Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation

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On January 25, 1941 the Leningrad Aviation Institute (LAI) was founded on the former premises of the Leningrad Road Institute (Gastello Street, 15) by the Decree of the Soviet Government. 1200 students were enrolled in three faculties of Aircraft Construction, Instrumentation and Motor Building. During the Great Patriotic War the Institute operated an aircraft and tank repair shop. While some of the students and the faculty standing for the city, the LAI was evacuated.

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Welcoming Letter to International Applicants

Dear international applicants,

This year you have an awesome opportunity to start learning Russian language at your university online!

The course begins on October 1st, 2020 and it ends on June 30th, 2021. The fee is 200 000 RUR.

Upon successful exam results in the course, you will receive a certificate that opens to you the educational programs of our university.

To get more details you need to send an email to the Head of Preliminary education sub-department Mrs. Elena Belich, belich@hf-guap.ru.

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16 September, 2020
Closing of the Russian-German Year of Scientific and Educational Partnership

Closing of the Russian-German Year of Scientific and Educational Partnership

On September 15, 2020, as part of the closing ceremony of the Russian-German Year of Scientific and Educational Partnerships 2018-2020, held under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, an online conference Russian-German Dialogue in education and science: creating the future together was held. It was dedicated to the prospects of scientific and educational cooperation between Russia and Germany.

Employees of the SUAI Department of International Affairs took part in the conference, the program of which consisted of three panel sessions.

During the first panel session called "Dialogue in Science and Education: Prospects for Russian-German Cooperation" leading experts from Russia and Germany in the field of science and higher education discussed the further development and priorities of international and, in particular, Russian-German cooperation in the field of education and science.

At the second panel session Scientific and Educational Partnerships in the Spotlight. The Diversity of Russian-German Scientific Partnerships were discussed the bilateral formats and tools to support and further develop research done by young scientists from the two countries.

The third panel session Building the future together. Bridges for Russian-German scientific and educational cooperation was devoted to the priority future directions for international scientific and educational cooperation.

Within the framework of the conference, a virtual exhibition was organized, where Russian and German universities, scientific organizations and scientific foundations presented their joint programs and opportunities for cooperation.

09 September, 2020
The grand opening of the Week of Russian Science and Technology

The grand opening of the Week of Russian Science and Technology

On September 8, within the framework of the 18th China International Exhibition and Conference on International Exchange of Professionals (CIEP 2020), the grand opening of the Week of Russian Science and Technology took place.

 

China and Russia have announced 2020 and 2021 as the Years of Russian-Chinese Scientific and Technical Cooperation and Innovation. This is a strategic decision taken by the heads of state of Russia and China in view of the trend in the development of the international situation and the general picture of world scientific and technological development. Both countries use these thematic years as an opportunity to strengthen scientific and technical cooperation and joint training of professionals, to implement high-quality development through innovation.

 

Within the framework of the Week of Russian Science and Technology, an online exposition, thematic online conferences, events promoting scientific projects and other events are organized. Today, staff members of the SUAI Department of International Affairs and the Center for Coordination of Scientific Research took part in the Russian-Chinese conference on scientific, technical and innovative cooperation in the field of advanced production technologies.

 

At the conference, Director of the Center for Coordination of Scientific Research A.V. Rabin and leading specialist of the Center for Coordination of Scientific Research A.A. Petrushevskaya presented the project on technology for the purification of oily water with filters based on graphene sorbent, implemented under the Federal Target Program for Research and Development in Priority Areas of Development of the Scientific and Technological Complex of Russia for 2014-2020.
08 September, 2020
The online Opening Ceremony of the 18th China International Exhibition and Conference on International Exchange of Professionals

The online Opening Ceremony of the 18th China International Exhibition and Conference on International Exchange of Professionals

On September 7, the online Opening Ceremony of the 18th China International Exhibition and Conference on International Exchange of Professionals (CIEP 2020) took place, where Russia is a Guest of Honor. During the opening ceremony a welcoming speech was made by the Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia V.N. Falkov, Acting Director of the Department of State Scientific and Technical Policy of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russia A.A. Semin, Minister of Science and Technology of China Wang Zhigang, member of Party Group of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China Lu Ming and other representatives of government and educational institutions of Russia and China.

CIEP is China's main international science and technology exchange event for scientists and experts. Within the framework of CIEP, universities and research centers present advanced innovative projects, for the further development or implementation of which it is necessary to combine the forces of specialists from around the world. In the entire history of CIEP, the exhibition is the largest this year.

Within the framework of CIEP 2020, the Week of Russian Science and Technology will be held. The online exhibition will feature a virtual stand of SUAI, where you can get acquainted with the directions of the educational and scientific activities of the university.

