A 2018 Global Smart Industry scientific forum is being held at SUSU. During the second day of the international conference the speakers presented the advanced achievements in digital transformation of production, the developments of the leading universities and research-and-development centres of the world in the field of Industry 4.0, as well as the practices of implementing innovations at big transnational and national industrial companies.
October 30th through November 3rd the Youth Forum on Internationalization of Education – Best Practices of International Academic Mobility (supported by the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs grant) and the Programme of Advanced Training on Internationalization of Education – Organisation of Academic Mobility and Export of Educational Services were held at North-Caucasus Federal University (Stavropol) as part of the 2nd European Education Week.
The 11th International Conference of Eurasian Transport Universities and the 2nd China-Russia Forum of the Future Technological Innovations and Enterprises were held in Zhengzhou (China) on October 26th-28th.
Aleksandr Rulevskiy, Head of the Department of Automobiles and Automotive Servicing, took part in these conferences in China as a representative of South Ural State University.
On 7-10 November, NUST MISIS (Moscow) held the summit of the Times Higher Education ranking agency “Transformation towards world-class research in the natural sciences-2018”. The SUSU team was represented by the Vice-Rector for International Relations Olga Yaroshenko, head of the Academic Rankings Promotion Department Andrey Kocherov, and the analyst of the Academic Rankings Promotion Department Ksenia Danilova.
The heads and members of the project team under М 8.1.3. “Implementing Advanced Language Training in the Bachelor’s Programme” 2.1.1 “Implementing the Best Practices of Language Training in Universities under Programme 5-100” took part in the 5th International Conference on ESP/EAP/EMI in the Context of Higher Education Internationalization.
On November 7, South Ural State University’s students from Asian countries celebrated India’s holiday called Diwali.
Diwali is the main India’s and Hindu holiday. Diwali Festival is the most significant holiday in Hinduism, as well as in Sikhism and Jainism, close to it by their spiritual content. Diwali is celebrated as a Festival of Lights and symbolises victory of the good over the evil. As a mark of this victory, candles and lanterns get light up everywhere.
South Ural State University was visited by representatives of the Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute.
The purpose of the meeting featuring representatives of South Ural State University and the Yellow River Conservancy Technical Institute was to discuss prospects of cooperation, namely the further development of joint double degree programmes and inclusive education.
The delegation of South Ural State University headed by its Rector Aleksandr Shestakov paid a visit to Zhejiang Ocean University. As part of their visit the SUSU representatives took part in the International Forum of Rectors, as well as congratulated the partnering university on its 60th anniversary.
South Ural State University continues an active work on establishment and development of the partner network of Pushkin Institute Centres in China. The coordinator of the project in the territory of the PRC, learning support specialist of the SUSU Pushkin Institute Centre Tatyana Beloglazova told on the events, which are held at the partner-universities of SUSU.
— Could you please tell what are the main objects and objectives of the work on the development of Pushkin Institute Centres Partner Network in China?
October 1st through 30th the International Office was holding a contest on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of our university. More than 20 contest works in different formats, essays or videos, were received by the organisers. The task set before the participants had included sharing their stories that had happened to them during their living in Russia and studying at the university.
The annual information days for international students from Arab countries, French-speaking countries, and China have been held at South Ural State University. The goal of these events is to inform international students about migration rules, fire safety, and the rules of living in dormitories and life at SUSU.
China is one of the most prospective partners of the Russian Federation. Modern relationships between Russia and China are officially determined by the parties as an integral, equal and reliable partnership and strategic interaction. Connection between educational and research organisations, higher education institutions in particular, provides both Russia and China with new possibilities of mutually beneficial cooperation. South Ural State University is actively working in this area in several key directions.
Each year, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Ranking Agency publishes a number of rankings of best universities of the world. Regional QS EECA ranking includes 300 higher education institutions of the countries of developing Europe and Central Asia.
SUSU’s Centre for International Education invites students to take part in exchange programmes. Students will get a chance to spend spring semester in a partner university while studying there for free; upon return to SUSU, credits for the disciplines that were completed at a partner university get transferred.
Requirements for students: English language knowledge not lower than level B1, international passport, high grade point average, full-time mode of study.
On October 15, an International Online Olympiad on the Russian Language as a Foreign Language began. Pushkin Institute Research, Education and Coordination Centre organized the Olympiad for the Foreign Students studying abroad as well as at the universities of Russia.
On October 8th through 19th, delegation of South Ural State University took part in the First Russian-Uzbek Educational Forum entitled “New Employees for the New Economy”. This event was held under support and participation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The Forum became a significant event for development of international cooperation in the sphere of higher education.
South Ural State University invites teachers of Russian as a foreign language, who are working in Chinese educational institutions, to a free vocational enhancement course entitled «Development of author’s electronic course on Russian as a foreign language”.
Students of South Ural State University actively participate in Academic Mobility programs, which are being fulfilled at the university for 6 year now. This is a great opportunity to try a new system of education and plunge into culture of a different country. China is one of the most popular destinations of international student exchange.
Zhejiang Ocean University Is SUSU’s Long-time Partner
On October 16 of 2018, events held within the project entitled “Establishment and development of a network of Pushkin Institute Centres in the PRC on the basis of organisations performing education in Russian language” started at Tianjin Foreign Studies University (China). Employee of the Pushkin Institute Research, Education and Coordination Centre, Tatiana Beloglazova, within a meeting with Chinese students of the Faculty of Russian Language, told about development of information technology in Russian language learning.
Temporary Head of the British Consulate-General Office in Ekaterinburg John Mitchell became an honorary guest of the degree awarding ceremony.
SUSU has been operating on the basis of School of Business programmes of Great Britain’s Open University since 1992. Within this period, more than 2000 executives and specialists enhanced their qualifications and obtained prestigious international certificates.
Director of the Centre, Irina Dergaleva, told us about the cooperation:
The International Office is one of the most important divisions of SUSU, making an enormous contribution into the fulfilment of the concept of a SMART university which unites Europe and Asia. The International Student Support, headed by Ekaterina Yurovskaya, plays a special role in this process.