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 ‘Languages and Culture of Africa’, and ‘Politics and International Relations in Asia and Africa’ to name just a few. Addressing the distinguished guest, the Rector of St Petersburg University noted that, to date, cooperation between St Petersburg University and the universities of the Republic of South Africa has not been very intensive. The last agreement between St Petersburg University and the…

  •  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…

  • 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…