From 8 to 10 September, the Russian-Chinese conference on scientific, technical and innovative cooperation in the field of advanced production technologies, the Russian-Chinese conference on scientific, technical and innovative cooperation in the field of new materials, the Russian-Chinese conference on scientific, technical and innovative cooperation in the field of medicine, biomedical technologies, high-tech healthcare will be held.

31 August, 2020
More Than 2000 Freshmen Joined SUAIs Family

More Than 2000 Freshmen Joined SUAIs Family

August 31, 2020 SUAI celebrated the Knowledge Day welcoming new students at university. Honorable guests congratulated the young freshmen with online and offline welcoming speeches by the citys Governor Alexander Beglov, SUAIs Rector Yulia Antokhina, famous graduates and partner organizations.

The Empress Catherine II traditionally handed the keys of the Chesma Palace to the freshmen. Also, the event included dancing, fireworks and interactive activities by the universitys art studios.

24 August, 2020
SUAI Prepares for New Academic Year at Webinar on Academic Mobility

SUAI Prepares for New Academic Year at Webinar on Academic Mobility

August 24, 2020 the Digital Center of Ural Federal University, supported by the Eastern European University Association, held a webinar on virtual academic mobility models. Universities from Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Tajikistan gathered to share their experience. SUAIs Vice-Rector for International Affairs Konstantin Losev together with heads of DIA international offices took part in the meeting.

In the webinar the participants talked on academic mobility and online educational processes, creating courses at open education platforms and other issues concerning international activity during the pandemic.

Speakers from Russia, Kazakhstan and Bulgaria presented reports on how to organize international enrollment and mobility, form educational process and develop other international activities.

14 August, 2020
SUAI Receives ARES A+ Category

SUAI Receives ARES A+ Category

Academic Ranking of World Universities-European Standard ARES-2020 is an annual evaluation for universities by European Science and Industry Chamber. Over 300 Russian universities aimed to be evaluated, SUAI receiving an honorable A+ category.

Highly independent, ARES ranking are respected worldwide by public and private organizations. Excellent R&D activities and international cooperation influence good ranking results in the list. ARES also estimates faculty achievements, new technologies integration, quality of educational programs.

Successful activities and careers of researchers and graduates from SUAI assured this high category for the university.

24 July, 2020
Young Professionals in Corporate Protection against Internal Threats to Information Security within WorldSkills

Young Professionals in Corporate Protection against Internal Threats to Information Security within WorldSkills

July 24, 2020 SUAIs Boiling Point Center was the venue for a broadcast recording on WorldSkills competence considering Corporate Protection against Internal Threats to Information Security.

The developer, manager and chief expert of the competence Anton Sergeev, the CEO of Infoteks education center Anna Chefranova and the senior lecturer, a certified expert, Nikolay Matveev gave interviews speaking about the development of the competence, its role in modern digital economics and educating students on corporate protection against internal threats to information security.

The Director of SUAIs WorldSkills Center Irina Anisimova talked on future professions and skills as the basis for SUAIs Boling Point Center program.

24 July, 2020
End of Summer ABC Fairs 2020

End of Summer ABC Fairs 2020

This summer provided universities with new online opportunities for recruiting students, one of them being ABC Fairs exhibitions by the Eastern European University Association (EEUA). SUAI participated in 11 stages of ABC Fairs with the last one finishing on July 24 in Turkey. The exhibitions in dozens of countries from Africa, Middle East, Europe, Southeastern Asia and other regions brought SUAI over 1500 contacts to process.

Online exhibitions, organized due to pandemic issues, enabled more potential applicants to meet international universities and start applying without visiting a country.

The event contributed to SUAIs successful adaptation to the challenges of 2020, bringing freshmen and popularity in the world.

20 July, 2020
SUAI at International Exhibitions in Africa

SUAI at International Exhibitions in Africa

July 6-17, 2020 SUAI participated in the new stage of ABC Fairs in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

SUAI experts organized a stand for English and French-speaking countries of the continent. The exhibition resulted in more than 600 contacts.

SUAIs Department of International Affairs answered questions from potential applicants to guide young talents through the application process.

July 20 the final stage of exhibitions opened to meet students from Turkey.

