Nikolay Kropachev and Mr Kwon Don Seok discussed in an online format: the order of providing support to the academic programmes related to Korea; establishing a Korean Cabinet at the University; and organising an annual competition of scientific papers devoted to Lee Beom-Jin.  Nikolay Kropachev, Rector of St Petersburg University, is named the man of the year by the Korea Foundation. The Consul General noted that the University has achieved great success in developing Korean studies within the framework of the Korea Foundation support programme. St Petersburg University joined it in 2016. The diplomat expressed gratitude to the Rector for the extended efforts and added that he looks forward to further development of this activity. Sergey Andryushin, Deputy Rector for International Affairs, who also took…

  • St Petersburg University holds the Persian language proficiency test again

    On 10 April, St Petersburg University will hold the second session of the Persian language proficiency test or AMFA. During computer-based testing all sanitary and hygiene requirements will be observed.  Online registration for AMFA is available here. In 2020, the test was not conducted due to the lockdown measures. Now everyone who is interested can test their level of Persian. AMFA…

  •  SPbU academic programme ‘Business Russian Communication’ is launched on the online learning platform XuetangX

    The ability to negotiate with international partners in their native language gives an unsurpassed advantage in the business sphere. At present, it is absolutely essential for managers of different levels to speak several languages. A popular academic programme ‘Business Russian Communication’ on business communication in Russian given at St Petersburg University is now available on the Chinese online learning platform XuetangX. The academic programme is designed for…

  • Experts from St Petersburg University take part in the first meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association

    The Chinese Language Teachers Association was created in Moscow. One of its founders is Aleksandr Storozhuk, Head of the Department of Chinese Philology.  You can find a report on the website of MGIMO University More than a hundred people took part in the opening ceremony that was held in MGIMO University. Among them there were lead sinologists from Moscow, St Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk,…

  • SPbU together with Turkish partners hold a conference ‘Russian–Turkish economic relations during the COVID-19 pandemic’

    The Centre for Contemporary Turkish Studies and Russia—Turkey Relations at St Petersburg University together with TOBB University of Economics and Technology (Ankara, Turkey) held an international conference ‘Russian-Turkish economic relations during the COVID-19 pandemic’.  TOBB University of Economics and Technology (TOBB ETU) was established by the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey in 2001. The conference was…

  • SPbU Publishing House publishes for the first time in Russian ‘The Reports on the Language Situation in China: Language Policy’ collection of articles

    The collection of articles was translated by the University teachers of oriental studies. Designated for the scholars of China, linguists and lawyers, the publication offers a comprehensive review of the directions, stages and results of the language policy in China. Rector Nikolay Kropachev was the author of the preface. The text says that the state policy in the sphere of language…

  •  St Petersburg University to open a branch in Uzbekistan

    The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a decree on opening a branch of St Petersburg University in Tashkent. It will offer academic programmes in philology, biomedicine, regional studies, and economics. Among the key areas will be training, retraining and advanced training of specialists of all…

  •  Spirits and foxes of Shandong: a conference with a focus on Pú Sōnglíng at St Petersburg University

    St Petersburg University has held an international research conference ‘Issues of Far Eastern Literatures’. This marked the 380th anniversary of the Chinese novelist Pú Sōnglíng. The event was supported by Nanjing University and Confucius Institute. In 2021, the conference was held in distance mode. It brought together the scholars in…

  • St Petersburg University is a co-founder and first representative of Russia in the Global MOOC Alliance

    St Petersburg University is a co-founder and first representative of Russia in the Global Alliance for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The creation of the Alliance was officially announced at the Global Online Conference in Beijing ‘Learning Revolution and Higher Education Transformation’, which took place from 9 to 11 December 2020. The Global MOOC Alliance is a non-profit partnership of universities, online educational platforms…

  • ‘Kutadgu Bilig’ unites people

    Expert from St Petersburg University participates in discussion on the great monument of Turkish–Islamic culture. ‘Kutadgu Bilig’, the outstanding work of the Turkic philosopher of the 11th century Yūsuf Balasaguni, was discussed at an international conference in Uzbekistan. Experts from St Petersburg University took part in the discussion.  The Academic…

  •  St Petersburg University expert: Islamic scholar Natalia Tambieva on Islamic feminism in Russia and the world

    25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, established by the United Nations. We spoke with Natalia Tambieva, a graduate of St Petersburg University, theologian and Islamic scholar, about what Islamic feminism is, how decolonial feminist theories develop, and what her PhD dissertation in theology…

  •  Sinilogist student Valeriia Gorbunova becomes the first Academician Bogoliubov Scholarship winner

    aleriia Gorbunova, a third-year student in the Chinese Philology programme, has become the first winner of the Academician Bogoliubov Scholarship, established in 2020.   The scholarship was set up to perpetuate the memory of the outstanding orientalist Mikhail Bogoliubov (1918–2010). He permanently held the position of the Dean of the…

  • St Petersburg University and İstanbul University expand cooperation

    In the largest city of Turkey, Damir Mukhetdinov, Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies at St Petersburg University, met with the top officials of İstanbul University: Rector Mahmut Ak and Vice-Rector for International Cooperation İlyas Topsakal. During the meeting, prospects for expanding cooperation were discussed. These include the implementation…

  • Strategic Conference of the

    The Russia–Republic of Korea Dialogue Forum held a strategic conference of the working groups 'Politics and International Relations' and 'Economics, Trade and Resources'. The event was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Russia and the Republic of Korea.   The online conference was attended by: representatives…

  • The first doctoral dissertation in theology defended at St Petersburg University

    Damir Mukhetdinov is Head of the Centre for Islamic Studies at St Petersburg University and First Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation. He has presented his dissertation for the Doctor of Theology degree. The title of the study is ‘Islamic Renovationist movement from the…

  •  SPbU Volunteers are ready to help students

    Dear students! If you have found yourself in an unfortunate situation (health issues, injuries, etc.), and you are currently following the self-isolation procedures in the University student halls without an objective opportunity to leave the room in order to buy groceries and necessary goods, you can contact the University volunteers…

  •  Finding a common language for cross-cultural communication

    The Second International Conference ‘Synergy of Languages and Cultures: Interdisciplinary Studies’ has been held at St Petersburg University. It was timed to coincide with International Translation Day. Some 250 academics and professional interpreters and translators from 14 countries have attended online lectures and master classes. The conference was dedicated to…

  •  Online presentations for international applicants

    From October to December 2020, St Petersburg University is hosting a series of online events for international prospective students. During the presentations, University representatives will tell about the educational opportunities offered to international students and about the admissions process in 2021 for foreign citizens, stateless persons and Russian citizens permanently…

  •   The second Pak Kyongni Festival was held online with the support of the Russian Centre of Korea University, the Toji Cultural Foundation, and St Petersburg University. The event was organised as part of the ‘Culture and Arts’ section of the ‘Korea-–Russia Dialogue’ Forum. This year's festival is dedicated to…