included representatives of Finland, Austria, Spain, the Netherlands, and Russia.
Besides PetrSU, the students have visited the logging enterprise of Shuyales JSC, Kondopoga Inc., the central forestry of Medvezhiegorsk, a wood chip burning boiler house in Medvezhiegorsk, and the Karelia Regional Nature Conservancy SPOK.

 

April 5, 2012

Alexander Poltorak meets with young scientists of PetrSU
On April 4, 2012 Professor Alexander Poltorak met with undergraduate and post-graduate students, teachers and employees of PetrSU, including participants of the Workshop Seminar on Institutional and Evolutionary Economy.
The meeting was held as a round table discussion: Alexander Poltorak told about scientific activity and problems of science development in Russia, Europe and in the USA, and answered questions of participants of the meeting.
During the conversation matters concerned preparation of scientific articles, technical basis of research, requirements for a scientist, complications of scientific language, system of grants in science in the USA, commercialization of technologies, patenting, interdisciplinary researches, viruses, and the role of research in liberal arts. It is the third visit of Professor Alexander Poltorak to Petrozavodsk State University where he supervises development of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics of Innate Immunity.

 

April 3, 2012

Delegation of North Karelia University of Applied Sciences in PetrSU
Rector of Petrozavodsk State University Anatoly Voronin met with the delegation of North Karelia University of Applied Sciences (Finland).
Among the issues discussed at the meeting there were aspects of international educational activity in PetrSU and prospects of further cooperation with North Karelia University of Applied Sciences.
Vladimir Syunyov, Vice-rector for Education, Natalia Ruzanova, director of RC NIT, and Lyudmila Kulikovskaya, Head of the Directorate for international cooperation have taken part in the meeting.
The Finnish delegation comprised Petri Raivo, Rector of North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Raimo Molainen, Director of the campus of creative disciplines, Harri Mukkonen, Director for international work, and Ekaterina Miettinen, project coordinator.
Professor Voronin has congratulated Petri Raivo on his accession to office of the Rector of North Karelia University of Applied Sciences: "It is a great pleasute to us that one of your visits is to Petrozavodsk State University."
Anatoly Voronin has told that PetrSU is a traditional university training more than 16,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students. The university has liberal arts, natural science and technical faculties. PetrSU is one of the leaders in the field of international cooperation in the country.
The Rector has mentioned, that Finnish universities are important partners to Petrozavodsk State University. "Of course, we're interested not only in the academic mobility, joint projects, and research, but also in cooperation with enterprises. We cooperate actively with many world leaders in the sphere of innovations, - Rector of PetrSU said. - Five 5 mega-grant competitions were announced in Russia lately. PetrSU has become the winner of all 5. We are open for cooperation. I'll be glad, if a spark will be provided to our cooperation. We are ready to implementation of new joint projects."
Petri Raivo, Rector of North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, said: "When I was elected Rector of North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, one of the main aims I set myself was visiting Karelia and meeting representatives of Petrozavodsk State University.
"Our cooperation is long-standing, we have agreements on bilateral cooperation. However, it is time to give a new impulse to our work. I suppose, that both Karelias on both sides of the border should succeed. I think, that it is quite easy for us to find points of contact regarding exchange of students, teachers, and cooperation in the sphere of employment as a whole," - Petri Raivo added.
Besides, guests of Petrozavodsk State University were offed an excursion to the Scientific Library of the University, andto the IT-Park.