03 July, 2020
SUAIs Student Finished Internship at Turku University of Applied Sciences

SUAIs Student Finished Internship at Turku University of Applied Sciences

We congratulate Maria Usoltseva, an instrumentation student at SUAI, on finishing internship and studies at Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland). Maria has studied 3D modeling, IoT, Finnish language and joint Finnish students in research at Turku biological laboratory. Also, she passed a training in Unity-based game development and digitalization. Maria has written her review on education at Turku University of Applied Sciences:

Turku University of Applied Sciences has a large modern building, with automated doors, a large dining room and iron lockers like in American films. Each floor has spaces with tables and sockets, which can be booked through an online meeting service for the team to work together on projects. There is a game development company and a software development company on the campus, which are fully supported by students. University life in Europe is a little different from that at our university. Each student makes his or her own schedule based on the courses they choose. Some courses are conducted during only half a semester, some are conducted remotely. Attendance of lectures is not checked, self-education has a keyy meaning. For example, a lecture on 3D modeling takes only 4 hours, but homework for the course takes at least 8-10 hours per week. According to my schedule, I attend three lectures and two meetings of the project team at the university per week, but in fact the training takes much more time. Each employee and student has a special university mailbox, so the process of communication between the university and students is much easier. The university mailbox provides students with information about upcoming classes, planned activities, schedule changes and other important things in the life of the university. You can also use the online calendar built into the mailbox to schedule a meeting with a faculty member or administration representative and discuss your concerns.

Communication between students and faculty is somewhat more informal than in Russian universities. The instructor is more of a mentor than a teacher. Always ready to help, answer a question and understand a situation. Students turn to teachers simply by name and the whole process of communication takes place on an equal footing, without division of freshman professors. In classes on 3d modeling, we study the Blender application, which helps you make a model of absolutely any subject or creature, starting with the design of the apartment and ending with an animated character for a computer game. During the 4-hour lecture, the instructor introduces us to the functions of the application and their application, and at the end of the lesson we have time to complete the task. The homework is to create a new model using the new skills, as well as to finish the model given in the lecture.

It is often used to create models for computer games. During the project course on game creation we used the models created in Blender for export to Unity environment. In the Innovative Projects course at the beginning of the semester, each exchange student selected 3 projects that they would like to join. The aim of our project was to develop an illumination device for cells with matter placed in a laboratory microscope. The device is a board with 64 remotely controlled LEDs using a website that we developed.

My area of responsibility in this project was the development and creation of a 3d filter prototype model, which prevents the light from spreading from one LED to the adjacent cells. As part of the work on this project the team meets twice a week for 2-3 hours in the laboratory. The work was carried out entirely by students. Once a month our meetings were attended by a curator from the university and the project client. The idea of this course is that real companies pay the university, so that the students would solve their problem to help their business. The tasks are absolutely different, from a 3D building scanner and creating an underground parking plan to a computer game for visually impaired people.

In the game development course we have allocated half of the semester for self-study of the Unity development environment with the help of the online course provided by the developer of this environment. During the second half of the semester by the exchange students, without the intervention of the teacher, we created a computer game from scratch. The course of Internet things is divided into three sub-courses. Basics of the Internet of Things, its analysis and security of the Internet of Things. During the course we learned to program on a microcontroller arduino and a microcomputer rasbery pi, performed laboratory work on python to analyze databases and laboratory work on safety.

A semester of exchange in Finland was the best thing that happened to me during all 3 years of study at the university. It is an invaluable experience. I got to know a lot of people from different countries, learned traditions and cultures of other nationalities and made new friends. Also, thanks to this semester I improved my English very much, because despite the large number of Russian students, most of the time I spoke English. I got the skills to work in an international team and got to know the education system and life in another country. Thanks to everyone in Turku University of Applied science who helped me and taught me. Special thanks to Päivi Oliva for helping and guiding us whole semester, and to Emmi Junkkari for being my tutor.

03 July, 2020
Final Strategic Session within Export of Education Project

Final Strategic Session within Export of Education Project

July 3, SUAI participated in the final webinar on export of Russian education. The topic of todays online-meeting was the Diversification of international recruitment tools as the instrument of the Export of Education Project.

In previous sessions the participants talked on basic tasks and priorities of governmental policies in export of Russian education in 2020, goals and tasks within the Export of Education Project, economic interests of Russian regions in the development of higher education export, international accreditation of educational programs and implementation of quota recruitment in 2020.

The challenging year of 2020 caused many discussions on tools, methods and problems of international activity at universities. Dozens of reports and presentations by the organizers aimed at providing necessary information, so that Russian universities could respond to challenges.

The 4 webinars resulted in better understanding of current situation and of specific features in this years international activity.

Creative Activities

For decades, SUAI graduates leading designers, chief engineers, heads of large industrial enterprises have been shaping the aircraft, the space and the instrumentation engineering.

- Georgy Poltavchenko

The Ex-Governor of St. Petersburg,
graduate of the SUAI Institute of Aerospace Instruments and Systems