Scientific Events at Polytech
The last 2016 year was rich in different international scientific activities.
JANUARY 25 started with International Nuclear Engineering Winter School in Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. The Institute of Energy and Transport Systems (Department “Nuclear and Heat Power Engineering”) and the Department of International Educational Programs were the organizers of the International Polytechnic Winter School. The Winter School is traditionally held in the end of January and beginning of February.
38 international students from Italy, Finland, South Korea, the Czech Republic and other countries came to study at the Winter School, as well as 6 professors from Bangladesh, who came here for advanced training.
10 visiting professors, who were invited to give lectures, came from the leading universities of the world: Czech Technical University in Prague (the Czech Republic), Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland), Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy), Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy), Chung-Ang University (South Korea). Some professors from the Institute of Power Engineering and Transport Systems, SPbPU (Department “Reactor and boiler facilities”) also gave lectures.
Vice-Rector for International Relations D. G. ARSENIEV addressed the audience with a greeting speech. He pointed out that nuclear power engineering is a perspective development trend for many countries all over the world.
A lot of visiting professors, who shared their knowledge and experience with the students, were involved in the International Winter School in Nuclear Power Engineering. Every lecture of the course was meant to show innovative trends in power engineering, interest the participants, and speculate on development of important projects.
In JANUARY 27-29, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University held a training session on the professional development program “Implementation of educational standards and educational process planning with the application of information systems of the Laboratory of Mathematical Simulation and Information Systems (MSIS)”. The MSIS Laboratory, which took part in the organization of the seminar, is the major developer of software for the automation of educational process management in educational institutions of various levels. The seminar was aimed at acquiring hands-on experience of working with the Plans software solution for the automation of educational process at a university, considering the need for teaching staff and workload optimization.
At the end of FEBRUARY 2016, SPbPU and Jiangsu University opened a Russian Language Learning Center as part of the China–Russia Youth Friendly Exchange Year. A delegation of SPbPU students and teaching staff, headed by Vice-Rector for International Relations D. G. ARSENIEV, took part in the opening ceremony.
We ran a great event in MARCH: SPbPU Engineering Center became the first in the world to own autodesk within pilot licenses. The ceremony of handing over Autodesk Within test licenses took place in the Computer Engineering Center (CompMechLab®) of Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University. This software system is aimed at creating and 3-D printing of lightweight constructions for automobile and aerospace industries, industrial equipment and medical implants.
APRIL, 21 the Fourth China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair was opened. The Polytechnic University became the only Russian university to present its developments at the most famous Chinese international exhibition specializing in demonstrating state-of-the-art technology and engineering services.
The Forum “Ecosystem of Innovations: Universities and Research Centers” took place in APRIL, 21 and 22, in Moscow. The event included 16 panel discussions and 8 master-classes from representatives of 100 world’s top universities. The key subjects of this Forum were developing innovative ecosystems of universities and scientific organizations and also developing universities in compliance with goals and tasks of the National Technology Initiative – Universities 3.0.
In MAY International Academic Mobility of SPbPU finished accepting the applications from university-partners to participate in the student exchange program in the autumn semester of 2016. The Department of International Academic Mobility has received 160 applications from 65 partner-universities, including 98 applications from the leading universities of the world, 19 applications from strategic partners. Comparing to the autumn semester of 2015 the number of applications has increased by more than 2 times.
Also in MAY SPbPU Took Part in the 4th Russian International Energy Forum (RIEF – 2016) One of the current issues discussed at the Forum was the cooperation between power generation companies and educational establishments in the sphere of developing and appraising educational programs designed to train specialists for the power industry.
In JUNE started its work the International Scientific-Technical Conference “Nanotechnologies of Functional Materials”. During the plenary session, participants made reports that cover different areas in research and development of prospective structural and functional materials, and other related issues.
JUNE, 24 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University held a Meeting of the Presidential Council for Economic Modernization and Innovations of Russia. The meeting was conducted by the RF Prime-Minister, D.A. MEDVEDEV. The participants of the meeting discussed the use of the potential of the universities and network forms of cooperation of the universities in development of the National Technology Initiative (NTI).
From 14th to 17th JUNE experts from the University of Genoa (Italy) held seminars on active teaching methods as part of MARUEEB ERASMUS+ project, attended by lecturers and staff of the Institute of Civil Engineering and other institutes of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
In JUNE International Polytechnic Summer School started. Over 400 students from 35 countries attended the Summer School at our university.
AUGUST 22, a new academic semester for international students from partner universities started at Peter the Great St. Petersburg University within the framework of international academic mobility programs.
In SEPTEMBER we took part in St.Petersburg International Innovation Forum. This is the largest congress-exhibition event in the North-West region of Russia, which annually gathers more than 10 000 specialists. We presented our business incubator “Polytechnic” and its main focus as forming and implementing comprehensive innovative programs and projects in the sphere of science and technology.
In NOVEMBER the student of SPbPU completed an internship at ISU: International Space University in France. There were a lecture course, faculties, team projects and lots of opportunities to put the gain knowledge into practice.