 

April 3, 2012

The Dynasty Foundation is visiting Rector of PetrSU
Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin met with representatives of The Dynasty Foundation.
During the meeting representatives of the foundation have told that in addition to the traditional activities (school science club, master class for teachers, popular science lectures, Popular Science Theater performances, popular science film showings, round table, and charitable action), an exhibition of winning projects from the 2011 Science Museums of the 21st Century competition is taking place for the first time in the framework of the festival. Famous scientists and teachers working in our country and abroad are invited to participate in the Festival.
"Our goal is to search for talented children, support their ideas and projects in the field of natural and social studies; such festivals help us to find talented children, to awake their interest in science, to help them to implement their ideas, - Anna Piotrovskaya, executive director of The Dynasty Foundation said.
Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin expressed his gratitude to the guests for the interesting action that takes place in Petrozavodsk thanks to The Dynasty Foundation.
"Such a sweep, such a range! I am amazed with all the interesting and informative lectures, master classes, exhibitions! I am sure, that students and teachers of schools and universities will be satisfied by discovering something new to them. What you do is fantastic! The only pity is that I don't have enough time to visit all of your lectures," - Anatoly Voronin said, addressing to representatives of the foundation.
The popular science festival Science Days conducted by The Dynasty Foundation will last untill April, 8.

 

March 28, 2012

High school students participate in the project of the European Union Centre in the Barents Region of Russia
Ekaterina Pavlenko and Marina Nikitina, pupils of the 10A form of the comprehensive school N43 with extensive learning of foreign languages and humanities, have become winners of the EU Contest for Young Scientists held among pupils of Petrozavodsk within the project of establishing of the European Union Centre in the Barents Region of Russia implemented with the financial support of the European Union.
On March 26, 2012 they presented a paper on the subject of The Legal Basis of the EU-Russia Relations at the Scientific Conference of undergraduate and postgraduate students and young scientists of PetrSU. Abstracts of their paper will be published in the conference information package. Ekaterina Pavlenko and Marina Nikitina are awarded certificates of honour and were very pleased to take part in the contest and in the conference. As they assure, they will keep participating in such events, as they consider it both very important for their further education, and an exciting and useful occupation.

 

March 11, 2012

The IXth International Summer School in Karelia to take place in Petrozavodsk on May 13-17, 2012
Students of PetrSU will take part in the IXth ISSK this year devoted to the subject of The Water Resource Factor in Relations in the Nordic Region.
The International Summer School in Karelia (ISSK) is a special meeting place for students and researchers studying actual problems of international relations in the Nordic countries. The main task of the Summer School is to gather students from Russia and Finland, as well as other Nordic countries, and to organize discussion of actual problems of development of this region.
The Summer School's format includes lectures, round table discussions, trainings, games, excursions. As a rule, lectures on which results speakers offer participants debatable questions take place in the morning. Answers to these questions have to be developed working in groups. On responses of participants, these clases are the most fascinating and efficient. At the end of the working day participants present results of their work, make presentations and posters. The working groups are supervised and moderated by the Nordic and Russian teachers, scientists and experts.
The idea of organizers of the Summer School is also to present points of view of Nordic experts on the same international problem, therefore, in the morning students are expected to attend two lectures, one presented by the expert from Russia and another - by the expert from one of the Nordic countries on similar issues. Often in the course of the discussion its participants find out that their opinions coincide, while some other issues are interpreted in different ways. It gives the Summer School an interesting opportunity to engage international scientists in a dialogue.

 

March 5, 2012

The DIABIMMUNE project goes on
On March, 5 Valentina Ulich, Minister of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Karelia, met with representatives of the University of Helsinki (Finland). The subject was discussion of the course of implementation of Karelian-Finnish project Pathogenesis of Insulin-Dependent Diabetes of Children (DIABIMMUNE). The Finish colleagues have informed of the application to the European Commission concerning extension of the project implementation terms for another 15 months.
Professor Michael Knip, Katrina Koski, the DIABIMMUNE project coordinator, Matti Koski, IT specialist, Natalya Dorshakova, MD, Head of the Chair of family medicine of PetrSU, Elena Kuzmicheva have taken part in the conversation.

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March 5, 2012

  The Kalevala Day was celebrated in Finland and Karelia on February, 28
On this occasion exchange students from universities of Turku, Joensuu and Oulu have taken part in a theme lesson of Russian conversation practice.
Students have told about their first encounters with the legendary epos, have prepared presentations about the Kalevala's heroes and symbols, about life and works of Elias Lönnrot.
The lesson took place not in the classroom, but in Tatyana Kalinina's Doll House Gallery representing an interesting exposition about the world of Kalevala by B.Kudryavtsev.

