Opening of International Polytechnic Summer School 2016 in Saint-Petersburg
About 400 students from 36 countries - from Canada to Venezuela and Australia, from Japan to Ecuador and Germany - are going to take courses at Polytechnic University at the International Polytechnic Summer School.
The program has been initiated by the International Education Office in cooperation with the Institutes of SPbPU, such as: Institute of Computer Sciences and Technologies, Institute of Industrial Economics and Management, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications, Institute of Physics, Institute of International Educational Programs, Institute of Civil Engineering. The School runs from 29th of June to 20th of September. For nearly three months, students are going to be trained in various areas - the Russian language and culture, business and management, physics, information technology, design and civil engineering. The participants of the Summer Polytechnic School are not only going to attend lectures and take part in tutorials and business games, which will be conducted by experienced Russian and foreign teachers, but will also work in small groups, and will be able to communicate in informal surroundings. Also a lot of interesting cultural and excursion activities will be organized during this program. At the end of the module, the students will receive an internationally recognized certificate confirming participation in the international program.
As the organizers explained, the Polytechnic Summer School - is a traditional meeting place for young and active people who are interested in spending their summer holidays not just relaxing, but also improving their professional skills and knowledge. "During this time, due to the intense and carefully planned program, a multinational group of students has an opportunity to get acquainted with our country, history, communicate with each other, and learn a lot of things that are not in textbooks", - says the head of the Coordination Department of International Educational Programs O.I. Krylova.
This year will be the first time when students from the leading universities of Brazil - São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the University of Brasília, will take part in the International Polytechnic Summer School. UNESP is the leading university of the country with a recognized high level of academic and research activities. A cooperation agreement between SPbPU and UNESP was signed in 2014. "Development of academic contacts is one of our key priorities - continues Olga Igorevna. - Despite all the difficulties that have emerged in the relations of Russia and foreign countries, we maintain close contacts with many universities and we are grateful to our colleagues for their willingness to participate in the dialogue". For example, the programs of the International Polytechnic Summer School have become an excellent starting point for friendly relations between SPbPU and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China). It is one of the leading universities of China in the fields of engineering, technology, and health care. The university is a member of the C9 League (an alliance of 9 elite universities of China). Currently, a Memorandum of Cooperation is being signed between the universities, under which 14 students from China begin their studies in SPbPU this summer.
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