On 9 October, South Korea celebrates Hangul Day, a holiday that commemorates the Korean writing system created in 1446. The system is considered to be a great source of national pride for Koreans because it is acknowledged as being unique, easy to learn, and it is not influenced by other languages. Most importantly, Hangul ideally matches the phonological structure of the Korean language. Therefore, it is highly valued by linguists and philologists around the world. The online course ‘Korean for Beginners’ St Petersburg University has launched a new online course ‘Korean for Beginners’. It targets those who are interested in the culture, traditions and history of South Korea, and are taking their first steps in learning the Korean language. The course is available on the Open edX platform and…

  •  ‘Korea – Russia Dialogue’ forum holds a meeting of the working group on ‘Politics and International Relations’

    The working group on ‘Politics and International Relations’ has held a meeting on the margins of the ‘Korea – Russia Dialogue’ forum of civil initiatives.  It was devoted to Russia–Korea strategic partnership and North Korean politics of President Biden’s administration. The session was opened by Lee Kyu Hyung, ex-Ambassador of…

  •  St Petersburg University develops international collaboration with Egypt’s universities

    The attaché for education and culture of the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mohamed Elsergani has visited St Petersburg University. During the meeting, the parties discussed a range of proposals to enhance international educational cooperation. Opening the meeting, Valeriia Babushkina, Acting Deputy Rector for International Affairs, said that…

  • Staff members of St Petersburg University presented with awards by Mongolia

    The Office of the Honorary Consul of Mongolia in St Petersburg has hosted a ceremony of awarding government awards to St Petersburg residents who have made a great contribution to the development of friendly relations between the two countries. The ceremony was conducted by Dulamsuren Davaa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary…

  •  Japanese Garden opened at St Petersburg University

    A ceremony celebrating the opening of a Japanese Garden site has been held in the St Petersburg University Botanical Garden. The event is another step towards the restoration and revitalisation of the University Botanical Garden. The works are to be completed by the anniversary dates – in 2024, St Petersburg…

  • Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen delivers public lectures at St Petersburg University

    Ahmed Salem Al-Wahishi, Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen to Russia, has visited St Petersburg University. During his visit, he held two open meetings with students and staff of the University, where he spoke about relations between the countries. The first lecture was held at the School of International Relations…

  •  African Studies and Oceanology: St Petersburg University outlines promising areas for cooperation with South Africa

    Nikolay Kropachev, Rector of St Petersburg University, has met with Mzuvukile Jeff Maketuka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Africa to the Russian Federation, and representatives of Nelson Mandela University in an online format. St Petersburg University has 13 academic programmes related to African Studies. These include the bachelor’s programme ‘West African Languages and Cultures’, the master’s programmes…

  •  St Petersburg University strengthens the relations with universities of the Republic of the Sudan

    Rector Nikolay Kropachev has met Mariam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, the Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Onur Ahmed Onur, сharges d'Affaires. During the conversation with the esteemed guests, the Rector expressed concern that the relations between St Petersburg University and Sudan universities in the sphere of science and education are of…

  • The University discusses the issues in historiography and source studies of Asia and Africa

    St Petersburg University has hosted the 31st International Congress on Historiography and Source Studies of Asia and Africa. Its topic was ‘Russia and the East. Сommemorating Centennial of Political and Cultural Ties in Modern Times’. The proceedings are published on the Congress website Mikhail Piotrovsky is Dean of the Faculty…

  • Winners of the Russian language contest in the Republic of Korea are announced

    The Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Korea has hosted the annual awards ceremony for the winners of the 11th Contest in Russian among students of Korean universities. The event was supported by the representative office of St Petersburg University at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. The…

  •  The University develops Bengali programmes

    St Petersburg University has hosted a visit from a delegation of the Embassy and Honorary Consulate of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The agenda included the development of cooperation with Bangladeshi universities and an increase in the number of foreign students at the University. St Petersburg University: the most popular…

  • St Petersburg University hosts memorial events to mark the birthday of Ho Chi Minh

    St Petersburg University has hosted ceremonial events to mark the 131st birthday of Ho Chi Minh, a Vietnamese politician and the first President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Representatives of the academic and diplomatic communities, the Vietnamese community and students gathered to honour the memory of the national leader.…

  • The KRD holds a meeting of the working group on ‘Economy, Trade and Resources’

    St Petersburg University has held a workshop for the specialists of the working group on ‘Economy, Trade and Resources’ at the Korea–Russia Dialogue Forum. The topic of the meeting was ‘The Plan of cooperation between Russia and the Republic of Korea in the sphere of clean energy and online platforms’.…

  •  A new specialisation at St Petersburg University ‘Korean for Beginners’

    The Republic of Korea is currently a country with a developed economy and state-of-the-art technologies, high living standards, and unique culture and traditions. All these indicators were achieved in a fairly short period of time almost from scratch. The Republic of Korea is developing rapidly and, apparently, is not going to be satisfied with what has already been achieved. Studying Korean is also…

  • St Petersburg University signs cooperation agreements with leading universities in Qatar

    Within the framework of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, agreements have been signed between St Petersburg University and higher educational institutions of Qatar: Hamad bin Khalifa University and Qatar University. The signing ceremony was attended by: Nikolay Kropachev, Rector of St Petersburg University; Dr Hassan Rashid Al-Derham, President of…

  • St Petersburg University strengthens relations with the University of Tehran

    At the official online ceremony, two agreements were signed: to open mutual representations at the universities; and to create a joint Encyclopaedia of Iranian studies. As Nikolay Kropachev, Rector of St Petersburg University, noted, the history of Iranian studies in Russia began in the 19th century. 1819 saw the establishment…

  •  The application period for study funded by the Russian Government is coming to an end

    The deadline for international applicants to the government-funded places at St Petersburg University is approaching. 21 May is the due date to apply for main educational programmes of higher education on the government-funded basis and submit all required documents.  Foreign nationals, stateless citizens, and compatriots residing abroad are eligible to take part in an Open Competition for admission to St Petersburg University in 2021 within…

  •  Russian Language Testing Centre opens at Tsinghua University

    The opening ceremony of the St Petersburg University Language Testing Centre for Russian as a foreign language has taken place at Tsinghua University in Beijing. It was part of the 2nd Forum dedicated to the Strategic Alliance between Russia and China. In his welcoming address, Vice Chairman of the Council of Tsinghua University Mr Yuan Si said that the decision to open a Russian Language Testing…

  • The Rector of St Petersburg University meets the Consul General of the Republic of Korea

    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…