One of the leaders of Russian higher education – South Ural State University (SUSU) – is located at the border of Europe and Asia, in Chelyabinsk.
Nowadays 420 Chinese students are successfully studying at SUSU. The most popular programs chosen by Chinese students are International Relations, Philology, Linguistics, Economics, Mechatronics and Robotics, Power Engineering.
The potential of South Ural State University is so high that citizens of not only Russia, but also of the neighbouring CIS countries and far abroad, including the Republics of the former USSR, want to get an education and perform research activities here. One of such enquiring minds is a postgraduate student Shahboz Kodirov, a native resident of Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.
International students, enrolling at South Ural State University in 2020, will not find themselves lost in an unknown city. A tutor will be helping each student. The process of selecting specialists, who will accompany international students and help them adapt, has started.
On the occasion of the birthday of Alexander Pushkin, SUSU presented a video quiz, in which international students answered questions about the life and work of the poet. The poet’s birthday is celebrated on June 6, as is the Day of the Russian Language. Therefore, the video prepared by international students became a congratulation on the international holiday.
For a student from Côte d’Ivoire, online classes are not a new experience. Abubakar Yaro highlighted the main pros and cons of this type of education. Why he considers distance learning easier than in-person classes, whether it is possible to keep in touch with classmates during self-isolation, and how students are affected by the online format - we will learn from our interview.
What advantages of online classes have you noticed for yourself?
Today we will talk about the literature of China. The authors of the Middle Kingdom (that is China) are not very well known to the Russian mass reader; however, the cultural contacts between our countries are expanding, and an interest in the Chinese literature is growing year after year.
Now SUSU international students have more opportunities to tell about themselves, they have started a channel on YouTube. In their videos foreign students are ready to share their experience of living in Russia and studying in a Russian university thereby helping students from other educational institutions and even applicants to overcome possible problems.
On May 27th, an Interregional Conference for University Rectors of Russia and the Republic of Uzbekistan was held in an online format, and among its participants was the Rector of SUSU, Vice-President of the Russian Rectors’ Union, Chairman of the Council of University Rectors of the Ural Federal District, Doctor of Sciences (Engineering), Professor Aleksandr Shestakov.
The cooperation of South Ural State University with Osh State University of Kyrgyzstan began in 2015. It was then, on August 18, that the first cooperation agreement was concluded between SUSU and OshSU. On March 27–28, 2019, the universities took part in the Forum of Rectors of Russian and Kyrgyzstan Universities.
South Ural State University has launched new Master’s programmes this year which expands the possibilities for development for specialists in the global arena. The unique programmes in political science and management are offered by the Department of International Relations, Politology, and Regional Studies of the SUSU Institute of Linguistics and International Communications.
Every year many students from around the world come to South Ural State University. Iraq, Iran, Bangladesh, Egypt, Sri Lanka, to mention just a few countries from the list.
This year, we expect more than 700 students from 56 countries; those are the enrolees who applied for studies in various levels of education: Bachelor’s, Master’s, postgraduate, Specialist programmes, and programmes of the Faculty of Pre-University Education. Many students come as part of the international exchange programmes.
Chaubey Mani Shanker from India completed his English-language Master’s studies at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science of South Ural State University in 2019. In his interview, this foreign citizen shared on why he one day had decided to obtain his education at SUSU, as well as on the process of his studies.
The South Ural State University International Office and the South Ural Association of International Students offered their congratulations on the coming of spring.
Nowruz is the main holiday for many peoples in Asia, signifying the coming of spring and the New Year by the Iranian solar calendar. It coincides with the day of the vernal equinox, which falls each year on March 20-21, and symbolizes the beginning of a new life and the renewal of nature.
Professor of the Leoben University for Mining, Metallurgy, and Materials, Austria, Head of the Department of Metallurgy, Doctor of Sciences (Engineering) and author of 420 scientific publications Johannes Schenk visited South Ural State University. Dr. Schenk is an Executive Technical Officer of a big Austrian Competence Centre dealing with innovation developments in technological and manufacturing processes for European metallurgical companies. He delivered a lecture on possibilities and prospects of research in modern metallurgical sector for the SUSU staff and postgraduates.
The 6th International Festival entitled We Are All Different, but We Are Together will be held at South Ural State University on February 25-27, where students of different nationalities studying at SUSU will take part.
The festival is organized annually by the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications with the support from the Sociocultural Adaptation Centre.
On February 25, the following educational lectures will be held in the Sigma Education and Recreation Building:
On February 14th, the SUSU Sociocultural Adaptation Centre offered interactive games for international students at the Sigma academic building. The event was dedicated to Valentine’s Day.
Preparations for the event began in the beginning of February: volunteers of the Sociocultural Adaptation Centre prepared blank valentines to be sent and a mailbox. The organizers also made a big, beautiful sign, where students could profess their love.
The executive managers and representatives of SMS Group, Germany, a well-known metallurgical equipment manufacturing company, visited South Ural State University to discuss the development of cooperation. During the visit of the SUSU partners, the agreements were reached on the next joint steps in cooperation in the field of technological processes digitalization.
On January 29th, a delegation from the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Ekaterinburg paid a visit to South Ural State University. The goal of the visit was to discuss the prospects of collaboration. Among the delegation members were Consul General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Ekaterinburg Abdusalom Khatamov and First Secretary of the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Ekaterinburg Bekzhon Kuvanov.
New Year's Eve is a practically universal holiday that's often celebrated with fireworks, parties, and a toast to a happy and healthy year to come. But different countries around the world ring in the New Year with unique cultural traditions.
Intellectual games, bowling competitions, and new acquaintances: students from South Ural State University took part in an informative and entertaining event organized by the Consulate General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Yekaterinburg. The meeting was dedicated to the Day of the Adoption of the State Flag of Uzbekistan.
Times Higher Education international rankings agency continues to publish the results of the THE World University Rankings by Subject 2020.
This year, for the first time, South Ural State University has been included in the THE Physical Sciences ranking by subject, where it took the position 801+ among the world universities training specialists in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, nanotechnologies, Earth sciences, etc.
A big-scale URAL FEST International Students Forum on training international students in Russian universities will be held at South Ural State University November 14th through November 16th, 2019.
This event will bring together students and alumni from different countries, who chose the Ural Federal District universities to gain prestigious higher education. The forum will touch upon burning issues faced by international students.