 

March 5, 2012

  Establishing the EU Center in the Barents Region
English language classes were launched in Petrozavodsk State University within the scope of the project Establishing the EU Center in the Barents Region implemented with financial support of the European Union.


The course of English language is the first part of the training program for 15 teachers of Faculties of History, Philology, Economics, Law and Political and Social Sciences of PetrSU. Within the scope of the course teachers have an opportunity to improve their skills of written and oral speech, making presentations, translation and auding, as well as develop their vocabulary. Highly skilled teachers of English language promote development of knowledge of teachers who in the future will develop courses of disciplines on subjects of the European Union. Participants of the project find English language classes useful and effective part of the project which results they may use in their further professional work.

 

February 10, 2012

  Cooperation between the Institute of Technology and Business and PetrSU
Head of the Directorate for international cooperation of PetrSU L.Kulikovskaya and chief of the Department for international projects and educational programs G.Parihina met with representatives of the Institute of Technology and Business of České Budějovice (Czech Republic) Alžběta Troupová and O.Semenova to discuss conclusion of the Agreement on cooperation, organization of joint educational programs, participation in international projects, opportunities of student and teacher exchange. The parties have come to an understanding and have shaped plans for the near future.

 

February 6, 2012

  The Cup of the Head of the Republic of Karelia goes to Poland
The open international Cup of the Head of the Republic of Karelia Programming Contest for students concluded on February, 6 in Petrozavodsk. Head of the republic Andrei Nelidov congratulated the champions and prize winners of the contest.
minister of Education of the RK Irina Kuvshinova, Rector of PetrSU Anatoly Voronin, President of PetrSU Viktor Vasilev were among the guests of honor at the award ceremony.

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January 31, 2012

  Online conference with partner universities
A working group of Petrozavodsk State University has held online meetings with partner universities within the project of Establishing of the EU Center in the Barents Region of Russia.
Within the scope of meetings with Murmansk State University, Murmansk State Technological University, Syktyvkar State University and Northern Arctic Federal University the PetrSU representatives discussed legal ground of mutual relations within the project, expected activities, a plan of actions and other organizational issues. Participants of meetings have decided to communicate on-line for co-ordination and implementation of the project.

 

January 24, 2012

  Erasmus Mundus, Triple I in development
Within the scope of the project Erasmus Mundus, Triple I Anatoly Zabrovsky, employee of the Regional Center for New Information Technologies of PetrSU presented his paper in the University of Leuven, Belgium.
Anatoly has offered a project and substantiated the idea of establishing a global quality network of education media flows. Belgian colleagues from Media and Learning Unit led by Professor Wim Van Petegem have agreed to keep on working together in this direction. It is supposed to create a structure and a model of coperation between the universities concerning means of transfer of qualitative media flows. Further plans assume involving other universities in this project, joint development and testing of software ensuring opportunities of the network. Anatoly Zabrovsky was offered to speak about this idea at the international conference to be held in Belgium in the summer of 2012.
In a week within the scope of the project Anatoly goes to the University of Riga, Latvia, to continue his research work.
PetrSU has been taking part in the Erasmus Mundus, Triple I project for 4 years.
The next session of the Selection Committee will be held in the end of February, and then new students and employees of PetrSU will have an opportunity to study or work on probation in European universities within this project.

 

January 11, 2012

  PetrSU is a the winner of the competition Support of creation of the EU Centers in the Russian Federation II.
The project financed by the European Union unites five universities of the region - Petrozavodsk State University, Murmansk State University, Murmansk State Technological University, Syktyvkar State University and Northern Arctic Federal University - in a partner network
The goal of the project is to increase the level of knowledge of teachers, students, public agents, civil society institutions and the public in the Barents region of Russia about EU-related issues (structure, polics, economy, law, European integration, relations between Russia and EU, etc.).

 



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